The Sundial

Encouraging culture one customer at a time

PAUL CASTILLO

December 10, 2007

Originally Published November 26, 2007 n Lake View Terrace, at the very north of the San Fernando Valley, not 200 feet from the 210 freeway, there is a mini-mall with a liquor store, two equestrian supply stores and a small, non-profit bookstore and Internet caf'eacute; named Tia Chucha's Centro Cultur...

Encouraging culture one customer at a time

PAUL CASTILLO

November 26, 2007

In Lake View Terrace, at the very north of the San Fernando Valley, not 200 feet from the 210 freeway, there is a mini-mall with a liquor store, two equestrian supply stores and a small, non-profit bookstore and Internet caf'eacute; named Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural. "It started as an idea," said Mari...

New Mario game offers same great gameplay

PAUL CASTILLO

November 15, 2007

I've always been a fan of replaying and remaking old games. Things like Square-Enix's remake of Final Fanatsy III really excite me because I don't think anyone would contend that very many games are perfect just the way they are. Almost any game could use an update. That's kind of how I view the Super...

Half-Life series introduces Orange Box

PAUL CASTILLO

November 8, 2007

If you own a PC or an Xbox 360 and enjoy playing video games on them, you owe it yourself to go out and buy the Orange Box, the latest installment in the Half-Life series. Because it's really five games in one, it's one of the best deals you will find all year. Granted, two of the games, Half-Life 2 and Hal...

Throw out that air guitar and get your rock on ‘Guitar Hero III’

PAUL CASTILLO

November 1, 2007

Like many of my peers, I like to rock. Classic rock, heavy metal, death metal, pop, I just love rock. Unfortunately, I'm too lazy to practice enough to actually play an instrument; it's just too much practice for me. Enter Guitar Hero, the video game that lets you play guitar and be a rock star, if on...

Daily Sundial’s editor-in-chief introduces a new semester

PAUL CASTILLO

August 23, 2007

The beginning of another semester brings the beginning of another staff of the Sundial. Yet, even with the change in editorial line up, the Sundial you know and love will remain just as it was before: a solid mix of hard news, photography, feature stories, opinions, and arts and entertainment. News, of course...

The perks of being an A.S. president

PAUL CASTILLO

May 23, 2007

Originally Published February 1, 2007 With Associated Students elections coming up soon, possibly as early as the end of March, some students are probably thinking about filing the paperwork to run for office. There are many offices to run for, from senator to director of finance, but the office I wou...

Not all candidates covered by media equally

PAUL CASTILLO

May 15, 2007

Every four years, a lot of people run for president of the United States. This election cycle there are eight Democrat candidates and 11 Republican candidates. Of course, pretty much everyone who pays attention to the news will know of the major contenders like Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani, Hillary Cl...

Using anti-aging products consumers’ right

PAUL CASTILLO

May 1, 2007

Vanity is a major concern for much of the American population. As a nation, we spend billions of dollars on products and services purely for the purpose of looking better or trying to prevent or hide aging. While some of these services, like orthodontics, offer other important benefits as well, things li...

Reggaeton in Spanish works even without comprehension

PAUL CASTILLO

May 1, 2007

I readily admit that I am a rather unusual person to be listening to hip-hop, let alone Spanish-language alternative-reggaeton from Puerto Rico. I knew when I bought this record that I probably wouldn't understand very much of the Spanish, but as I popped the new Calle 13 record "Residente o Visitante," re...

New postal rules could end small periodicals

PAUL CASTILLO

April 18, 2007

The Governors of the United States Postal Service recently approved most of a plan for rate hikes set out for it by the Postal Regulatory Commission, the body that oversees the postal service. Included among the rate hikes that were approved are an increase of the cost of a stamp to 41 cents and a ne...

He Said, She Said: What constitutes as cheating?

PAUL CASTILLO

April 18, 2007

Cheating, while simple on the outside, can be extremely complex if you sit and think about it. Most people will say they know what cheating is and, if questioned, will give a somewhat hazy definition along the lines of having sex with someone other than your significant other. But it turns out that ...

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