The Sundial

A.S. allocates $9K to cheerleading team

Thabie Sibanda

November 26, 2008

The Associated Students passed a motion to allocate $9,000 to the Matador Cheerleading Squad for the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) Nationals competition held in Orlando, Florida, among a handful of decisions made at yesterday's weekly meeting in the Grand Salon room. Only four schools in Califo...

USC historian discusses role of race on Obama?s policies, presidency

Josselle Sison

November 26, 2008

The Flintridge Room at the USU overflowed with students from the departments of Chicana/o studies and Pan African studies ready to engage in a discussion and lecture about history and racism Tuesday afternoon. Students resorted to sitting on the floor against the walls in order to be able to listen to...

Matadors want to return the favor

Alonso Tacanga

November 26, 2008

CSUN has lost three games straight. Only one of those was a close match and, ironically, it was that very game the one that had Head Coach Bobby Braswell the maddest. The other two? Blowout defeats. Braswell's reaction? Let's just say he didn't disapprove. 'For us there were certain things that I ne...

Holocaust survivor speaks to students

Danette Spiers

November 26, 2008

Regina Hirsch hid in a straw field for nine hours as the German police searched for Jews within the Lodz ghetto in 1943. The police did not discover her hiding place until she had already left. Hirsch calls moments liked this simply a miracle '- one of many miracles she experienced while struggling to surviv...

How to find deals on Black Friday

Josselle Sison

November 26, 2008

Drive around a residential neighborhood and see bright lights already strung up along the sides of rooftops, turn on the radio and listen to the stations already playing holiday music. With Christmas around the corner, people are gearing up to find the best deals for the perfect gifts for everyone on...

Rocking out with locals Road to Bremen

Jon Burroughs

November 26, 2008

Darren Massey is a 25-year-old CSUN student majoring in business. He, along with bandmates Nick Alley, Johnny Ashkar, Nate Beck and Danny Bell, formed the group 'Road to Bremen.' Massey is the lead singer and has been playing music since he was 12 years old, starting with the bass. They are currently in...

Latino voters play vital part in 2008 election

Cynthia Gomez

November 26, 2008

Whoever said Latinos who live in this country were never going to make a positive difference or change our society were wrong. Latinos became a significant factor in the change of a new president on Election Day. The 2008 presidential election results surprised everyone as more voters aimed towards v...

Northridge stops at UCLA after Thanksgiving

Michael Harrington

November 26, 2008

The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team will wrap up its trip to Alaska tonight and then head back to California for Thanksgiving. Will the Matadors be thankful for their first win of the year? That is yet to be seen. However, after the holiday is over and the turkey is all gone, it's back to...

Seawolves crush CSUN

Michael Harrington

November 26, 2008

The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team's offense came out very similar to the weather in Alaska Tuesday night. Cold. Very cold. In the first game of the Great Alaska Shootout, the Matadors (0-5) were dismantled by Alaska-Anchorage 72-44 at Sullivan Arena. Seawolf senior Nicci Miller led all sc...

Time for the BCS to go

Emin Avakian

November 26, 2008

The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was implemented beginning with the 1998 season to determine the national champion for college football'hellip;? 'Wait a minute! Is there seriously going to be another column on the BCS?'? Does the BCS still determine the national champion in college football? Exactl...

The CSU chancellor has reasons for the budget cuts

Adam Haverstock

November 25, 2008

If you haven't heard by now, the California state budget is going down the tubes. Years of budget stalemate between the Democratic and Republican parties (yes, they are both to blame) has led to the passage of the latest budget in California's history (85 days after the July 1 deadline). Additionally, th...

Suspect arrested in connection to bicycle thefts

Danielle Directo

November 25, 2008

A man was arrested last week ?in connection to about 30 bicycle thefts spanning from August to November of this year. Craig Varner, 46 and a non-CSUN student, was arrested Nov. 20 by CSUN police responding to a call made by a CSUN staff member who witnessed suspicious activity, said Christina Villalobo...

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