The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

USU, SSU to host stress-relieving events for students during Finals Week

Melanie Saxe May 16, 2007
For the seventh year in a row, the University Student Union and the Satellite Student Union is hosting Up All Night, an event tailor-made for students who need a quiet place to study during finals on campus. The event will provide free food, study materials, massages, crafts and 24-hour access to the computer labs and study rooms from May 20-23 from 7 p.

CSUN student inspired by current events to become political activist

Melanie Saxe May 14, 2007
CSUN student Mark Gonzalez is passionate about making a difference. Dedicated to his party, Gonzalez, 22, is a member of more than nine Democratic party state and county committees. "We need a massive youth movement," insisted Gonzalez, a junior journalism major.

A.S. President-elect Adam Haverstock speaks of vision

Melanie Saxe May 14, 2007
Following last semester's constant friction between Adam Haverstock's opinion on funding for cultural events and his outspoken views on what he considered "frivolous requests," Haverstock is preparing for his position as next year's Associated Students president.

Upper division writing exam too cramped

Melanie Saxe May 8, 2007
Taking a test can be stressful for many students, but it can be especially tense if the classroom conditions are not comfortable. On April 21, I waited in line with more than a hundred other students to take the Upper Division Writing Exam. At 10 a.m., we walked into the Johnson Auditorium.

North Korea forum on religion, politics and nuclear weapons

Melanie Saxe May 8, 2007
Several guest speakers' discussed the religion and politics associated with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's secretive regime at a forum hosted by the religious studies department on May 4 in the Whitsett Room at Sierra Hall. The forum titled, Eyes on Korea, was organized by Dr.

Hispanic enrollment at CSUN among highest in nation

Melanie Saxe May 7, 2007
CSUN is ranked ninth in the nation with the highest Hispanic student graduate school enrollment, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Of 6,204 students who graduated from CSUN in 2005, 1,295 of them were Hispanic - 21 percent of the total.

Associated Students committee making headway on online book exchange idea

Melanie Saxe May 2, 2007
The Associated Students University Affairs Committee met for their weekly meeting Wednesday at 12 p.m. to discuss a wide range of issues related to improving campus facilities for students. The committee covers all topics that are not academic related. Each member provides their knowledge to help solve some of the major complaints from students on campus.

Diversity along iconic boulevard

Melanie Saxe May 1, 2007
Photographer Patrick Ecclesine's exhibit "Faces of Sunset Blvd." captures Los Angeles' diversity through intimate portraits of people along the boulevard. The 24 out of 100 photographs displayed at the Los Angeles City Hall Bridge Gallery covers Sunset Boulevard through nine neighborhoods, from downtown to the affluent Pacific Palisades.

CSUN welcomes new VP of administration and finance

Melanie Saxe April 30, 2007
As the new Vice President for Administration and Finance, Randy J. Harris has spent the last couple of weeks working 13 to 14 hours a day, making sure he is armed with as much knowledge as possible, in order to make the right decisions. New to the job as of April 2, his job entails making sure the university uses funds appropriately in order to move the education process forward.

Annual cultural fiesta rejoices audience

Melanie Saxe April 17, 2007
A sold out audience of families with their children arrived a half hour early to pick the best seats for the 4th Annual Folklor De Mexico concert. The concert celebrated Mexican culture through a combination of music, dance, theater and comedy. The three-hour event in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall explored the many regions of Mexico and touched upon subjects such as religion and love.

MSA hosts art exhibit as part of Islamic Awareness Week

Melanie Saxe April 16, 2007
As part of Islamic Awareness Week, the Muslim Student Association hosted an Islamic Art Exhibition in the Thousand Oaks Room at the University Student Union on Wednesday. The exhibit featured cultural and religious Islamic art provided by MSA members and their families, and ran from 11 a.

Deaflympics: costly for competitors

Melanie Saxe April 10, 2007
After four years of practice and dedication, student Sheila De La O was unable to participate in the 2007 Winter Deaflympics because she did not have enough time between school and work for fund raising. De La O has been snowboarding since she was 16. She is currently on the U.
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