The Sundial

Stand-up comic assists libraries

Susannah Reynolds

July 16, 2008

Two people sitting at a table, one teaching the other to read. This sight gave comedian Paula Poundstone goose bumps and made her love for public libraries even stronger. Poundstone has partnered with Friends of the Library U.S.A. to be their spokesperson to help raise money for libraries across th...

A look back at BSU’s fight for equal access to college 40 years ago

Susannah Reynolds

July 8, 2008

Black Student Union members took over the top floor of the administration building, holding 30 people hostage. They demanded that football coaches be fired and that there be no cutbacks to the Education Opportunity Program. "Confusion. That is the main impression that must have been with anyone who roame...

A look back at BSU’s fight for equal access to college 50 years ago

Susannah Reynolds

July 7, 2008

Black Student Union members took over the top floor of the administration building, holding 30 people hostage. They demanded that football coaches be fired and that there be no cutbacks to the Education Opportunity Program. 'Confusion. That is the main impression that must have been with anyone who roame...

Stand-up comic assists libraries

Susannah Reynolds

July 3, 2008

Two people sitting at a table, one teaching the other to read. This sight gave comedian Paula Poundstone goose bumps and made her love for public libraries even stronger. Poundstone has partnered with Friends of the Library U.S.A. to be their spokesperson to help raise money for libraries across th...

Sherman faces two opponents this November

Susannah Reynolds

July 2, 2008

Brad Sherman, the U.S. Congressman for the 27th District, will defend his House seat this November from two challengers, one of which is running for a very personal reason. One of Sherman's opponents on Election Day is Republican Navraj Singh, a former business owner. In March 2006, Singh's son, Sir...

Filmmaker tells tale of growing up

Susannah Reynolds

June 20, 2008

Trying to figure out what is next after graduating from college is something many people have to deal with. Ben Litton, the main character in "Finding Bigfoot," finds himself in the same predicament after college. He has to decide whether to follow in his father's footsteps and run a hardware store or ...

Chef at dorm cafe faces theft charges

Susannah Reynolds

June 20, 2008

An executive chef who worked at Geronimo's Cafe located in the Satellite Student Union waived his rights to a preliminary hearing for charges of grand theft of personal property on June 11 at the San Fernando Courthouse. Victor Manuel Mancilla, 43, was read a list of his rights by Laura Gonzalez, a lawyer ...

Any American should be allowed to legally marry

Susannah Reynolds

June 19, 2008

It is about time. The California Supreme Court voted 4 to 3 to allow for same-sex marriages on May 15 based on a "basic civil right to marry without regard to their sexual orientation." To claim this is a country where everyone is supposed to be equal is far from true. This seems to be a governmen...

Show about meth peddlers breaks from bad characters

Susannah Reynolds

June 13, 2008

A high school chemistry teacher finds out he has inoperable lung cancer. Instead of telling his family, he chooses to make crystal methamphetamine to ensure they will have enough money after he passes away. This is the plot driving AMC's new drama series "Breaking Bad," snippets of which were showcased...

Sandler revisits comic roots in ‘Zohan’ flick

Susannah Reynolds

June 6, 2008

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is far from funny, but add in Adam Sandler and a lot of hummus and you get "You Don't Mess With The Zohan," a comedy about an?Israeli counter-terrorist's?dream to be a hairstylist. Sandler plays The Zohan, a famous counter-terrorist in his home country of Israel...

Weezer tests new waters, remains with what works in new album

Susannah Reynolds

June 6, 2008

Weezer's new self-titled album, which was released last Tuesday, is a mix of rock, slow melodies, or a mixture of the two. The song, "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived," showcases a variety of styles, a bit like hip-hop at first, with sirens blaring in the background and later transitions to a guitar ...

Retired professor continues charity hike through Valley

Susannah Reynolds

May 30, 2008

Fund raising has begun for the Gene and Sue Fritsche Scholarship Fund with the start of GeoTrek III, a 134.8-mile hike around the five San Fernando Valley mountain ranges. Retired CSUN Geology Emeritus Professor A. Eugene Fritsche,71, is hiking his way through five mountain ranges to raise money for...

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