Newspapers stolen at California State University – Northridge

CALIFORNIA — Police at CaliforniaState University – Northridge are investigating the theft of more than 2,000copies of the student newspaper from several newsstands across campus.

Melissa Lalum, faculty adviser for the Daily Sundial, said 6,500copies of the Thursday, Feb. 25 issue were printed. The issue contained acontroversial column asking members of the Greek community to host morephilanthropy events and fewer social events, she said.

“It is your age-old (column), ‘come on Greeks we know what your realmotive is for joining, it’s not philanthropy, it’s partying and youcould more to help,’ ” Lalum said about the column written by KimberyKreiger, a Daily Sundial reporter.

Members of the Greek community were notified of the column’s upcomingpublication and requested that it not be printed, Lalum said

California State University police are conducting a criminal investigation,University Spokesperson Carmen Ramos Chandler said.

“We are extremely disappointed that this happened. Not only is it aloss of student work but the campus newspaper is a very valuable part of theuniversity,” Chandler said.

The Daily Sundial published an article about the theft on its Website Thursday and the controversial column was reprinted in Monday’sissue. Copies of Monday’s issue were not stolen from the racks, Lalumsaid.