The Sundial

Students share their studying strategies

Rachel Costahaude

December 7, 2011

Finals season is upon us, and it’s time to finally take the cellophane off those textbooks and crack them open in preparation for caffeine-fueled all-nighters. But before hitting the books, fill your metaphorical tool belt with study tips to whip out and make study time more productive. Don’t Cram P...

Study finds loneliness may have negative effects on sleep and health

Rachel Costahaude

December 6, 2011

If you’re not sleeping well, a new mattress or pillow might solve the problem, or maybe your body is telling you to become more social. A recent study published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine linked loneliness to poor sleeping habits and ultimately to impaired health. College stu...

Creative business lectures could help students in competitive job market

Rachel Costahaude

November 17, 2011

A new series at CSUN will venture through creativity in business success starting Nov. 17 and continuing through next year. The series will focus on business success coming from the creative pursuit, thought or direction.   “This is the dean’s vision to bring in students not only from our college but fr...

CSUN fraternities and sororities share stories of personal experience with breast cancer

CSUN fraternities and sororities share stories of personal experience with breast cancer

Rachel Costahaude

October 30, 2011

It is estimated that more than 288,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. With such a high rate of occurrence, it has become common for most people to have a family member or friend who has or had breast cancer. October has been named B...

New changes coming to myNorthridge Portal

Rachel Costahaude

October 4, 2011

>>Correction: The story states the myNorthridge Portal would be unavailable from Wednesday Oct. 5 through Tuesday Oct. 11. The myNorthridge Portal will be available during this time, but the SOLAR will not. Specific activities mentioned in the article will not be available, but students will stil...

Semester at CSUN Student Adjusts to Life Away From Home

Semester at CSUN Student Adjusts to Life Away From Home

Rachel Costahaude

September 25, 2011

Claudia Julien starts each day 5,628 miles away from her home in Namur, Belgium. Julien, a student in the Semester at CSUN program, was attracted to the Northridge campus because she felt her passion for language could thrive in southern California. “I want to study Spanish,” she said.  “I tried to go to Spain, but it was too expensive. So I...

Morning classes prove to be better for college students

Morning classes prove to be better for college students

Rachel Costahaude

September 19, 2011

Despite only being able to nab one morning class this semester, Ellie Sol, communications junior, advocates taking morning classes as a way to make the most of every day. “(After a morning class) you don’t have to worry about it anymore and you can have time to study or go out,” Sol said. “You...

L.A. culture inspires new mechanical engineering professor

L.A. culture inspires new mechanical engineering professor

Rachel Costahaude

September 18, 2011

Artistic expression may not be the first thing that comes to mind when hearing about mechanical engineering, but newly-hired professor Abhijit Mukherjee has meshed the two worlds. “My wife and I are very culture-oriented, that’s what keeps us going,” Mukherjee said.  “I mean, we work but work is fo...

Fullerton police were too eager to use excessive force

Rachel Costahaude

September 13, 2011

On the evening of July 5, a homeless Fullerton man was beaten by police and died several days later. Fullerton police approached Kelly Thomas because he fit a description of a reported burglar in the area. Police began beating Thomas after Thomas attempted to flee. In a viral video capturing the...

CSUN professors returns from a successful trip in Tanzania

CSUN professors returns from a successful trip in Tanzania

Rachel Costahaude

September 12, 2011

Political science professor Dr. James Mitchell returned August 30 from Tanzania after an 11-day lecture trip. Mitchell said he learned what Tanzanian students thought and knew about U.S. media and government officials. “The main concerns are with US intentions,” Mitchell said. “There is a sense of US double standard and u...

Children of 9/11: 10 years later

Children of 9/11: 10 years later

Rachel Costahaude

September 7, 2011

The majority of Americans who were children on Sept. 11, 2001 did not have a family member perish that day. However, 3,051 children did lose a parent that day, and NBC’s “Children of 9/11” documents the experiences of 11 of these children as they have coped with the tragedy for the past 10 years.T...

Highest-Paying college majors

Rachel Costahaude

September 5, 2011

Some just know, some bite their fingernails thinking about it and for others, their parents choose it for them. For many college students, making the perfect choice for a major can be hard or frustrating, for senior Alexander Kuretski that decision was quite easy. Kuretski’s passion for his chosen...

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