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Too many music festivals

Crowd cheers for performers at Coachella

Harrison Katz

December 5, 2016

Music festivals have become weekly occurrences in the Los Angeles area over the past few years and as a result of this influx, all of the lineups are starting to look identical. Economics major Angel Hernandez believes companies need to slow down with the festivals because they are losing their originali...

10 steps to ace final exams

(File Photo/Ellen Krausse/The Sundial)

Harrison Katz

November 28, 2016

With finals approaching in just a few weeks, there are several steps that can be taken to help secure that elusive A. 1. Manage study time wisely and not let the test sneak up. Procrastination is a grade killer, so taking an hour a day to prepare for final exams can help avoid the dreaded all-nighter. 2. Get off o...

CSUN students weigh in on Kanye West’s week

Kanye West close-up

Harrison Katz

November 25, 2016

Kanye West is having a rough time after walking off stage after performing three songs and going on a 15-minute rant in Sacramento. West also canceled the remaining 22 dates of the Saint Pablo tour and was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Monday. This controversy is nothing new to West as he has...

George Takei speaks at VPAC about wrongful imprisonment and sexuality

George Takei is shown on the stage with an audience of students

Harrison Katz

November 16, 2016

The University Student Union hosted an Evening with George Takei Tuesday night in the Valley Performing Arts Center where Takei spoke about his film and television career, wrongful internment and his sexuality. Takei, who starred in the original "Star Trek" series and six Star Trek films as Hikaru Sulu, spoke to a larg...

Representatives from different political parties debate on healthcare reform

Four people sitting and speaking at political panel

Harrison Katz

November 3, 2016

CSUN hosted a presidential healthcare forum on Wednesday, where four speakers representing the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Green parties, presented the parties’ views on the current and future state of healthcare in the United States. The four speakers spoke to a crowd of approxima...

Going to Concerts on a College Budget

Photo shows outside of Amoeba Music store on sunset blvd

Harrison Katz

October 31, 2016

While paying for tuition, books, food, gas and other necessities, it can be difficult to afford tickets to go see some major artists perform, but there are ways to make it happen, even on a college budget.CSUN alumn, Mike Mathias, is a huge fan of concerts, but seldom has extra money to attend them.R...

CSUN’s Cat People Educate About Feral Cats

3 people sit at CSUN cat people booth

Harrison Katz

October 19, 2016

To raise awareness of feral cat overpopulation, CSUN Cat People held their National Feral Cat Edu-thon in the Oviatt Library quad on Monday, October 17. Led by anthropology professor, Sabina Magliocco, the organization hosted this event to raise overall awareness of the feral cats that are locat...

Nike’s Releases ‘Back to the Future’ Inspired Shoes

Fans shown at classic film marathon in front of a

Harrison Katz

October 11, 2016

First seen on the feet of Marty McFly in the second installment of the "Back to the Future" trilogy in 1989, the technology of self-tying laces finally exists and is being made available by Nike 27 years later. Nike's newest release, the 2016 Nike Mag, comes equipped with an "Adaptive Fit" feature th...

Foals rock the Palladium

man performs

Harrison Katz

September 28, 2016

English rock band Foals had the crowd cheering, moshing and singing along at the Hollywood Palladium Tuesday night. Equipped with their own Snapchat filter, the hype and excitement around the show could be felt throughout the venue. "L.A., we're gonna have a good time tonight," Yannis Philippak...

New Yeezy Boost 350s generate hype

Kanye West performs at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Photo Courtesy of Robert Gauthier of the Los Angeles Times and Tribune News Services.

Harrison Katz

September 22, 2016

The Holy Grail shoe line, for many sneaker sneakerheads, is making a return and it’s just as hard to get than ever before. Fans of sneakers and Kanye West alike are doing just about anything they can to get their hands on a pair of the highly coveted Yeezy Boosts. The newest edition of the West-created...

National Video Game Day

A large crowd of video game enthusiasts fill the Xbox game booth

Harrison Katz

September 12, 2016

Get out the Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and 3DS and celebrate Pikachu, Sonic, Mario and Master Chief in honor of National Video Game Day. Kids and adults alike around the world are celebrating this gamer holiday by sitting in front of their favorite gaming systems and playing all day. "The first game...

Music Mondays: Hip-Hop

Kendrick Lamar performs at the Grammy's

Harrison Katz

September 12, 2016

The current state of Hip-Hop is far different from what it was when it was created in the streets of New York back in the 1970s. Today, the genre is truly a melting pot of countless styles, flows and beats coming from an endless amount of talented artists and producers, with more coming out each day. "All...

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