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Face the reality that death is a part of life

Pam Tapper

December 7, 2009

If a person is in a hospital or a nursing home, the last two months of life are the most expensive. Medicare paid $50 billion last year for the last two months of patients’ lives, more than the government spent on education or the Department of Homeland Security. It is also estimated that 20 to 30...

Bullies set back society’s progress

Administrator

December 7, 2009

Back in my elementary and middle school days I remember the tough kids picking on the quiet kids in class (me being one of them) for reasons that could only be justified on a playground. As one of the victims of a fellow classmate’s insecurities and stupidity, I never understood the purpose of...

Holiday fashion for women

Wendy Barba

December 7, 2009

Tis the season to celebrate the holidays in fabulous style. Office parties, holiday dinners and New Year’s Eve parties have different attire guidelines to follow. Here is a breakdown of some suggested looks for each occasion. For office looks, the first rule is to make sure you follow the proper attire policy for your job. This does not mean that...

Face the reality that death is a part of life

Pam Tapper

December 7, 2009

If a person is in a hospital or a nursing home, the last two months of life are the most expensive. Medicare paid $50 billion last year for the last two months of patients’ lives, more than the government spent on education or the Department of Homeland Security. It is also estimated that 20 to 30...

Staff Editorial: Bullies set back society’s progress

Administrator

December 7, 2009

Back in my elementary and middle school days I remember the tough kids picking on the quiet kids in class (me being one of them) for reasons that could only be justified on a playground. As one of the victims of a fellow classmate’s insecurities and stupidity, I never understood the purpose of beli...

Have a finals survival technique to share?

Administrator

December 7, 2009

Do you have a finals ritual involving music, media and fun? Tell us about it! The Sundial wants to hear about how you survive finals. E-mail ane@csun.edu or comment by Wednesday at 9 a.m. and teach us what you do to stay sane during the craziest part of the semester.  You just might see your techniques...

LA Auto Show has ups and downs

Christine Chen

December 7, 2009

The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was a huge disappointment this year because Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bentley did not have a display booth due to the failing economy. Many people who were expecting to see exotic luxury cars were hugely disappointed. However, many other cars made up for the disappointment such as the debut of the Mercedes- Benz SLS, Rolls Royce Ghost and...

A ‘role model’ in the R.O.T.C.

Marlene Pantaleon

December 6, 2009

Miguel Urbina was 16-years-old when his grandmother died. While looking at his mother’s pain, because she wasn’t able to travel back to Mexico and bury her mother because she was undocumented, he made a decision to one day grant his parents the means to travel to their home country. For Urbina, a 26-year-old communications senior...

Spotlight: One student out of 36,000

Christine Chen

December 6, 2009

Madison Cottrell is sitting inside the Freudian Sip at CSUN, reading a 2,500 page book. “It’s a collection of stories for my English class,” Cottrell said. Cottrell is an English major with a creative writing emphasis. She enjoys reading and writing fiction and fantasy. Cottrell chose ...

Matador struggles continue

Michael Johnson

December 6, 2009

The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team was defeated once again Friday night, but this time to Eastern Washington, 68-50. Bridgette Conejo, who scored 21 points, was the lone bright spot for the Matadors. Conejo had a career day at the charity stripe with 10 free throws made. Conejo was ...

The movement to end the apathy

Administrator

December 6, 2009

Story by  Lidya Muñoz and William Herbe The frustrated and detached minds of our students and faculty can reattach their concerns and gravitate toward CSUN’s newest activist saviors. Last week the Coalition for Students and Teachers (C.O.S.T.) held the C.O.S.T. Carnival event in front of the Oviatt Library. The information, entertainment a...

A taste of Ethiopia in Los Angeles

Michelle Nelson

December 6, 2009

Colorful buildings line the block on Fairfax Avenue. Several restaurants bunched together on this small strip of land radiate pungent, sweet and spicy scents of food cooking inside. Outside of one restaurant, a man was singing in Amharic - a language I’ve never heard before. Welcome to the Little...

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