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

Police work to slow campus traffic

Melissa Chua December 6, 2006
A campaign to increase traffic safety for drivers and pedestrians on campus will be conducted starting this week due to recent vehicular and pedestrian-related accidents. "Project P.E.D., which stands for pedestrian safety enforcement deterrence, is a campaign to raise awareness from a safety and educational standpoint," said CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin.

Disney: Where children live happily ever after

Melissa Chua December 4, 2006
There is something about Disney that puts a smile on people's faces. Disney has captured the hearts of many people of all ages and races, male and female, mainly because of its entertaining movies and extravagant theme parks and resorts. During my childhood years, I remember watching every Disney movie that came out, and eagerly anticipating new ones.

Hookah: popular but dangerous habit

Melissa Chua December 4, 2006
As hookah smoking becomes a bigger trend among college students, many are unaware of its harmful effects on health. "Regardless of how you smoke tobacco, whether it is through a cigarette, cigar, or a hookah pipe, the effects are the same (because) tobacco is tobacco," said Jesus Leon, a LVN at Northridge Medical Center Hospital stationed in the Cancer Center.

Racism still takes place today, we just don’t hear about it

Melissa Chua November 29, 2006
Growing up, many of us have been taught the saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." We can say that all we want, but names do hurt, especially when they are provoked by racism. America has come a long way in terms of striving to provide equality for all no matter the race, gender or age of a person.

B.S. in nursing waiting on approval

Melissa Chua November 20, 2006
A proposed accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program is waiting for approval from the California State Board of Registered Nursing, hopefully by the end of spring 2007, said professor and nursing program Director Martha Highfield. The proposed component now called Accelerated-BSN, or A-BSN for short, will permit anyone with a baccalaureate degree in any field who has completed basic prerequisite science and psycho-science courses determined by the university to receive their BSN.

Fear of loneliness causes loveless relationships

Melissa Chua November 1, 2006
It has come to my realization just recently that there are plenty of people in relationships who lack love for each other or even the interest, whether it is physical or emotional. Some people wonder why they are even with that person, yet they don't do anything about their doubts.

Traffic worse Tuesdays and Thursdays

Melissa Chua October 24, 2006
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, even halfway through the semester, traffic continues to be a real problem especially in the B3 parking structure. There's always extra traffic control during the first few weeks of school, but traffic congestion has continued particularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, said Alfredo Fernandez, captain of parking and transportation services.

Business junior dies of lupus

Melissa Chua October 12, 2006
International business junior Cindy Chong passed away Sept. 10 at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center at the age of 20. She was diagnosed with lupus her senior year of high school in 2004. Members of the co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi participated in the seventh Annual Lupus International Race for Life Sunday, Oct.

Debate team has SF victory

Melissa Chua October 2, 2006
CSUN's speech and debate team came back from UC Berkeley with their first victory of the fall semester. Brandi Lawless, president of the speech and debate team, placed second in the open individual events section called "after dinner speaking," a section that consists of informative, yet humorous speeches, said Courtney Gruttemeyer, the individual events coach for the speech and debate team.

Clubbing not open invitation to sexual harassment

Melissa Chua October 2, 2006
Going to a club on a Friday night as a young and single woman is like setting yourself up to be touched, grabbed and fondled repeatedly by various sexually-driven men. I hate going to clubs particularly because I have yet to experience a club scene where the men are not physically violating me either directly or indirectly.

New organizations surface at CSUN

Melissa Chua September 19, 2006
With the hope of new experiences at CSUN, this fall semester is ushering in about 20 to 25 new clubs and organizations in addition to the existing 240. "People need more clubs (to build) a community ? we have such a diverse campus, (so) clubs bring people together," said Yeprem Davoodian, activities assistant for clubs and organizations at the Matador Involvement Center.

CSUN sciences receive $1.9 mil

Melissa Chua September 11, 2006
Cal State Northridge has received a four-year grant worth $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to support students specifically interested in pursuing a career in the sciences. "The grant's main purpose is to prepare especially underrepresented students, those of color - particularly African Americans, American Indians, Latinos, Pacific Islanders, and Alaskan Natives - for careers in biomedical research," said Steven Oppenheimer, associate director of NIH's Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement program.
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