The Sundial

Religious confusion leads to religious war

Maliha Jafri

December 6, 2007

Religion is always a very touchy topic whether a person considers him or herself religious or not. Throughout history, wars are fought in the name of religion. ?Every religion says it is the correct one or the superior one. What everyone forgets is that all religions, or at lest the one that I know of...

Birth control prices rise in wake of deficit reduction act

Maliha Jafri

December 6, 2007

Birth control prices are on the rise, doubling, tripling or even going five times higher. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 went into effect January 2007, and has eliminated most discounts for campus and low-income health centers. "This has a big impact on women and their way of life," said June Kwon, ...

A little bit of history Hallmark didn’t tell you

Maliha Jafri

December 6, 2007

Most holidays these days are so hyped by the marketing companies that they sometimes loose their meaning. Christmas is come up and what do we think of? Candy canes, Christmas trees, gifts, expenses, holiday parties, red and white, Santa, family, etc. A lot of things we do out of habit or tradition bu...

CSUN scientist pioneers methanogen research

Maliha Jafri

December 5, 2007

Who says biologists only like to sit in their labs doing research? The theory proves wrong with CSUN's Larry Baresi, a Northridge resident who enjoys cooking, making wines, riding his bike, hiking, traveling and, of course, working with his methanogens. Methanogens are types of archaea bacteria that can ...

Immigration can’t stop, since U.S. labor force needs to grow

Maliha Jafri

December 4, 2007

Immigration, protection of the United States' borders and the labor force share a wound that has yet to heal. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani attacked each other in the recent debate on the issue of illegal immigration. Romney accused Giuliani of allowing his city to beco...

A.S. denies request to repeat elections

Maliha Jafri

November 19, 2007

Associated Students elections committee members decided to not again conduct senatorial elections and to keep promotional materials clear of polling areas for future elections after much deliberation behind closed doors on Wednesday. Elections committee members held two hearings followed by deliberat...

California health care bill pending before Senate

Maliha Jafri

September 12, 2007

Americans are spending an increasing amount of their salaries on health care and are receiving less for their money, forcing millions of people to live without insurance and file for bankruptcy, government figures show. Senate Bill 840, introduced by California Sen. Sheila Kuehl, would essentially establish...

Muslim students share what 9/11 means to them

Maliha Jafri

September 11, 2007

On 9/11, hijackers crashed two airliners, the United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the George W. Bush administration declared a war on terrorism. As the nation began its...

Starbucks passes buck on to students

Maliha Jafri

August 24, 2007

Starbucks prices are being hiked once again and consumers' pockets are taking a hit. As of July 31, Starbucks prices have increased for the second time in less than a year. The cost of a 12-ounce "tall" latte used to range from $2.45 to $3.15, depending on the location. The increase varies by choice...

Clearing the name of Hijab in the name of Islam

Maliha Jafri

December 15, 2006

Originally Published Sept. 11, 2006 A few weeks after 9/11 a couple was taking a walk after dinner in downtown Los Angeles when a man came out of nowhere. He put his revolver up to the seven-month pregnant woman's stomach and shot her. Her husband pleaded and offered the man his wallet and his wife...

Of a walk across the road . . .

Maliha Jafri

December 15, 2006

Originally Published Sept. 7, 2006 We decided it was time we had nice fish fries and curry for lunch that afternoon and so we started on our quest. The air conditioner in the car wheezed, unsuccessfully trying to suck out all that heat from within. It was when I was adjusting the vent of the AC that...

It is that time of year again, application deadlines

Maliha Jafri

November 22, 2006

As the rest of the family ate turkey, others hope that Thursday, Nov. 30 would be farther away. The deadline for transferring students and those applying for grad school is around the corner and a lot of procrastinating students will be stressing at the last minute, or at least they should be. Have ...

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