The Sundial

Who does Trump’s tax plan affect?

Trump speaks at podium

Joceline Barron

May 4, 2017

On April 26, President Trump proposed his new tax plan and many people have questions on what it is and how it will affect everyone.Trump will drop the tax rate for the top high-income individuals by 3.6 percent, while also eliminating two other taxes that were put on high-income individuals who would...

Hollywood remakes and reboots: financial gains

the El Capitain theater appears to be booked to capacity for the premiere of Beauty and the Beast

Joceline Barron

April 10, 2017

Films such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "Power Rangers" are just some of the successes of the reboot and remake trend in Hollywood. A big factor that is making directors and companies go for the remakes and reboots is the amount of money they are making at the box office.According to Box Office Mojo, the "Beauty...

Speakers will tackle water issues at this years annual Water Day

photo shows someone filling a glass with water

Joceline Barron

March 12, 2017

CSUN will hold a Water Day on March 14 to educate people on how important water is and how to conserve it.There will be activities throughout the day held at the Northridge Center in the USU that everyone can attend.The first event is a screening of the documentary, "A Plastic Ocean," that talks about...

Reported bike thefts increase

the bike rack next to manzanita hall

Joceline Barron

March 9, 2017

Bikes have been reported stolen from a number of areas around campus, including Sierra Hall, Bayramian Hall, and the University Park Apartments. The increase in reports began on Feb. 24 and continued through March 6.The bikes that were reported stolen had been secured with a variety of locks. Five of t...

Weekly book column: dystopian novels

Photo credit: Thuy Vy Bui

Joceline Barron

February 17, 2017

Post-President Donald Trump's inauguration, dystopian books have been in high demand. 1. "1984" by George Orwell. The popular dystopian novel is about Winston Smith who lives in Oceania, which is overseen by a tyrant named Big Brother. While living under Big Brother, Winston dreams of rebellion. Written ...

CSUN’s NAACP helps students cope with new executive orders

A group of students form a circle outside of sierra tower

Joceline Barron

February 10, 2017

A demonstration in front of Sierra Tower was organized on Thursday to inform people in the community about what is occurring in the nation in regards to the executive orders put in place by President Trump.The NAACP held the demonstration as a way for people to have a safe space in order to talk abou...

Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos pictured being sworn in

Joceline Barron

February 7, 2017

President Trump's cabinet has added Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education.The Senate was deadlocked in voting 50-50. Vice President Pence had the tie-breaking decision, which was also the first time a vice president had to be called upon to make a decision like this. Even with the tie, peop...

‘CalExit’ in the works?

illustration shows california seperates from the rest of the United States

Joceline Barron

February 7, 2017

In this current political climate, California has been vocal about its discontent with the current presidential administration. As a result, protesters now demand that California secedes itself from the United States.According to Tyler Hughes, a political science assistant professor at CSUN, this coul...

How texting can affect relationships

Sarah Robles pictured checking her phone

Joceline Barron

January 18, 2017

Texting has become an integral part of some relationships with the rise of smartphones and the ever-connected world.Communications professor, Rebecca Clark Mane, spoke about the ways this type of communication can influence relationships between people."Texting can affect a relationship in different way...

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