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The Sundial’s new digital guru

The Sundial’s new digital guru

Some people have such a passion for their craft that they strive to share their skills with others. This is the case for Gretchen Macchiarella, the new publisher for CSUN’s student newspaper The Sundial. Macchiarella graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to pursue a career in journalism as a business reporter and […]

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You snooze you lose

You snooze you lose

The idea that an alarm clock could be your best friend sounds far-fetched. The everyday battle where students send off their guardian called snooze to fight off the enemy known as early mornings never seems to end. Everyone is different, there are those that prefer to hit snooze several times and others that set multiple […]

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100 Citizens program sheds light on public health

100 Citizens program sheds light on public health

  Four years ago the 100 Citizens program got its start with founder Dr. Steven Loy, CSUN kinesiology professor and  just 20 CSUN students. The participants gathered in a classroom to discuss their desire on public health. Today, 100 Citizens is a widely celebrated program recognized by the White House after winning the Popular Choice […]

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Regional Emmy claimed by CSUN Professor

Regional Emmy claimed by CSUN Professor

  A Local Emmy Award has been awarded to CSUN Film Professor Nate Thomas for his recent Public Service Announcement campaign in conjunction with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on June 14 in Carlsbad, California. The ads were part of a campaign highlighting the multi-million dollar industry of intellectual property theft specifically […]

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Traveling opportunity helps students get in touch with history

Traveling opportunity helps students get in touch with history

  In order to get a better understanding of Word War II, the CSUN Jewish studies department organized a two-week student trip to Poland and Lithuania in June. Over the course of several years, similar trips were planned by the Jewish Studies department with each one having a different regional focus. This year, Jewish studies professor […]

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East Conference Center provides prayer, meditation spaces

East Conference Center provides prayer, meditation spaces

  >>CORRECTION: The article had incorrectly referred to the former fitness center as the former wellness center. The article had also incorrectly read Kristie Godfrey’s title as assistant director of operations, and Debra Hammond’s name as “Debora.”  The formal name of the Prayer/Meditation/Reflection Room was incorrectly referred to as the “prayer and meditation room.”  Students […]

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CSUN students get answers to basic questions

CSUN students get answers to basic questions

Getting to know your campus is really important but it can also be confusing and difficult to learn for outsiders who don’t know anything about CSUN. CSUN is a commuter school and one of the nation’s largest universities with a very diverse student population. There were a total of 11,060 new undergraduate students as of […]

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Apps by major: an interactive way to study

Apps by major: an interactive way to study

Cramming for an exam the traditional way demands traditional tools. You’re staring at a computer screen then your eyes start to glaze over, you’re hunched over a textbook then your shoulders start to ache, you’re typing at what seems like a hundred words a minute and start wondering if you’re experiencing carpal tunnel. With more […]

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Roommate survival guide: tips for a crisis-free semester

Roommate survival guide: tips for a crisis-free semester

The roommate from hell: An obnoxious individual who insists on scattering Geronimo’s wrappers on your side of the room and listening to Gangnam Style for the hundredth time on full volume. They come back at 3 a.m. and assume you won’t hear them or their overnight guest as well as the shuffling of footsteps and […]

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10 tips on how to land your next job

10 tips on how to land your next job

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on May 2, that businesses and professional services have added 75,000 jobs in April, the most jobs in more than two years, while the unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest it has been since 2008. Employers plan on hiring 7.6 percent more from the graduating class of 2014 […]

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#selfie#nofilter#instafollow, the word selfie has been integrated into the Oxford Online English dictionary

There is always that one friend who acts as if their cell phone is a world-renowned photographer, and their social media page is their personal glamor magazine. Their Instagram is a deluge of selfies, revealing their new haircut, their time in front of the mirror at the gym, what they are eating, and how their […]

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Student musician plans to introduce music therapy to smaller village across the globe

Student musician plans to introduce music therapy to smaller village across the globe

Arsi Nami watched his brother undergo music therapy for a spinal cord surgery that left half of his body paralyzed, but didn’t realize how the experience would shape the course of his life. In 2008, his brother underwent surgery to have a tumor removed from his spinal cord. Part of the surgery required cutting through […]

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