The Sundial

The art of applying makeup

Realistic illustration shows girl putting on blush

Ashley Horton

December 1, 2016

When it comes to trying out new or different looks, the key to flawless makeup is knowing the proper technique to use during your application. Applying makeup effectively is an art all on its own, so who better to ask for advice then an expert on the subject. Los Angeles based makeup artist, Aimee...

Streaming Wars

Illustration shows two hands exchanging pennies and music notes

Ashley Horton

November 14, 2016

In today's technological world, music is as accessible as ever, and one of the easiest and most convenient ways to listen to music is through online streaming services. There are countless music streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, SoundCloud along with others. These s...

Former CSUN employee receives legal settlement from the university

Illustrated picture shows dinosaur skull in the mountains

Ashley Horton

November 11, 2016

Court documents revealed that Mark Armitage, who identifies as an evangelical Christian, alleged he was terminated by CSUN after publishing his findings, which supported his young-earth creationist beliefs. The payout resolved a two-year-old lawsuit brought forth by the plaintiff, Armitage, who posted...

Indistinguishable or Incomparable: High-end Cosmetics vs Drug Store Brands

Sephora employee applies makeup on customer

Ashley Horton

November 3, 2016

The makeup products we use can make or break your daily look, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we have to go broke trying to afford those high-end makeup brands. Just because a beauty products costs more, does not mean it is the better quality product.“I used MAC bronzer for years,” said...

Sharing short distance rides to campus

Self driving uber waits at stop light

Ashley Horton

October 26, 2016

The anxiety of finding a parking spot on campus can be overwhelming, so some students have started taking advantage of the convenience of ride-sharing services. A new trend has emerged at CSUN, and many students believe it is a cheaper and faster alternative then spending money on campus parking.“...

What to watch to get into the spirit this October

Photo shows clown scaring people in

Ashley Horton

October 6, 2016

With Halloween approaching, there's no shortage of shows to watch to get you in the fall spirit. From classic Halloween flicks, to spooky new thrillers, there's a lot of options for your viewing pleasure.Some of the most memorable halloween movies are the ones from our childhood. If you want to take a...

‘Valley Scenes’ is coming to CSUN

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Ashley Horton

September 29, 2016

CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) will reveal a new art exhibition titled "Valley Scenes" featuring the work of artist Scott Yeskel and his emotional insight of life in Los Angeles. “There’s romance, sprawl and heat,” Yeskel said. “I love the never ending limitless of L.A.” Raised...

Pastry passion leads to sweet lifestyle for the Duke of Donuts

man poses with voodoo doughnut employee

Ashley Horton

September 19, 2016

He has visited dozens of donuts shops all over the city and on his quest to find the best donut’s LA has to offer. He has a passion for food blogging and documents his countless adventures all over social media, calling himself the Duke of Donuts. This donut aficionado is none other than CSUN...

Essential 90’s Hip Hip playlist

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre pictured performing at coachella

Ashley Horton

September 7, 2016

The 1990s was a decade marked by innovation and change. Many of the most significant events that took place throughout the decade would go on to influence an entire generation. Technology was advancing and the economy was booming, and after decades of silence, the rise of social and political issues...

Being a Tourist in Los Angeles

Photo shows mother and daughter exploring Venice Beach

Ashley Horton

September 7, 2016

From the diverse food options to the lively music and arts scene, Los Angeles is always bursting with culture. Whether you’re a tourist or one of the locals, there are a variety of places to see and things to discover.Here is a list of the most visited tourist attractions across the city: 1. Hollywood Walk o...

Music Mondays: ‘I like that old time rock and roll’

Roger Walters plays guitar in a concert

Ashley Horton

August 29, 2016

Rock music began to emerge in mainstream society during the 1950s and 1960s. As a new generation came of age, rock music began to reflect a cultural revolution. The evolution of rock and roll has had a lasting impact on American society, and has influenced many of today’s greatest artists. “I...

Where to hike during the Runyon Canyon closure

Woman stands on dirt trail facing canyon

Ashley Horton

March 30, 2016

This is the last weekend for hiker's to enjoy Hollywood's famous Runyon Canyon before it's officially closed to the public from April 1 through July 31. According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the cause for the temporary closure is an aging six-inch pipe that stretches one mile thro...

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