The Sundial

Thanksgiving for the American Indian Student Association

two male students stand behind American Indian Student Association booth

Helen Bezikyan

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means that the AISA of CSUN will be hosting its 34th Annual Powwow on Nov. 25 in celebration of the American Indian culture with food, music, dance and activities.This powwow, however, is not just a big get together, it is a form of "resilience and resistanc...

How classical music saved my grade

hands playing cello

Helen Bezikyan

November 14, 2017

There are so many different genres of music in the world, classical music being one of them. However, there are also different variations of classical music making pieces by different classical composers unique. So no, not all classical music is the same. I learned that just last semester when I needed to...

Pressures of being a first generation American-born citizen

Illustration shows a woman standing in front of various countries' flags

Helen Bezikyan

October 28, 2017

Everyone deals with struggles when coming across certain obstacles at some point in their lives. However, there are people that are constantly feeling a weight on their shoulders due to the pressure of their parents. Not just any parents, but immigrant parents. Many of our university's students, including...

Beauty on a budget: Foundations

picture of foundation in light to medium skin tones

Helen Bezikyan

October 23, 2017

Foundations can be tricky to get down and get the perfect match for your skin type. Here are some drugstore and high end foundation recommendations that cater to different skin types.1. DewyFor the dry skin type, it is best to use dewy foundations so that the formula does not cling on to the dry patch...

Vinyl records now at the CSUN store

girl in grey shirt looking at records

Helen Bezikyan

October 23, 2017

In a world full of smartphones, music apps and similar technologies, there is constant evolving into newer and better forms of listening to music. However, vinyls and turntables are making a comeback and are being sold at the CSUN campus store.The store sells a wide selection of vinyl records that is l...

How feminism is changing CSUN

women sitting at table greeting women filling past table

Helen Bezikyan

October 10, 2017

Feminism is not for man-hating lesbians or for miserable, single women who cannot find a man. These are the typical stereotypes that are linked to what makes someone a true feminist. Feminism is simply for people who believe in gender equality on social, economic and political levels.The university's Gender an...

Post Makeup Skincare Products

Realistic illustration shows girl putting on blush

Helen Bezikyan

October 6, 2017

Here are some effective skincare products and simple steps to help remove your makeup as well as nourish your skin after a long day. 1. Removing Makeup When removing makeup preferably use something that is gentle to the skin and will not cause irritation due to all the wiping, tugging, and pullin...

Mattes, Satins, and Glosses: Fall Lip Trends

red lipstick on top of white rug

Helen Bezikyan

October 2, 2017

We are officially in the fall season and it is the time of year when lip products enter the brown or nude spectrum of shades, get darker or bolder. Here are some lip products that target these shades in matte, satin or glossy finishes on an affordable budget.MattesFor the best matte lip products in n...

The “G” Word:Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

woman with red tape over mouth with a sign reading in red and black 1915 never again

Helen Bezikyan

September 27, 2017

It has been 102 years since the official start date of the Armenian Genocide, yet many people lack knowledge on the history and importance of it.Christian Armenians were targeted in mass killings prior to its significant date. 1908 was the year when the fall of the Ottoman Empire shifted into a new gov...

The other woman: Female empowerment in infidelity

Illustration shows man with his arm around one girl and secretly holding hands with another girl

Helen Bezikyan

September 24, 2017

Attending college as well as parties may possibly lead to an occasional "hook up" or even a full-fledged relationship. There are situations where one of the people are already in a relationship, however they may continue the possible one night stand or on and off relationship with someone else. But th...

Beauty on a Budget: Glam Bags and Beauty Boxes Edition

illustration shows a woman putting blush on

Helen Bezikyan

September 14, 2017

Makeup and beauty products are amazing, especially when they are affordable. However, with all the great products being released for quite a hefty price, it can be difficult to get a hold of these products on if there isn't extra cash. This is where monthly subscriptions to glam bags and beauty boxes...

Ballin’ on a Budget

illustration shows a woman putting blush on

Helen Bezikyan

September 7, 2017

In the beauty world there are so many products that are trending, however, not all of them are considered affordable. Here are some holy grail makeup alternatives to achieve a full face look with high-end quality that don't break the bank.Starting off with a great base, priming the face is a must. T...

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