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Tattoo Tuesday: Only Tattoos with Meaning

Greg Triana pictured

Ashley Grant

May 10, 2016

Greg Triana, 21, a kinesiology major with an emphasis in athletic training, believes that all his tattoos must hold a deeper meaning or there is no reason in getting them. Growing up, Triana never imagined getting tattoos and often found himself commenting on his friends' ink, but when he reached...

Tattoo Tuesday: Beyond Simple Ink

Student pictured smiling at CSUN

Ashley Grant

April 26, 2016

Dominic Johnson, a 22-year-old sociology major, created his second tattoo by combining his family’s heritage with various meaningful aspects of his life. At the age of 15, Johnson stepped into his friend’s garage and got his first tattoo, but for his second he decided to go to a shop. “The...

Behind closed doors: Sex workers share their stories

A woman and man sit behind a desk

Ashley Grant

April 20, 2016

Stigmas and stereotypes, associated with individuals in the sex work industry, were discussed at CSUN to offer students a better understanding of their career. The Women’s Research and Resource Center held a panel discussion titled “Intersectionalities of Sex Work” at the Thousand Oaks Room...

Tattoo Tuesday: Flowers Worth Waiting For

Woman stands in front of tree, smiling

Ashley Grant

April 19, 2016

Carli LoCicero, a 25-year-old Art Institute of California, Los Angeles alumni recently was able to get her large flower tattoo after anxiously waiting on an appointment list for five months. On the top of her right thigh lay a bouquet of Chrysanthemums and Poppies made up of thick black lines, light...

Students vote during AS elections

Student looks over Ipad on table

Ashley Grant

April 14, 2016

Students voted today in the different Associated Student Election booths set up around campus. In the second day of elections, members promote different outlets for students to vote which is online, in your email, or in person. "It gets the community involved and to make changes they want to see,"...

Tattoo Tuesday: Lion Ink

Davina McKenzie, 18, a business management major recently got her first tattoo of her zodiac sign on her upper right thigh. (Ashley Grant/The Sundial)

Ashley Grant

April 12, 2016

Davina McKenzie, 18, a business management major, got her first tattoo just a couple of weeks ago to celebrate becoming an adult. “Way before I turned 18, I was ready to get a tattoo,” McKenzie said. “Although I’ve always wanted one, the timing for this was completely spur of the moment.” On...

Strike prep stalled as negotiations continue

Group rallies and carried picket signs

Ashley Grant

April 7, 2016

The California State University system's statewide strike has been placed on hold while salary negotiations continue.On Wednesday, April 6, the California State University and California Faculty Association announced a 48-hour media blackout period in order to further discussion on the wage settlement for CFA members....

Tattoo Tuesday: Black Henna is Anything but temporary

Artist draws tree on girls entire back

Ashley Grant

April 6, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration is now warning that the temporary tattoos referred to as “black henna” potentially contain toxic chemicals and ingredients that can leave a permanent mark on the skin. Grasping a small plastic bottle packed with dark black paste, a Venice Beach henna artist draws...

A.S. senate elections scheduled on possible CFA strike days

A.S. President Jorge Reyes and A.S. Vice President speak to senators about the CSU task force financial model proposal.

Ashley Grant

March 31, 2016

Associated Students' stance on the California Faculty Association and California University administration negotiation and strike remains neutral. A.S. officials gave their view of the negotiation between the CFA and CSU as the possible strike will continue until an agreement is reached. “As...

Professional dominatrix, adult performer share journey as sex workers

Woman stands and tells story while other women listen in

Ashley Grant

March 31, 2016

A panel of current and past female sex workers, along with a CSUN sociology professor, held a discussion about the issues surrounding sex work. Members of the Women’s Research and Resource Center hosted “An Honest Conversation Regarding Sex Work,” Tuesday night at the Thousand Oaks Room ...

Tattoo Tuesday: Bat Tatts and Ocean Scenes

Brittany Huerta shows off bat tattoo

Ashley Grant

March 29, 2016

Brittany Huerta, 25, a CSUN graduate student working towards a Master's Degree in Geology captures her passion for landscape in a detailed tattoo above her right elbow. “I really like mountains and the ocean,” Huerta said as she turned to the light to reveal her ink. “And since I’m a geology...

Women Still Standing Against the Odds

Painting of Barbara Jordan

Ashley Grant

March 16, 2016

Throughout history, women have made exceptional contributions to their societies and have overcome many obstacles to get where they are today. In 1987, Congress declared the entire month of March as National Women’s History Month. Along with this declaration, Congress passed additional proposition...

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