The Sundial

A.S. online elections voting system tested for errors

Kristopher A. Fortin

October 20, 2009

The private online voting service provider that will run Associated Students (A.S.) elections passed the first test after it received positive reviews from a mock election held within A.S. BigPulse, the private online voting provider, had no problems during the mock elections, said Dan Monteleon...

Associated Students role questioned in budget crisis, student protest

Kristopher A. Fortin

October 13, 2009

With Monday’s protest against statewide budget cuts to higher education, the Associated Students (A.S.) university advisor questioned the role and presence of A.S. in the budget cut conversation. “Are they feeling body is not powerful enough. . . caring?” said Tom Piernik, university ad...

A.S. after Big Show

Kristopher A. Fortin

October 7, 2009

Audrey Younna walked up to the microphone to a shout from Bobby Tofig, At-large Senator II, and a round of applause from the entire Associated Students (A.S.) senate for her work on the Big Show. Though CSUN Public Safety counted 3,850 attendees at the Big Show entrances, Younna said, that was a drop from last year’s attendance record of 6,219, as previously repo...

Big Show ticket sales at 1,500

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 30, 2009

With the Big Show this Saturday, ticket sales from Ticketmaster and the Associated Students (A.S.) Ticket Office have increased by more than half from last week totaling 1,500 tickets since 6 a.m. Tuesday. It was expected that more people would start purchasing during the last week, SPACE executiv...

Associated Students Director of Elections reflects on his career in politics

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 29, 2009

Daniel Monteleone has loved politics since the day he started his political career in fifth grade at Valencia Valley Elementary when he ran for treasurer. Monteleone’s political career continued into middle school. “Vote for Dan, he’s the man: Vote for Monteleone for Vice President,” was Monteleone’s...

Associated Students senate fills three vacant seats

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 22, 2009

Associated Students (A.S.) senate approved three senators yesterday, decreasing the number of senate vacancies to 10. Joshua Taylor was appointed to the Upper Division II senate position, Natalie Perez to Health and Human Development II, and Ashley Walker to Lower Division II. There have been ...

Another senator resigns from A.S.

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 16, 2009

One more Associated Students (A.S.) senate seat opened up as the lone Health and Human Development senator resigned, bringing the senate vacancy total to 12. Eboni Blanche sent an email to A.S., notifying them of her resignation. Blanche refused to comment for this story. Her e-mail read as follows: “It has been a pleasur...

Car hits pedestrian on Zelzah Avenue

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 11, 2009

A car hit a female pedestrian at 11 a.m. on Zelzah Avenue between Nordhoff and Plummer Streets, next to G4 parking lot. The female pedestrian was taken to Northridge Medical Center, said LAPD officer Roy Agbanawag. Layah Lasalle, a former CSUN student, was making a left on Zelzah Avenue from G4...

Senators say yes to a fourth try at online voting system for A.S. election

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 8, 2009

Associated Students is getting back on the online voting system carousel, after a unanimous vote. After at least three past attempts and failures at getting an online voting system to function properly during A.S. elections, the senate approved funds to afford a contract with a private company to mana...

A.S. senate loses two more seats

Kristopher A. Fortin

September 1, 2009

The Associated Students (A.S.) senate lost two more posts at Tuesday’s meeting, bringing the total vacancy of senate seats to 11, more than two-fifths of the senate. “Students need to realize what they are getting themselves into before they apply,” said Kathi Perrella, A.S. Personnel Director. The...

A.S. launches transportation subsidy to lessen pricey commute for students

Kristopher A. Fortin

August 29, 2009

Associated Students will be offering a $20 public transportation subsidy for students, reducing the price of a monthly Metro bus pass to $16 a month. The subsidy program, which started in July, has already received positive feedback from student riders, and it is expected to continue, said Ken Etter, A.S. manager of support services. “We think the...

Q&A with Associated Students President and Vice President

Kristopher A. Fortin

August 25, 2009

What is Associated Students (A.S.) introducing this academic year for the first time to the CSUN community? There’s going to be the CSUN gear trade-in program where students are going to be allowed in a short timeframe to donate their gear of other campuses, like USC and UCLA, for a voucher. T...

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