The Sundial

More students choose to attend summer school to graduate on time

Kwok Chan

May 5, 2014

More students have decided to attend summer classes at CSUN this year despite the high tuition. Jessica Isomoto, administrative director of university access programs, said the enrollment of summer classes in this year is little higher than last year at this moment. “Summer enrollment rate goes...

Women’s Tennis: Lin transitions smoothly on and off the court

Women’s Tennis: Lin transitions smoothly on and off the court

Kwok Chan

April 23, 2014

    CSUN’s tennis team has been home to the most dangerous backhand in the west this year, and it belongs to a freshman. With two Big West Tennis Athlete of the Week awards in her first season of playing tennis in the US, Vivian Lin has adjusted well on the courts in Northridge. ...

Merchants, users of bitcoin uncertain on future of the cryptocurrency

Merchants, users of bitcoin uncertain on future of the cryptocurrency

Kwok Chan

March 19, 2014

In a growing trend, traditional payment methods of dollar bills and checks are being replaced by digital currencies that can be used to pay for goods and services. One of the leaders in this budding technology is Bitcoin, a form of electronic money created in 2009. Its currency depends on a ne...

For some, American education tops Chinese education

For some, American education tops Chinese education

Kwok Chan

March 19, 2014

The learning environment, flexibility and an all-round education system are three factors that attract more Chinese students to pursue higher education in the United States. The number of Chinese students studying in the United States continues to rise over the recent years, according to an article f...

Students learn about graduation ticket distribution at Gradfest

Kwok Chan

March 12, 2014

Graduating students packed the Matador Bookstore Complex Wednesday for Gradfest, a two-day celebratory event where students were informed about procuring tickets for commencement and had the opportunity to purchase graduation paraphernalia. Anthony Bennett, activities assistant for Student Involvement and De...

Students, staff talk what college means to their lives, careers

Students, staff talk what college means to their lives, careers

Kwok Chan

February 27, 2014

It is no secret that attending a degree-granting university benefits students in the long run when it comes to monetary factors. But a recent study by the Pew Research Center suggests that a college education leads students to many other benefits in addition to earnings. Forty-five percent o...

405 freeway will close for four days during ‘Jamzilla’

405 freeway will close for four days during ‘Jamzilla’

Kwok Chan

February 12, 2014

Valentine’s or Presidents’ Day weekend commuters may have a little trouble getting to their loved ones. The northbound 405 freeway will experience an 80-hour closure starting at 10 p.m. on Feb. 14 and ending at 6 a.m. Feb. 18 due to the Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, which involves the installation of a high-occupancy vehicle...

English 101: Can you speak American?

English 101: Can you speak American?

Kwok Chan

February 6, 2014

While other American students were hanging out with their friends, I was putting many, many more hours into studying. To understand and pass my classes, I have to resist various temptations like playing video games, watching movies and meeting up with my friends. Why must I shorten my social life to this degree? The reason lies in the various cu...

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