The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Features such as a reflective roof and tinted windows helped achieve a gold LEED certification. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

VPAC becomes CSUN’s first certified eco-friendly building

Caitlin Martin December 8, 2011

The Valley Performance Arts Center earned the second tier of green building certification, making it CSUN’s first certified eco-friendly building – and the perks don’t stop at saving the environment. By...

CSUN to be without permanent president until March

Caitlin Martin December 6, 2011

CSUN will not have a permanent president in place when classes start in the spring but rather an interim president will be in place until March, according to a CSU press release released Monday. "After...

Illustration by Kristin Hugo

“Filler” words not professional choice for students

Caitlin Martin November 15, 2011

The way you talk around school may be fine for now but when students begin to interview for jobs they may want to watch what they say if they have any hope of landing their dream job. Filler words are...

Question of the Day: Should any student be expelled for “fraud” if they are transgender and apply as the sex they identify as?

Caitlin Martin October 31, 2011

Nursing student Domaine Javier was expelled from California Baptist University for “committing or attempting to engage in fraud, or concealing identity”.  Javier said she was expelled after appearing...

Cowboy Palace Saloon patrons enjoy an evening of live music and line dancing. Photo Credit: Katie Grayot / Daily Sundial

Cowboy Palace Saloon a must visit for college students

Caitlin Martin October 20, 2011

Confederate flags, vintage signage and hundreds of photographs cover the walls, and the large wood dance floor almost lights up from the reflections of the neon signs. For over 30 years, the Cowboy...

Illustration by: Gabriel Orendain-Nechochea / Contributor

Breast Cancer Awareness products might pad company pockets

Caitlin Martin October 19, 2011

One month out of the year, our attentions and retail options are focused on breast cancer in the hope that the more people who are made aware of the issue and the more money raised, the quicker this...

Security tightened for students living in CSUN dorms

Caitlin Martin October 16, 2011

Security has been ramped up near the doors to maintain the safety of students living on campus. Student housing has hired private security guards to supplement CSUN police and residential advisers who...

Maria Vasquez, sociology freshman major, 18, gets money out of a Bank of America atm machine in the Matador Bookstore Complex. Bank of America might start charging debit-card users five dollars a month when using their cards to purchase items. Its stupid. Its not necesary. Why would [Bank of America] take away money from customers, said Vasquez. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Bank of America to begin charging debit card users monthly fee

Caitlin Martin October 3, 2011

Bank of America  (BofA) debit card users could pay more than just overdraft fees starting next year if the bank approves charging customers $5 a month to swipe their plastic. New fees are being used...

Off campus living preferred among CSUN students

Caitlin Martin September 28, 2011

When students move away from home, the decision about where to live is key. Deciding between living in the dorms or in an off-campus apartment is about more than just comparing costs. One year of living...

A very happy and excited Ryan Grady, social work graduate student, sits next to his lunch during a break from classes. Grady is one of 23 students from the CSU campuses to be nominated for the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees award for Outstanding Achievement and the first CSUN student to win the $10,000 Ali C. Razi Scholarship for being the highest-ranking Hearst scholar. Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

CSUN student overcomes hardships to receive Ali C. Razi Scholar Award

Caitlin Martin September 26, 2011

The CSU awards annual scholarships to students throughout the system, and this year’s top honor went to a CSUN student. Ryan Grady, 28, was named the highest-ranking Hearst Scholar and given the Ali...

Question of the Day: Is an “affirmative action” themed bake sale appropriate or racist?

Caitlin Martin September 26, 2011

The Campus Republican club at the University of California at Berkeley has planned a bake sale for September 27 where the price one pays depends on their gender and race.  White men will pay the most...

Resources being preserved in light of budget cuts

Caitlin Martin September 19, 2011

Budget cuts have affected more than just students trying to crash classes.  Administration has felt the pinch and are making changes to save resources and make them stretch. In January the governor’s...

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