The Sundial

Ke$ha’s new album ‘Warrior’ is a party soundtrack

Luis Campos

December 4, 2012

Only three years have passed since individuals were first introduced to Ke$ha’s No. 1 single “Tik Tok,” which ruled the radio in 2010. The San Fernando Valley native, who “was actually born in the bathroom at a party,”still dominate all party seekers in her sophomore album, "Warrior." Kesha...

Sticks, stones and words can break your spirit

Luis Campos

October 21, 2012

I was 3 years old when I was first made fun of by a teacher and my classmates. I wanted to use the pink crayon over the blue crayon, and my preschool teacher told the class her thoughts on gender identity. “Boys are blue, and girls are pink,” she said. If the teacher would have known that ...

Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ brings calm before the storm

Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ brings calm before the storm

Luis Campos

October 10, 2012

Ellie Goulding’s groundbreaking single “Lights,” from her debut album of the same name, peaked at No. 2 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2010. The song was driven by electro-pop beats and allowed fans to get lost in her voice by showcasing herself as a vulnerable artist. Goulding’s sophomore album, “...

Meet the swap meets

Meet the swap meets

Luis Campos

October 3, 2012

At some point in our college life, CSUN students come across the path of wanting to purchase the latest fashion trend without having to be reported to ChexSystems. But setting a foot on swap meet territory never appears to be on our agenda. Being stereotyped as a place where unfashionable people purchase their clothes is l...

Tuning into TV apps

Luis Campos

September 26, 2012

Looking to enhance your TV viewing pleasure? Well, there are apps for CSUN students to view them on a second screen. And, they might even give you free gifts by watching them on a cell phone or tablet. Viggle by Function(x)Inc. When watching your favorite TV, you may be earning rewards like Starbucks...

No Doubt will ‘Push and Shove’ their way on top

No Doubt will ‘Push and Shove’ their way on top

Luis Campos

September 24, 2012

No Doubt fans have been waiting for the band's sixth studio album impatiently for the past 11 years. In the decade after releasing "Rock Steady," the band members pursued a few solo projects like Gwen Stefani managing to teach us how to spell “B-A-N-A-N-A-S” in her first studio album, “Love. Ang...

Pop Culture Opinion: Lady Gaga launches recycled art

Pop Culture Opinion: Lady Gaga launches recycled art

Luis Campos

September 24, 2012

Once upon a time, there was a New York City girl who dreamt of becoming a modern day pop star. She would grow up to briefly attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to create an uninspired persona that would constantly be compared to iconic figures.     This is the fracture...

Is homophobia fading in hip hop and rap?

Is homophobia fading in hip hop and rap?

Luis Campos

September 9, 2012

After Frank Ocean’s brave decision to introduce himself to the world as a bisexual man, the hip hop community appears to have taken a new shift on their views on sexuality. The world of urban music has been critically acknowledged as the genre that is acquainted by “machismo” point of views. Ga...

Sovereign beats for a back to school playlist

Luis Campos

August 29, 2012

From R&B to Pop, these impulsive songs will command your playlist. Perhaps Lana Del Rey was your "National Anthem", Gotye was "Somebody That (You) Used to Know" and Britney Spears continues to make you dance "Till The World Ends." Meet 2012’s back to school playlist. Frank Oc...

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