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

Cheaters should think twice, the risk isn’t worth it

Meredith Sweet December 5, 2007
I was sitting in front of the Matador Bookstore enjoying a late lunch when I overheard a student next to me asking a friend on the phone if she or he would write him a six-to-eight page paper for one of his classes. I figured I might have misheard; maybe the guy was asking his friend to help him edit it, or type it, because he didn't have a computer or something.

Career fair offers job opportunities

Meredith Sweet November 13, 2007
Over 40 companies, organizations and campus group representatives attended the first "Experience This" Career Fair, held Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bayramian Courtyard. Companies and organizations ranging from Disney, NBC Universal and Target stores to the Marine Corps, Cabrillo Music Theatre and the Engineering Department's Human Powered Vehicle Team assembled in the courtyard to give students the opportunity to find more about internships.

Campus creates honors society for transfer students

Meredith Sweet November 6, 2007
The first honor society for transfer students in the California State University system was established on Saturday with the induction of more than 60 CSUN students. Although 600 CSUN students were eligible for membership in the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, only 65 students responded to the invitation and paid the $45 lifetime membership fee.

Outing Dumbledore’s sex preference was unnecessary

Meredith Sweet November 2, 2007
I have to admit, I was surprised at first. I came back from the AIDS Walk on Oct. 21 only to discover that both a good chunk of southern California and Albus Dumbledore, the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from J.K. Rowling's best-selling "Harry Potter" series were gay.

Clubs experience difficulty filing registration documents

Meredith Sweet October 24, 2007
Nearly half of CSUN's currently-chartered clubs for the 2006-2007 school year failed to submit the necessary club recognition documents for the 2007-2008 year by the 6 p.m. deadline Oct. 12. CSUN is home to 266 recognized clubs and organizations, including fraternities, sororities, clubs affiliated with various colleges on campus, honor societies, and special interest groups.

Walking 10k toward awareness for AIDS

Meredith Sweet October 23, 2007
I awoke on the day of the AIDS Walk at 5:30 a.m., what I refer to as "an ungodly hour." I walked outside of my house a few minutes after 6:00 a.m., and it was still dark enough to see the stars, but by the time I reached the University Student Union at about 6:40 a.

Campus hosts U-Matterdor Fair event

Meredith Sweet October 16, 2007
CSUN hosted the U-Matterdor Fair, which featured booths on health and student services, last week. The event stretched the length of the Matador Walk on Oct. 9, beginning just past Sequoia Hall and continuing across Lindley Avenue into the University Student Union.

Upgrade to speed up Web access

Meredith Sweet October 15, 2007
Network resources including e-mail, myNorthridge Portal, SOLAR and WebCT wasn't accessible one minute after midnight until 8 a.m. on Sunday, as Information Technology were upgrading essential hardware. Wireless access points were being replaced throughout the campus, and buildings with weak wireless connections might consequently have improved Internet access.

Graffiti art becomes a student’s ticket into college

Meredith Sweet October 11, 2007
The smell of fresh spray paint lingered in the air outside the CSUN Art Galleries October 6, when MOSAIC (Mentoring to Overcome Struggles And Inspire Courage), a CSUN mentoring program, hosted an arts event aiming to display graffiti as art.The event, called "Old Skool 2 New Skool," part of the Walls2Canvas project featured a number of artistic pieces by teens involved in the MOSAIC program.

Makers of ‘CSI’ film episode on campus

Meredith Sweet October 10, 2007
CSUN temporarily became West Las Vegas University last Thursday, as the cast and crew of the TV show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" came to campus to film the seventh episode of its eighth season. Key Set Production Assistant Kenny Hanson said the episode's title is "Goodbye and Goodnight," though not too many details about the episode's plot could be revealed, as the episode was being filmed on the same night that the second episode of the season aired on CBS.

Young people should realize how important voting is

Meredith Sweet September 26, 2007
There's no doubt that 2008 will be a year to remember. Potential candidates for United States President have been campaigning for what seems like years now. What started out as a veritable rat race has slowly condensed into a more organized competition, but just barely.

MTA introduces 65-foot bus for Orange Line

Meredith Sweet September 24, 2007
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently introduced a 65-foot long bus that can carry up to 100 people for its Orange Line Transit-way. The bus is the highest capacity articulated compressed-natural gas bus in operation within North America.
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