The Sundial

Dealing with a dirty roommate

Aimee Lastrella

October 25, 2010

Your dorm houses two, but your living situation looks like it holds a party of- well, more than two. Heck, with a dirty roommate your dorm room probably looks like you just threw a party. You probably don’t even remember what color the carpet is or what your dorm initially looked like because of the clothes on the floor, the smell of old sweaty sneakers permea...

Family tragedy forced student to grow up

Contributor

October 25, 2010

Everyone makes attempts at being a better person. Typically, many wait for a new year or a near death experience to declare the ever so predictable, “I vow to…..” or the world renowned “ from here on out...” speech, to mark the beginning of a self proclaimed resolution. For 28-year-old ...

Carving the perfect pumpkin

Chelsea Underwood

October 25, 2010

Halloween is coming up and carving pumpkins is a tradition along side dressing up as a favorite character. Pumpkins serve as an important part in the environment and spirituality of Halloween, as well as the history. Scary, funny, goofy or traditional, each pumpkin has their own character and it is up to you to decide what kind of character your pumpkin will be. ...

Re-elect Boxer as senator of California

Mandi Gosling

October 25, 2010

As the American public continues to voice their frustration with Washington, there is a temptation to channel that discontent into voting out incumbents, the people perceived to have created the burdens we currently carry as a country. This idea that we can just “clean house” and elect a bunch ...

Letters to the editor

Contributor

October 25, 2010

The recent tragic death of a high school cross-country runner in Sherman Oaks is a reminder that running can be risky on city streets.  But runners have few options, even at a school with a track like CSUN. The CSUN track cannot be used by its students, only its student athletes.  One morning, the...

Leaps in Learning Language

Michelle Verne

October 25, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Babies begin to learn language from the first time their born.  They develop an eagerness to communicate as soon as they leave the womb.  It's evident that the parents voices are recognized in an instant.  So, it's only understandable that parents are just as eager to increase...

Holocaust survivor speaks to Jewish Studies class about his struggle to survive

Blanca Gomez

October 24, 2010

A Holocaust survivor spoke to a crowded classroom about his life and struggle to keep his hope and survive in a time of turmoil in history, when millions of people died for being different. Students and other campus members gathered Thursday afternoon in Michele Paskow’s Jewish Studies 300 class to ...

Phenomenal Women Awards and Fundraiser honors local women for community activism

Mandi Gosling

October 24, 2010

As CSUN professor Kathleen Young presented a 2010 Phenomenal Woman award to her mentor, Roberta Madison, she compared the achievements of the evening’s honorees to another phenomenal woman. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire could do, but she did it backwards and in high heels,” Yo...

The top five: worst 2010 election candidates

Aaron Helmbrecht

October 24, 2010

Earlier this month, voters in Brazil elected illiterate clown Francisco Everardo Oliveira  Silva “Tiririca” to their Congress. And no, that wasn’t a jocular insult. Silva actually works as a clown and is unable to read. He beat out the second-place finisher by more than double the votes using...

Matadors hockey team offense dominates

Monique Muñiz

October 24, 2010

From the second period to the end of the game, the Matadors showed a glimpse of last season’s high-scoring offense, only this time fresh faces were scoring as CSUN cruised by Sacramento State 14-5.  “It was nice to get that contribution,” assistant coach J.P. Gale said. “There were t...

CSUN women’s volleyball goes winless on its north roadtrip

Christina Azouz

October 24, 2010

The CSUN women’s volleyball team went winless in its two road games during the weekend, losing to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 3-2 and UC Santa Barbara 3-0. The Matadors extended their road-game losing streak to five. CSUN vs. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo The Matadors (9-15, 2-7 Big West) lost the first set, 26-14, after trailing for the entire set.  The ...

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