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Textbook prices up, student patience low

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

Textbook prices increased an average of 6 percent each year since 1987 - twice the rate of inflation - according to a study released Aug. 16 by the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office. The study concludes that the most significant factor for the dramatic increases in textbook prices is "bundling...

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August 31, 2005

Wild art

Expensive at any price

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

Wal-Mart strikes again. This time the giant conglomerate has proposed to build a Wal-Mart store in Northridge at Nordhoff, and Tampa where Levitz and Best once stood. Wal-Mart currently has two of its stores in neighboring cities, Porter Ranch and Van Nuys. Similarly, Palmdale, a city in the Antelope Valle...

Special election begins to heat up

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

A proposed California state spending cap initiative could change current funding guarantees given to education if passed in the Nov. 8 special election. The "California Live within our Means Act," or Proposition 76, is a key measure on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's reform agenda. If passed, the prop...

A.S. needs to get involved too

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

Yesterday, new and returning students had an opportunity to hear from the president of the Associated Students, Chad Charton. In an op-ed piece that ran in these pages, Charton greeted the student body and expressed his eagerness to begin the new semester. It would have been informative and benefici...

Exchange structure to get arbor-themed update

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

The Exchange, located between Jacaranda Hall and Juniper Hall, will be rebuilt to improve its food and merchant services for students and faculty in fall 2007. "The incentive is to provide (the) campus with another meet and greet space," said Dave Nirenberg, director of commercial service for The Uni...

Fantasia Fabulous keeps you hot after summer

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

Hey there my "muy" sexy Matadors, it's your resident expert on all that matters in life: your looks. Call me Ms. Fantasia Fabulous. Now, I know you all had a hot and happening summer, but now it's time to get back to what's important. Along with getting your mind into shape by hitting the books, ...

Sundial Update

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

Longtime CSUN professor,Chemistry Dept. chair dies Omar Zahir, professor and chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, died Aug. 26. Zahir joined the faculty at CSUN in 1990 as an assistant professor in what was then the Chemistry Department. Zahir graduated from the State University of New Y...

New Valley Performing Arts Center silent fundraising nets $4 million

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

The silent fundraising phase for CSUN's new $100 million Performing Arts Center began in July, with the university looking for private donors to contribute to more than half of the total cost of construction. Projected to be completed by 2010, the VPAC executive committee, led by area business leaders and ...

Faculty, staff housing project moves closer to construction

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

A new faculty and staff housing development project is slated to open in 2008 under CSUN's Envision 2035 Master Plan. The new project was launched to utilize the empty land north of Lassen Street and east of Zelzah Avenue in an innovative way, while also producing affordable housing to recruit and reta...

Women’s soccer beats Rebels, can’t put leash on Bulldogs

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August 31, 2005

The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team opened up the 2005 season in solid fashion, defeating the University of Nevada-Las Vegas 2-0 in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. The team was then defeated in a close match against Fresno State University with a score of 2-1 two days later at Matador soccer field. Again...

New MTA Orange Line to run from NoHo to Warner Center

Daily Sundial

August 31, 2005

A new high-tech and cost-effective bus system that uses clean-burning fuel will transport commuters from North Hollywood to Woodland Hills on the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Orange Line beginning this fall. The MTA purchased an old 14-mile railroad track in the early 1990s that runs parallel ...

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