The Sundial

Desolate staff only lots need to be filled

Susan Murray

March 23, 2010

It seems pretty logical to assume if you were to pull into a six level parking structure and you  happen to find a parking spot on the first floor you would take it. I mean, of course you would. Nobody in their right mind would pass up a convenient spot for a more challenging spot. Unless you’re in a university parking structure where all the preferred spots go to the faculty an...

Letter to the editor: Mar. 10, 2010

William Herbe

March 9, 2010

In response to Lisa Squier’s letter published Mar. 9: Lisa Squier: I am proud to be an active participant in the walkout.  My participation included classroom interruptions and blocking traffic by sitting in the street. I am also dismayed you didn’t mention the horrendous police brutality...

The offensive ladies’ lavatory at CSUN

Alexandra Brell

March 9, 2010

I have something to say; it has been on my mind for two and a half years and I have to get it off my chest: Ladies, you are slobs. Yes, I said it. Girls, you can be gross. What hurts the most is that you messy gals are more than likely among my own people: the ladies of Mike Curb College. I don’t know you by name; I don’t even know your faces. I know you by the toilet paper...

Jose Gomez on walkout and arrest

Jose Gomez on walkout and arrest

Administrator

March 9, 2010

Jose Gomez, senior chicana/o studies and Spanish major, walked out last Thursday to protest the budget cuts on the higher education system. He was arrested along with four other individuals....

Common Sense: Five questions for last week’s student protesters

Harrison Leonard

March 8, 2010

Harrison Leonard Contributing Columnist 1. What did you hope to achieve by disrupting classes, blocking traffic, and being distractingly obnoxious? Can you think of any example in recent history where student protests prompted government to do anything, other than arrest law-breakers? I support your...

Letter to the editor: Mar. 8, 2010

Contributor

March 8, 2010

Dear editor, With the ongoing budget cuts and sometimes unexpected tuition and fee hikes, it is easy to see why so many students are frustrated that they are paying more for less. Teachers are being required to take up to five furlough days per semester. This means that in a class that meets two times...

Will’s Worried Words: Wake up, Millennials. The dream is dying

William Herbe

March 3, 2010

At one of last month’s Presidents Town Hall Meetings an audience member directed a question at CSUN President Jolene Koester. The man asked what more can students do to stop education’s disintegration. She answered back, “Maybe you should ask yourself that.” Koester deflected the few hard...

Staff editorial: Public education’s crumbling down

Administrator

March 3, 2010

We can’t afford health insurance, so we can’t get sick. We can’t keep up with the cost of living, so we go without electricity for a little while. Now we can’t afford tuition. Is the Gap still hiring? Most of us came to this school because it’s affordable. As coveted and prestigious as Harvar...

Intimidation won’t improve the system, instead of coercion the administration should explore reasons why students aren’t graduating on time

Administrator

January 31, 2010

Aaron Helmbrecht Contributing Reporter Given the draconian budget cuts of the Fall 2009 semester, I was not surprised to learn that CSUN administration officials have approved a measure that cuts financial aid to undergraduate students who have exceeded 150 units. But I was surprised to lea...

Some alternatives before we break out into protests

Aaron Helmbrecht

December 8, 2009

Aaron Helmbrecht CSUN operated in the midst of an approximately $41 million budget cut in the Fall 2009 semester, which led to cutbacks, including faculty furlough days, class cancellations, and tuition and fee increases. In response, students and faculty held numerous protest rallies and created vide...

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