The Sundial

  • October 19CORONAVIRUS DAILY UPDATE: 923 new cases, 1 dead in L.A. County

Changing media portrayal based on ethnicity

Mercedes Aguilar

March 10, 2008

Two women in the entertainment industry discussed changing portrayal of Jews and African-Americans in television and film in a question and answer forum on Feb. 28. The forum was titled "Grey's Anatomy and Beyond: Images of African Americans and Jews in TV" which was held at the University Student U...

Fair promotes campus services

Mercedes Aguilar

March 7, 2008

The UMATTERDOR fair was held on Matador Square on March 6. The Student Affairs sponsored event was held for the second semester. "I'm excited to provide information on all the services that students aren't aware," said Wendy Phelps, UMATTERDOR Fair planning committee coordinator. The tent had about 1...

A.S. petitions fee hike

Mercedes Aguilar

March 6, 2008

The California State Student Association will try to change a proposed 10 percent tuition increase for the CSU system with a rally on April 21. The announcement was made by Dina Cervantes, A.S. Legislative Affairs director, at the A.S. Senate meeting on March 4. The date of the rally is being named a...

Alumnus creates music-based social networking website

Mercedes Aguilar

February 20, 2008

A CSUN alumnus has created a website that brings people together through media and allows them to legally share music, movies and more online. Melinky.com targets college students in the same way as MySpace, said co-founder Perry Weinstein, who majored in broadcast journalism. The website, which launched t...

Students broaden horizons during Math and Science Day

Mercedes Aguilar

February 16, 2008

High school and middle school students attended the Math and Science Day event administered by the Educational Talent Search program at CSUN Jan. 13. This is the first time ETS has done the event in order to encourage low-income and underrepresented students to enroll in fields of science, math and en...

Guitar archives receive $30,000

Mercedes Aguilar

February 12, 2008

The International Guitar Research Archive received a $30,000 grant from the Augustine Foundation this semester. The grant will allow IGRA to preserve the 291 boxes of music scores it currently has in storage. The IGRA is the largest guitar research archive in the United States, said Ronald Purcell, ...

Visiting lecturer causes stir in Jewish studies program

Mercedes Aguilar

February 12, 2008

Former DePaul University of Chicago professor Norman G. Finkelstein has been invited by Provost Harry Hellenbrand to speak at CSUN this week in a three-day speaking event starting today. Finkelstein will speak on the "Civility and Academic Freedom" at the Oviatt Library for his first lecture at 9:30 a...

A.S. removes five senators from office

Mercedes Aguilar

February 9, 2008

The Associated Student Senate reported 11 vacant seats during its first meeting for the spring semester. Five of the 11 vacant seats resulted from involuntary resignations from the newly elected senators. Lizbeth Mateo held the title Upper Division II senator before she was asked to resign after not...

Undocumented: One student’s journey to success

Mercedes Aguilar

February 1, 2008

Eight years ago, Joselyn Arroyo graduated high school with a commitment to overcome any obstacle in her path. That path led her to CSUN's graduate journalism program. When her decision came to play, people who didn't know her secret thought it was a bold move to strengthen her knowledge. But to Arroyo, gr...

Former dean proposes remodeling Nordhoff Hall

Mercedes Aguilar

February 1, 2008

Nordhoff Hall's old age look might be changing in the years to come if enough funding is granted toward the project. A web link at the theatre department's website shows hopes of remodeling Nordhoff Hall by giving it a more pleasing style. The idea came from Dave Moon, former dean of the arts depa...

Professor helps cancer society save lives

Mercedes Aguilar

January 24, 2008

The Leukemia ' Lymphoma Society chose "Twenty Years of Saving Lives" as the new slogan for their program, Team in Training. Mary Schaffer, an assistant professor in the department of Cinema ' Television Arts, has helped the organization save lives via the program for four years. At first a particip...

CSUN student’s alleged killer appears in court

Mercedes Aguilar

January 23, 2008

A correction, requested by the editor, has been made to this story A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 22 for the woman accused of driving a car into a crowd at a gas station parking lot and allegedly killing Shontae Treniece Blanche, a 22-year-old CSUN student, and her unborn child last Novembe...

The student media organization of California State University Northridge