The Sundial

Figure models take it all off, for art’s sake

Taline Helwajian

May 19, 2006

Originally Published February 13, 2006 Blank canvases fill the intimate space of an art studio, which is focused on a wooden stage in the front of the room. Students are propped up in their seats waiting to begin class. Charles Coffman listens for direction from the professor to begin posing for the s...

View of life that lacks cell phone communication

Mike Siciliano

May 19, 2006

Originally Published April 5, 2006 I have always viewed myself as a strange person, but there is one characteristic that causes me to view myself as an anomaly in today's world: I have never owned a cell phone. That's right; I have functioned for 22 years without one. I take delight in being anonymously as...

Women take first, men fourth in outdoor championship

Nicole Garcia

May 19, 2006

The Cal State Northridge women's track team won its third Big West Outdoor Title in the last five years while the men finished fourth, ending their run of two-straight outdoor titles May 12-13 at the Matador Track Complex. In the women's hammer, the Matadors won first, second and third. First place wen...

A trip to Africa brings more than souvenirs

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May 19, 2006

Originally Published February 28, 2006 In 1989 Joseph Holloway discovered Accra, Ghana. He was attending a conference for the National Council of Black Studies with other African-American professors from Cal State University northridge. The first thing that came to his mind upon arriving in this foreign ...

Seven experts say objects not genuine antiquities

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May 19, 2006

The Daily Sundial contacted scholars of ancient Chinese antiquities from around the world, seven of whom are presented below. All experts contacted by the Sundial expressed serious doubts about the authenticity of the objects in CSUN's collection of Chinese artifacts. The centerpiece of the collectio...

Life ‘ Struggles at a Haitian Hospital

Joshua Williams

May 19, 2006

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University position on Tseng family collection

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May 19, 2006

(The following are excerpts from a statement provided by university officials.) Dr. Preusser has a demonstrated record of skill and independence. Before working for LACMA, Dr. Preusser had a 30-year-plus career in cultural heritage preservation, including the past 12 years conducting authentication analysis ...

Authenticity of Tseng artifacts questioned

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May 19, 2006

Nearly three months after an exhibition of Chinese artifacts that were donated to CSUN, a retired curator of Far Eastern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art wrote to university President Jolene Koester stating there were "serious questions of authenticity" concerning the objects. The curator, ...

Conversation tips on not being an asinine moron

Hadley Hudson

May 19, 2006

Originally Published April 20, 2006 1. What I should have said. 2. What I said. 1. "I'm sure your lost puppy will show up soon." 2. "Maybe he's dead." 1. "I should probably wear a condom." 2. "Hey, if you're fine with it." 1. "This cliff is really high and I can't swim well. I shouldn't jump." 2. "I'l...

Why Bonds passing ‘the Babe’ is not the story that it should be

Justin Satzman

May 19, 2006

In what should be one of the biggest stories in sports history is suddenly becoming a nuisance. Barry Bonds will become the player with the second most home runs in history. He will pass Babe Ruth sometime this season. But the fact that no one is excited about it is the bigger story. There are many ...

Angry squirrel demands respect, media coverage

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May 19, 2006

Originally Published February 28, 2006 Note from the editors: It is the usual policy of this newspaper to only publish letters written by human beings; this letter is an exception. ?In the interest of showing our dedication to publishing contrary opinions - and the relentless pressure put on this publica...

60 characters, 10 actors; CSUN show a success

Taline Helwajian

May 19, 2006

Originally Published March 1, 2006 The CSUN Theater Department's presentation of the adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich proved to be a pleasant surprise indeed. Ehrenreich wrote her book based on her real-life undercover work as a woman trying ...

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