The Sundial

Carnaval fills USU with sights and sounds of various cultures

Araceli Castillo

April 21, 2014

Music and dances from different cultures and nationalities filled the University Student Union on April 17 as students watched and participated in the 18th annual Carnaval. A lounge area was available where students were eating, talking and playing games such as the Loteria, a Mexican board game similar ...

Professor Steven Loy returns to the Boston marathon after last year’s bombing

Professor Steven Loy returns to the Boston marathon after last year’s bombing

Araceli Castillo

April 15, 2014

Kinesiology professor Steven Loy trained for months before the 2013 Boston Marathon, but nothing could prepare him for the catastrophic bombings that took place that day. Loy and his daughter Mackenzie ran the Boston Marathon with her running team from Tuft University. The team only consisted of 100 peop...

More students applying for financial aid in California, studies show

Araceli Castillo

March 30, 2014

In the last academic year the number of students applying for financial aid in California has increased. This includes freshmen, graduate students and students who haven’t applied before but now need aid. There has been a rising amount of students at CSUN. “In the last five years we have seen...

CSUN student creates film based on fictional love story during the Holocaust

CSUN student creates film based on fictional love story during the Holocaust

Araceli Castillo

March 26, 2014

After waking up from a  dream, Michael Canon was inspired to embark on a journey to start writing his 11th film. Although Canon admitted his dream was scary, which he wasn’t comfortable elaborating on, it was the motivation he needed to begin writing a love story which takes place during the Holocaust. ...

Third grade students recreate history with class book

Third grade students recreate history with class book

Araceli Castillo

March 11, 2014

Dreaming big and being creative is no challenge for two third-grade classes from two different South Los Angeles elementary schools. Wisdom Academy of Young Scientists and Estrella Elementary School both have a class of third-graders writing their own class book. Teachers Kaylie Gomez and Toluca S...

Armenian Student Association stands silently in remembrance of genocide

Armenian Student Association stands silently in remembrance of genocide

Araceli Castillo

January 30, 2014

Students of the CSUN Armenian Student Association (ASA) organized a silent protest in front of the Oviatt Library on Thursday. Throughout the California State Universities, members of ASA protested to bring awareness to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, when the Turkish government sought to deport and m...

CSUN student rides on Rose Parade float after overcoming cerebral palsy

CSUN student rides on Rose Parade float after overcoming cerebral palsy

Araceli Castillo

January 27, 2014

  CSUN communications student Precious Malumfashi, 26, was not only born premature at 24 weeks, but was diagnosed with cerebral palsy disorder soon thereafter. Malumfashi was kept in an incubator and stayed hospitalized for three months at a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Woodland Hills. It was unknown what condition she had until she was 2 years old.  Cerebr...

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