The Sundial

CSUN’s swim teams get axed

Yazmin Cruz

March 3, 2010

The Cal State Northridge men’s and women’s swim teams were discontinued Monday afternoon by the athletic department due to the ongoing statewide financial crisis. Rick Mazzuto, the athletic director at CSUN, said he was asked by the CFO Tom McCain to lead the project and started working on the...

Cultivating the rewards of the community gardens

Yazmin Cruz

December 8, 2009

Yazmin is also a reporter for El Nuevo Sol On this overcast Sunday morning, the father of six arrives at the garden at 6:30 a.m. and begins to clear the weeds from the rows of cilantro. The movement of his hands against the herb releases its pungent aroma. He recalls how the vacant lots loo...

CSUN A.S. teams up with other campuses in sending postcards to protest fee increases

Yazmin Cruz

December 2, 2009

On a crisp sunny afternoon, junior finance major Chris Butner approaches the table set up by Associated Students (A.S.) in the middle of campus to get students to sign colorful postcards to protest the 32 percent fee increase. When Butner, 38, is asked to sign a postcard, he does not hesitate. He said he was...

The skinny on bicycling

Yazmin Cruz

December 2, 2009

Many students missed out on the Associated Students Environmental Affairs bike repair clinic yesterday. The clinic, which was held in front of the bookstore, lacked advertisement. Those who learned about the clinic through Facebook where able to get minor repairs done to their bikes. For those w...

Obama headed to Copenhagen

Yazmin Cruz

November 30, 2009

As many where preparing for Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama was making plans of his own. On Wednesday, November 25 Obama confirmed his trip to Copenhagen. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held from December 7-18, aims to create an agreement on an international st...

Music industry studies majors help launch unknown artists, produce record label CDs

Yazmin Cruz

November 29, 2009

CSUN students are getting a hands-on approach to learning all about the music industry by attempting to launch musical talent into the music business. Students enrolled in the music industry studies and music production courses are involved in a yearlong project that puts them in charge of the major’s record label, MIS Music Group. ...

Green Surf Boards

Yazmin Cruz

November 22, 2009

Surfers have a reputation for caring about our beaches and getting involved with organizations like the Surfriders Foundation, which keeps tabs on those who pollute our oceans. With the respect they seem to have for the earth, it was hard to believe that the surfboards that most use to catch the waves are a threa...

‘Buy Nothing Day’

Yazmin Cruz

November 13, 2009

Every year we seem to forget about the holidays that do not drive us to shell out the big bucks. This year we seem to have skipped over Thanksgiving, again. What many have not forgotten is Black Friday and Christmas. Malls all around are already advertising their enticing sales prices for the day after...

Grad student moves forward

Yazmin Cruz

November 10, 2009

Mass communications graduate student Esha Momeni, formerly imprisoned in Iran, revealed she is planning an exhibition about her time in prison, while speaking at an event in her honor at CSUN. The event, From CSUN to Iran and Back Again, which was held at the University Student Union’s Northridge Cente...

A taste of Cuba

Yazmin Cruz

November 9, 2009

As the door opened, a sensual aroma of citrus and garlic called my name. We were welcomed by two gentleman dressed in typical Cuban shirts, Guayaveras, who lead us to our table. They were as authentically charismatic and welcoming as the food. To start the evening, I ordered a Jupiña, an authentic pineapple ...

Protect your brain, wear a helmet

Yazmin Cruz

November 6, 2009

It was a typical Wednesday evening on the corner of Reseda Boulevard and Nordhoff Street, where red and white lights filled the streets as traffic moved along.  Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclist were trying to go places when all of the sudden time stood still for a bicyclist. A distracted dri...

Graduate student Esha Momeni to recount imprisonment in Iran

Yazmin Cruz

November 5, 2009

Formerly imprisoned communications studies graduate student, Esha Momeni, will speak at CSUN after being allowed to return home. The Women’s Research and Resource Center (WRRC) will host the event, From CSUN to Iran and Back Again, in honor of Momeni on Monday, Nov. 9. The event starts at 4 p.m. at the University S...

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