The Sundial

A.S. recognizes Armenian genocide

Matt Villa

May 6, 2009

The semester's final A.S. meeting Tuesday passed an amendment to a four-year-old senate bill recognizing the Armenian genocide. The open forum had a line of student speakers urging the senate to approve the bill, which originally failed to enact a strict obedience by the panel. 'The 2005 resolution pass...

CSUN music groups? ?Rockapella? hits a high note at The Unknown Theater

Matt Villa

April 29, 2009

For those of you sick of being bombarded on campus with annoying fliers and their useless information, you might want reconsider paying closer attention to the ones that say 'FREE BEER' on them. The lucky crowd that got into Thursday night's concert at The Unknown Theater in Los Angeles witnessed an e...

Students hold on to their wallets

Matt Villa

April 29, 2009

More college students are receiving financial aid, which can be either a relief to those who are eligible or a tragic reminder of missed opportunity for those that once were. The 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NCES) says 66 percent of all undergraduates received some type of financ...

Resurrecting human interest in ‘The Soloist’

Matt Villa

April 27, 2009

The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and Jamie Foxx as Nathaniel Ayers, a schizophrenic homeless man residing on the rat-infested streets of Skid Row, captures a true story of human connection, second chances and the limitless power music has over changing li...

Harris Wittels keeps them laughing

Matt Villa

April 24, 2009

Moving to Los Angeles with the hope of achieving success in the entertainment business is a dream that many have but not many fulfill.' In fact, the many who travel to Los Angeles from out of state looking for opportunity will most likely encounter more parking tickets than job offers now that unemployment ha...

‘Miss March’ misses its true potential

Matt Villa

March 12, 2009

For those that know and love the TV show 'The Whitest Kids You Know,' reconsider paying money to see 'Miss March,' which comes out Friday. Although co-writers/main characters Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger have made a huge success with their traveling comedy troop and T.V. show on IFC, the movie seeme...

Weeding out the bad seeds of legislation

Matt Villa

March 5, 2009

Last week's proposal by California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) to decriminalize the possession and sale of marijuana under state law and to set up a system to tax it couldn't have come at a better time. The Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act (AB 390) would look to exploit C...

Practical experience

Matt Villa

March 4, 2009

The music industry can be viewed as a closed circle of opportunity that's reserved only for those already in the business. However, students of the Music Industry Studies (MIS) program on campus would likely differ from that viewpoint. This past year's junior class has taken on the role of the major's ...

Roundtable with Mayor Villaraigosa

Matt Villa

March 2, 2009

During a Friday roundtable discussion with Los Angeles Mayor in his office downtown office, Antonio Villaraigosa successfully avoided confirming whether or not he'd seek the governor position. The event was hosted by CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California. Villaraigosa is up for reelection today running ag...

Rocking out at the pub

Matt Villa

February 19, 2009

The same people that put on the 'Big Show,' the free outdoor concert where Common performed last year, are bringing more free shows for students to enjoy. Jam Session Wednesdays at The Pub Sports Grill is an event that Associate Students (A.S.) funds through their project SPACE.' ' The A.S. budget...

Rocking out at the Pub Sports Grill

Matt Villa

February 19, 2009

The same people that put on the 'Big Show,' the free outdoor concert where Common performed last year, are bringing more free shows for students to enjoy. Jam Session Wednesdays at The Pub Sports Grill is an event that Associate Students (A.S.) funds through their project SPACE.' ' The A.S. budget us...

No, that’s not really funny

Matt Villa

February 9, 2009

It's sad and pathetic that as a journalism major, I don't take a stronger interest in more televised news programs.' There is simply not enough liquor or other self-destructive devices in my apartment to make programs like C-SPAN bearable.' ' CNN's Larry King has turned soft with his corny celebrity-serving...

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