The Sundial

One in 33,000: Overcoming the unimaginable

Sarah Smith

February 1, 2010

Perhaps influenced by the fact that he was raised on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville, Tenn, David Lavaggi grew up looking through pictorials of Salvador Dali and reading scientific books in lieu of children’s stories. Now, at 42 years old, he is a junior at CSUN studying psychology on track to graduate with honors in the spring of 2011. But, t...

How To: Get that special someone the perfect Valentine’s Day gift

Chelsea Underwood

February 1, 2010

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples. The holiday, heavily promoted by the candy companies, can be celebrated with anyone- friends, family or your significant other. But the question isn’t about WHO we celebrate with, it’s WHAT to get them that makes people squirm. And it all depends on who they are,...

Floor mats, gas pedals and recalls

Wendy Peters

February 1, 2010

As of November 2009, unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles have accounted for 20 fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The acceleration concerns, explained by Toyota, were problems with the floor mats and suspected vehicles in the United States were recalled. La...

Using natural disasters to spread the word of God, good or too much?

Roxanne Estrada

February 1, 2010

It is quite common to relate disaster with environmental issues: global warming, oil spills and droughts for instance. But religion and the environment? Not as much. In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, international groups and individuals are sending food, money and medical supplies. But,...

Class is in session at Grammy rehearsals

Michelle Nelson

February 1, 2010

A handful of members from Grammy U sat in the bleachers of the Staples center waiting to see the final run-through of what would be the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Friday, Jan.29. The Dave Matthews Band took their marks on stage, as the stand-in on the mic announced their performance. As the song opened, Dave Matthews crooned out the first few stanz...

Pianist teaches classical music to students

Geraldine Marquez

February 1, 2010

Pianist Leon Bates is scheduled to perform at Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m In honor of Black History Month, Leon Bates “will recount the history of segregation in American music, and share what he learned from an older generation of black musicians who opened the door for today's African Ame...

CSUN Student Profile: Kathleen Jaffe

CSUN Student Profile: Kathleen Jaffe

Jennifer Zeitlin

February 1, 2010

Kathleen Jaffe is a senior at Cal State Northridge majoring in theater. In addition to going to being a full time student Jaffe also makes time for her second love, flamenco dancing. Jaffe says that she began dancing because of her mothers involvement, but it became a passion of her own....

CSUN Player Interviews at Stanford

CSUN Player Interviews at Stanford

Victor Corona

February 1, 2010

CSUN player interviews after the Matadors win over Stanford at Maples pavilion on Jan. 29, 2010....

1 in 33,000: Near or far, a true California girl at heart

Christianna Triolo

February 1, 2010

Lauren Lefkowitz, is a 20-year-old business major who wanted to have the true college experience. However, she did not find it at CSUN but across the country on the East Coast at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst). Born and raised in West Hills, Lefkowitz is following in her family’s footsteps by going to school at CSUN. Lefkowitz’s father, ...

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