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Question of the day: What do you believe but cannot prove?

Ron Rokhy

November 22, 2011

Primitive humans attributed previously-unexplained works of nature, such as thunder and lightning, to works of supernatural deities. Are there any unexplained mysteries to which you credit deities for? If so, why? The Edge organization posed this question to a 100 of the world’s smartest people...

Strange friends don’t always equal suspicious friends


November 22, 2011

By Abbey Ronquillo According to CSUN administrators quoted from an article in the Daily Sundial last March, reporting a friend’s behavior that changes suddenly could be the difference between danger and safety. This may seem like a good idea to keep people safe, but the view is too simpl...

CSUN muralists’ perspective on Los Angeles ordinances

Jake Prendez, 35-year-old Chicana/o studies graduate student, stands alongside a mural he contributed to in Jerome Richfield Hall room 130. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Braulio Campos

November 22, 2011

Los Angeles murals depict the diversity of the city – from Chicana/o murals rich with vibrant colors and cultural roots in East Los Angeles, to the walls of stylish graffiti art in South Central Los Angeles, and the larger-than-life-sized portraits of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra looming over the harb...

Dorm burglar suspect’s court date postponed

Madison Kaufmann

November 22, 2011

The preliminary hearing for the former CSUN student accused of burglarizing 22 dorms between October 2010 and April 2011 has been postponed until Dec. 5. Christian Hunter-Sheppard, 20, was arrested at his home on July 20. He is charged with five counts of residential burglary and one count of possession...

Thanksgiving charities available for donations and volunteers

Madison Kaufmann

November 22, 2011

A Place Called Home A Place Called Home serves low-income youth through education, art and well-being programs. Their Thanksgiving dinner will need 40 volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up for more than 1,000 members of the community. Needed donations include Thanksgiving decorations, utensils, plates...

Thrifty Thanksgiving options

Courtesy of MCT

Kristina Sanborn

November 22, 2011

The holidays are just around the corner, and everyone is pinching pennies to make the festivities more wallet-friendly. A traditional Thanksgiving feast doesn’t have to break the bank or your back. For students without culinary experience or simply no kitchen, prepared meals are available from...

M-Bball: Badly out-rebounded in last outing, CSUN looks forward to bounce-back home game vs. San Diego Christian


Alonso Tacanga

November 21, 2011

The Matadors seem to be going backwards three games into the young season. Three days after putting up a valiant fight in a season-opening 66-59 loss at USC on Nov. 11, CSUN travelled to Hawai’i and was handed a humbling 86-67 defeat. Then on Saturday, Boise State bulldozed CSUN (0-3) by 42 points. “Our defense wasn’t on top,” CSUN guard Vinnie McGhee said of the 103-61 loss to the Broncos. “We...

W-Bball Notebook: CSUN off to best start in years


Alonso Tacanga

November 21, 2011

After opening the season with a four-game split on the road, the Matadors (2-2) come back to the Matadome looking to snap a two-game losing streak. The last time CSUN started the year with two wins and two losses was back in the 2006-07 season under then-head coach Staci Schulz. Current head coach Ja...

Unified We Serve collect food and clothes for families in need

Canned foods and books sit on the steps in front of the Oviatt Library. The Unified We Serve volunteer program collected around 16,000 items in this years 3rd annual CSUN Campus clothing and food drive. Thursday, Nov. 17. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Andres Aguila

November 21, 2011

Thanks to volunteers and donors, Unified We Serve beat last year’s total number of collected items during the Third Annual Campus Clothing and Food Drive. In spite of this achievement, however, the program’s set goal of 30,000 items was not met during the two-week charity event. Around 16,00...

Faculty and staff hold one-day strike at CSU Dominguez Hills

Faculty members march along Victoria Street in front of Cal State Dominquez Hills in protest to unpaid raises and quality of education for students on Thursday Nov. 17. Anthony Carpio / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

November 21, 2011

“We’re all part of the same thing” After talks with the CSU and holding an informational picket at all 23 CSU campuses, CFA President Lillian Taiz rallied about 80 faculty members and students to hold a one-day strike against money mismanagement at CSU Dominguez Hills Thursday. “We are here...

First annual conference explores hip-hop’s academic value

Thurz performing at the Hip Hop Conference. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Andrew Lopez

November 21, 2011

This weekend’s first annual academic hip-hop conference, “LA Hip-Hop: Beyond Gangster Rap” attempted to bridge the gap between the negative portrayals of the music genre and its beginnings as a grassroots form of self-expression. The workshops and lectures served to show that not only can hip-hop fuel a...

The problem of overpopulation and how we can work to solve it

Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau

Joelle Katz

November 21, 2011

The world population is growing at a rapid speed and while America may not yet feel the impact of the earth’s overpopulation, many other countries are losing resources and lack basic needs. As of Oct. 31, the world is now home to seven billion people. Every time we turn on the television, we s...

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