The Sundial

Attempted robbery closes Nordhoff Street between Reseda Boulevard and Yolanda Avenue

Administrator

December 8, 2009

An unsuccessful robbery was reported on Nordhoff Street between Reseda Boulevard and Yolanda Avenue on Tuesday night. After a K-9, search the suspect was not found and the search was called off, said LAPD Officer Karen Rayner. At 7:45 p.m., a robber tried to snatch a purse from a female pedestrian. ...

Valley dancers pick up on ‘Jerkin’ movement

Victor Corona

December 8, 2009

Victor Corona El Nuevo Sol Thirty years after hip-hop was born in the Bronx, N.Y., many of the people who were at the first block parties, heard their first rap or beat box, and saw their first breakdance did not imagine what it would become, or the places the genre would reach. Not to mentio...

Dream fulfilled in the R.O.T.C.

Marlene Pantaleon

December 8, 2009

At age 5, Susan’s mother asked her what she wanted to be; Susan remembers answering “a doctor.” That dream has not gone away, but it has changed. She has decided to be a nurse instead. As a child she remembers periodically receiving migraines, and those migraines are what drove her to the dream of becoming a nurs...

Cultivating the rewards of the community gardens

Yazmin Cruz

December 8, 2009

Yazmin is also a reporter for El Nuevo Sol On this overcast Sunday morning, the father of six arrives at the garden at 6:30 a.m. and begins to clear the weeds from the rows of cilantro. The movement of his hands against the herb releases its pungent aroma. He recalls how the vacant lots loo...

CSUN falls short against Denver

Gilberto Manzano

December 8, 2009

Lenny Daniel’s technical foul in the waning seconds of Tuesday night’s game defined Cal State Northridge’s performance against Denver. “(A) rookie mistake by a new player,” CSUN assistant coach Bob Lowe said in a post-game interview with Alan Zinsmeister. “Hopefully (Daniel) will learn from that.” A frustrated Nort...

Make the most of your winter break

Aprile Sumague

December 8, 2009

The winter season is usually discouraging – people want to stay indoors because of the cold weather, the roads are slippery and wet and many of us get sick during the season. It may be shorter than summer, but there are a lot of activities to do during winter break, so make the most out of it. Here...

Postcards against fee increase supported by A.S. Senate, accountability called into question

Kristopher A. Fortin

December 8, 2009

The Associated Students (A.S.) Senate passed the resolution Tuesday to support the postcard program that will oppose fee increases in the California State University system. The postcards will be taken up to the Sacramento on Dec. 14, at the end of the California State Student Association monthly...

Some alternatives before we break out into protests

Aaron Helmbrecht

December 8, 2009

Aaron Helmbrecht CSUN operated in the midst of an approximately $41 million budget cut in the Fall 2009 semester, which led to cutbacks, including faculty furlough days, class cancellations, and tuition and fee increases. In response, students and faculty held numerous protest rallies and created vide...

Letter to the editor: Dec. 9, 2009

Administrator

December 8, 2009

Hello editor- Thank you for your November 9th staff editorial concerning disabled placard violations. The Department of Police Services takes very seriously the misuse of disabled parking placards and therefore continues to aggressively pursue this violation and when possible partner with other agencies...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Angelica Bonomo

December 7, 2009

Living in Los Angeles, it isn’t rare to meet local musicians striving to be the next big act. What is rare is Jarred Tibbetts, 22-year-old creative writing English major and History minor, a musician striving to have a career emphasis in writing songs, not performing them. Tibbetts, who is self-taught, has been playing the...

Funds allocated for new classes

Wendy Barba

December 7, 2009

Students who were unsuccessful in enrolling in classes this fall may have a greater chance of enlisting in classes for spring thanks to the allocation of approximately $1.8 million. CSUN will use this money to open new classes and provide student services for the spring semester. Currently, meetings are being held to discuss how these classes will be add...

CSUN unable to jump the Husky sleigh

Gilberto Manzano

December 7, 2009

The last time the Matadors faced a top-10 team on the road was the season opener against Purdue, where they got their heads rung. This time around, in Seattle, the Matadors were in contention for the victory. Sunday night the Matadors’ three-game winning streak was snapped by then-No. 10 Was...

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