The Sundial

  • September 20CORONAVIRUS DAILY UPDATE: 991 new cases, 23 deaths in L.A. County

Letter to the Editor: UNAM is not a conspiracy

Daily Sundial

May 12, 2014

I am writing to correct several factual errors in Professor Acuña’s account in the May 7, 2014 Daily Sundial article about CSUN’s relationship with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).Chicana/o Studies was consulted on multiple occasions during the development of CSUN’s new Center on...

Letter to the Editor


February 22, 2012

I am a concerned student at CSUN. On Monday, Tareq Seikaly used the United Nations Human Rights Commission to make his point that Israel is committing humans rights abuses in Gaza. The UN Human Rights Commission is an incredibly biased source against Israel. I’m not saying that the author doesn’t...

Voices of the CSU budget


December 6, 2011

This is a call to action: On July 12, the CSU board of trustees approved a 12 percent tuition increase for Fall 2011. This increase in tuition is due to our state budget, which has cut CSU funding by nearly $650 million for the 2011-2012 school year. As a response to California’s poor economic stance,...

Are we outraged enough?


November 28, 2011

As a victim of sexual abuse from age 11 to 17, I know my abuser stole the biggest part of my childhood, robbed me of my innocence and forever changed my life in ways that cannot be repaid or restored. When I hear people complain that they’re tired of the ongoing press coverage of the Penn State...

Letter to the Editor: What is the Free Market?


November 16, 2011

The free market is the great equalizer of man. It makes no distinction of his creed, race, or hair color, but rather ranks a man according to his ability to provide a good or service that his fellows voluntarily wish to purchase. It is protested at times that some of us are born with more ‘capital’...

Gaddafi unfairly given bad name by NATO and mainstream media

Lee Hulteng portrait of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Courtesy of MCT


November 14, 2011

By Rosstene Valikhani With Muammar Gaddafi’s demise, understand that the so-called “reporting” done by the mainstream media has been deliberately distorted to legitimize the NATO invasion of Libya. Dan Lieberman writes in “NATO Conquers Libya,” that the pretext for invading Libya was...

Smash capitalism

Illustration by Lindsey Maldonado


November 8, 2011

The fact that more people are now familiar with the term “debt ceiling” than “capitalism” is indicative of the level of ignorance or indifference. Capitalism is not the “free market” — we have a not-so-invisible hand giving million dollar salaries, billion dollar subsidies, and trillion ...

Lower Tuitions Fee; Don’t Subsidize the Rec Center


October 30, 2011

When the new Recreational Center is opened, all students will be automatically given membership.  This is not, however, kindness. This comes not as a special offer, but rather as a forced purchase. Students will be unable to opt out of paying for the membership, regardless of whether they use it. What...

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to eat real, America!

Illustration by: Kristin Hugo / Opinions Editor


October 24, 2011

What better way to describe the purpose of Food Day than what was voiced by its sponsors, “we want Americans to cook real foods for their families again”. Over the last thirty years, the American diet has transformed from one that involved the preparation of fresh applesauce by our grandmothers to...

Letter to the editor: In defense of Bank of America


October 5, 2011

Recently, Bank of America announced that it would be charging debit-card users a $5 monthly fee for using their debit cards. Appropriately, there has been uproar over this, but is Bank of America the proper target of this anger? Several complaints seem to be about Bank of America ‘stealing’ the hard-earned m...

Letter to the Editor: Bathrooms


September 27, 2011

Dear Editor, I have been puzzling lately over the abysmal condition of the restrooms on campus. It’s gotten so bad tat the Oviatt Library that, from top to bottom, there isn’t a usable men’s restroom in the place. Is this a visceral example of the results of our state’s savage budget cutting...

Letter to the Editor: response to ‘PETA goes too far with trick porn site’


September 14, 2011

Dear Editor, In response to your article "PETA Goes Too Far With Trick Porn Site" (13 Sep. 2011), I would like to give some insight into the motives behind PETA's website. PETA's job is to draw attention to animal suffering, and we have found—and your article confirms—that people do pay...

The student media organization of California State University Northridge
Letter to the Editor