The Sundial

Portions of G3 parking structure reserved for tonight’s VPAC performance

Alison Geller

March 1, 2011

Parts of the G3 parking structure will be reserved this afternoon for the sold-out Joan Rivers performance at the Valley Performance Arts Center (VPAC). The department of police services sent an e-mail advising the CSUN community of the temporary closure. Because the performance begins at 8 p.m.,...

Water polo: CSUN goes 1-3 in UC Irvine Invitational

Monique Muñiz

February 28, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. - The Matadors came out 1-3 over the weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational at Corona Del Mar High School, which featured the nation’s top eight teams and 15 of the top 20 water polo squads. The No. 13 Cal State Northridge water polo team (9-8) faced two Big West Conference teams, No. 5 Hawaii and Cal State Bakersfield. Saturday In their first game of the invitational, the Mata...

CSUN baseball: Matadors take first series of season

Ignacio Marquez

February 28, 2011

Coach Matt Curtis said one cannot hang on a loss for too long because the team has to get back out to the field and play another game. “The first game was disappointing, but that’s the nice part about these double-headers is you don’t have to dwell on it overnight, you got to come right back out, you got to put it to bed and look forward to th...

LA Walk for Choice

LA Walk for Choice

Tessie Navarro

February 28, 2011

Targeted advertising on social networking sites is not an invasion of privacy

Kristin Hugo

February 28, 2011

Have you ever noticed online ads seem to be targeted directly at you like you’re in a science fiction movie where the companies get inside your head and magically know what you’d like to buy? Many of us don’t realize that with every box we check and choice we make online we are telling advertisers...

Do the conflicts in the Middle East affect the lives of CSUN students?

Cheryl Giraud

February 28, 2011

It’s no secret the Middle East has been engaged in conflicts since ancient Biblical times beginning with the first century uprisings against the Roman Empire. Since then, hundreds of inflammatory confrontations have erupted throughout the complex and emotionally charged Middle East. Fast forward...

So many organic, Fair Trade certification labels

Julio Alberto Cruz

February 28, 2011

There has been a few friends, relatives, even strangers, asking me what type of certification label should they look for on products, like chocolates, coffee, energy bars, etc. It seems like an easy answer, though as I caught myself responding to their questions, they had follow up questions that...

Verichip implants leave us vulnerable, not safer

Christiaan Patterson

February 28, 2011

As youngsters, the vision of the future was very exciting and full of better technology that would advance society. That time is here, yet some of these advancements seem to be leading toward the potential destruction of all human freedoms. The human microchip is no longer an imaginative idea: it’s...

Proposed budget will impact Pell Grant availability

Marina D. Sandoval

February 27, 2011

Sophomore Maria Hernandez has received both Pell Grants and federal financial aid since she started college. She said she has noticed that each semester her financial aid is decreasing and has heard rumors the Pell Grant funds are decreasing. This has her concerned. “I have heard rumors that the...

CSUN’s ballroom dance club holds masquerade ball to raise money

Nikki Erinakis

February 27, 2011

The CSUN ballroom dance club held their first masquerade ball at the Castaway restaurant Friday in Burbank. Students spent the evening wearing masks, gowns and tuxedos. They danced the waltz, salsa, tango and rumba.  One of those students was Nicole Maddocks, treasurer of the ballroom dance club. “We wanted to throw a back to school kick off event,” said Maddocks, 20. The club hopes to ...

Angelenos protest abortion act

Tessie Navarro

February 27, 2011

Pro-choice supporters gathered Saturday for the Los Angeles Walk for Choice in downtown LA to advocate for women’s reproductive rights responding to the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3), as well as recent federal funding cuts to Planned Parenthood. H.R. 3 was introduced in...

Matadors win series opener 13-4 over Valparaiso Crusaders

Ignacio Marquez

February 27, 2011

The rain was not enough to keep the Matadors from pouring in run after run and defeating Valparaiso 13-4 in the continuation of Friday’s game that was suspended due to high precipitation at Matador Field. CSUN pitcher Ryan Juarez said it’s frustrating, but cited the team’s preparation as the reason for not letting the weather become a distraction. “It is hard to deal with...

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