The Sundial

Dream fulfilled in the R.O.T.C.

Marlene Pantaleon

December 8, 2009

At age 5, Susan’s mother asked her what she wanted to be; Susan remembers answering “a doctor.” That dream has not gone away, but it has changed. She has decided to be a nurse instead. As a child she remembers periodically receiving migraines, and those migraines are what drove her to the dream of becoming a nurs...

A ‘role model’ in the R.O.T.C.

Marlene Pantaleon

December 6, 2009

Miguel Urbina was 16-years-old when his grandmother died. While looking at his mother’s pain, because she wasn’t able to travel back to Mexico and bury her mother because she was undocumented, he made a decision to one day grant his parents the means to travel to their home country. For Urbina, a 26-year-old communications senior...

‘At what C.O.S.T. will you stay silent?’

Marlene Pantaleon

December 2, 2009

With what began as frustrated students in a classroom, the Coalition of Students and Teachers (C.O.S.T.) has evolved into a movement where these same students and their professors present facts, but also give solutions to the budget cuts that students have been dealing with this semester. Students, professors and faculty members from C.O.S.T. stood on t...

Tighter application deadline impacts incoming freshmen and transfer students alike

Marlene Pantaleon

November 1, 2009

Nov. 30 is the application deadline for first-time freshmen and transfer students who wish to attend CSUN in the fall of 2010. This is not the first time the campus has had this deadline. For transfer students though, it is the first time such an early deadline has been set. The deadlines have been moved up recently with the idea that fewer students wi...

World of ‘Harry Potter’ examined

Marlene Pantaleon

October 28, 2009

The “Harry Potter” book series was discussed as more than just a world of witches and witchcraft Monday night in a lecture given by Sabina Magliocco, chair and professor of anthropology. The idea of the series ultimately being a life lesson for young adults was one of the main topics of the disc...

Bachelor of arts diploma plans cancelled, would have allowed students to graduate without a specific major

Marlene Pantaleon

October 15, 2009

The university planned to approve a Bachelor of Arts diploma with a working title called University B.A. that would allow students to graduate without a specific major. The proposal was cancelled after administrators found it did not meet California State University (CSU) guidelines. “The CSU Chancellor’s Office has...

CSUN student gets disenrolled from classes after financial aid falls through, remains hopeful

CSUN student gets disenrolled from classes after financial aid falls through, remains hopeful

Marlene Pantaleon

October 6, 2009

Being a social butterfly is a full-time job for Jake Hytken. While hanging out in what is known as “Greek Quad,” everyone passing by stops to say hello. The fact that he’s in a wheelchair is insignificant to others, as he is constantly referred to as the “life of the party.” Hytken, a 20-year-old marketi...

Struggling CSUN student remains optimistic

Struggling CSUN student remains optimistic

Marlene Pantaleon

October 6, 2009

Jake Hytken was dropped from his classes due to financial aid being late. Being unable to enroll for his original classes now sets him back a semester. ...

Big Show 9 Preview: What you need to know

Marlene Pantaleon

September 30, 2009

Lupe Fiasco and Talib Kweli will be co-headlining Big Show 9 at CSUN on Saturday, Oct. 3. Far East Movement is set as the supporting act and DJ Felli Fel from Power 106 will host the show. In what may be the last Big Show for some years, Associated Students’ (A.S.) S.P.A.C.E. is looking for the...

Community members find solace in the Oviatt Library

Marlene Pantaleon

September 2, 2009

Whatever their background, non-students being in the library is not a crime. In the six years that Gabriel Castaneda, assistant supervisor and former CSUN student, has been working in the Oviatt Library, he recalls about five community members, assumed to be homeless, that came into the library weekly. None of them gave him ...

A.S. senate inauguration hopes convey optimisim

Marlene Pantaleon

September 1, 2009

The Associated Students (A.S.) senate inauguration set an optimistic tone, despite the overwhelming challenges students, faculty and administration face. “In the final analysis, what it is about is people coming together to create a new reality and new future,” said Dr. Terry Piper, vice president for Student Affairs. For Piper, this is a ti...

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