The Sundial

Financial aid hurt by budget cuts

Adolfo Flores

August 28, 2008

Like many students he's feeling the crunch despite Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's May revision of the state budget, which restored $97.6 million to the California State University system, reducing the gap in state funding to the CSU system to $288 million. The general fund doesn't have the money t...

AS Fair helpful to students

Marla Schevker

August 28, 2008

Seeing the free stuff being passed out on the lawn next to the Matador Bookstore Complex, junior Diana Ta decided to go check it out. What she found was the 4th annual Associated Students Fair. 'I learned a lot,' Ta said. 'I didn't know anything about the Children Care or the Recycling Center. I'd he...

CSUN ranks 12th in degrees earned by minorities

Alfredo Madrid

August 28, 2008

In a study conducted by 'Diverse Issues in Higher Education,' CSUN was ranked among the top 100 colleges and universities nationwide for minority students.' The June 12th issue placed CSUN in the 12th position for baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students for the 2006-2007 academic year. Hisp...

Places to visit on campus

Chelsea Cody

August 28, 2008

Populated primarily by commuter students, the CSUN campus resembles an airport terminal; students and faculty arrive and depart at all hours of the day, few remaining longer than is necessary. ' Students dart from the cramped parking lots to their classes only to hurry back again, phones out, keys in h...

Proponents are advocating outdated marriage ideals

Katie Christiansen

August 28, 2008

I can hardly wait for the backlash to the recent People magazine cover story 'Ellen and Portia's Wedding,' a profile of the ubiquitous Ms. (is it Mrs. now?) DeGeneres and her bride Portia de Rossi. The scathing comments and hate filled tirades sure to bombard the celebrity weekly will show just how ...

Clinton supports Obama, reaffirms Suffrage

Lilianna Oustinovskaya

August 28, 2008

The white posters signifying peace and unity have been raised with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's name written across them.' At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, Clinton delivered an electrifying speech urging her supporters to vote Sen. Barack Obama for president....

CSUN soccer seeks winning weekend

Michael Harrington

August 28, 2008

After a full week off following their 2-1 opening day overtime victory against the San Diego State Aztecs, the CSUN women's soccer team will play two games in three days this weekend. The Matadors (1-0-0) will continue their season at home on Friday morning when they take the field against Southern Utah ...

Preview of a Matador-less college football season

Alonso Tacanga

August 28, 2008

November of 2001 was devastating for many then-CSUN students and Matador school spirit '- if there was any. Citing money problems that would endanger the continuance of other university sports programs, then-'rookie' President Jolenne Koester decided to kill Northridge football. Almost seven years la...

Biden picked as a safe bet

Chelsea Cody

August 28, 2008

As an avid follower of the 2008 presidential campaign, I waited anxiously this past week for a text message from the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, Barack Obama. Fearful of wandering out of earshot, I kept my cell phone close, not wanting to miss the telltale beep that would signal the arr...

A.S. holds first meeting, allocates funds to groups

Adolfo Flores

August 27, 2008

Club fund allocations, future events and the reduction of the world's nuclear threat were some of the issues brought up at the Associated Student's first meeting of the semester yesterday afternoon. The funding for 13 clubs and organizations was up for a vote with all of them receiving the funding th...

Don?t take my lifeline away from me!

Eileen Mansoorian

August 27, 2008

Apparently the price of gas has skyrocketed to reach the price of one of those ultra cool, all-in-one smartphones. With all these high-tech, complex phones on the market one has to stop and ask the question: Should I really spend $200 on a phone or spend that on my gas for the next two months? The an...

Arson suspected in 75-acre Agoura fire

Paula Munoz

August 27, 2008

A fire broke out in the Calabasas and Agoura Hills areas yesterday afternoon, burning 75 acres but with no property damage or injuries reported. Due to suspicious findings, arson investigators were on the scene, officials said. The fire, which began in Malibu Creek State Park, was 85 percent contai...

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