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Matador Nights brings relief to end of semester pressure

Students get caricatures drawn of themselves

Hannah Brunelli

April 24, 2016

Students danced to the latest hip hop and techno songs, lost themselves in a maze and strolled around the French Quarter at the Mardis Gras themed Matador Nights on Friday. “We want it to be a fun and safe night to remember,” said Randy Sorensen, University Student Union Events Supervisor. The...

Earth Fair showcases nature’s best features

Student knocks over cans by throwing a ball

Hannah Brunelli

April 22, 2016

The Bayramian lawn was alive in celebration of Earth Day with music, art, food, jewels, a Tesla on display and more during Thursday’s Earth Fair. Students relaxed amidst the event in hammocks stretched underneath shady trees, while “The Delatz” played music under a tent on the lawn. Activities...

CSUN’s Hip Hop Culture Club invites the appreciation of music as art

Students sit in classroom desks

Hannah Brunelli

April 12, 2016

CSUN’s Hip Hop Culture Club meets every week to discuss the ways in which hip hop appreciation can bring people together as a community. “It’s a new vision on hip hop and art,” said business management major Oscar Cortez. Cortez is the club’s DJ and provides the music for m...

Kogi Food Truck puts a twist on CSUN dining

Food truck parks on campus

Hannah Brunelli

April 11, 2016

A Kogi Food Truck parked in front of the Sierra Tower Thursday evening to provide an assortment of tacos, burritos, burgers, and other creative combinations for a dining experience for students between classes. Associated Students Productions member and CSUN Public Relations major Ashley Zullo gave...

Women comics of color inspire racial diversity in comic books

Female speaker stands behind podium

Hannah Brunelli

April 1, 2016

Comic book artists the Gibbs Sisters and MariNaomi told personal stories about the struggle of giving voices to multi-racial comic book characters during the Women Comics of Color event today in the Flintridge Room of the University Student Union. The Gibbs sisters, Shawnee and Shawnelle, ...

7 Secret Spots in LA to Escape on Spring Break

photo of abandoned town along ocean coast

Hannah Brunelli

March 16, 2016

If you aren’t traveling for Spring Break next week, Los Angeles has a few hidden attractions and places worth checking out to add fun to your vacation. One interesting secret spot is San Pedro’s Sunken City. Sunken City is the remains of a landslide that occurred in 1929, where luxurious beach ...

15 Free Things To Do Before You Graduate

CSUN graduates celebrate getting their diplomas during the Art, Media and Communications graduation held at the Oviatt Library lawn, Wednesday. Photo credit: Loren Townsley

Hannah Brunelli

March 9, 2016

CSUN offers many unique resources to students that can help with academic performance, career planning, fitness, creativity, or just making fun memories. Here is a list of 15 free things students should take advantage of before graduating. 1. Take a nap in a sleeping pod. The Oasis Wellness Center...

So-Cal’s Upcoming Music and Zine Festivals

(Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Hannah Brunelli

February 22, 2016

Some of this year’s largest music and culture talents will be held this month and next month at four unique festivals in the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego areas. San Diego’s CRSSD festival will feature live performances from Odesza, Chet Faker, Jamie Jones, Gorgon City, Loco Dice,...

The Downtown Art Walk: When Art Stays Up Late

The Downtown Art Walk: When Art Stays Up Late

Hannah Brunelli

February 19, 2016

Downtown Los Angeles held its monthly “Downtown Art Walk” yesterday to encourage people to appreciate the art of the city. The event takes place every second Thursday of each month and is located between 4th and 7th streets, and Spring and Main. Each month the art walk invites over 50 downtown...

CSUN poetry slams hurtful language

Host of Change Your Words, Sean HIll, speaking to the crown on Wednesday night, February 17. (James Fike / The Sundial)

Hannah Brunelli

February 19, 2016

The importance of inclusive language shined through students in the form of music and poetry Wednesday night in the Northridge Center for CSUN’s third “Change Your Words” event called "Espressions." Espressions, held every year at CSUN, was put together by current and former students. This year’s...

Students get the rundown on the importance of inclusive language

Jessica Pettitt gives examples from her life of offensive language and how it could be avoided in the future when thinking consciously.

Hannah Brunelli

February 17, 2016

Students learned the do's and don't s of using inclusive language from Diversity Educator Jessica Pettitt as a part of CSUN's "Change Your Words, Change the World" week at the USU's Grand Salon. CSUN Recreational Tourism major, Lea Morgan, said she hoped Change Your Words Week might impact students in t...

Lana Del Rey hosts premiere of music video “Freak”

Lana Del Rey premiered her new music video

Hannah Brunelli

February 15, 2016

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey hosted the premiere of her music video, “Freak,” in front of over 2,000 fans yesterday at the Wiltern on Wilshire Boulevard. The event, presented by VEVO, included a brief concert and signing, as well as two bars, a merchandise stand and a guest appearance by folk...

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