The Sundial

Student travels to Mexico and uses his art to help those less fortunate

Natalie Rivera

February 28, 2012

There are different ways to bring smiles to people’s faces. Some people use the power of literature, comedy or Hallmark cards to make a person’s day brighter. Jake Prendez, a CSUN Chicana/o studies graduate student, takes a bigger and more colorful approach by using his artistic talent. Last semester, Prendez, 35, joined 12 other artists and documentaria...

“Hugo” and “The Artist” sweep Academy Awards

Natalie Rivera

February 27, 2012

The 84th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, resulted in five awards for the silent film “The Artist,” including the Oscar for Best Picture. “The Artist” is the first silent film to win Best Picture since 1929. Jean Dujardin’s performance won him the Oscar for Best Actor in...

Academy Award nominees prepare for close race

Natalie Rivera

February 22, 2012

Hopefuls for the 84th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are led by the silent film “The Artist,” which garnered 10 nominations. Other nominations consist of first-time nominees, such as Rooney Mara for her starring role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Previous Oscar winners...

The best fields for paid internships

The best fields for paid internships

Natalie Rivera

February 21, 2012

Saul Arevalo, 27, is trying to come up with the best words possible to describe his stay in Washington, D.C., last summer. The information technology major reminisces over work he was paid for, the housing that was arranged for him and the flights that were not of any cost to him. Arevalo is des...

Governor proposes two-year welfare limit in new budget plan

Governor proposes two-year welfare limit in new budget plan

Natalie Rivera

February 21, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a two-year limit for those under welfare in his new budget plan. Brown’s 2012-13 budget plan, released in January, features a removal of $12.5 billion from spending, including a reduction of $1.5 billion from California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS). These cuts will result in a new limit that will gi...

Recession in California affects women more than men

Natalie Rivera

February 15, 2012

The recession has affected more women than men in California, according to a report made by the California Budget Project this month. The CBP’s report claims that women, particularly single mothers and women in college, have continued to struggle more than men even during the state’s economic...

Memorial concert to be held for emeritus professor of music

Natalie Rivera

February 9, 2012

A memorial concert will take place for Emeritus Professor of music, Ron Purcell, who passed away September of last year. The memorial will begin Friday, Feb. 12 at  7:30 p.m. and take place at Recital Hall. It will be followed by a reception in the music department. The event has been in the works...

California’s ban of gay marriage ruled unconstitutional

Natalie Rivera

February 8, 2012

The 9th Circuit Court ruled Tuesday that California’s Proposition 8, the state’s ban of gay marriage, is unconstitutional because it violates the 14th Amendment. “The panel majority held that by using their initiative power to target a minority group and withdraw a right that it possessed, without...

FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program changes definition of rape

Natalie Rivera

January 24, 2012

The definition of rape has been revised in order to include male victims and to better help the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program, according to a recent U.S Department of Justice announcement. The revised definition is "penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object,...

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