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

Let us take a moment to do our global part

Sunday, Oct. 8 marked the first anniversary of the earthquake in Pakistan, which left 73,000 dead and 3.5 million homeless, according to a Pakistani English newspaper, DAWN. I spent the weekend watching the Pakistani cable channels talk about the aftermath. I literally could not eat or function as I normally would after seeing the conditions people are living in to this day.

The newscasts showed many stories of the people. A little girl, no older then the age of 10, goes to the place where her home once stood to search for her cousin who was buried alive. A young, mute, women lost her parents and fianc? days before her wedding. A couple searches for their grown daughter. These are just a few stories.

As I was watching the coverage, I realized that we forget about the tragedies of Katrina, Indonesia and Pakistan after they happen until the anniversary or until we hear someone’s story. We, as people, have forgotten to care about people. We live in our own little bubbles and say why should we care what is happening in Pakistan when we should be lending a hand and learning a lesson. If you help someone, most likely someone will help you in your time of need.

We take our lives for granted so easily. My biggest worries are my classes, work and family matters. But I realized that some people in the world have to care about how they will get through the winter snow with a sheet over their head and what they will feed their children for their next meal.

You and I are fortunate to have shelter, people we care about, a decent education and possibly a bright future.

We need to keep up with current events both local and national. But keeping up with them is not enough. We need to make an effort to make change for the better wether it is through fundraisers, community service, or other means.

Yes, I know we are college students and ill-paid staff members but we have more than some people. Although it is becoming more and more transparent, there is such a thing called humanity.

We are all human first and then anything else, so treat people well and think twice about your luxuries.

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