The Sundial

Pepperdine ends Matadors’ season with sweep

Ivan Yeo

April 24, 2006

The 2006 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament run of the Cal State Northridge men's volleyball team ended almost as quickly as it began, and once again, it was the Pepperdine Waves who slammed the door shut. For the third year in a row, and fourth time in five years, the Waves crushed the post...

Inconsistency costs softball the sweep against UCSB

Ivan Yeo

April 24, 2006

It was a tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for the Cal State Northridge softball team against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Matador Diamond April 22-23. Dr. Jekyll appeared in a two-game doubleheader sweep on April 22 in which the Matadors scored 18 runs, nine in each game and invoked the eight-run mercy rul...

Musical ring tones not height of individuality

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April 24, 2006

We've all been there: Class is going on uneventfully when a cell phone rings - because evidently no one can bother to turn it off or at least reduce the ring to a deafening vibration setting. It leads me to think that we're not so much college students as we are forgetful six-year-olds who can't remember to...

To snip or not to snip, that is the question

Daniel Harju

April 24, 2006

The two day-old naked infant boy was strapped down and spread eagle on a restraining board in a Marin General Hospital surgery room. He screamed and struggled as the doctor inserted a Plastibell without anesthesia, a surgical device used to forcefully separate the boy's foreskin from his penis gland so...

Love, revolution, Bill Murray and Cuba

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April 21, 2006

In "The Lost City" Andy Garcia uses the colorful beauty of his native Cuba to tell the heartfelt story of a man and his love for a woman and a city tormented by political injustice. Garcia, who directed, co-produced and stars in the movie, has waited 16 years to put this movie on the big screen and we sh...

He Said, She Said: Are prenups a good idea?

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April 21, 2006

He Said By Sam Richard Imagine this: your fianc? proposes to you and says something to the effect of, "Baby, I love you. I can't live without you. I want to be with you for the rest of my life. Will you marry me?" Your heart flutters with joy, and you are so excited to know that you will be marrying th...

Negative aspects of MySpace outweigh positive

Giovany Torres

April 21, 2006

Recently, News Corp., the parent company and owner of the popular website MySpace.com, announced that it would take active steps in making the site safer to use. But behind all the controversies and hype circulating around MySpace, the problems run much deeper than what meets the eye. For those of ...

Texas Hold ’em stakes high at University Student Union

Arthur Vong

April 21, 2006

In the middle of the ninth poker tournament held this semester, Walter Chen started to play a football arcade game close to the five filled poker tables to his right side and pointed to the Texas Hold 'em standings on the wall of the Games Room in the University Student Union as "pokerpalooza" was in...

Armenian community gathers to commemorate genocide

Sandy Archila

April 21, 2006

The 1915 Armenian genocide was commemorated by more than 200 Armenian-American students, parents, CSUN faculty and community members as they gathered for a candlelight vigil April 20 on the Matador Bookstore Lawn. The Armenian Student Association held its annual candlelight vigil to commemorate the estim...

Why Kobe Bryant should not be MVP

Justin Satzman

April 21, 2006

It has been well documented that this season in the NBA, the MVP voting is as close as ever. Should it go to Steve Nash again or should Kobe Bryant finally get the piece of hardware that has eluded him his entire career? Should LeBron James get the MVP, with many more likely to come, or should Elton Bra...

Life, bass and music with Carter Wallace

Carla Acevedo-Eldredge

April 21, 2006

Carter Wallace's excitement grew as we talked about art and music. He smiled, turned and ran directly to the grass, to do his favorite stunt: a cartwheel. The green grass contrasted with his pink outfit. The sun sparkled in the reflection of his heart and star-shaped piercings. The 21-year-old junior mu...

Panelists discuss academic freedom

Sandy Archila

April 20, 2006

Academic freedom, a topic recently causing heated local and national legal debate, was discusssed at the first two days of the Defining Academic Freedom Conference on at the Sierra Center. "Academic freedom is crucial for any society that wants to continue to get better," said keynote speaker, Evan Gers...

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