The Sundial

Struggling With Kids Stuff

Michelle Verne

February 23, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Being a parent of two children in grade school is another obstacle that’s difficult to conquer.  It’s bad enough that I have my own homework to do, but I also have to make sure that my kids accomplish that same goal.  It seems as if nowadays the homework in grade school...

Making Time For Meals

Michelle Verne

February 23, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Remembering to eat is something that we always forget.  We’ll wait until our stomachs are growling or until a headache starts to set in.  This can not be healthy.  Every time I end up in this situation, I’m scrounging at the bottom of my purse or backpack for loose...

The Earthquake of Right Wing Racism towards Haiti

Joseph Glatzer

February 23, 2010

Joseph Glatzer Most people probably think of Haiti as the poverty-stricken, island nation recently devastated by January’s earthquake. They’ve probably also heard some hateful explanations from right wing Republican commentators as to why the quake devastated the island so badly; namely that it...

Newest members to the Hall of Fame

Sarah Smith

February 23, 2010

The Cal State Northridge 1967 Junior Rose Bowl Football team and former head coach Dr. Sam Winningham brought the crowd to their feet on Sunday during their induction to the Matador Hall of Fame. The team was the main attraction at the then, San Fernando State, as they took on the best teams in the California Collegiate Athle...

CSUN goes 0-4 in tourney  

Monique Muñiz

February 23, 2010

CSUN’s softball team (1-9) is on a seven-game losing streak after losing all four games this weekend at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament at UCLA. The Matadors’ hitting has not found a rhythm on the field, as they only recorded 13 hits and left 19 runners on base in the four games against Portland...

Matador pitchers give up 32 runs

Angel Gutierrez

February 23, 2010

The Cal State Northridge baseball team opened up their season scoring 32 runs in three games during the MLB Urban Invitational; unfortunately they gave up 30 runs and came away with a 1-2 record. The Matadors got off to a solid start defeating Bethune-Cookman 18-4 on Friday. CSUN suffered a 12-9 defeat...

Tseng College launches new Masters program

Kristin Hirai

February 23, 2010

The Tseng College of Extended Learning has launched a Master of Science in Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services program. The two-year program includes 10 courses and amounts to 30 units. There are many examples of assistive technology, ranging from hearing aids to handsplints to even...

CSUN rainforest entered in contest

Roxanne Estrada

February 23, 2010

CSUN’s sub-tropical rainforest has been entered in the National Wildlife Federation’s “Chill Out Contest 2010.” The Student Design program entered the sub-tropical rainforest into the national competition, after last year’s fuel cell entry and win, said Tom Brown, executive director and facility...

How To: Enjoy a real “day off”

Geraldine Marquez

February 22, 2010

It’s been about a month since the spring semester started. Classes, homework, exams, and our jobs keep us pretty busy. So what do we do when we have a day off? Most of us don’t get to have a day off because when we’re not in class or at work, we still have errands to run, laundry to do, papers to write, tests to study for, and the list g...

Alkaline Trio rocks the House of Blues

Ani Chakiryan

February 22, 2010

Ani Chakiryan On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the House of Blues opened its doors to The Dear and Departed, Cursive and, the band that everyone was there for, Alkaline Trio. The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. Slowly but surely the venue fills up -- not to the point where there’s nowhere to move or breathe,...

‘Vagina Monologues’ shows strength of women

Kerstin Gupilan

February 22, 2010

If what you’re looking for in a stage production is impeccable acting, fantastic stage settings and flawless blocking, then CSUN’s production of the “Vagina Monologues” is not for you. However, if dialogue meant to shake your core and make you reconsider any preconceived notions about...

Poetry, Artistic Opinions Wanted

William Herbe

February 22, 2010

Listen up Matadors, Have the budget cuts ticked you off for the last time? Do you think President Obama or President Koester are doing a good job? What about unemployment or the dismal prospects of a job when you graduate? Check it: When you’re on the road, on your bike or at home, Words...

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