The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Memorial set for deceased physics and astronomy professor

Yolanda Becerra December 14, 2006
A memorial gathering for Stephen Walton, 50, CSUN professor of physics and astronomy, will take place at CSUN's Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Walton, the oldest of seven children, was diagnosed with Cancer in 2003. He died Nov.

10 tips to survive finals

Yolanda Becerra December 11, 2006
Finals week is always a hectic time for college students. While some rely on flash cards, study groups and notes, there are those who in desperate times resort to osmosis. So, in an effort to make this stressful week go as smoothly as possible, here are some tips that might help you out, a sort of "Finals Week for Dummies" guide.

Evangelicals moving toward the American mainstream

Yolanda Becerra December 7, 2006
Evangelicals are not generally what comes to mind when one thinks of mainstream America, but that may very well change. These culturally adaptive experts have managed to infiltrate every aspect of our daily lives. From movies like "Ray" and "Narnia" to MTV, fiction books and politics, evangelicals have found new ways to become part of everyday America.

‘You Can’t Take It’ With You brings family comedy to CSUN

Yolanda Becerra November 30, 2006
In the midst of the hustle and bustle around the CSUN theater department during the Nov. 28 rehearsal of "You Can't Take It With You," it is easy to see how everything is coming together for the Dec. 1 opening of what has been called America's favorite comedy.

Natural disasters panel offers perspective on Katrina

Yolanda Becerra November 27, 2006
Attempting to explore and explain the cultural and political implications of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, three panelists presented their perspectives and experiences to CSUN students in the Whitsett Room on the fourth floor of Sierra Hall on Nov.

Professor knows her flora and students well

Yolanda Becerra November 22, 2006
How she finds sanity and order in an office that seems to be overtaken by an endless workload is a mystery. Her small office is filled with books and her desk is stacked with papers and more books, an ominous vision of the endless workload of an overworked professor.

Students reject increase in A.S. and I.R.A. fees

Yolanda Becerra November 13, 2006
CSUN students voted down two referendums Nov. 7 and 8 that would have raised Associated Students and Instructionally Related Activity Fees in the coming years. CSUN students did approve Referendum 1, which proposed an amendment to the A.S. mission statement for the inclusion of the word "size" in anti-discrimination rules.

Prop. 1D subject of statewide debate

Yolanda Becerra November 6, 2006
Voters will again face a proposition on Tuesday that promises to improve California schools. The Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act, better known as Proposition 1D, would issue $10.4 billion to improve public school facilities. There is little opposition to the measure because many voters feel that our schools need the improvement.

‘Staffing issues’ slow down tram service

Yolanda Becerra October 30, 2006
A very popular student service has been facing "staffing issues" which have caused several students to be late to class and made countless others face the dreaded walk from the dorms to the campus. Approximately 50,000 to 60,000 tram trips are taken every month, according to transportation coordinator Astrid B.

Reza Aslan kicks off lecture series

Yolanda Becerra October 24, 2006
Speaking on the future of Islam last night at the Plaza del Sol performance hall, Reza Aslan, author of "No God but God" and CBS Middle East political analyst, offered a new perspective on the Iraq war, cleared up misconceptions about Islam, and spoke out against the controversial cartoons that appeared in a Danish newspaper in Sept.

More work put into A.S. recycling program than some students realize

Yolanda Becerra October 16, 2006
You probably have passed by them and subconsciously noticed them and moved on, not giving them a second thought. There are 37 recycling bins located around the campus and 15 bins around housing that students seldom look at twice. The recycling program is a certified community service program that is often unappreciated and overlooked by students but is run by dedicated, hard-working people.

New literature course will focus on post-colonial writers

Yolanda Becerra October 9, 2006
The Anglophone Postcolonial English course is contributing more than just dead British guys to the English department. The course will study famous authors from countries like India, Africa, Ireland and parts of the Caribbean, with authors like Chinua Achebe, Merle Hodge, Earl Lovelace and James Joyce, among others.
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