The Sundial

Family, friends remember victims of June 7 car crash

Monica Duester

July 16, 2008

Family members and friends of the two men who died after a CSUN student suspected of drunk driving collided into the back of their car while stopped at a red light, are keeping their memories alive through social networking Web sites and blogs. Farzad Etesamifar, 25, of Iran and his cousin, Sepehr Ke...

Family, friends remember victims of June 7 car crash

Monica Duester

July 15, 2008

Farzad Etesamifar, 25, of Iran and his cousin, Sepehr Keshavarz, 23, of Reseda died in the early morning hours of June 7 at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Densmore Avenue in Encino. According to Rosa Aldama, her nephew, Etesamifar was living in Iran and visiting Los Angeles with his parent...

Student hospitalized after shot in neck along Lindley Avenue

Monica Duester

July 7, 2008

A 20-year-old computer engineering student is in serious condition after he was shot in the neck on Lindley Avenue on June 29. Police said that two masked men approached Francisco Javier Magallanes on the driver's side of his vehicle and shot him while he tried to drive away at 10:15 p.m. Magallanes ma...

Family, friends remember victims of June 7 car crash

Monica Duester

July 4, 2008

Family members and friends of the two men who died after a CSUN student suspected of drunk driving collided into the back of their car while stopped at a red light, are keeping their memories alive through social networking Web sites and blogs. Farzad Etesamifar, 25, of Iran and his cousin, Sepehr Ke...

Student hospitalized after shot in neck along Lindley Avenue

Monica Duester

July 4, 2008

A 20-year-old computer engineering student is in serious condition after he was shot in the neck on Lindley Avenue on June 29. Police said that two masked men approached Francisco Javier Magallanes on the driver's side of his vehicle and shot him while he tried to drive away at 10:15 p.m. Magallan...

L.A. residents swap their vintage clothes toward higher career goals

Monica Duester

June 27, 2008

Young women from across Los Angeles gathered their vintage clothes and participated in a clothes swap on June 24. Beth Jones, a 27-year-old fashion Web blogger and self-proclaimed society girl, hosted a 'Society Swap' in which women exchanged their unwanted outfits for something better. After separating the i...

Student faces murder charges after car crash

Monica Duester

June 20, 2008

A current student faces two counts each of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated after he allegedly crashed into the rear end of a car in Encino and killed two people. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office suspects Sean Martin Mishlof, 24, a construction and manag...

To be or not to be crazy enough to make Hamlet sequel is funny

Monica Duester

June 20, 2008

Steve Coogan stars as Dan Marschz, in an eccentrically clever comedy as a washed-up actor turned high school drama teacher. He launches his most ambitious project yet - a sequel to Shakespeare's "Hamlet" - all the while dealing with budget cuts, unruly students and a crazy wife, played by Catherine Ke...

Campus removes suspect tomatoes from all eateries

Monica Duester

June 19, 2008

Tomatoes were pulled from campus food services on June 9 after officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers of a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Signs posted around campus eateries informed customers that CSUN has terminated the use of tomatoes pending the salmonella outbreak ...

Student faces trial on vandalism, tampering charges next month

Monica Duester

June 18, 2008

A CSUN student's trial is set for July 18 after his lawyer plead not guilty to three counts of unlawful tampering with a fire alarm and one count of vandalism at the San Fernando Courthouse on Wednesday morning. Jose Alvarez, 24, and political science major, was arrested Feb. 1 after police spotted a...

Log in page to make the Web more accessible

Monica Duester

June 13, 2008

Students, faculty and staff trying to access the Internet via their laptops on campus are now directed to the new CSUN Wireless Network Login Page, where they are prompted to type in their username and password. Hilary Baker, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, ...

Last online voting system also failed

Monica Duester

June 6, 2008

Though an online voting system resulted in the loss of 232 students' votes during last semester's election for the 2008-09 A.S. presidency, it was not the first time an online voting system failed during an A.S. election. EBallot, a third-party vendor specializing in Web-based elections, previously administe...

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