The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Marketing dept. earns recognition

Stephanie Olmedo May 7, 2008
The Design Factory at the CSUN University Student Union won eight awards at the annual Association of College Unions International Conference in New Orleans. The Design Factory is a student-run marketing department for the USU. They are responsible for providing promotional services for campus programs and events such as Matador Nights and Up All Night.

Fun ‘Young@Heart’ proves you’re as young as you feel

Stephanie Olmedo May 6, 2008
For those who dread upcoming birthdays because they think its another year closer to the end of their lives, or those who freak out at the sight of a new wrinkle because they think their face resembles a prune, "Young @Heart" serves as a friendly reminder that just because the body gets old, it doesn't mean the soul has to too.

Protestors march in L.A. for May Day

Stephanie Olmedo May 2, 2008
With chants of "The people united will never be divided," and "Yes we can," thousands filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the third annual May Day parade in honor of workers and immigrant rights. People took part in three different marches that started in different parts of Los Angeles, all representing different sides of the immigration debate and merged together to rally on 1st Street and Broadway.

‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ offers heart and comedy

Stephanie Olmedo May 1, 2008
For those who have had their hearts ripped out and stomped on, don't worry, Peter Bretter knows exactly how it feels. In "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," the new installment from Judd Apatow, John Segel plays Peter, a composer, who provides backup music and sound effects for a ludicrous over the top forensic drama, "Crime Scene," that resembles CSI with William Baldwin offering nonsense one-liners.

Mayan immigrants face prejudice

Stephanie Olmedo April 25, 2008
Elias, a 25 year-old Spanish literature and Central American Studies double major at CSUN, grew up in the small town of Olintepeque, Guatemala. At the age of 15 he left due to the poverty that, according to Elias, "wouldn't allow us to live a stable life," and headed for Los Angeles, where his father was already creating a new life for him and his family.

Students in communications class promote organ donation awareness

Stephanie Olmedo April 19, 2008
Five CSUN students are taking a class project out of the classroom and into the community by promoting organ donation awareness among students. Students of Professor Gigi Hessamian communications 323 class are promoting Donate Life California, an online system that registers organ donors, on campus to encourage students to become organ donors.

Deaf students host event to reach out to campus

Stephanie Olmedo April 10, 2008
The National Center on Deafness at CSUN is preparing to host a new annual event, Sign n' Run, on April 14 to promote deaf culture. "We wanted to create a forum to showcase our exciting language, culture and community," said NCOD Director Roz Rosen, who proposed the idea for the event.

‘Under the Same Moon’ merges fluid story with social issues

Stephanie Olmedo March 28, 2008
It is hard for a young child to be away from his parents for a few hours, and in "Under the Same Moon," one can only imagine what it must be like for 9-year-old Carlitos (Adrian Alonso), who has been away from his mother for four years. Rosario (Kate del Castillo) left Mexico and migrated to Los Angeles where she works as an undocumented domestic worker.

VITA students help community with taxes

Stephanie Olmedo March 25, 2008
For many, the arrival of tax season means stressing over deadlines and filing paperwork, but for those at The Wayne and Roberta Colmer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at CSUN, the arrival of tax season is just another opportunity to give back to the community.

Carmichael gallery touts colorful and whimsical family art

Stephanie Olmedo March 25, 2008
For children, it is only natural to question everything about the world around them, and it is only natural to see parents as heroes. In Ben Woodward's new exhibit "Beep-boop beep-Boop," at the Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Woodward explores the world of children through the eyes of a father.

Business grads face fee increases

Stephanie Olmedo March 5, 2008
A proposed $210 per unit fee increase for students working toward master's degrees in business administration will be presented to the Board of Trustees during March. It could raise the total tuition price from $10,000 to $22,000. The proposal states 25 percent of the money gained from the increase would be set aside for financial aid that would benefit business graduate students.

NAACP discusses skewed portrayal of blacks on television

Stephanie Olmedo March 4, 2008
The negative portrayal of African-Americans in the media was discussed at a forum hosted by the CSUN chapter of the NAACP at the Grand Salon on Wednesday night. The panel consisted of Bobette Jamison-Harrison, a prominent musician, Kameron Green a program assistant for KLHJ 102.
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