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The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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The Girls Who Code club met together in Sierra Hall, on Friday, Sept. 15, in Northridge, Calif. Club members played around with a program to create a virtual game.
The CSUN club that’s encouraging women in STEM
Miya Hantman, Reporter • September 18, 2023

CSUN’s Girls Who Code club is just one of many across many campuses and countries, including 110 in...

Students form a crowd for DJ Mal-Ski on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 in Northridge, Calif.
Matador Nights carnival makes a splash at the USU
Ryan Romero, Sports Editor • September 21, 2023

The University Student Union hosted “Matador Nights” on Sept. 8 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The...

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Women’s Soccer has Closed the Competitive Gap
Luis Silva, Reporter • September 19, 2023

There is no longer a significant competitive gap in the sport of women’s soccer. There is a brighter...

The line for concert merchandise on the second night of The Eras Tour in Paradise, Nev., on Saturday, March 25, 2023.
My experience at The Eras Tour
Miley Alfaro, Sports Reporter • September 18, 2023

It’s been a long time coming. I began watching The Eras Tour, Taylor Swift’s ongoing concert trek,...

Within the Oaxacan town of Asuncion Nochixtlan, we find my mother’s birthplace, Buena Vista. Photo taken July 29, 2023.
I Love Being Mexican
September 12, 2023
A student holds up a sign during a rally outside of the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2023.
CSU board approves tuition increase amid protests
Trisha Anas, Editor in Chief • September 15, 2023

The California State Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a 6% tuition increase for the next five...

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Miracles In Action Restores Patients’ Lives and Actualizes their Potential

Need to read: Wednesday Book Column

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Every Wednesday, Culture Clash will feature a few must-reads across different genres. Dive in with a good book. (Illustration by Kathy Hagedorn)

Title: Valencia

Author: Michelle Tea

Genre: Lesbian Fiction

Pages: 250


Related reads: “The Price of Salt,” “Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit”

Michelle Tea’s autobiographical novel follows one girl’s search for love in San Francisco during the grunge-filled era of the 1990s. Tea introduces a variety of lovers she falls for, each with their own dark pasts and wicked addictions. The lovers she surrounds herself with drag her deeper into the world of wild, latex-gloved sex, drugs and drama. Throughout the novel, Tea analyzes the complexities of love and the subculture she’s immersed in while tackling issues of depression along with alienation. With every lover Tea has, she also examines the stages of what it’s like to be in love, fall out of love and hate love all at the same time.

Title: Tipping the Velvet

Author: Sarah Waters

Genre: Queer Romance, Fiction

Pages: 488


Related reads: “Affinity,” “Rubyfruit Jungle”

Set during 1890s England, this novel is about a girl named Nan who falls for Kitty Butler, who travels while making a living as a male impersonator for entertainment. Waters’ play on gender roles in the novel critiques the ways in which men and women are seen in society, but she does so in a rich, beautiful and erotic language. She does not leave out a single detail as she documents the complex relationship between Nan and Kitty which is viewed through the lenses of class, gender and sexuality. The theme of sexuality dominates the book as it is also about Nan coming to terms with her sexual identity in a time when homosexuality was not discussed as much as it is today.

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