The Sundial

A.S. adds more funds to transit subsidy program

Nayeli Pelayo

December 1, 2010

A.S. has increased the allotment for the student transit subsidy for this school year. Because of the overwhelming number of students using the subsidy last year, A.S. added $20,000 more to the $50,000 in monthly transit subsidies. “Last year it was an amazing hit and we ran out of funding,”...

A.S. president looks to put a mobile kiosk in the Oviatt

Adria Brodie

December 1, 2010

A.S. President Conor Lansdale wants to put a kiosk in the Oviatt Library to serve as a connection between A.S. and the library and to expose students to issues and leadership. Although the project has not been formally funded, approved or implemented, senators provided Lansdale feedback during the A....

DuBois Hamer Institute seeks to empower students

Angela Melero

December 1, 2010

Newly appointed director of the DuBois Hamer Institute, Theresa White, along with her group of student ambassadors, presented the results of a research project Tuesday morning that touched on four specific initiatives. “The institute is programmed to empower students and to promote recruitment and ...

Women’s basketball: Lions’ fast start leave Matadors 0-7

Brandon Henson

December 1, 2010

The Matadors could not tame the Lions as the team was dealt its seventh straight loss of the season, falling 69-52 Wednesday night at the Matadome. CSUN (0-7) had difficulties finding the net, as plenty of opportunities would not fall its way and ultimately cost them the game against non-conference opponent Loyola Marymount University (4-3). The Lions jumped on a ...

Despite recent skid, Kings remain contenders

Ignacio Marquez

November 30, 2010

Following hockey for the last 12 years or so, I have been able to compile some knowledge on the subject. Hockey is more fun than most people think. The game, which those on the other side of the northern border consider the national sport, is gaining a lot of popularity here in Southern Califo...

Post-fight rewards Johnson with no suspension

Ignacio Marquez

November 30, 2010

There was a fight in a sports game during the weekend. Surprisingly, it wasn’t a National Hockey League game, where violence is accepted as part of the culture. It happened in the National Football League, of all places. It’s pretty hilarious the sport doesn’t see that many fistfights despite its violent nature. The fight involved the Houston Texans’ four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver ...

Alehouse offers unique dining experience for all


November 30, 2010

Ladyface Alehouse, located in Agoura Hills, gives its customers the feeling of stepping into a medieval pub. The restaurant, approximately 30 minutes from CSUN, features old-fashioned photos that decorate the dark walls, and welcomes people of all ages. Groups filled the crowded restaurant on the Sat...

CSUN library holds retirement party for Oviatt dean

Blanca Gomez

November 30, 2010

Colleagues, friends and students were present in the Jack and Florence Ferman Library Presentation Room Monday evening for the retirement celebration of Susan Curzon, dean of the library for 18 years. In the entrance of the room a student helper was taping a video memento for Curzon for anyone...

Getting sleep even with a snoring roommate


November 30, 2010

The snoring roommate scenario is  well-known within all dorm room communities. These roommates can cause severe irritation for the other party. Many students need eight hours of sleep in order to function well in class. A problem like this can come between two perfectly good roommates, so in an effort to help the situation, it’s important to talk to your...

Modern warfare against video games

Xavier Scott

November 30, 2010

In the recent weeks, lawmakers have been debating over a seemingly transparent law on the restriction upon minors to rent or buy video games depicting serious injury to a human being that is especially heinous, atrocious or cruel. The law was passed back in 2005, but didn’t gain much attention due...

Helping and not helping: Salvatore A. Giunta, L.A. supervisors

Mandi Gosling

November 30, 2010

Helping: Salvatore A. Giunta Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta is an exemplary model of helping.  He is the first living soldier since the Vietnam War to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was awarded the medal for his extraordinary acts of heroism on the warfront. In October of 2007, while w...

CSUN community celebrates the completion of a Torah on campus

Katie Grayot

November 29, 2010

Members of the Jewish community joined in celebration at the USU Grand Salon to witness the completion of the first Torah scroll Sunday. The new Torah dedicated to the CSUN Jewish Student Center from Israel “represents our faith and support,” said freshman Tal Peled, 22, engineering major. ...

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