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Trans* Awareness Week celebrates CSUN’s transgender community

Alik Ourfalian

November 17, 2014

Trans* Awareness Week at CSUN continues through Nov. 20 featuring a variety of events, including film screenings and discussions. The event is held to celebrate the transgender community on campus. The week, organized by the Pride Center, kicked off Thursday with a comedy show performed by Ian...

CSUN receives $21.5 million in charitable donations: CSU Chancellor’s Office

David Nazarian, left, with his wife Angella Nazarian, right, donated $10 million to the College of Business and Economics, which CSUN named the college in dedication for his generous support, at a naming ceremony on March 27, 2014. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/The Sundial)

Alik Ourfalian

November 13, 2014

The California State University System received a record $459.9 million in charitable gift commitments this past year, with CSUN receiving over $21.5 million, according to the CSU Office of the Chancellor. Although the data is preliminary – final date will be available in January – the offi...

Women’s Basketball: Big West favorites face tough schedule in and out of conference

File Photo/ The Sundial

Alik Ourfalian

November 11, 2014

As the preseason favorites in the Big West Conference Preseason Poll, the Matadors were selected to repeat as conference champions, receiving 13 of the 14 first-place votes in October. “Our goals this season are to win the conference and the Big West championship, and go to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA...

CSUN student helps educate others on Armenian culture

Dickran Khodanian, 21, senior, history major, volunteering this past summer at a day camp in Proshyan, Armenia, with the AYF Youth Corps program.

Alik Ourfalian

October 30, 2014

Khodanian, 21, a history major with a minor in Armenian Studies, often heard his grandparents telling him stories. These were stories about their childhood, their parents and about their people.These were stories about deportation, starvation, rape and death. Stories about people being forced out of th...

Are you prepared for a major earthquake? Take our Great California ShakeOut Drill quiz!

Are you prepared for a major earthquake? Take our Great California ShakeOut Drill quiz!

Alik Ourfalian

October 14, 2014

There are two things that Californians can expect during their residency: traffic and earthquakes. One is inevitable every morning and evening, and the other, unfortunately, isn’t. Over 25 million people are expected to participate in this Thursday’s Great California ShakeOut Drill. Are you p...

Matadors look to upset ranked Hawaii

The CSUN women's volleyball team will play against the Cal Poly Mustangs this Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. File Photo/ The Sundial

Alik Ourfalian

October 9, 2014

The Matadors will take on No. 24 Hawaii Rainbow Wahine on Friday in a Big West showdown at the Matadome. The Matadors lost their first conference match against the Long Beach State 49ers 3-1 on Saturday, making their Big West record 2-1. Middle blocker Casey Hinger believes a win against natio...

Sundial captures social media reaction from NBA Media Day: Storify

Alik Ourfalian

October 2, 2014

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Fox sheds light on DC comics’ underdog in “Gotham”

Fox sheds light on DC comics' underdog in

Alik Ourfalian

September 24, 2014

On Monday night, Fox debuted the highly anticipated show "Gotham," a series based on the fictional city from DC Comics' Batman franchise. Essentially, “Gotham” will serve as a prequel to the Batman story, revealing how each character was created and developed. “Gotham” follows Detective ...

Places to unwind on campus

There are plenty of getaway spots on campus for students. The botanical gardens have benches for students to relax and get away from the stresses of class. The garden has different plants, trees, and flowers. Photo Credit: Nicole Socala/Features Editor

Alik Ourfalian

September 19, 2014

For a busy student, it might seem as though there is no time or place for relaxation. But before you give up all hope of mitigating all that stress, consider the following places around campus that students and faculty recommend for de-stressing. The Living Well Lounge located at the Univer...

Barton G. restaurant in West Hollywood takes a new spin on dining experiences

The Sabrinatini arrives infused with liquid nitrogen causing vapors to ascend over the sleek martini glass frame. The martini honors the restaurant owners' pet monkey, Sabrina, who passed away last year, with a dark chocolate monkey. Photo Credit:Natanya Toomes/The Sundial

Alik Ourfalian

September 17, 2014

Nestled in the busy streets of West Hollywood is a restaurant called Barton G. From the outside, the simple structure sits amid surrounding restaurants and boutique shops in the La Cienega Design Quarter. Inside, the high ceiling and dim lighting, paired with the full set of flatware, wine-glass...

Red Band Society has potential, but where will it go?

Red Band Society has potential, but where will it go?

Alik Ourfalian

September 16, 2014

In this fall’s television lineup, Fox will debut a new show called “Red Band Society” about a group of adolescents in the fictional Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles. The story is narrated by Charlie, a patient at the hospital who is in a coma but can hear everything happening around him. ...

Best buys on a student budget

Illustration by Kristine Delicana / Illustration Editor

Alik Ourfalian

September 8, 2014

  The fall semester is here, which means back to school shopping is in full force as students prepare for the upcoming semester. For college students, shopping for supplies can get expensive, especially when they need to purchase electronics for school. The National Retail Federation (NRF)...

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