The Sundial

CSUN dorm burglaries jumped substantially in 2010

Natalie Estrada

January 31, 2011

The Department of Police Services and the Office of Student Housing are working together to reduce the number of burglaries on campus by raising awareness on theft in CSUN dorms. In December alone, four burglaries were reported to campus police, bringing the total number of reported cases up to 27 dorm burglaries for 2010. All 27 dorm burglaries in 2010 occurred in first floor apar...

CSUN adds more classes

Ashley Soley-Cerro

January 31, 2011

CSUN added hundreds of courses and increased the maximum unit capacity for students to 19 for the Spring 2011 semester. “Money for this has come from two sources, savings from last year and a restoration CSUN will receive at the end of the year,” said Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president. Eighteen...

Get to know… Lenny Daniel

Monique Muñiz

January 31, 2011

Date of Birth: May 19, 1987 Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia Height: 6’8" Position: Forward Major: Pan-African Studies Season stats: 16.1 points/game, 9.3 rebounds/game, 54.1 free-throw percentage, 58.6 field goal percentage, 0.6 assists/game in 21 games. FAVORITES Food: “It is a tie between Mac 'n' Cheese and rice, grilled chi...

The Decemberists do not disappoint with ‘The King is Dead’

Nikki Erinakis

January 31, 2011

With the recent release of their country-inspired album, “The King is Dead” the Decemberists have created a great sound that brings back a style of music that has been long dormant. This quirky Portland group brought back the charm that was found in the ‘60s and ‘70s by making a full-length album of folk country tunes. You will hear instruments featured ...

Got skills? A college diploma isn’t everything to employers

Kristin Hugo

January 31, 2011

Once you've achieved that elusive college degree, it may seem like you've got a magic ticket to the career of your dreams. However, it's more complicated than that. Did you learn the skills to make you more employable? In the Job Outlook 2010 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers,...

Go F#*% yourself, LA is No. 1

Marina D. Sandoval

January 31, 2011

The City of Angels' cherubic face has been given a black eye. In a 2010 survey conducted by "Travel & Leisure" magazine that questioned residents and visitors alike, 35 US cities were ranked in various categories and Los Angeles was judged to be the rudest. Being a native Angeleno, it comes as...

Deep Sea Desperation: turning the oil spill into ironic fun

Aimee Lastrella

January 31, 2011

Every now and then my roommates and our friends decide to call it a night in and have a game night at our apartment. It's usually fun, but lately it has gotten boring. Boring because either we've played all the games before or this game is exactly like that other game, but with just a different name. But...

Should caffeinated-alcoholic drinks be banned?

Jessica Estrada

January 31, 2011

Fruit-flavored caffeinated-alcoholic beverages have become the latest drink craze. The popular drinks are inexpensive beverages and due to high alcohol content, only require a small amount to intoxicate you for an entire night out with friends. For example, a can of Four Loko contains 12 percent alc...

CSUN graduate student’s heart takes him to Costa Rica and back

Nikki Erinakis

January 31, 2011

Paul Laverack is a graduate student who did not know his admiration for a waitress at his favorite Salvadorian restaurant would lead him on a life-changing journey he’d never forget. “Just seeing her awoke in me a new-found interest in the Spanish language,” Laverack said. “I realized...

CSUN faculty discusses urinating professor

Samantha Tata

January 30, 2011

CSUN’s Mathematics department faculty met Friday in Live Oak Hall to discuss the ongoing investigation of professor Tihomir Petrov. Petrov faces two misdemeanor counts of urinating in public, and is scheduled to be arraigned in San Fernando Superior Court on March 3. He taught at UC Irvine from...

CSUN searches for solution to graffiti problem

Steffanie Tate

January 30, 2011

With the new developments and renovations around campus, such as the Valley Performance Arts Center and the new Student Recreation Center, CSUN staff is working together to prevent graffiti and the defacing of school property. “(Graffiti) is probably a $7,000 to $8,000 probl...

Business college receives five-year accreditation

Jessica Estrada

January 30, 2011

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) voted to extend Cal State Northridge’s College of Business and Economics accreditation for another five years. Students from accredited universities have a competitive advantage over students who don’t attend an accredited university,...

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