The Sundial

How To: Point out a friend’s flaws without destroying the friendship

Amber Green

February 15, 2010

It’s not easy telling someone their breath stinks, especially if it’s a close friend. We all have that one friend or many that have a flaw that drives us crazy and the hardest part is breaking the news to them without hurting their feelings. We think of a friend as someone who we can be ourselves with and not have to worry about being judged. ...

Common Sense: Change I don’t believe in


February 15, 2010

If you voted for President Barack Obama, believing he would reverse the trend of militarism propagated by George Bush, you were wrong. Obama remains every bit as dedicated to the belief that America ought to meddle in the affairs of other nations. Democrats are not any more opposed to war than Republicans....

Where’s a real candidate?

Aaron Helmbrecht

February 15, 2010

Aaron Helmbrecht Contributing reporter California had already long since been in a state of economic turmoil when the country was hit by the 2008 recession. In 2003, we recalled our governor for the first time over economic mismanagement and a majority of us thought it was a good idea to elect the ...

Theater as therapy

Amber Green

February 15, 2010

Growing up hearing impaired didn’t create too many problems for 19-year-old English major, Joe McCormack. For the first six years of his life, McCormack was hearing impaired. He said theater became a way of therapy to help with his speech. “Until they got my tonsils out, I couldn’t hear properly and when I spoke it was basically how a deaf person wou...

Big Moves: Decoding jazz into rock

Angelica Bonomo

February 15, 2010

The band "Big Moves" has a thing for dinosaurs and the color purple. More than half the songs on their first album, “In the Beginning”, were named after dinosaurs. “Dinosaurs were a passion of mind as a child,” Blake Straus, 22, said. “It’s something we ran with in the first album....

CSUN men’s basketball falls in triple overtime thriller against Fullerton

Gilberto Manzano

February 14, 2010

In one of the wildest games at the Matadome, Cal State Northridge’s inability to box out and get crucial defensive stops cost them a 113-112 triple overtime loss against Cal State Fullerton (13-11, 7-5 Big West), Saturday night in Big West play. With four seconds remaining in the third overtime and CSUN (9-16, 4-7 Big West) up 112-109, Titan Gerard Anderson made his firs...

CSUN cruises against 49ers and Tritons

Victor Corona

February 14, 2010

No. 1 CSUN began their toughest stretch of the season with sweeps over No. 6 Long Beach State and No. 13 UC San Diego Thursday and Friday night. The win over the 49ers (30-24, 30-24, 30-21) at the Matadome was the 200th career win for head coach Jeff Campbell. “It feels like every other victory we’ve had,” Campbell said after impr...

CSUN women’s basketball snaps six-game losing streak against Titans

Michael Johnson

February 14, 2010

The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team picked up their first Big West road victory Saturday night by defeating Cal State Fullerton 72-64 at Titan Gym. The win gives the Matadors (4-18, 2-9 Big West) a season sweep over the Titans and snapped a six-game losing streak. The Matadors came out and established a post game right from the start. Jasmine Erving l...

Theatre department adds a new class

Pablo Belloso Chavez

February 14, 2010

CSUN’s Theatre Department has added a new upper division course which aims to help graduating students enter the industry by coaching them with auditions and helping them participate in theatre programs and festivals. Peter Grego, chair for the department, said adding the class was not difficult...

Friends of the Oviatt library to raise funds with a used book sale

Alan Der Ohannessian

February 14, 2010

Friends of the Oviatt Library will be sponsoring a used book sale to raise funds for the library. Cindy Ventuleth, director of Development at the Oviatt Library, said the sale on Feb. 16 starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes to 3:00 p.m. The money raised will be used to buy new materials for the library. ...

Overcoming hardships to help others succeed

Stephanie Bermudez

February 14, 2010

David Meraz’s lifelong goal is not to be doctor, not to be an actor, or not even to be rich and famous. Instead, Meraz’s goal in life is to change the world in some way, shape or form. “I don’t know where to begin, or why I haven’t begun, but I’m going to do it,” said the 21-year old p...

Authentic Peruvian Bistro

Geraldine Marquez

February 14, 2010

Coming from a Hispanic background I’m always excited to try food from other Latin American countries. I had only tried Peruvian food one other time, and that was on one of my trips to San Francisco. Turns out it was a great experience because I loved the food. I didn’t know of many Peruvian restau...

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