The Sundial

Stand-up comic assists libraries

Susannah Reynolds

July 16, 2008

Two people sitting at a table, one teaching the other to read. This sight gave comedian Paula Poundstone goose bumps and made her love for public libraries even stronger. Poundstone has partnered with Friends of the Library U.S.A. to be their spokesperson to help raise money for libraries across th...

Family, friends remember victims of June 7 car crash

Monica Duester

July 16, 2008

Family members and friends of the two men who died after a CSUN student suspected of drunk driving collided into the back of their car while stopped at a red light, are keeping their memories alive through social networking Web sites and blogs. Farzad Etesamifar, 25, of Iran and his cousin, Sepehr Ke...

Former student jams with Aerosmith for video game

TINA HELWAJIAN

July 16, 2008

Aerosmith walked into the Neversoft Entertainment studio in Woodland Hills to record their motion-capture session of Guitar Hero. Before Steven Tyler began his session, he had one question: 'Where's Adam Jennings?' Tyler wanted to know who this guy was, so the studio called Jennings in, and he got t...

Nursing majors accelerate to learn needed skills

Theresa Wray

July 16, 2008

A student dons a red medical uniform, wears a stethoscope around her neck and hauls a suitcase packed with heavy medical books to her class in Jacaradan Hall. There, Maya Barovich joins 17 other students in CSUN?s new accelerated nursing program. ?The program is intense. I only got two hours of sle...

New paved walkway complements Chicano House mural

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July 16, 2008

Salena Barcenas Staff Reporter Take a walk down to the Chicano House and glance around. Notice that instead of standing on dirt, there is a nice paved walkway between the house and the annex that was completed last May. Instead of a yellow brick road, there are faded red pavers joining the hous...

Web classes jump in offerings, popularity

Dessiraee Eleby

July 16, 2008

It is 7:25 p.m. on a Tuesday night and Patrick Beck is preparing to do homework for Humanities 101 before his online chat session is scheduled to begin at eight. The chat feature that professor Nancy Taylor uses reminds Beck of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The chat room forum has all of Beck?s classmate...

Campus has no plans to rebuild women?s center

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July 16, 2008

Tina Helwajian STAFF REPORTER Campus employees say that the Women?s Research and Resource Center on the corner of Plummer Street and Darby Avenue, which caught fire in December 2007, will not be rebuilt. Richard Spaniardi, risk manager for the Environmental Health and Safety Office, said, ?The build...

Graduates evoke the struggle of Chicanos

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July 16, 2008

Salena Barcenas Staff Reporter The mixing of colors to form shapes and images that evoke emotions and feelings can leave a lasting impression. The new mural at the Chicano/a House on North University Drive ?captures the perspective of the oppression (Chicanos have had to face over) time,? said arti...

Speed racers finish in 10th

Dessiraee Eleby

July 16, 2008

The CSUN Formula-SAE ranked 12 out of 80 overall at the 2008 Formula SAE West Competition in Fontana from June 25-28. Project Manager Matt Powell, a 20-year-old junior business major, said the driving events are the team?s specialty. The team?s fastest finish was sixth place in the acceleration rac...

Student hospitalized after shot in neck along Lindley Avenue

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July 15, 2008

Monica Duester Staff Reporter Police said that two masked men approached Francisco Javier Magallanes on the driver?s side of his vehicle and shot him while he tried to drive away at 10:15 p.m. Magallanes managed to drive a couple of car lengths before crashing into several parked vehicles in fron...

Family, friends remember victims of June 7 car crash

Monica Duester

July 15, 2008

Farzad Etesamifar, 25, of Iran and his cousin, Sepehr Keshavarz, 23, of Reseda died in the early morning hours of June 7 at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Densmore Avenue in Encino. According to Rosa Aldama, her nephew, Etesamifar was living in Iran and visiting Los Angeles with his parent...

A look back at BSU’s fight for equal access to college 40 years ago

Susannah Reynolds

July 8, 2008

Black Student Union members took over the top floor of the administration building, holding 30 people hostage. They demanded that football coaches be fired and that there be no cutbacks to the Education Opportunity Program. "Confusion. That is the main impression that must have been with anyone who roame...

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