The Sundial

Editor’s Note

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

May 9, 2010

For our last issue of the academic year, we as a staff have decided to look back and reflect on all that has transpired in the pages of the newspaper and try to capture some of the most important moments. In addition, we have included comments from the web and quotes from students and faculty members...

An artist you should be listening to: Brandi Carlile

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

February 10, 2010

When people ask what genre of music you listen to, the standard response is often, “anything, but country music.” While my music tastes can be described as eclectic, country fails to make an appearance. This is where Brandi Carlile comes in to the picture. At first listen, this female singer-songwriter ...

Editor’s Note on the weekly sex column

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

September 16, 2009

Many of you probably picked up today’s paper expecting to read the next topic in our weekly sex column. I fear many of you will be disappointed. Instead, I feel this is a more appropriate response to the recent controversy that erupted over our publication’s decision to run last Thursday’s “Whose...

CSUN Director of Admissions and Records Eric Forbes, injured in Metrolink accident a year ago, reflects on his experience

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

September 9, 2009

About a year ago, Eric G. Forbes sat in the second car of a Metrolink train looking through a window as another train headed toward him. “I could see the train coming, had fewer than five seconds to do something, even though there wasn’t anything I could do,” said Forbes, CSUN’s direct...

CSUN employee Bea Watts recounts her emotional and physical ordeal following Metrolink accident a year later

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

September 9, 2009

The ambulance lights die down, the wreckage is cleaned up and eventually the story moves its way from the front page to the back. But for the victims of the Metrolink accident, moving on is not defined in such black and white terms. Beatrice Watts, known to her friends as Bea, sustained seve...

Budget Woes at the Center of President Jolene Koester’s Address

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

August 21, 2009

With the onslaught of news this summer dealing with the budget crisis, it was a somber gathering at the annual convocation address to faculty and staff on Aug. 20. President Jolene Koester spoke of the challenges facing CSUN. “We have no file on how to do furloughs,” Koester said. “The only positive of furloughs is that they protect jobs, hea...

Editor’s Note

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

August 2, 2009

It has recently been brought to our attention that two unidentified men claiming to be Daily Sundial sales representatives, have been attempting to sell fake subscriptions and/or solicit donations. None of this is authorized by the newspaper. The Daily Sundial is, and has always been, a free student newsp...

A.S. directors fired

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

April 20, 2009

' Current Associated Students (A.S.) President Miguel Segura fired four A.S. senators last week. The positions included director of visibility, director of political awareness, director of finance and the assistant director of finance. Former Director of Finance Sam Scruggs received the news last T...

The real Michelle Obama

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

March 24, 2009

Michelle Obama has added an undeniable new energy into the evolving debate of feminism, motherhood and the traditional ideals of womanhood that still dominate our society's consciousness. This is a rather predictable debate that has manifested itself in a variety of ways. The most recent reincarnation ...

Classy food on a budget

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

March 16, 2009

Driving down Ventura Boulevard looking for a place to eat can be difficult. Not because of the lack of dining options, but for the exact opposite dilemma. Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops crowd the popular street. Knowing where to go for great food at a reasonable price can save time and money. Il T...

Feminism took a few steps back

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

March 12, 2009

Not too long ago I was driving on the freeway with a close male friend in the passenger's seat. The conversation inevitably turned to politics and the recent election, which then quickly morphed into an argument about Hillary Clinton. My friend, who is one of the most intelligent and compassionate people I ...

The legacy of a WiSE woman

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

March 6, 2009

When she began teaching in the College of Engineering and Computer science at CSUN some 33 years ago, Dr. Bonita J. Campbell was the only female faculty member. When she retired in the spring of 2008, she left behind a legacy and illustrious career at CSUN as the first female tenured professor and de...

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