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Calendar for the week of Feb. 6

Taylor Villescas

February 5, 2014

Event: Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider Description: Between Fleck’s Grammy-winning banjo skills and Brooklyn Rider’s impressive string quartet, audiences are in for a night of musical bliss. This collaboration turns typical classical music on its head by reinventing the genre. And with the special free t...

‘Doctor Who’ needs a new mastermind

‘Doctor Who’ needs a new mastermind

Taylor Villescas

November 21, 2013

Whovians! Lend me your ears! It’s time for a mutiny. For years, Steven Moffat has been a brilliant writer for “Doctor Who,” having been the genius behind classic episodes such as “The Girl in the Fireplace,” “The Empty Child,” and the always nightmare-inducing “Blink.” But Moffat’s dictatorship as head writer must end. The genius has ...

Sleepless nights pay off for former AS senator

Sleepless nights pay off for former AS senator

Taylor Villescas

November 18, 2013

Paying for school wasn’t easy for Austin Ysais. Taking out loans was his biggest fear. But he managed to pay everything out of pocket by reaching into the money he had saved from working full time. “My biggest struggle was paying for grad school. I was lucky to have my parents pay for my unde...

Credit tips for the uninformed student

Taylor Villescas

October 4, 2013

Part of growing up is being entrusted with this tiny square of plastic. Not a big deal, right?Well, depending on how you treat this tiny square, could determine a lot for later in life. Credit cards aren’t inherently bad, but many students go overboard with buying things they don’t need, or are to...

Let’s go Clubbing with the F-word, CSUN’s feminist club

Let’s go Clubbing with the F-word, CSUN’s feminist club

Taylor Villescas

September 25, 2013

  In the halls of Jerome Richfield, a short walk from the Gender Women’s Studies Department, sits the F-Word, a feminist awareness club. Formerly known as the Gender Women’s Studies Student Association, they spend their meetings planning ways to dismantle the patriarchy, establish gen...

5 tips to stay cool in school

5 tips to stay cool in school

Taylor Villescas

August 25, 2013

Staying focused in class when you are hot and dehydrated can be very difficult. Here are some tips to help you stay cool in this hot weather so your first week of school can be a success Stay hydrated. Keep a water bottle with you at all times. You can refill your water bottles at refill stati...

D.I.Y. Dorm room decorating ideas for students on a budget

Taylor Villescas

August 25, 2013

You are freshly moved into your new dorm: it’s your own space of reflection and self-expression...well, half of it anyway. Once you clear away the cardboard boxes and dust off the 1970s era furniture, it’s a pretty blank slate. Conquer the space and decorate to your heart’s content with these d...

31st Honors Convocation commences

31st Honors Convocation commences

Taylor Villescas

May 20, 2013

Graduating seniors gathered on the lawn of the Oviatt library Monday evening for CSUN’s 31st annual Honors Convocation. Each graduate was recognized and celebrated for their academic success. President Dianne Harrison opened the ceremony, excited to introduce her first graduation ceremonies as presi...

Library Commons to open Fall 2013, A.S. approves Matador Bicycle Shop

Taylor Villescas

May 10, 2013

The Associated Students Senate met with representatives Friday from the Oviatt Library, to discuss the new Learning Commons, which is set to open Fall 2013. “Construction has begun in small parts, but in June it will begin in earnest,” said Librarian Lynn Lampert. The new commons area will include a ...

A look into the lengthy process for tenure-track professors

A look into the lengthy process for tenure-track professors

Taylor Villescas

May 8, 2013

As part of the Daily Sundial’s “Investigation Into Education” series, the differences between tenured (professors), non-tenured (lecturers), and tenure-track faculty were broken down into clear and distinct levels for students to understand the roles of a teacher and why they matter. How it works: Prof...

Campus IT discuss new iPad initiative at A.S. meeting

Taylor Villescas

May 3, 2013

Associated Students met with representatives from Information Technology Friday to discuss the myCSUNtablet initiative, which is set to launch Fall 2013. “The goal is for students to have a more engaging experience in classrooms,” said Hilary Baker, vice president of IT. The tablet initiative wi...

CSUN hosts health fair at Northridge Academy High School

Taylor Villescas

May 1, 2013

CSUN health students worked with the Northridge Academy High School to organize a health fair for high school students Wednesday. “The fair is about informing students on how to be safe and healthy,” said Denise Aguinado, a Northridge Academy senior. Aguinado is part of the leadership and directi...

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