The Sundial

CSUN’s A.S. cuts entertainment budget

Samantha Tata

April 20, 2011

Associated Students reduced the budget for the organization in charge of providing students with entertainment, such as concerts, lectures and cultural events free of charge. SPACE, Student Production and Campus Entertainment, had their summer program eliminated for a second year in a row and their...

A.S. president urges support of bill

Samantha Tata

April 19, 2011

Associated Students President Conor Lansdale urged the senate Tuesday to support the Intercollegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act. The bill, which has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and was presented to the Senate in March, stipulates that any donation to a private non-profit...

How much is enough to cut from the federal budget?

Samantha Tata

April 17, 2011

While bipartisan bickering has stalled progress in the House and Senate for months, Obama released his budget proposal with an emphasis on compromise among congressional leaders. His proposal calls for a $770 billion cut from non-security spending by 2023 and $400 billion from defense spending by...

Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell win CSUN A.S. presidential elections

Samantha Tata

April 17, 2011

Associated Students will undergo a legislative makeover for the Fall 2011 semester by eradicating the Policies Committee and reinstating the Legislative Affairs branch and clubs and organizations director, said president-elect Amanda Flavin. CSUN students elected Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell to s...

CSUN students elect A.S. senators and presidential leaders

Samantha Tata

April 14, 2011

With all but one senate seat filled and a constitutional amendment passed, CSUN students chose their peer representatives in elections held on campus and online Wednesday and Thursday. CSUN students elected Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell to serve as their Associate Students president and vice president...

Retirement program available for USU student employees

Samantha Tata

April 14, 2011

University Student Union, Inc. has offered its student employees the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan for four years now but with no interest among those employees, the USU board of directors voted down a measure that would require the university to match any deposits up to 6 percent. In...

CSUN A.S. presidency and senate seats are up for grabs

Samantha Tata

April 12, 2011

Associated Students elections kick-off will take place today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Bayramian Lawn.  Polling booths and electronic voting will be available Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Oviatt Lawn and at www.csunas.org/elections.  The elections committee says results from the presidential and senatorial races will be available Th...

Using laughter as medicine at the Laugh Factory

Samantha Tata

March 24, 2011

In the years after the Laugh Factory opened its doors and lit up its stage in 1979, owner Jamie Masada passed out complimentary passes for the new club to drum up support and community involvement. While canvassing Fairfax Street in West Hollywood, Masada handed out coupons valid for a free show and complimentary soda to the elderly that lived on the block. A retired married cou...

The New York Times is going to start charging for online news, will you pay?

Samantha Tata

March 23, 2011

Information garnered from the Internet has long been free, or nearly free, prompting users to pay only their service providers rather than individual website proprietors, but the recession has highlighted how much luxury Internet users have enjoyed in accessing material online. The New York Times,...

CSUN student arrested in Sierra Hall

Samantha Tata

March 23, 2011

UPDATE: The unidentified CSUN student is Freddy Jesse Carias, 23, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse, a felony charge, according to court records. Carias was booked at Valley Jail in Van Nuys and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. BEFORE: An unidentified CSUN student was arr...

Torrential downpour floods USU games room, student recreation center not affected

Samantha Tata

March 22, 2011

Correction: The USU is a separate entity from the university and has its own custodial services. PPM was never called to do clean up in the Games Room. The new recreation center project is running on schedule and under budget despite soppy floors caused by last weekend’s torrential rains. Other ...

What actions can CSUN take to affect change in local government and policies?

Samantha Tata

March 17, 2011

The country is buzzing with controversy: education budget cuts, expensive defense spending, possible government shutdown as a result of partisan disagreement and the stripping of workers’ collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin, to name a few. The most populous state, California has not been spared...

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