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The face of the stuPED athletes

The face of the stuPED athletes

Kevin Kiani

February 18, 2013

Today the sense of sportsmanship is absent in sports as players put winning above everything else. The truth is that the majority of athletes just don't care anymore. Fans glorify them, kiss their ass and idolize them. Yet, players repay fans by spewing out lies and a fairytale that makes all p...

NAFTA, not citizenship is the solution for undocumented workers

NAFTA, not citizenship is the solution for undocumented workers

Michelangelo Landgrave

February 17, 2013

Immigration reform is back in the national spotlight with a bi-partisan Senate group, the president, and several congressmen pushing for it. This reform will tackle issues such as streamlining the current migration process, providing amnesty for those here illegally, and border control enforcement. Th...

Valentine’s Day Dark Side

Benjamin Andrews

February 13, 2013

Each year, Feb. 14 brings joy into the hearts (and cash into the pockets) of jewelry store owners, flowers shops, greeting card companies, candy manufactures and restaurant owners. However, this day of love also comes with some severe consequences for our planet and fellow humans. Valentine's Day's global...

State of the Union: round 5

Nathan McMahon

February 12, 2013

Each year, the President takes center stage in the chamber for the House of Representatives and addresses a joint session of Congress as well as the nation. The usual goal is to outline where we sit as a society and also allows the sitting president to set their upcoming agenda. President Obama's speec...

All-NBA First Team Picks

All-NBA First Team Picks

Kevin Kiani

February 12, 2013

Point Guard This season, Chris Paul has led the historically-awful Clippers to one of the best records in the NBA. He is averaging 9.5 assists per game, which ranks him second in the NBA behind the injured Rajon Rondo. What separates Paul's value from the rest of the NBA's point guards is his uncan...

LAPD’s manhunt turns thin blue line red

LAPD’s manhunt turns thin blue line red

Nathan McMahon

February 11, 2013

In last week’s tragic shooting of police officers and their family members by suspected gunman, Christopher Dorner, there was a legitimate and justifiable outrage for the blood on his hands. Yet, in his manifesto he raised an interesting conundrum. Based on their history, the police have more in...

Reinstating football at CSUN: A pro, con standoff

Reinstating football at CSUN: A pro, con standoff

Casey Delich

February 10, 2013

Casey's Con Side; Keep Football Away A football team in the San Fernando Valley? That makes no sense. Well, Pierce College has one, but when was the last time you saw anything about them in the news? CSUN football was discontinued in 2001, much to the chagrin of the community that wanted to se...

NRA’s pushback against sensible gun-control is stale and tired

NRA’s pushback against sensible gun-control is stale and tired

Michelle Reuter

February 6, 2013

We all know the names: Columbine, Virginia Tech., Aurora, and now Sandy Hook. It's a long, sad list of violence; massacres carried out in public places where we should all be safe. President Obama recently held a press conference announcing his plan to reduce gun violence in the United States. H...

Sundial 2012 NFL awards

Bob Garcia

February 5, 2013

2012 Rookie of the year: Russell Wilson By: Bob Garcia This past NFL season there have been a slew of rookies that have had an outstanding 2012, but quarterbacks make up the top-three. There is Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who took a team that finished with the worst record in ...

Don’t complain; be the change

Don’t complain; be the change

Ankur Patel

February 5, 2013

At most student rallies where chants echo, we hear “Student-Power!” repeated until throats are coarse. Making noise and drawing attention to campus issues is important, but increased awareness does not directly change policy or gain funding. In order for students to contend for power in our c...

Filibuster reform results in a busted opportunity

Filibuster reform results in a busted opportunity

Melanie Gaball

February 4, 2013

The Filibuster lives on. Bad news for Democrats, and bad news for anyone who wants anything to get done in the Senate in the next four years.Democrats in the Senate have been fishing for filibuster reform ever since the Republican minority started to use the stalling technique excessively at the star...

Meatless Monday: Yay or Nay?

Meatless Monday: Yay or Nay?

Ron Rokhy

February 3, 2013

Berlyn's Opinion Meatless Mondays are on the rise as some are embracing a new diet and skipping out on meat for a day. The concept may seem absurd, but there are many positive possibilities that can come from a meat-free Monday. Meatless Mondays are simply a way to introduce, to someone that m...

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