The Sundial

CSUN urban studies class creates neighborhood plan

Kristopher A. Fortin

May 10, 2011

The urban studies and planning 420 class of more than 30 students have worked this semester to create a comprehensive neighborhood plan for CSUN and its surrounding areas. Dev Vrat, the lecturer for the URBS 420 class, hopes student’s can include the final plan in their portfolios as they sear...

Fibers related to marijuana still illegal to grow in the U.S.

Kristopher A. Fortin

May 3, 2011

It looks like marijuana, but it’s not. It’s hemp. To the unfamiliar eye, hemp can be easily confused with marijuana just as hemp fabric is mistaken for cotton in clothing. Underneath the confusion, hemp is a versatile material that can be used to make products such as gasoline, fabric, soap...

Student chooses bike riding as his main mode of travel

Kristopher A. Fortin

April 27, 2011

“You hear all the sounds, you smell all the smells, the hearsay that you hear from the side,” he said. “It’s an entrancing, engaging experience.” Each squeaky pedal that Hakeem Davis makes on his bicycle as he reaches the top of Griffith Park is like a cross-country train entering a station. Davis rides around at the top for a few minutes to catch his breath and wipe the sweat trailin...

CSUN’s USU hosts Carnaval to celebrate cultural diversity

Kristopher A. Fortin

April 14, 2011

The index-finger sized line below the other symbols started the name Roza, the mother of CSUN student Jose Garcia. A red dot was placed above the symbol in Persian Calligraphy that spelled out Garcia’s mother symbolized warmth. “It was something I’ve never seen done in real life,” Gar...

Professor’s research finds family, respect and honor are the core of low rider culture

Kristopher A. Fortin

April 14, 2011

Every Friday, after mass, the nuns of Saint Joseph’s Catholic school in La Puente would tell students to cover their eyes when the canary low rider covered in painted roses would pass in front of the church. The nuns warned the students to stay away from the car and the people that drove the vehicle too close to the ground, but Dr. Denise Sandoval couldn’t help having an admiration for the color and detail of the car which f...

California students and faculty protest education budget cuts on the steps of the Capitol

Kristopher A. Fortin

March 14, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Students and faculty from the California State Universities and California Community Colleges marched through the streets of Sacramento to the Capitol building to protest potential continuing cuts to higher education. One of the students present was California State Stud...

CSU budget cuts protesters start marches on and around campus for Day of Action

Kristopher A. Fortin

March 2, 2011

The number of protesters gathering in front of the Oviatt Library began to gradually grow around 11:20 a.m. Students first began to gather in front of the library at 10:20 a.m. Bayramian Hall was one of the locations visited around this time by a group of protesters who passed by Admissions and Records ...

USU launches autism event, “Miles of Quarters”

Kristopher A. Fortin

February 13, 2011

University Student Union launched “Miles of Quarters,” its fund-raising drive for autism at Plaza del Sol on Thursday. The fundraiser will run until April 20. It aims  to raise $17,000 for Autism Speaks, a national organization that supports autism research. The Center of Disease Control estimates...

Project to help CSUN utilize technological innovations

Kristopher A. Fortin

February 9, 2011

A digital master plan for CSUN that will dictate campus technology for the next three to five years is halfway complete. The campus’ digital master plan, or “IT Vision@2015,” will dictate how the campus wants to use and manage technology and what major technological developments will have the...

Postcards against fee increase supported by A.S. Senate, accountability called into question

Kristopher A. Fortin

December 8, 2009

The Associated Students (A.S.) Senate passed the resolution Tuesday to support the postcard program that will oppose fee increases in the California State University system. The postcards will be taken up to the Sacramento on Dec. 14, at the end of the California State Student Association monthly...

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