The Sundial

The dangers of trying to spark up an old flame

Managing Editor

November 30, 2005

Loneliness is a nasty emotion to overcome. Struggling to prevail over bouts of need, want and desire is difficult to achieve alone, especially when you recently broke it off with a boyfriend. As human beings and loving creatures, our innate nature tells us to run back to our exes when we feel lonely ...

Buy your team flag, jump on the sports bandwagon

Managing Editor

November 28, 2005

Why is it when a sports team gains a streak of success, the team becomes grossly popular among non-regular sports fans? Take, for example, the Los Angeles Clippers, who after enduring some of the worst basketball records and seasons in the league has shown significant improvement in its game - now h...

Prop. 73 increases risks for women and doctors

Managing Editor

November 7, 2005

In the great scheme of California politics, the Nov. 8 special election will prove to be another waste of taxpayers hard-earned dollars as indicated in recent polls regarding the election. Several initiatives on the special election ballot to be voted on by Californians include issues regarding te...

Get in shape with the help of a few household items

Managing Editor

October 25, 2005

After a day of juggling between two jobs and a 15-unit course schedule, eating Chinese takeout and In-N-Out burgers is often the only option available to eat in a hurry on and around campus. It is then no surprise that gaining the infamous freshman 15 is inevitable. The agonizing task of losing weigh...

No love lost for the pathetically weak and needy, she said

Managing Editor

October 20, 2005

Why don't you call me anymore?" This infamous phrase is often coined by what I like to call "needy people." Most sane people have encountered these kinds of manic personalities. Needy people call a million times a day, want attention at all hours, and basically won't leave you alone. Whether a needy pers...

Racial terms allow false stereotypes to perpetuate

Managing Editor

October 13, 2005

If an ethnic person listens to rock music, attends rock shows, wears skater-brand clothing and has white friends, he or she could be racially labeled as "whitewashed." The term could be detrimental to a young person's upbringing, especially during which he or she is attempting to discover themselves. "Whitewas...

CSUN’s hardest workers in need of a nice big raise

Managing Editor

October 12, 2005

Every morning at 5 a.m., Physical Plant Management workers can be seen working diligently to maintain CSUN's grounds. Both men and women dump out trashcans, clean windows, mow lawns, and sweep and mop classroom floors, among other various tasks. If any student, faculty or staff member arrives on campu...

Revitalizing USU will allow students to experience CSUN

Managing Editor

October 5, 2005

Four years ago, when I was a senior in high school and searching for a college to attend, CSUN stood out in mind. After I visited the campus, I was determined to enroll at CSUN and become a part of its vast history. I was attracted to CSUN's activism and large crowds of students hanging around at th...

Internet dating takes lots of patience, good Taser

Managing Editor

September 15, 2005

Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't advise any individual to engage in midnight chats on ultra-hip Internet dating websites, but the dating pool is scarce, and singles are far and few between. As a single woman who is always looking for new and innovative ways to meet potential dates, Internet mingl...

One cynic’s sentimental take on graduating from CSUN

Managing Editor

June 1, 2005

To many, including this particular 2005 graduate, the rigmarole surrounding graduation consists of primarily hype, accentuated by a few hundred dollars or more lost to pricey regalia, announcements and gifts, and capped off by an afternoon spent sweltering in the June sun for but two seconds of "hear...

American support for ailing pope confusing at best

Managing Editor

May 23, 2005

While most religious leaders and figureheads are well-known primarily among their own followers, Catholic Pope John Paul II is a unique case. Consistently throughout the past month, John Paul II's deteriorating health has received prominent attention as a lead international story by broadcast and print ou...

Getting carded and the advantages of being a girl

Managing Editor

May 17, 2005

For my 21st birthday last September, one of my friends gave me a card with, "You still look 16," written inside. In the moment, I didn't know whether to take this as a compliment, which was clearly my friend's intent, or an insult, since I have thankfully not yet reached the "I don't want to look my a...

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