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Author Joe Hill talks about his new novel

Author Joe Hill talks about his new novel

Jacqueline Kalisch

January 23, 2013

Joe Hill wants it to be known he started as a comic-book writer first and then author of many fiction “weird fantasy” novels. Hill’s recent novel “Horns” is in the current works of being a motion picture, set to be released in 2013. It will be Hill’s first novel turned into a motion picture...

Affordable gift shopping spots near CSUN

Jacqueline Kalisch

December 6, 2012

Shopping is already hard enough, but for CSUN students it will be a lot harder to find unique stores to buy gifts this holiday season. Lucky for you, the Sundial has you covered with a list of the coolest stores near the CSUN campus. Orphaned CD’s 8834 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA 91324 1.0 mile a...

Gifts for under $25 that will never disappoint

Jacqueline Kalisch

December 6, 2012

The holidays are here and there’s nothing like online shopping to do the last minute trick. Here are eight unique gifts ideas, to spice up your holiday season: Quirky Stem Hand Juice $4.99 Want to add some zest into your life? The Quirkey Stem Hand Juice will no longer have your tired hands squeeze the juice out of your citrus fruits. Instead, all y...

Fifty Shades of Fabio; erotica vs. romance lit

Fifty Shades of Fabio; erotica vs. romance lit

Jacqueline Kalisch

November 14, 2012

Whips and chains may be exciting, but where has the love gone? Author E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” brought the erotic romance genre back into the mainstream this past year. If only the genre was worth bringing back anymore. When the genre was in its heyday in the 1980s and ’...

CSUN offers new minor in Middle Eastern studies

Jacqueline Kalisch

November 1, 2012

The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies minor (MEIS) is being offered for the first time at CSUN this semester due to the program receiving a large grant from the National Endowment for Humanities. Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, professor at Gender and Women’s Studies department, is the founding director, a...

Q&A with “Flight” director Robert Zemeckis

Jacqueline Kalisch

October 31, 2012

Robert Zemeckis, director of the upcoming Oscar buzz movie “Flight”, gives us a sneak peek on how his mystery action film was made and gives advice to students trying to make their break into Hollywood. Zemeckis is known for directing unforgettable classics such as the Back to the Future Trilogy,...

CSUN student takes on ghoulish character

CSUN student takes on ghoulish character

Jacqueline Kalisch

October 31, 2012

  The moonlight lingers through the foliage that hangs around the endless maze. Eerie, hollow sounds of guitar strings makes the visitor feel regret for entering a trap. On the floor below, a hand reaches out and in an instant, a haunting face comes out of the shadows into view. It belongs to ...

For the love of cats

For the love of cats

Jacqueline Kalisch

October 28, 2012

On a Friday night on Marlborough Court it’s so quiet you can hear the wind blow through the trees on a cul de sac in West Hills. Little do the neighbors know that a music festival dedicated to raising money for cats was about to take place. The festival, dubbed Meow Fest, was created by Bry...

Filipino students showcase their culture for CSUN

Filipino students showcase their culture for CSUN

Jacqueline Kalisch

October 26, 2012

CSUN students held their annual showcase Thursday to bring their culture to other students and the community. The Filipino American Student Association (FASA) hosted its 15th Students for Pilipino American History Month (SPAHM) showcase featuring comedian and magician Justin Rivera at the CSUN Northridge...

Confessions of a scare actor

Confessions of a scare actor

Jacqueline Kalisch

October 24, 2012

As fog fills the hallway of the abandoned RV with the word zombie smeared in blood across its side, I crouch down and wait until feet appear on the floor near me. A few timid feet begin to appear through the mist I suddenly leap in front of them, nearly brushing their skin, with the sudden startle, t...

‘Satellites’ demonstrates racial identitiy and trust

‘Satellites’ demonstrates racial identitiy and trust

Jacqueline Kalisch

October 12, 2012

Satellites, a play written by Diana Son puts the lack of racial identity into the culturally diverse New York, showing viewers how racial stereotyping  and declining your identity will get you nowhere. The play went on for a quick hour and half with no intermission, this went unnoticed, on Oct...

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