The Sundial

Undocumented workers play a vital role

Ronald Montoya

July 20, 2007

Last week, the Sundial reported that the LAPD Deputy Chief Charles Beck halted an anti-immigration rally from taking place. Homeless activist Ted Hayes had organized the rally on behalf of his anti-immigration group, Choose Black America. According to the article, his group opposes amnesty for undocumented im...

New birth control stops period

Ronald Montoya

July 20, 2007

The first birth control pill designed to stop a woman's menstrual period is making its way to various pharmacies around the country this month. Lybrel, manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on May 22, 2007. The oral contraceptive contains low doses of ...

Study finds part-time students at disadvantage

Ronald Montoya

July 6, 2007

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Education has shed some light on the characteristics of part-time students, and reveals why they are at a disadvantage. Although the study was released this June, the data comes from the 2003 to 2004 academic school year. The students were classified into three gr...

$165K grant to CSUN business

Ronald Montoya

July 6, 2007

The College of Business and Economics is seeking to expand its international business program with a recent $165,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The new grant will be issued over two years and will allow students to continue the path of international business studies with an emphas...

$1 million grant starts new Upward Bound program

Ronald Montoya

June 29, 2007

With the help of a $1million grant from the federal government, Cal State Northridge will help make college an attainable goal for low-income and first-generation college students. The grant will be issued over the course of four years, to establish a CSUN chapter of the Upward Bound Program, a federal TR...

Song titles may make ‘Insomniac’ a snooze

Ronald Montoya

June 25, 2007

Insomniac," Enrique Iglesias' eighth album, earned its name after the nearly four years of sleepless nights and restless days spent recording it. The period of time between his last album and this one is surprising, since Iglesias had previously released seven albums in eight years. The album has 15 tr...

Racing game to run Gran Turismo off the road

Ronald Montoya

June 19, 2007

Forza Motorsport for the original Xbox was the first racing game on that system to challenge the dynasty set in place by Gran Turismo on the Playstation 2. Its sequel, Forza Motorsport 2 for the Xbox 360, arrives at a time when it will remain unrivaled for at least a year. But Turn 10 Studios, the de...

Employers seek enthusiasm in recent grads

Ronald Montoya

June 19, 2007

With resum?s in hand, CSUN alumni in freshly pressed suits sought new opportunities at the Recent Grad and Alumni Fair. The fair, which took place June 7, was split into two halls, with government and technology jobs represented in the Grand Salon and a variety of corporate jobs at the Northridge Center. M...

Early impressions on Silver Surfer flick

Ronald Montoya

June 12, 2007

The first Fantastic Four movie arrived with high expectations after the well-received Spiderman and X-Men, but failed to deliver on the quality and excitement of its relatives. Although many critics panned it, the film ended up with a worldwide theatrical gross of $330 million. While many of us who sa...

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