The Sundial

CSUN student dies in motorcycle accident

Ashley Gordon

November 30, 2009

CSUN student Aandrea Reblynn, a psychology major who landed a main role in the presently running theatre production “Six Characters in Search of an Author” died Nov. 24 in a motorcycle accident. Reblynn, a 27-year-old junior at the time of death, was entering the U.S. Highway 101 onramp in Hollywood at Highland Avenue when her motorcycl...

Obama headed to Copenhagen

Yazmin Cruz

November 30, 2009

As many where preparing for Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama was making plans of his own. On Wednesday, November 25 Obama confirmed his trip to Copenhagen. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held from December 7-18, aims to create an agreement on an international st...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors get a serving of back-to-back beatdowns

Michael Johnson

November 29, 2009

The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team’s weaknesses are starting to show. They were exposed once again, but this time it was to Northern Colorado Friday evening, in the Matadome. The Matadors were bounced out early at the Warner Center Marriott Classic, losing 79-42. CSUN’s last two games have not been pretty. They were dismantled by the University of...

Barrio Fiesta’s Filipino cuisine fails to impress

Jaclyn Rymer

November 29, 2009

An authentic meal is not always a satisfying meal. Barrio Fiesta of Manila offers a large menu of authentic Filipino delicacies served family-style from Kare-Kare (beef, ox-tail, tripe and vegetables in a peanut gravy) to fried bananas with Filipino ice cream. The lively ambience throughout the restaurant and reasonably price...

Trade School: more attractive than ever

Sarah Smith

November 29, 2009

Sarah Smith In life, labels seem to be more important than the product itself. When fashion experts compare a designer handbag to a knock-off they point out the designer’s quality, material and most importantly its high-end status. In the past, the same could be said for comparing a traditional un...

Music industry studies majors help launch unknown artists, produce record label CDs

Yazmin Cruz

November 29, 2009

CSUN students are getting a hands-on approach to learning all about the music industry by attempting to launch musical talent into the music business. Students enrolled in the music industry studies and music production courses are involved in a yearlong project that puts them in charge of the major’s record label, MIS Music Group. ...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Jaclyn Rymer

November 29, 2009

In a medium pan, toss in one part daughter, one part sister, one cup Christian, a drizzle of cook with a dash of baker, and a healthy pinch of friend. Cover the pan and allow it to simmer for 18 years to create Melissa Simon. Simon was born in Huntington Beach but grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and it was the 1994 Northridge e...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN returns home to face Roadrunners of CSU Bakersfield

Gilberto Manzano

November 29, 2009

After starting the season on a long road trip around the country, the Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team (2-3) welcomes Cal State Bakersfield to the Matadome in their home opener tonight. The Matador coaching staff probably returned to CSUN with a few more gray hairs on top of their heads after their hectic roa...

Furlough days on Thanksgiving week

Michelle Nelson

November 29, 2009

What would have been a two-day Thanksgiving break may have turned into a week-long vacation since many professors have decided to take furlough days this week due to the holiday. Molly Nguyen, administrative assistant for the Asian American Studies department said that so far, nine professors have...

Gift giving requires creativity, not cash

Kerstin Gupilan

November 25, 2009

With the stress of finals and the semester coming to a close, the joy of the upcoming holidays can quickly become overshadowed. For a few of us, the holidays mean engaging in a therapeutic outlet that helps to diffuse all academic stress, like shopping for Christmas or any other respective holiday. Buying ...

Bilingualism is essential to diversity

Madeline Wolff 

November 25, 2009

Multilingualism is an undeniably powerful tool in today’s world—in more ways than one.  Not only can the knowledge of one or more foreign languages assist in boosting one’s resume, it also opens communication with an entirely new world. We all consider the United States to be a melting pot,...

No chance for Chanticleers

Gilberto Manzano

November 25, 2009

The Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team (2-3) hit the floor against Coastal Carolina less than 24 hours after their nail-biting game against Western Kentucky. Northridge was all set up for a let-down against the Chanticleers. With Willie Galick’s career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds, the Matadors finished their Preseason NIT play with a 76-69 victory over C...

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