The Sundial

The Birdkillers

Kristin Hugo

May 16, 2011

About 4,000 birds were killed by the BP oil disaster last year. That's a lot of turkey salad gone to waste. Considering 4,000 birds according to the Deepwater Horizon response's Consolidated Fish & Wildlife Collection Report, it may look like British Petroleum is responsible for one of the greatest avian...

CSUN professor rates highly on professor ratings website

Kristin Hugo

May 16, 2011

One of CSUN’s English teachers has been listed this year on ratemyprofessor.com’s list of the top 25 professors at universities across the U.S. Dr. Evelyn McClave is a professor of English and linguistics and the coordinator of the linguistics program here at CSUN. She was listed as No. 13 in...

Student pursues passion for community service

Kristin Hugo

May 5, 2011

Donning a shirt with a cartoon skeleton on it, colorful beaded bracelets and safety pins for earrings, Terry Marshall proves that things are not always what they seem. The transfer student, double majoring in child development and music therapy said she remains dedicated to community service, children and her Catholic faith. Mar...

Professor promotes a natural and sustainable lifestyle

Kristin Hugo

April 28, 2011

Teaching people the importance of sustainability can be depressing. When trees are being cut down faster than they can grow, sea creatures are being hunted to extinction and our energy sources can’t keep up with our demand, it can be mentally and emotionally exhausting to even think about the future, let alone teach courses about it.   Dr. Er...

Would you go into the wild?

Kristin Hugo

April 28, 2011

Nature is a beautiful place to escape the pressures of urban life, and many of us sometimes feel that we just want to drop everything and live in the wilderness. Christopher McCandles, subject of the book and movie Into the Wild did just that. He gave up on earthly possessions and adventured up to Al...

Would you be willing to pay for a football team at CSUN?

Kristin Hugo

March 30, 2011

  In 2001, the CSUN football team was discontinued due to financial issues. On Monday, individuals were asking students to sign a petition to reinstate the football team. They hope to get the motion to get the team back on the next ballot. The idea is that a football team will increase...

Biology students tag turtles in Orange Grove census

Biology students tag turtles in Orange Grove census

Kristin Hugo

March 27, 2011

In the middle of the orange grove, there is a pond. In that pond there is a population of red-eared slider-turtles. Biology 512, taught by Robert Espinoza, is a class on herptology, or the study of reptiles and amphibians. The class went out to capture, measure, tag, mark, log, and release the animals...

How to live on $10 a day

Kristin Hugo

March 24, 2011

With tuition increasing, it’s important for students to take responsibility for what little spending money they have. Although some students feel they are too broke to go out anywhere, they should to recognize the biggest drains on funds and ways to live frugally. Here is a guide to living on only...

Formal vegetarian dining in Granada Hills

Kristin Hugo

March 17, 2011

If you’re concerned with healthy habits while eating out, check out Vegetable Delight, the vegetarian restaurant in Granada Hills. Vegetable Delight is a quiet vegetarian restaurant with vegan options, which includes noodles, soup and several protein substitutions. Whether you’re conscio...

Save water, tear out your lawn

Kristin Hugo

March 16, 2011

As world water day approaches on March 22nd, you might be trying to find ways to conserve water. You might want to invest in a low-flow toilet or use an aerator on your tap to slow the stream. With conservation of water being fresh in our minds, we may be inspired to do a lot of things in order...

CSUN to build transit center on campus to provide access to public transportation

Kristin Hugo

March 7, 2011

Plans to create an on-campus transit center may come to fruition this summer. The transit center will include a bus stop, digital display boards, bike lockers and shelters. It will be on Vincennes Street and is meant to alleviate congestion. Colin Donahue, the campus facilities planning director...

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