The Sundial

Is Study Buddy a friend or faux?

Neelofer Lodhy

November 20, 2013

With the end of the semester and finals quickly approaching, it’s normal for students to endure the utmost pressure of completing the semester with stellar grades. When finals are just around the corner, the weight of stress and anxiety quickly follows. Students succumb to drastic measures and try to endure assignment dead...

KCSN News Update: The US Postal Service and Amazon.com have announced a deal to bring package deliveries to Sundays in select cities

Brittany Chenelle

November 20, 2013

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: Southern Californians are being asked to make a concerted effort to cut back on water used in their yards as officials project a third year of dry conditions. The US Postal Service and Amazon.com have announced a deal to bring package deliv...

‘Beat the Blues’ volunteers distribute information, free tacos to students

'Beat the Blues' volunteers distribute information, free tacos to students

Jazzmyne Bogard

November 20, 2013

As part of the ongoing “Beat the Blues Week” the Blues Project hosted a tabling fair Tuesday to distribute information about how to deal with factors that may cause depression in students. “The Blues Project is a program that is here to raise awareness about suicide prevention, depression pr...

Professor educates students about the nonviolent history of Islam

Professor educates students about the nonviolent history of Islam

Ana Rodriguez

November 20, 2013

A professor of Islamic studies educated students regarding the history of Muslims and the religion of Islam in an effort to combat the negative stereotypes that are often portrayed in the media. “I’m trying to show that after 9/11, we have a tendency, especially in North America, to think o...

Sexual assault continues to be a problem on college campuses

Sexual assault continues to be a problem on college campuses

Shira Moskowitz

November 20, 2013

Despite a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires college campuses to notify every sexual assault case to the U.S. Department of Education, colleges nationwide have admitted that they have underreported the number of cases in recent years. The lack of action by colleges has raised ...

Rejuvenated Matadome has become a recruiting magnet

Rejuvenated Matadome has become a recruiting magnet

Alex Vejar

November 20, 2013

The Matadome had a facelift over the summer of 2012, and aside from the praise its gotten from CSUN players and coaches since, the stadium recently received a more widespread accolade. Bleacher Report, a popular sports website, ranked the CSUN Matadome number two in a June post titled “Ranking the...

A dozen dorm apartments, dining hall without running water

A dozen dorm apartments, dining hall without running water

Andrew Martinez

November 19, 2013

A water line was struck by construction workers around 10 a.m. Tuesday leaving several University Park Apartments (UPA) without running water. University Park Apartments 6 through 18 were left without water, as well as the Geronimo's dining hall, forcing students to...

Biology professor and others recognized for excellency in mentoring

Neelofer Lodhy

November 19, 2013

Assistant Professor of Biology Cindy Malone has been awarded with the Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Award for her work with CSUN medical students. Malone is among three other Dorsey recipients, professor Gabriela Chavira, professor Parthenia Hosch and professor Everto “Veto” Ruiz Win whom...

Guest speaker says transgender research is biased

Guest speaker says transgender research is biased

Vera Castaneda

November 19, 2013

At the Trans Awareness Week event “Rethinking Trans,” Dr. Rachel Levin emphasized the biases in past transgender scientific research in an effort to help students depend less on science in terms of claiming identity. Levin, a Pomona College associate professor, began her research regarding transgen...

KCSN News Update: An increasing number of drivers are using their smart phones to search the Internet in what is becoming a dangerous trend

Brittany Chenelle

November 19, 2013

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: The latest poll shows potential 2016 Presidential candidates Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Chris Christie would be in a very close race. An increasing number of drivers are using their smart phones to search the Internet in what...

Geek culture is a safe space for diversity

Geek culture is a safe space for diversity

Jonathan R. Diaz

November 18, 2013

Nerd, geek, weirdo, fanboy. If you had called me those names 15 years ago, I probably would have been a little offended, but not so anymore. Nowadays, mainstream culture has welcomed and even celebrated “the geek.” Terms like “geek squad” and “geek chic” are commonplace. One only needs to ...

Remedial classes may not be the right answer for college students

Remedial classes may not be the right answer for college students

Elizabeth Ohanian

November 18, 2013

Robert Gomez, 19, sophomore business major at CSUN, feels discouraged by the remedial, also known as supplemental instruction, work required for him. “I feel like quitting a lot of the time because I’m taking my second math class and I’m still not at what’s considered college-level yet,...

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