The Sundial

Thrifty Thanksgiving options

Courtesy of MCT

Kristina Sanborn

November 22, 2011

The holidays are just around the corner, and everyone is pinching pennies to make the festivities more wallet-friendly. A traditional Thanksgiving feast doesn’t have to break the bank or your back. For students without culinary experience or simply no kitchen, prepared meals are available from...

Fashion industry symposium to offer real-world insight to success

Kristina Sanborn

November 15, 2011

Fashion industry front-runners will be passing along knowledge on their competitive field to the CSUN community during the TRENDS Career Symposium on Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Grand Salon. TRENDS, a student organization focused on all things fashion, offer its members opportunities to network ...

Question of the Day: Are layaways good plans for holiday shopping?

Kristina Sanborn

November 14, 2011

Are retail layaway plans a reasonable convenience or a dangerous tool for consumer spending? Mega-retailers such as Kmart, Walmart, and Sears are pushing advertisements for their layaway plans to help consumers finance their holiday spending.  In a layaway, consumers make multiple small payments on...

AZ ethnic studies law demonstration sets example for undocumented students’ rights at CSUN lecture

Kristina Sanborn

November 9, 2011

The Civil Discourse and Social Change initiative honored keynote speaker Rodolfo Acuña, professor and founding chair of the Chicana/o studies department, at the Grand Salon Monday evening as he and fellow activists spoke about the importance of ethnic studies in the education system, as well as its...

Surveillance cameras are a necessary tool for campus safety

One of the security cameras in the Oviatt library lobby. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Kristina Sanborn

November 7, 2011

S urveillance cameras spread across campus may have cut down the time and resources spent searching for the suspected gunman at the Oviatt Library last month.  Although there are security cameras in the Oviatt structure, the remaining university buildings aren’t monitored, which allowed the suspect to walk away, seemingly unnotic...

African American art history celebrated at VPAC

CSUN alumnist, Drazen Malinis (left), talks to Mike Dade about the trumpet case filled with the entire Miles Davis discography before the Miles Davis Experience show featuring the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet at the VPAC on Oct. 23, 2011.

Kristina Sanborn

October 25, 2011

Visitors were able to tour a post-war Los Angeles through an African-American perspective during a celebration of jazz and the opening reception of a photography exhibit Sunday in the VPAC. The Miles Davis Experience  featured a jazz production by the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet.  The perform...

Greeks bring cancer awareness to CSUN campus

Jennifer Yessi of the Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority talks to a student about brain cancer and tumors during the Greeks Against Cancer event. Simon Gambaryan / Daily Sundial

Kristina Sanborn

October 16, 2011

The United Sororities and Fraternities Council (USFC) hosted “Greeks Against Cancer” to promote awareness on campus of all types of cancers Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Marielos Renderos, president of USFC, came up with the idea for this event last year, after her mother was diagnosed with uterine carcinosarcoma, an extremely rare type of cancer that affects one ...

Daily Question – Should health insurance companies provide no-cost birth control for its members?

Kristina Sanborn

October 11, 2011

In August, Obama signed a new health care law that will require health insurance companies to offer oral contraception at no cost to their members starting January 2013.  Birth control, according to the Obama administration, should be added to the list of women’s preventative care, which includes well-woman examinations...

CSUN musicians struggle in the age of “free” live shows and unstable music market

CSUN music major students Ryan Dean, Connor McElwain, Jack Keller, Nigel Yancey, Will Wu and Austin Yancey compose the funk-jazz band BAMF. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Kristina Sanborn

October 6, 2011

Bartenders and waitresses start closing down O’brien’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica just after 1 a.m.  Wes Singerman, guitarist for BAMF approaches band mate Austin Yancey with a pat on the shoulder, who is winding down from the band’s performance, and hands him his cut for their show that evening—$2...

Promoting pink: CSUN and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kristina Sanborn

October 4, 2011

October marks breast cancer awareness month, and some student organizations are commemorating the month with events. The United Sorority and Fraternity Council, composed of 15 Greek organizations, will hold Greeks Against Cancer from Oct. 10-12 as a memorial for all types of cancer.  The event will incl...

Reverend Lawson lectures on peace and nonviolent protest

Kristina Sanborn

September 27, 2011

Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr. gave advice and shared his experiences in using nonviolence to promote social change during the Civil Discourse and Social Change initiative lecture, Monday night. “Nonviolence is about creating another source of power in a situation and sufficient enough to change the sta...

Breed bias—officers shoot aggressive pit bulls, but would they shoot raging retriever?

Photo Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Kristina Sanborn

September 26, 2011

Recent incidents where LA County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed two pit bulls in response to the animals’ sudden attack beg the question if strict breed restrictions should be implemented. Breed Specific Legislation, or BSL, have been considered by the state of California since the 1980...

The student media organization of California State University Northridge