The Sundial

E-mail becomes the end of the world

Aimee Lastrella

October 29, 2010

We all get e-mail and we all get spam. It clutters our inbox-from upcoming concerts, to store coupons and to prescription pills over the Internet- and eats up the valuable space of our inboxes. But that’s not the only thing that it eats up; e-mails eat up the environment too. Believe it or not,...

Community learns about building partnerships with non-profits in the community

Liana Hofer

October 28, 2010

Dr. Robert K. Ross spoke to CSUN faculty, students, and community members this Wednesday evening about the importance of non-profit organizations in the community. Ross’ speech, which took place in the USU Theater, was a part of the “2010 Envisioning California Lecture” and centered on the social change that can happen when non-profits use the right strate...

World-renowned astrophysicist discusses extraterrestrial life

David Saakyan

October 28, 2010

The topic of extraterrestrial life through bacterial examination was discussed Wednesday afternoon. The Physics department hosted the lecture, which was presented by world-renowned Indian astrophysicist and cosmologist, Dr. Jayant V. Narlikar. The 72-year-old expert on astrophysics and cosmologi...

Halloween events near Northridge

Marissa Kindelspire

October 28, 2010

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Letter grading companies that provide BPA-free packaging

Julio Alberto Cruz

October 28, 2010

About a week ago, a report came out that letter grades have been issued to companies that offer or don’t offer BPA-free packaging in foods and beverages. The investor report is intended to evaluate the performance of companies by addressing the problem of BPA in packaging, which is put together b...

Delta Sigma Pi fraternity focuses on professional world

Marissa Kindelspire

October 28, 2010

During the long road of academia, students prepare to go into the working world, armed with a diploma. One CSUN fraternity, however, focuses first on what it means to be a professional before culminating from college. Yan Wen, president of Delta Sigma Pi, said starting a career and making it ...

Entertainment in Hollywood: an industry forecast for students

John Michael Simko

October 28, 2010

Consumers envision movies, music and money when they hear the term “entertainment.” That’s why it’s called “show business,” though it’s not always adequate, admirable or appropriate. The recent recession has proven that entertainment endures, but the public hasn’t substantially supported...

Insufficient job opportunities for graduate students

Angela Melero

October 28, 2010

CSUN alumna, Jasmine Betancourt, 24, who graduated with a degree in consumer affairs and a minor in marketing in the spring of 2009, said she meticulously planned her life after college. “Graduating seniors have an idea and plan in their head of what their life is going to look like after graduation,”...

CSUN alumna opens Get Shaved business near campus

Rima Bek

October 28, 2010

CSUN alumna Kristin Roskowick married college sweetheart Patrick Roskowick in 2003 and traveled to Hawaii for their honeymoon. She said one experience she remembered was tasting shaved ice. “It’s huge in Hawaii, shaved ice in Hawaii is like frozen yogurt here,” Kristin said. She s...

CSUN professor gives seven resume writing tips to students

Marissa Kindelspire

October 28, 2010

There are seven key factors to catching an employer’s attention when applying for a job. Dr. G. Jay Christensen, CSUN management professor emeritus, said the difference between applying for a job and obtaining an interview rests on an individual’s resume. “The job market is tough, and employers...

Princeton Review includes CSUN business school in its top 301 list

Jackie Holmes

October 28, 2010

Csun’s College of Business and Economics is ranked in the top three hundred by the Princeton Review. Deborah Cours, director of graduate and evening programs, said the school is very proud to be included in the Princeton Review for the fourth consecutive year. “We focus relentlessly on qu...

Study shows economy worries students

Reanna Delgadillo

October 28, 2010

The recent economic downfall has severely affected senior Erik Maynard’s craft of music. “As a musician, I’ve noticed a lot less gig opportunities and I’ve had to change my tactics as far as making money,” he said. Maynard, 21, jazz studies major, said he has turned to website design to make extra...

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