The Sundial

Nursing majors accelerate to learn needed skills

Theresa Wray

July 16, 2008

A student dons a red medical uniform, wears a stethoscope around her neck and hauls a suitcase packed with heavy medical books to her class in Jacaradan Hall. There, Maya Barovich joins 17 other students in CSUN?s new accelerated nursing program. ?The program is intense. I only got two hours of sle...

Motorists rethink driving habits as gas prices soar higher at the pumps

Theresa Wray

July 7, 2008

A Los Feliz resident walks to the nearby post office four blocks away from her home instead of driving to keep from paying the continually increasing cost of gas. 'I'm walking around my neighborhood a lot more now,' Jennifer Abbott said. 'I actually get to stop and talk to my neighbors while they walk...

Deans, professors grow green curriculum for budding eco-jobs

Theresa Wray

July 7, 2008

Deans and professors are in the process of creating a green curriculum that would bring together existing sustainability courses under one program, making it easier for students to eventually compete in today's eco-friendly job market. 'Green is everywhere. It is no longer just a trend,' said Patricia ...

Nursing majors accelerate to learn needed skills

Theresa Wray

July 3, 2008

A student dons a red medical uniform, wears a stethoscope around her neck and hauls a suitcase packed with heavy medical books to her class in Jacaradan Hall. There, Maya Barovich joins 17 other students in CSUN's new accelerated nursing program. "The program is intense. I only got two hours of sle...

Motorists rethink driving habits as gas prices soar higher at the pumps

Theresa Wray

July 3, 2008

A Los Feliz resident walks to the nearby post office four blocks away from her home instead of driving to keep from paying the continually increasing cost of gas. "I'm walking around my neighborhood a lot more now," Jennifer Abbott said. "I actually get to stop and talk to my neighbors while they walk...

Deans, professors grow green curriculum for budding eco-jobs

Theresa Wray

July 3, 2008

Deans and professors are in the process of creating a green curriculum that would bring together existing sustainability courses under one program, making it easier for students to eventually compete in today's eco-friendly job market. "Green is everywhere. It is no longer just a trend," said Patricia ...

Cheech Marin introduces Chicano art at the LACMA

Theresa Wray

July 2, 2008

Cheech Marin, CSUN alumni and actor, is mostly known for his dope-smoking, comedic role in the 1970s movie, "Cheech and Chong." What is least known about him is that he is one of the foremost collectors of Chicano art in the U.S., and his nationally-toured private collection has helped to bring Chicano ar...

Organic food labels are no fresh guarantee

Theresa Wray

June 28, 2008

Erin McCaslin, a former CSUN student, picked up a plastic container of strawberries at Whole Foods Market and made sure it had the green and white "USDA Organic" seal on it. "You never really know what you're getting," McCaslin said. "But at least when I buy organic food, I know my family is not ea...

Clinton’s supporters see ‘cracks’ in glass ceiling

Theresa Wray

June 21, 2008

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, who visited campus in January, said in the final speech of her bid for the presidency that her supporters put "18 million cracks in the glass ceiling." But her unsuccessful run for the White House calls into question whether the ceiling is far from broken. "She made inroads, bu...

Koester approves new campus fee

Theresa Wray

June 19, 2008

Students were not allowed to vote as to whether they could afford a new campus fee, which was approved by CSUN President Jolene Koester between the spring and summer semesters when they were on break. The "Campus Quality Fee" will increase tuition by $100 in total within the course of the next thre...

Retiring art director reflects on legacy after 36 years

Theresa Wray

June 19, 2008

She is a small woman with a huge smile and a genuine excitement for visual art forms that tells stories of unheard voices across the globe. Louise Lewis' quick wit and enthusiasm was heard through the crowd that gathered at the CSUN gallery on June 7 as she celebrated her last exhibit, "Reclaiming the 'F' W...

Departments on campus scramble to find ways to cut back on costs

Theresa Wray

June 6, 2008

Departments on campus are looking for ways to decrease their operational costs to prepare for a shortfall in state funding, which could range from $12 to $22 million during the 2008-09 academic year. Academic Affairs has put aside a one-time lump sum of $5 million dollars to combat the impending budgetary...

The student media organization of California State University Northridge