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A friendship beyond words, Deaf Matador Lizarraga, teammate Galick share unique bond

A friendship beyond words, Deaf Matador Lizarraga, teammate Galick share unique bond

Gilberto Manzano

February 25, 2010

When a reporter asked CSUN forward Michael Lizarraga how it felt to be the only hearing impaired player ever to compete in an NCAA Tournament, Lizarraga immediately responded, “Did you say ‘hearing impaired’?” According to the dictionary, the word “impaired” means to “be weakened, d...

Matadors beat Trojans for 16th straight time

Victor Corona

February 25, 2010

A surprise start from CSUN sophomore John Baker helped the No. 5 Matadors push their winning streak over No. 6 USC to 16 straight after a 3-1 win over the Trojans on Wednesday night at the Galen Center. “I found out (that I was starting) today as I walked in here,” Baker said. “Coach (Jeff C...

‘Facilitating people’s ability to live a life’

Stephanie Bermudez

February 25, 2010

It was Donal McGraw’s desire to help people live a happy life that triggered him to choose a career in adapted physical activity, but it’s the friends and memories he’s made at CSUN’s Center of Achievement (COA) in the past three years that has made him forever believe that life is acces...

MOSAIC inspires courage through youth culture

MOSAIC inspires courage through youth culture

Administrator

February 25, 2010

Stephanie Bermudez Staff Reporter Geraldine Marquez Staff Reporter CSUN’s Mentoring to Overcome Struggles and Inspire Courage (MOSAIC) is a program that uses youth culture to mentor and cater to at-risk youth in the San Fernando Valley. “Students that we cater to are considered at-risk for many reasons. Usually most of them have already been through the juvenile justice...

Bringing the arts to senior citizens

Susan Murray

February 25, 2010

Mark Travis used his past regret to create opportunities for others. “It was about 20 years ago and my grandmother said to me before she died she wanted to see the Boston Red Sox play one more time. Well, I never did take her. This was the year before she died and they even went to the World Series that year. The opportunity was...

Unifying to lend a hand

Juana Esquivel

February 25, 2010

CSUN will host a benefit concert to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. “Hands for Haiti,” which is sponsored by CSUN’s Unified We Serve, the Matador Involvement Center (MIC), Associated Students (A.S.), and the University Student Union (USU), will be held Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:00...

MEChA giving back through Project Youth Green

Susan Murray

February 24, 2010

Laura Robledo left her birthplace, Michoacan, Mexico, when she was 3-years-old and moved with her family to the United States. As she grew up, Robledo’s mother only spoke Spanish. Her father spoke Spanish and English. As Robledo grew up she spoke English at home. This created a disconnect between Robledo...

Smiling while singing the ‘Blues’

Kerstin Gupilan

February 24, 2010

Every Friday morning, when most college students are looking forward to starting their weekend, Stacy Merlos is trying to figure out how she can help out. “As long as I’m at CSUN I’m gonna be apart of this program. (They’re) never getting rid of me,” Merlos, 23, said with a wide smile. Merlos joined the CSUN Blues Project three semesters ago following the suicide of one of her close...

Anyone can make a difference

Kristin Hirai

February 24, 2010

Imagine assisting an elderly person load groceries into their car, or helping a lost dog find its owner. If everyone participated in small acts of kindness regularly, our world would be a better place. Instead, help is one of the major ingredients that our society craves. Although our nation is labe...

The Greek society’s philanthropy apathy

Kimberly Krieger

February 24, 2010

[audio:https://sundial.csun.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/GreeksVolunteer.mp3|titles=Greeks Volunteer by Kimberly Kreiger] Sororities and fraternities represent a prominent group of people at CSUN, and through their philanthropies, they have helped various different charities better the world. ...

Looking Back Blog

Administrator

February 24, 2010

Students from professor Linda Bowen's J210 class are looking at archives of the Daily Sundial dating back one, five, 10, 25 and 50 years ago. They are writing reports on what was most newsworthy in the weeks of coverage. Studying our past is said to be the best way to learn about our future. Let's see what...

A little goes a long way, even without celebrity

Alexandra Brell

February 24, 2010

What do Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004, and the Haiti earthquake have in common? A celebrity-studded cry to raise money for victims followed each natural disaster. There is nothing like the worst of Mother Nature to bring out the best in a celebrity. There is nothing like the best of a celebrity...

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