The Sundial

Two baseball pitchers drafted by Rockies, Indians

Matt Crosson

July 14, 2006

Two CSUN baseball players were selected in the 2006 professional baseball draft by the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians. Pitchers Craig Baker and Jimmy Brettl were selected in the fourth and 39th rounds. Baker was chosen by the Rockies and Brettl by the Indians. "I've dreamed about this my whole li...

CSUN 101: taking responsibility for one’s own education

TASHIANA JEFFERSON

July 14, 2006

Working at the Information Desk in Bayramian Hall for two years allowed me to experience the good, the bad and the ugly of CSUN. The university has undergone many physical changes, as well as, changes in its policies and procedures. One thing that never seems to change, however, is the students' di...

U.S. military fighting wrong war in Iraq

Matt Crosson

July 14, 2006

While thousands of U.S. soldiers sweat and bleed in the dunes of the Iraqi desert, a much more dangerous enemy grows in the Far East. The invasion of Iraq, according to President Bush, was in response to the numerous weapons of mass destruction that the Middle-Eastern country had in their possession and the t...

Tax return files delayed during transfer

EDDIE COTA

July 14, 2006

About 15 tax returns forms were delayed in April when a CSUN tax assistant program processed files through an online transfer service. When the CSUN's Wayne and Roberta Colmer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program submitted tax return forms through e-file, an online service, for the first time in A...

Top eight indie albums for memorable summer listening

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July 14, 2006

This summer, as millions of Americans embark on weekend getaways, it is inevitable that the sweet sound of music will upstage the background grumbles of traffic jams and industrial hums. The following is a list of recommended albums that are overlooked by mainstream audiences, but serve as the perfect sc...

CSUN alumna releases first single off own record label

Adlina Minassi

July 14, 2006

A CSUN alumnus launched her first single, "No One But You," June 22 at Nacional in Hollywood to a large crowd of fans. Shakeh Avanessian attended CSUN 2003-2005 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Cinema and Television Arts. The event started at 9 p.m. and attracted approximately 400 people that ...

Students belt out operatic tunes for performance

Ashlee Shapiro

July 14, 2006

Sounds of beautiful, controlled operatic voices echo through the CSUN Music Department several hours daily. About 30 classically trained singers of the OperaWorks program attempt to perfect their voices in preparation for an annual performance. Jessica Slatknff, who is in her first year of the prog...

Missing mother planned to study education at CSUN

TASHIANA JEFFERSON

July 14, 2006

Family and friends of a missing 25-year-old Simi Valley mother, who planned to attend CSUN this fall, hired a private investigator to find her. Authorities called off their search for Renee Fox on June 28 after search dogs lost her scent. Fox has been missing since June 24, when her car broke down on a...

No background checks required for campus security program

Kolby Collins Adlina Minassi

July 14, 2006

A CSUN security escort program does not require background checks, fingerprinting or drug tests on its student employees. Matador Patrol, whose purpose is to provide safety escorts for people walking alone at night on campus, used to have fingerprinting and drug testing for Community Service Assistant...

Showcase superstar talent, skills at local hot spots

EDDIE COTA

July 14, 2006

Many places in the Valley allow you to express opinions and creativity through the arts. These places allow an individual to practice his or her skills. The following are a few spots around town to help you find your path to stardom. Poetry The best place to catch a poetry show is Da Poetry Lounge at ...

Soldier home at last

Andres Cruzalegui

July 14, 2006

The remains of a World War II soldier from Northridge were finally returned to U.S. soil June after a two-year archeological excavation and forensic investigation in Papua New Guinea Second Lt. Byron Stenen was among nine soldiers identified by military officials, and the co-pilot of the B-24D Liberator...

CSUN men’s volleyball become head of the class

Matt Crosson

July 14, 2006

The CSUN men's volleyball team may not have been champions on the court this season, but they were number one in the classroom. Eight matadors were Mountain Pacific Sports Federation academic all-conference selections this season for maintaining a 3.0 or better, grade point average while competing in at lea...

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