The Sundial

Surviving CSUN: First week and beyond

Michelle Nelson

August 25, 2009

You may be jittery because you had one too many double-shot lattes at Freudian Sip. You may be jittery because you can’t shake off that dream you had last night about showing up to school without your pants. Most likely, you’re jittery because you feel completely unprepared about what to expect on...

Recession Living 101: A new face for $50

Kerstin Gupilan

August 24, 2009

Textbooks. Check. Parking permit. Check. Tuitions and fees. Unfortunately, check. The new semester is upon us and we all have the empty bank accounts to prove it. With today’s dwindling economy it’s difficult for anyone not to crave the finer things in life, especially for the average colle...

An authentic south of the border treasure

Aprile Sumague

August 21, 2009

There are countless Mexican restaurants in the San Fernando Valley, but Los Toros in Chatsworth stands out with its friendly atmosphere, authentic Mexican food and the best margaritas in town. For someone who is not a fan of Mexican dishes, I give Los Toros 9.2 stars.  The Los Toros Sampler is perfect for a group of four pe...

Russian Language Immersion Program readies students to study in Russia

Russian Language Immersion Program readies students to study in Russia

Shant Kazandjian

July 3, 2009

The Russian Language Immersion Program at CSUN is a component of the federally funded Southern California Consortium of California State Universities for the Strategic Language Initiative (SLI). Students in the six-week program receive in-class language instruction and participate in cultural activities in Rus...

Where to: let out your inner geek

Shant Kazandjian

July 1, 2009

View Let Your Inner Geek Out in a larger map Just 15 years ago having a collection of comic books, playing with action figures, and spending hours on a video game would have labeled someone a geek, an outsider. Nowadays, you see rappers putting their names on video games, movies about comic book characters, and t...

Where to: relax around CSUN

Kat Ernst

July 1, 2009

Finding a place to relax around CSUN is so simple. With the San Fernando Valley heat fixed onto CSUN, some want to spend their time on campus in comfortable outdoor and indoor environments. I have found some places students will love to relax at. In front of Manzanita Hall There are benches and tables for you to study in the sun or the shade. Sierra Center/Freudian ...

Housing around campus offers amenities and welcomes students

Vanessa Padilla

July 1, 2009

View Larger Map of off campus housing Howard Austin Randa Issa Daniel Obtaining housing during college can be difficult for students. CSUN not only offers dorms, but has off campus housing options as well. There are also various apartment complexes and town homes close to the campus that are very welcoming to students. Howard Austin has been affiliated with the off campus-housing program for many years and enjoys having students rent rooms from his home. He first became involved with the program when CSUN had the E.F International Language Scho...

Tips on how to survive an online class, learn the most a student can

Kat Ernst

June 30, 2009

I will be completely honest here, the first time I took an online class, well, I ended up forgetting I was even taking one. I took an online class because I live thirty miles from school and coming to CSUN every day of the week is difficult, so online classes are great. Especially for a commuter school like CSUN. I would like to reas...

Where to: go to a nail, hair or tanning salon around CSUN

Kat Ernst

June 29, 2009

After a long week of studying and lack of sleep a day at the spa is needed for college students. I have found some great salons around campus for you to soak your feet in. Some even have discounts for CSUN students! View Nail-Hair-Tanning Salons Around CSUN in a larger map ...

Where to: get coffee in Santa Monica after 10 p.m.

Shant Kazandjian

June 29, 2009

View Late Night Coffee Shops in a larger map Choosing a place to buy coffee in Santa Monica during the day may be the hardest choice to make. With a Starbucks or a Coffee Bean just a mile away, smaller coffee shops must have a unique trait that sets them apart from all the other competitors. After 10 p.m., very few coffee shops ...

One in 36,000: Paul Natali

Abel Pacheco

June 24, 2009

CSUN has one of the most diverse university communities in the United States that includes 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty members.  Each one of the 36,000 students comes from a different walk of life.  Every student offers something different to the university that helps make the university a diverse...

Where to: find a bathing suit

Where to: find a bathing suit

Kat Ernst

June 23, 2009

As the valleys and the oceans heat up, so does our need to dress to impress at the beach. So what are the popular brands? What colors are in? And what are the most popular accessories to wear to the beach? Teresa Njor, a sales associate from Canyon Beachwear in Studio City says, “Vitamin-A and VIC’s bathin...

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