The Sundial

A ‘Shape of Things’

Yohanna Figueroa

May 19, 2006

Originally Published March 22, 2006 CSUN's theater department's production of Neil LaBute's socially satirical play "The Shape of Things" is intimate and provocative with confident acting. The play is about the chance encounter of opposites and the complex relationship that evolves when a Woody Allen-esqu...

Frustrations behind becoming an American citizen

Yohanna Figueroa

May 2, 2006

I am a legal alien. I have legally lived, learned and worked in this country with my mouth shut for 21 years. I am currently going through the process of becoming a naturalized citizen. It's college stress all over again. What if I don't get in? As an immigrant living in the US during these controvers...

What brings us closer also keeps us apart

Yohanna Figueroa

April 27, 2006

F or junior communications major Priscilla Barcelo, MySpace is a source of constant entertainment. "I probably go on it a couple times a day, she said. Pathetic I know, but if the computer is there, I will use it for MySpace." Barcelo said she spends hours in the music section. She uses the online co...

A guide to how slang is created and what must die

Yohanna Figueroa

April 26, 2006

A slang word is on its last legs, gasping for air when someone over the age of 35 seriously uses it in a sentence, then does a little smirk after they say it like, "Hey, look at me, I just said a word the kids use, aren't I cute?" The said slang word has officially crossed over to "slang" heaven. Thanks a ...

CSUN students take nationwide health survey for incentive

Yohanna Figueroa

March 30, 2006

Several CSUN students were randomly selected to participate in a nationwide health assessment survey, but some said the questionnaire is slightly intrusive and personal. The survey called the National College Health Assessment Web survey (NCHA-Web), which was sponsored by the American College Health As...

‘Shape of Things,’ CSUN’s

Yohanna Figueroa

March 22, 2006

CSUN's theater department's production of Neil LaBute's socially satirical play "The Shape of Things" is intimate and provocative with confident acting. The play is about the chance encounter of opposites and the complex relationship that evolves when a Woody Allen-esque English major student, Adam (Jim...

Women step out from behind shadows of men

Yohanna Figueroa

March 21, 2006

That man over there say a woman needs to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helped me into carriages or over mud puddles or gives me a best place... And ain't I a woman?" - Sojourner Truth, abolitionist, from her speech in 1851 at a Wo...

Eisner college gets grant, push for more K-12 teachers

Yohanna Figueroa

March 1, 2006

The CSUN Michael D. Eisner College of Education has received a $40,000 grant to help increase the number of math and science teachers in California's K-12 schools. The grant is part of a larger initiative for the California State University and the University of California to increase the amount of teache...

Chappelle is back, musical and funny; let’s party

Yohanna Figueroa

February 24, 2006

Saying the name Dave Chappelle makes some people burst into laughter. That's how funny this man is. Reading the name Dave Chappelle brings a kool-aid smile to most people's faces. His standup acts are experiences and his two-season shows are masterpieces. So when I read aloud the assignment, "Dave Cha...

‘Tsotsi’: gangs and humanity in South Africa

Yohanna Figueroa

February 24, 2006

The movie "Tsotsi," directed by Gavin Hood and based on the novel by Athol Fugard, is about a criminal's redemption. It is about the transformation in a person and the faith that helped. "Tsotsi" was an effective portrait of the effects of poverty, done so in an elegant visual and respectful story-tel...

M.E.Ch.A. gets more funds from A.S.

Yohanna Figueroa

February 23, 2006

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) were allocated additional funds for its upcoming youth conference at the Associated Students meeting Feb. 21. M.E.Ch.A. was given an additional $800 after much debate on how much the club should be funded for its RAZA Youth Conference. The even...

Her story gets heard

Yohanna Figueroa

February 15, 2006

Marking the first ever celebration of its kind, CSUN is celebrating the week-long Black Herstory, a series of events held to recognize past female historical figures who would otherwise go unnoticed, and celebrating future leaders. Held during Black History Month and before Women's History Month in ...

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