The Sundial

A review of today’s queer news foreshadows tomorrow’s

Karlee Johnson

May 11, 2012

News this week has been a-buzz with developments from the queer-o-sphere and, while not all of it is particularly pleasant, they are each part of the beginning of a larger conversation toward change that we will be seeing in California and the rest of the U.S. No conversion therapy in California ...

Interview with Seth Green and Matt Senreich

Karlee Johnson

March 22, 2012

Sundial Opinion Editor Karlee Johnson interviews Seth Green and Matt Senreich  (creators of Robot Chicken) about the 100th episode and their tips for college graduates.   Karlee Johnson: So tell me about “Robot Chicken.” You came to your hundredth episode recently? Matt Senreich: We actually finished that up almost...

Critics of Limbaugh missing the larger picture of ‘Slutgate’

Karlee Johnson

March 12, 2012

  It has been two weeks since Rush Limbaugh made controversial remarks about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke’s testimony regarding contraception in front of the Democratic House Steering and Policy Committee. On his show, Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” becaus...

10,000 students and supporters fill Sacramento for higher education rally

10,000 students and supporters fill Sacramento for higher education rally

Karlee Johnson

March 5, 2012

California students and supporters rallied in Sacramento Monday to protest the ongoing cuts in funding to higher education. The protesters marched a mile from South Side Park to the steps of the Capitol building, holding signs and yelling various chants such as, “The students united will neve...

Bite me: The gendering of food leaves a bad taste in my mouth

Karlee Johnson

February 29, 2012

Did you know that I can’t drink Dr. Pepper because I have a vagina? It’s true! Dr. Pepper Ten is only ten calories because it has managed to convert the other 90 calories found in an ordinary Dr. Pepper into testosterone. That’s where that bold flavor comes in. The ad campaign for Ten, which...

Plan B should be affordable and accessible on campus

Karlee Johnson

February 15, 2012

Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania has made Plan B, the emergency contraceptive known as the “morning-after” pill, available to students via vending machine for $25. Recently, the machines have raised the eyebrows of federal drug regulators, and such easy access to emergency contracepti...

Editorial columns to expect this semester

Karlee Johnson

January 24, 2012

Queering Campus with Karlee: The beauty of the word “queer” is the fluidity of its definition. While there is a proud reclamation of the word amongst the younger demographic of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) folk - appealing for both its simplicity and its inclusivity beyond the acronym...

Sex workers in higher education

Sex workers in higher education

Karlee Johnson

December 12, 2011

Correction: The statistics cited in Sarah Elspeth Patterson's research are from two separate studies headed by Dr. Ronald Roberts of Kingston University, London. The statistics on student debt are based on data collected from the New York Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. Additionally, the study regarding discussion of sex work in the classroom is not conducted by Wid...

Jobs in creative industries expected to increase in next five years

Jobs in creative industries expected to increase in next five years

Karlee Johnson

December 1, 2011

L.A.’s creative industry is expected to grow over the next five years, according to a new report. Direct employment in the creative industries is expected to increase by more than 4 percent, or 13,100 jobs, by 2015, according to the 2011 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region. The fifth a...

“Caucasian Chalk Circle” opens at CSUN

Karlee Johnson

November 16, 2011

The CSUN theatre department’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s classic “Caucasian Chalk Circle” opens Friday, Nov. 18 in the VPAC’s Experimental Theatre. “Caucasian Chalk Circle,” based on a Chinese parable of two women who claim one child as their own, is one of experimental playwright...

What it means to come out as LGBT

What it means to come out as LGBT

Karlee Johnson

November 14, 2011

National Coming Out Day, an annual celebration in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer community meant to embolden those in the closet to “come out” to family and friends. National Coming Out Day was created in 1988, the brainchild of personal growth workshop leader Rob Eichberg...

Kinesiology department to host annual graduate dance concert

Karlee Johnson

November 9, 2011

The Department of Kinesiology will be hosting its annual fall graduate dance concert, Colaboratoria at the Plaza del Sol performance hall on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Wednesday, Nov. 16. “CSUN is so blessed to have such gifted dancers and artists,” said Dr. Paula Thomson, CSUN associate professor and...

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