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CSUN PD dispatcher’s cups of coffee inspires country to give to mourning Newtown

CSUN PD dispatcher’s cups of coffee inspires country to give to mourning Newtown

Hansook Oh

December 21, 2012

Tom Cavanaugh did not expect that his donation of $100 worth of coffee for the Newtown General Store’s patrons would be the first drop in an outpouring of kindness to the grieving town. Cavanaugh, a night dispatcher for the Cal State University Northridge Police Department and a New Jersey nativ...

District attorney’s office admits error in handling lead suspect in Northridge quadruple homicide

Andrew Clark

December 11, 2012

The District Attorney's office "inadvertently erred" in placing Ka Pasasouk, the lead suspect for the quadruple homicide in Northridge, in a drug program three months ago rather than going to prison. Los Angeles County District Attorney Public Information Officer Sandi Gibbons said the office has...

Quadruple homicide leads to pending regulation of illegal boarding houses

Christina Cocca

December 10, 2012

An ordinance that will regulate unlicensed boarding facilities was approved Monday after a quadruple homicide occurred in Northridge last week that led to the discovery of an illegal boarding house. Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander, who oversees the 12th District and is chair o...

Political interest should not end because finals are over

Daily Sundial

December 9, 2012

As you drown yourself in coffee and tears for the next week, we wish all of you good luck during the final week of the semester. These past few months have been exciting and distracting with the national and state election, as politicians, special interest groups and professors tried to scare us with...

A look ahead to when the world ends

Luis Rivas

December 9, 2012

After the last 1,000-foot waves crashed onto the sinking shores of the east and west coasts of the United States, as the growing fires in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere refused to be extinguished, the helpless and doomed onlookers of the world announced almost in unison, “The Mayans were right!” ...

Sundial names top athletes

Sundial names top athletes

Jonathan Andrade

December 9, 2012

Northridge athletics had amazing seasons in men’s and women’s soccer, both making it to the NCAA tournament and grabbing their respective Big West titles, while women’s volleyball battled its way to a third-place finish in Big West via a 21-win season. Each team had multiple postseason ...

Senate urges science aid

Agnes Constante

December 9, 2012

 Associated Students senators approved Friday a resolution encouraging the chemistry and physics department to provide tutoring for lab courses and parallel progression in lecture and lab material for science courses. The move came during a special meeting called at the beginning of the semester’...

Supreme Court rulings could affect marriage

Andrew Clark

December 9, 2012

The Supreme Court will review two court cases that challenge current laws on gay marriage. The first case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, challenges California’s Proposition 8, a measure that banned same-sex marriage by amending the state constitution.  The second, United States v. Windsor, challenges...

Math vacation might not add up to success

Math vacation might not add up to success

Christina Cocca

December 9, 2012

With winter break around the corner, students are anxiously awaiting time to catch up on extra sleep and watch a DVR full of unwatched shows. Although weeks full of relaxation may sound appealing, there may be evidence that continuous schoolwork may make a student’s academic performance higher w...

Ellis Godard – CSUN professor and Phish philanthropist

Alex Curran

December 7, 2012

  The band Phish has a massive following with almost no help from mainstream media. They were never featured on MTV and are hardly played on the radio. The band's success grew in the early 90s with the internet boom, and Ellis Godard has been following them ever since. Godard, an associate pr...

Power outage hits CSUN

Ron Rokhy

December 7, 2012

CSUN experienced a campus-wide power outage early Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. The outage was caused by off-campus LADWP power substation losing power. The substation, located at Lindley and Zelzah, went out due to heavy moisture and dirt building up on the power lines, according to CSUN's Department...

Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in Northridge

Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in Northridge

Ashley Soley-Cerro

December 6, 2012

>>>CORRECTION: The man was killed by a Metrolink train, not a Metro train. >>>UPDATE Dec. 7 11:11 a.m. The victim has not yet been identified and reports are not complete, but he was a caucasian male that appears to be in his thirties, said Larry Dietz, watch commander at t...

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