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CSUN students mentor local at-risk youth

Lidya Munoz

December 10, 2009

School is a crucial aspect in childhood and adolescence; just like it can be a breeze it can also be a difficult time in a child’s and a teenager’s life.  It is here when many kids come head to head with new difficult challenges, ranging from a broken home, gangs, drugs, or maybe they are academically...

Student overcomes hurdles to win Hearst award

Lidya Munoz

November 23, 2009

After a cancer diagnosis, parental abandonment and mental illness, family death and poverty, many would lose hope. Instead, 26-year-old Megan Amanda Saraceni was able to rise above it all to win the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for 2009-10. The W...

‘New Moon’ premiered with a record success

Lidya Munoz

November 23, 2009

For Twilighters, Nov. 20 couldn’t come any sooner as “New Moon” premiered with a smashing record of $72.2 million. Anticipation built as die-hard fans gathered outside movie theaters days before it was shown. The movie opens with Bella’s 18th birthday. Despite Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) reluctance...

Students work with geography department to measure, catalog CSUN’s tree population

Lidya Munoz

November 1, 2009

Walking through campus, one cannot help but notice all the trees here. Big and small trees; oak, pine, and palm trees; orange trees, the list goes on and on. But has anyone ever stopped to wonder how the school keeps track of how many trees there are on campus? Professor of geography and director of the Institute for Sustainability, Helen Cox, along with oth...

CSUN Professor to discuss the ‘Witchcraft, Folklore, and the Ancestors of Harry Potter’

Lidya Munoz

October 26, 2009

Sabina Magliocco, chair and professor of anthropology, will be discussing the root motifs of the “Harry Potter” books during the lecture “Witchcraft, Folklore, and the Ancestors of Harry Potter” taking place today in Sierra Hall. “First, I want to show people how many of the motifs in the...

ExCEL program helps students

Lidya Munoz

October 20, 2009

School, midterms, research papers, the current economic crises, stress, relationship problems, all are like ticking time bombs waiting to go off. With the daily pressures a student faces, it can cause problems with concentration, leading many to fall behind on their academic work. When students are...

Have a spa day at home on a budget

Lidya Munoz

September 28, 2009

During these harsh times with work, school and always running around, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. We forget to set aside a day just to relax and pamper ourselves. But with this recession who’s financially able to spend between $150 and $200 for a day in the spa? I hav...

Gender and women’s studies department to honor Phenomenal Woman Award at forum

Lidya Munoz

September 22, 2009

Past award winners of the Phenomenal Woman Award will discuss issues of economy, health and public policies affecting women during a forum taking place Sept. 23 in the University Student Union’s Grand Salon. “This year is a discussion forum, where previous awardees will return to engage our CSUN...

CSUN Queer Studies minor ready for second semester, new program can be completed in 18 units

Lidya Munoz

September 20, 2009

Answering the demands of students and faculty members, the College of Humanities has been offering CSUN students the opportunity to explore gender and sexuality through the queer studies minor. The program started in Fall 2008. Sheena Malhorta, an associate professor for the gender & women...

Public Transportation at CSUN can be fun and save you money, time

Lidya Munoz

September 15, 2009

The recession has affected many aspects of our lives, even the luxuries that we don’t give much significance to. Now more than ever we have to consider alternative options when it comes to everyday things like driving and paying for gas. Right now many people don’t have any choice but to take the bus. This can pay off even for those of us still driving to CSUN. I...

Sex! Still a taboo subject?

Lidya Munoz

September 14, 2009

As we all know, sex is a very hot topic. Whether we talk about it freely among friends or for educational purposes, it’s bound to cause some controversy. This was the case when the Sundial published an article on September 10, “So whose pleasure is it anyway?” stating why some women feel uncomfortable when it comes to perf...

CSUN LGBTA

CSUN LGBTA

Lidya Munoz

August 31, 2009

Being a part of LGBTA helped Martel Okonji come to terms with his sexuality. Now as president he hopes to continue to make a difference in people's lives through the organization at CSUN. ...

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