The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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 event...

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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...

group of mena and women touching hands
Miracles In Action Restores Patients’ Lives and Actualizes their Potential

How to be green and save money while doing it

Here are some tips for greening your personal life.  We’ve heard a lot of tips before like turning off lights and conserving water.  But hopefully here are some you haven’t heard before that you can start applying to your daily life.  Besides being environmentally friendly, these tips will also ease the strain on your wallet.

1.  Using fluorescent bulbs can reduce energy.

2.  Don’t place lamps near a thermostat because it will sense the heat and will turn on more frequently if it’s set to an automatic temperature.

3.  When you’re using your dishwasher, use less energy by not using the drying cycle and just let the dishes drip dry.

4.  Install the refrigerator as far as you can from a stove or any heat, including direct sunlight.  It will use less energy to keep food cold.

5.  Buy a front-loading washing machine; it uses less energy and can fit more clothes so you can do less loads.

6.  Unplug your TV when you know you won’t be using it for hours when you’re at school, work, or on vacation.

7.  Avoid tailgating or any other driving habit that causes you to accelerate and brake excessively so you can conserve gas.

8.  Don’t overfill your car with gas because it is more likely to spill over and contribute to air pollution.

9.  Don’t keep everything but the kitchen sink in your car.  Even if you take out 100 pounds of  stuff, you can reduce your fuel intake by 2 percent.

10.  Invest in a fuel-efficient car.  Check out the web site of the U.S. Department of Energy for the best models and a quiz about how your car runs.

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