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Administrator

March 1, 2010

Verbally trashing someone or something is a right and freedom that is practiced daily. As a student publication we get verbally trashed quite often. We can deal with that. But trashing our newspaper and depriving campus from picking it up, that, we cannot take. And if you are caught, get ready to pay...

Peer educators teach students about the Blues

Alexandra Brell

February 25, 2010

[audio:https://sundial.csun.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/TBP_AB-11.mp3|titles=The Blues Project by Alexandra Brell] Vaheh Hartoonian was running late for his geography class a year and a half ago. There was a special presentation that day, but the English and communications double major only c...

Matadors’ horrid first half dooms them at UCSB

Gilberto Manzano

February 25, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- In a tale of two halves, the Matadors cut a 26-point Gaucho lead down to 69-67 after forward Willie Galick made two free throws with 25 seconds left in regulation. Gaucho free throws down the stretch, however, helped ice the game and gave UC Santa Barbara a 74-69 victory over CSUN (10-18, 5-8 Big West) at the Thunderdome on Wednesday night. After James Nunnally turned the ...

A friendship beyond words, Deaf Matador Lizarraga, teammate Galick share unique bond

A friendship beyond words, Deaf Matador Lizarraga, teammate Galick share unique bond

Gilberto Manzano

February 25, 2010

When a reporter asked CSUN forward Michael Lizarraga how it felt to be the only hearing impaired player ever to compete in an NCAA Tournament, Lizarraga immediately responded, “Did you say ‘hearing impaired’?” According to the dictionary, the word “impaired” means to “be weakened, d...

MOSAIC inspires courage through youth culture

MOSAIC inspires courage through youth culture

Administrator

February 24, 2010

Stephanie Bermudez Staff Reporter Geraldine Marquez Staff Reporter CSUN’s Mentoring to Overcome Struggles and Inspire Courage (MOSAIC) is a program that uses youth culture to mentor and cater to at-risk youth in the San Fernando Valley. “Students that we cater to are considered at-risk for many reasons. Usually most of them have already been through the juvenile justice...

MEChA giving back through Project Youth Green

Susan Murray

February 24, 2010

Laura Robledo left her birthplace, Michoacan, Mexico, when she was 3-years-old and moved with her family to the United States. As she grew up, Robledo’s mother only spoke Spanish. Her father spoke Spanish and English. As Robledo grew up she spoke English at home. This created a disconnect between Robledo...

Smiling while singing the ‘Blues’

Kerstin Gupilan

February 24, 2010

Every Friday morning, when most college students are looking forward to starting their weekend, Stacy Merlos is trying to figure out how she can help out. “As long as I’m at CSUN I’m gonna be apart of this program. (They’re) never getting rid of me,” Merlos, 23, said with a wide smile. Merlos joined the CSUN Blues Project three semesters ago following the suicide of one of her close...

Anyone can make a difference

Kristin Hirai

February 24, 2010

Imagine assisting an elderly person load groceries into their car, or helping a lost dog find its owner. If everyone participated in small acts of kindness regularly, our world would be a better place. Instead, help is one of the major ingredients that our society craves. Although our nation is labe...

The Greek society’s philanthropy apathy

Kimberly Krieger

February 24, 2010

[audio:https://sundial.csun.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/GreeksVolunteer.mp3|titles=Greeks Volunteer by Kimberly Kreiger] Sororities and fraternities represent a prominent group of people at CSUN, and through their philanthropies, they have helped various different charities better the world. ...

A little goes a long way, even without celebrity

Alexandra Brell

February 24, 2010

What do Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004, and the Haiti earthquake have in common? A celebrity-studded cry to raise money for victims followed each natural disaster. There is nothing like the worst of Mother Nature to bring out the best in a celebrity. There is nothing like the best of a celebrity...

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