The Sundial

Democracy or Theocracy?

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 29, 2009

Is it possible for Iranians to obtain a democratic state within a theocratic government? Experts argue that such notion is impossible. “When a government is based on religion, any religion, it cannot be democratic,” said Nayereh Tohidi, professor and chair of gender and women’s studies department...

My Big Stupid (still racist) Country and its Incomprehensibly Stupid Politics

Joseph Glatzer

July 28, 2009

Obama rushes to quell racial uproar he helped fire NANCY BENAC, Associated Press, July 24, 2009 This headline in a nutshell represents the incomprehensible stupidity of the American "news" media.  The Associated Press specializes in stories of stupidity, sensationalism and "controversies" but thi...

How Iranians could ever claim democracy when they fail to recognize it in a free land…

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 27, 2009

At a time when unanimity is of utmost importance to Iran’s political destiny and the fate of Iranians across the globe, some are not willing to unleash their differences and acknowledge each other as members of the same organization: The Iranian Society. Separation within the Iranian community escalates,...

Letter to the editor: The Degree Progress Report and My Academic Planner

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July 23, 2009

There have been some controversies in regard to the article published on Wednesday November 19th, 2008 by the Daily Sundial on the Academic Advisement resolution passed by the Associated Students senate. The main purpose of my resolution is to help students be on track and expedite their path to graduation...

A True Revolution

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 20, 2009

Recent events in Iran have been relentlessly compared to the 1979 Iranian revolution, overlooking a major difference between the two uprisings: involvement of the United States. Secretary of State Clinton gave a policy speech at the Council on Foreign Relations recently. The United States must lead...

The Summer of Suffering in Killafornia

Joseph Glatzer

July 10, 2009

"Until California changes its priorities . . .we only have bad choices" Board of Trustees Chairman, Jeffrey Bleich On May 13, 2009, the California State University trustees approved a 10% increase in student fees (articles.latimes.com/2009/may/14/local/me-calstate-fees14).  Bleich, along with 16 others, voted for the incre...

Justice is served as CSUN player, coach’s son, and actor are sentenced

Craig Strazzeri

July 6, 2009

Jeffrey Braswell, Deon Tresvant, and Phannuel Gbewonyo all pleaded no contest last Thursday to burglary and grand theft for a New Year’s Day incident at Best Buy in Porter Ranch. Braswell was immediately sentenced to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 300 hours of Caltrans service. ...

Social Networks . . . Entering a new arena by the moment

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 6, 2009

Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have become the fastest and most accessible sources of news, not only for the young generation, but for anyone who desires the latest minute-by-minute updates of reports and information. We have been witnessing the gradual death of newspaper readership,...

Recognizing Freedom

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 6, 2009

While colorful sparks dazzled the night sky, in celebration of independence and democracy in the land of free, disparity outshined the sweet ambiance of liberty. Troublesome tension in Afghanistan and Honduras, Iran’s fruitless uprisings in demand of democracy, missile show display by North Korea...

Lambda Theta Nu hosts a conference to get Latina youth prepared for the transition to college

Lambda Theta Nu hosts a conference to get Latina youth prepared for the transition to college

Vanessa Padilla

July 3, 2009

The Lambda Theta Nu Sorority hosted the Latina Youth Leadership Conference on May 14, 2009 at CSUN. The purpose of the conference was to prepare Latina middle school and high school students for the transition to college. Over 70 people from San Fernando Valley and the Los Angels areas participated in the even...

Fourth of July to be filled with many events around Los Angeles

Fourth of July to be filled with many events around Los Angeles

Vanessa Padilla

July 3, 2009

The fourth of July is a very popular holiday. This year it falls on a Saturday so many people will be able to celebrate with their families and friends over the weekend. With the holiday approaching the campus seemed like a ghost town. The few students that were available said that they were either going out o...

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Vanessa Padilla

July 3, 2009

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