The Sundial

Daily Sundial to have stronger focus on digital content with weekly format

University newspaper websites from several universities that publish weekly or up to three times a week. (Designed by: David J. Hawkins/Photo Editor)

Brionna Lewis

May 8, 2014

The Daily Sundial is shifting to a fully digital newsroom in the coming school year in order grow its online and mobile presence, while moving to a weekly print edition. The journalism faculty endorsed the decision in order to keep the curriculum in line with industry trends regarding digital cont...

LA County Supervisor candidates speak to OnPoint

Brionna Lewis

May 1, 2014

Board of Supervisors Candidates Sit Down on CSUN’s On Point Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl, candidates for the third district Los Angeles County Supervisor, discussed jobs, homelessness, and transportation on CSUN’s student-run public affairs show, On Point. The third district that the candidates...

Zipcar use increasing among CSUN students, studies show

Samuel Boppuri, electrical engineer grad student, made a reservation to use the Zipcar Saturday morning. The Zipcars do offer their services on weekends.

Brionna Lewis

April 22, 2014

Two months after the introduction of Zipcar to CSUN reports show high usage as Associated Students (AS) continues to educate more students about the program. Ken Premo, Manager of Support Services for AS, oversees the Zipcar program. He said after two months of use Zipcar has reported that the usag...

CSUN students open their school bags to reveal interesting items

Jasmine Sanchez, sophomore sociology major, holds a picture of her and her grandparents. Photo credit by Brionna Lewis.

Brionna Lewis

April 21, 2014

If you’re like most students, you carry the essentials: pens, pencils, a notebook and maybe a laptop or iPad. But there are other things students carry--funny things, quirky things, things that tell a little bit about who they are. Freshman Brittney Harvey, deaf studies major,  does not leave th...

Carnaval to feature ethnic dances from different cultures at the USU

Brionna Lewis

April 16, 2014

    The University Student Union (USU) will host Carnaval on April 17, which is a celebration of diversity featuring music, food and dance from every continent of the world. The days festivities will start at 12:15pm with Kealoha, the first poet Laureate of Hawaii and an international...

Students, faculty react to iniative to return affirmative action in California

Illustration by: Sarah Cascadden/Contributor

Brionna Lewis

April 11, 2014

In January, California lawmakers attempted to revive affirmative action programs in public universities that were previously banned by Proposition 209 in 1996. The initiative was dropped due to unexpected backlash from the minority community that has historically supported affirmative action initiatives. State democ...

Filmmaker puts cameras in hands of indigenous youth in Panama

Brionna Lewis

April 2, 2014

Panamanian filmmaker, Anayansi Prado, visited CSUN to share her experience working with indigenous youth in Panama to create short documentaries about their communities on Tuesday. “We were teaching them how to make films about their communities, their cultures, and their struggles,” Prado said....

Students play poker in Games Room for first casino night of semester

Jose Garay (left), 24, senior mechanical engineering major, Emme Gomez (middle), 18, freshman computer information technology major, and Alex Jones (right), 21, senior marketing major, play a round of Texas Hold ‘Em at the first Casino Night in the Games Room of the University Student Union on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Alex Vejar / Assistant News Editor)

Brionna Lewis

March 25, 2014

Just a handful of students came out Tuesday night for the University Student Union’s Casino Night. Some of the attendees wish that more students would show up for the events. Alex Jones, a senior marketing major, was very disappointed with the turnout. “To throw an event with free piz...

Facebook offers more gender options to users

Facebook offers more gender options to users

Brionna Lewis

March 10, 2014

Male, female, or “custom”? Facebook now offers the option to customize gender identity on profiles, including the option for gender neutral pronouns to accommodate the transgender and genderqueer communities. "When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you ...

AS holds open forum for proposed fee, one student shows up

Brionna Lewis

March 4, 2014

Only one student attended the Associated Students (AS) open-forum to discuss the possibility of a new $4 student fee to fund the California State Student Association (CSSA), a group that advocates for CSU students in legislative affairs. Frankie Vasquez, a sociology major, attended the meeting for an...

Civil Rights attorneys discuss Defense of Marriage Act, LGBTQ rights

Brionna Lewis

February 26, 2014

CSUN invited civil rights attorneys, David Codell and Carmina Ocampo to discuss the history of LBGTQ rights leading to the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013. The lecture is part of the Gender, Race, Identity and the Law in our Lives lecture series. DOMA is a federal law passed in 1...

Ladies, don’t be ashamed and wear your hair el-natural

Illustration by Julie Salvaterria/Contributor

Brionna Lewis

February 10, 2014

How come my hair doesn’t look like yours? That’s what I asked my mother when I was four years old. She was standing in the bathroom mirror running a brush through her long silky, straight hair. She told me my hair didn’t look like hers because I didn’t have a relaxer. I didn’t know what a relaxer was, but I wanted one. I hate...

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