The Sundial

(Photo Story) Opera program prepares for fall production

professor conducting the orchestra

Clare Calzada

November 9, 2018

Every year, CSUN's opera program puts on two theatrical productions through the collaboration of the Theatre and Music Department. This semester, under the stage direction of Ray Saar and the new musical direction of Mercedes Juan, they will perform "Serse" by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel...

Big Show 18 lives up to hype

rapper singing

Clare Calzada

October 9, 2018

Students and guests poured onto the Oviatt Lawn Saturday afternoon for the much anticipated Big Show 18, featuring A$AP Ferg and DJ Mustard. Other sets were performed by Brownies & Lemonade All-Stars and TM88. "It's the best they've had since 2013," Erik Henriquez, a fifth-year psychology major,...

Chief Glavin to retire after 43 years of service

female police officer

Clare Calzada

August 28, 2018

CSUN Police Chief Anne P. Glavin has accomplished many firsts over the 43 years she has served in law enforcement. She was the first woman to graduate from Waltham Police Academy in Mass., the first to serve as a field officer on patrol at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police department,...

Discrimination in the workplace? It’s more likely than you think

woman dressed professionally happily sits behind desk

Clare Calzada

April 10, 2018

Enter a 1980s courtroom. The room is mostly empty except for the judge and a male attorney talking in a hushed conversation. They laugh and exchange glances as the judge - a much older man - beckons Valerie Flugge Goyer, a young lawyer, to the bench to look at his new digital watch. Despite a nagging...

Writer Roxane Gay gets deep with CSUN students

one person sits on a couch while another is speaking on stage

Clare Calzada

March 12, 2018

A crowded, diverse auditorium greeted Roxane ("with only one n") Gay as she took to the stage inside the Northridge Center on International Women's Day, Mar. 8, with spoken word poet and actress Yazmin Monet Watkins. The event, put on by the Women’s Research and Resource Center, featured Gay reading...

AI-Jam kicks off next week

drawing of a brain

Clare Calzada

February 22, 2018

The month-long competition, starting Mar. 2, challenges students to solve a problem using Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and resources offered by the Information Technology (IT) Department, as well as the opportunity to win prizes and awards. "We created [an] AI-Jam course in Canvas with learning...

CSUN Police confirm social media post with gun was a “hoax” by security guard

screen shot of a snap chat with a gun on the dash board and Too Short Type of Day written in it

Clare Calzada

February 16, 2018

Campus police responded to calls from students around 11:15 a.m. Friday about a Snapchat post on campus featuring a gun. The video in question, posted under the #csun hashtag on Snapchat, "depicted a handgun" on top of a dashboard inside a vehicle behind the Oviatt Library and "what appeared to be...

Getting Ashes on Valentine’s Day?

black cross drawn inside heart.

Clare Calzada

February 14, 2018

In what one might consider God's sense of irony, Valentine's Day is starting off the season of Lent, a 40-day period when many Christians start to prepare for Easter Sunday, which also coincidentally falls on April Fool's Day. No joke - check your calendars. The last time these two days coincided...

Matadors witness rare total lunar eclipse from campus

moon during lunar eclipse

Clare Calzada

January 31, 2018

Invited by Professor Damian J. Christian of the Physics & Astronomy Department, students from classes ASTR 152 and 352 arrived around 4:45 a.m. on the the 6th level of the B3 parking structure. It was a small but intimate group of around 25 people. The total lunar eclipse promptly began around...

Students run Golden Globes social media during internship

woman in black and pink long dress next to woman in green embroidered dress next to man in black formal suit

Clare Calzada

January 19, 2018

The 75th Golden Globes that took place Jan. 7th was full of unforgettable moments, from the powerful solidarity of the #TimesUp movement to Oprah Winfrey being the first black woman bestowed the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.Can you imagine not only watching these moments but posting a...

Women empowered by learning free self-defense through R.A.D.

women present proper self defense technique

Clare Calzada

January 19, 2018

Instructed by Stacey Nowak, head of the Crime Prevention Unit and Matador Patrol Coordinator, women were given hands-on training in self-defense and comprehensive instruction on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance in three-hour sessions held Tuesday and Thursday evenings in January. Nowak...

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