The Sundial

Meet Your A.S. Senate Candidates


October 29, 2009

Kevin Kolb, 28, Masters Program Senate Position: Graduate Senator (II) Major: Political Science What interests you about politics? What interests me about politics is discussing, critiquing and analyzing concerns of people and institutions in society. Describe the qualifications fo...

No. 4 UCSB puts a dagger in CSUN men’s soccer tournament hopes as they lose 2-0 at Harder Stadium

Alejandro Arpiza

October 29, 2009

After being shut out, 2-0, at No. 4 UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night, the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team now faces a critical two-game homestand starting Saturday. The loss keeps the Matadors tied for fifth place with UC Davis at seven points apiece, and with a mere three games remaining in Bi...

Who said we can’t be friends?

Kerstin Gupilan

October 29, 2009

What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the woods and there’s no one around, does it make a sound? Can a heterosexual male and a heterosexual female be just friends? Some questions really do require some deep philosophical thinking. Imagine this, you’re walking to class,...

CSUN faces 49ers with second place on the line

Kendall Capps

October 29, 2009

The Cal State Northridge women’s soccer team (9-9, 5-2 Big West) welcomes Long Beach State to Matador Field Sunday afternoon to close out the regular season on senior day. Northridge is currently third in the Big West standings, but with a win, the Matadors will clinch the second spot in the...

Matadors want revenge against Roadrunners

Kerstin Gupilan

October 29, 2009

With the team’s second best statistical hitter injured, Britney Graff, the Northridge women’s volleyball team will have their hands full this Friday with a non-conference match against the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners. The Roadrunners are coming off a four-set loss to the San Diego State Aztecs, an...

Post-traumatic stress disorder plagues war veterans after they return to what most call normalcy

Nicolaas Koppert

October 29, 2009

Veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan today finding it more difficult to cope with everyday life in America than it was to deal with war. In September 2007, I came home thinking that it was taboo for an infantry soldier to discuss personal problems with a doctor. It took me about a year to seek h...

‘Street Scene’ the Broadway opera

Aubrey Canfield

October 29, 2009

What can you do when the air is so hot that the milk is going sour and you live in an overcrowded apartment with tenants who are stricken with poverty, alcoholics or worse, murderers? Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene” based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer Prize winning play asks that same question. Base...

Singer-songwriter provides an easy listening album

Braulio Campos

October 29, 2009

Canadian singer-songwriter Lights’ debut album, “The Listening,” brings her hit singles “Drive My Soul” and “February Air”, along with her other quirky synthpop songs to our ears. I don’t really care for the genre, because I tend to think that singer-songwriter albums are something...

Musician driven by different styles

Ani Chakiryan

October 29, 2009

Honestly, what drives us to do any of the things that we decide to do? Why do some of us play music where others don’t? It’s simple really; it’s passion. It’s also passion that drives those who love music to make it their entire life. Carl Verheyen is a great poster child for this. Just...

CONTROL drops the beat on Los Angeles the electro

Avi Yashaya

October 29, 2009

The electronic music scene is reaching critical mass. Now at its apex of mainstream saturation it seems not a day goes by where top 40 divas and superstars cross genres and reinvent themselves “electronic” almost the same way Dylan went “electric”. Britney Spears sounds like she’s being produced by Tiesto and your 14-year-old sibling probably goes to r...

CSUN demographic changes predict reversal of ethnic majority

Allison Hata

October 29, 2009

Mariana Jalnekrian, an 18-year-old Armenian-American, set aside a book she was reading to take a quick glance around campus. From her table outside the Matador Bookstore Complex, Jalnekrian, a first-year English Literature major, contemplated the many ethnic groups at CSUN, trying to figure out which...

Associated Students President’s Report

Abel Pacheco

October 28, 2009

As we are halfway through our semester, I would like to update students on some projects that my administration is currently working on and successes Associated Students (A.S.) has experienced this month. •A Big Show Event where students were able to enjoy themselves and clubs were able to fundr...

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