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

The lead conductor performs at a tech rehearsal for “Into the Woods” at the CSUN Campus Theatre on April 6, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

Photo Essay: CSUN’s Theatre Guild

Kaitlyn Lavo, Photo Editor May 16, 2022

Despite an annual budget of $3,400, lower enrollment rates, and shifts in leadership midway through the spring semester, CSUN’s Theatre Guild pulled together productions at a professional scale. The...

Photo Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Opinion: Matadors baseball season a smashing success

Brandon Lopez, Reporter May 13, 2022
Their long-fought journey up until this point has shown their perseverance and unity as a team.
The 2022 Met Gala theme was Gilded Glamour, inspired by the Gilded Age of New York City. There are mixed opinions on whether the fundraising events comeback, and the outfits that debuted, kept with the theme.

2022 Met Gala receives mixed reviews

Alexandra Najera, Contributor May 13, 2022

Amid the draft leak of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade opinion, May 2 saw the annual return of the Met Gala, but the success of this year’s event has been highly debated. Often touted as the fashion...

Sundial File Photo: A snapshot from the Associated Students meeting on May 2, 2022, in the CSUN University Student Union in Northridge, Calif.

AS meeting focuses on computer science department survey

Vince Vitela, Reporter May 13, 2022

Complaints from seniors, and some instructors, in CSUN’s Department of Computer Science surfaced at the open forum portion of Monday’s Associated Students meeting. Sam Livesay, a senior computer...

David Mesquita

Opinion: A South Central youth on the importance of mental health resources

Ashley Orellana, Opinion Editor May 13, 2022

  “What my life would’ve looked like if I didn't spend so much time hiding and blaming myself.”   “I remember one of my first stories being when I was 5 years old. I would...

Brandon Bohning goes for the swing on Friday, May 6, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

Matadors crowned walk-off kings against Bakersfield

Brandon Lopez, Reporter May 12, 2022

CSUN baseball (23-19, 12-10 Big West Conference) continued their winning ways after their three-game 2-1 series win against CSU Bakersfield (16-24, 9-9) at Matador Field. The Matadors secured their...

Andre Aliscad plays Pac-Man at Round1 in Burbank, Calif., on April 10, 2022.

Photo Essay: Gamer life

David Olvera, Reporter May 12, 2022

In front of the CSUN gym in the University Student Union lies a dungeon of zombie invasions, fist brawls to the death, wizards casting magic spells, and adventures beyond your wildest imagination. Students...

Illustration: Aftermath.

Opinion: The cultural importance of being trauma informed

Yoselin De Leon-Lazo, Contributor May 12, 2022

In my life, being trauma informed means trying to understand why my father left. It could have been his alcoholism, his own inability to parent or trauma from living in the era of the Guatemalan Civil...

Portrait of Mel Wilson.

CSUN alumnus’ path to mayoral candidacy

Pablo Orihuela, Assistant News Editor May 12, 2022

Mel Wilson has always pivoted careers to match the moment. From playing in the NFL, to having decades-long careers in accounting, real estate and local government, the once-retired businessman and CSUN...

The trend of positive COVID-19 cases at CSUN between students and employees who were on campus while infectious as of Friday, May 6, 2022. Data is sourced from the Matadors Forward COVID Dashboard.

CSUN COVID-19 counts: update as of May 6

Jack Titter, Reporter May 11, 2022

The number of CSUN students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 this year, and were on campus while infectious, has increased from 737 to 757 as of May 6, according to the Matadors Forward...

A sign announces Premier America Credit Unions new 10-year partnership with CSUN in Northridge, Calif.

Partnership with Premier America brings changes across campus

Jack Titter, Reporter May 11, 2022

On March 23, CSUN announced a 10-year partnership with Premier America Credit Union as well as the renaming of The Matadome to Premier America Credit Union Arena. The agreement with Premier America...

Illustration: Big Dreams, Bigger Cost.

Opinion: Congratulations, you’re graduating! But first, pay us

Mercedes Cannon-Tran, Magazine Managing Editor May 10, 2022

You have worked for this day for a long time. You have told your family and friends, and the anticipation is rising. Graduation is just around the corner and nearly in your grasp — if you can afford...

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