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Cheech Marin hosts a night of Latin comedy and Chicano/a art

Marja Ziemer October 4, 2017

Discussing comedy is famously likened to the process of dissecting a frog. The frog dies, and so dies the humor. But if that is the case for some humor, Chicano and Latin humor are exceptions, for all...

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Book review: “Between the World and Me”

Marja Ziemer September 23, 2017

Students taking University 100 this year are discussing Ta-Nehisi Coates’ "Between the World and Me," but there’s no doubt that they’ll be bringing that discussion out of the classroom...

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Trina Teoh, renegade writer, on her debut book of poetry

Marja Ziemer May 19, 2017

CSUN alumna and Malaysian-born writer, Trina Teoh, has recently published her debut book of poetry entitled “Valley Deep Into You.” The book is now available on Amazon, which is becoming a...

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Editorial: CSUN, or where the foot of gentrification treads

Marja Ziemer May 3, 2017

A form of gentrification is occurring on our campus, and whether we see it or not, it’s all around us. Typically, the images we tend to conjure when we hear the word “gentrification”...

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Editors-in-chief reflect upon the past and future

Marja Ziemer May 3, 2017

The Editor-in-chief holds the highest degree of responsibility at The Sundial, and each one has left their mark upon many pages, people and the publishing world. This week marks a special moment in The...

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CSUEU members rally for workers’ rights

Marja Ziemer April 27, 2017

Over 200 members of the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) rallied together around the Oviatt Lawn on Wednesday to raise awareness of the contract bargaining currently being held. The...

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Editorial: putting out the flames of fear

Marja Ziemer April 23, 2017

Under Trump’s administration, and with recent ICE crackdowns, fear and tension can spread through Southern California like wildfire, preying upon our landscape and threatening our communities. Nestled...

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Editorial: freedom of speech in an era of political-correctness, part two

Marja Ziemer April 4, 2017

Though there should always be legal and moral standards to how we go about exercising our freedom of speech, press, assembly and petition, "political correctness" does not actually infringe on anyone's...

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Dreams of being in STEM deferred

Marja Ziemer February 21, 2017

When I was a little girl I wanted to be an astronaut. Even as I’m writing this, I’m sipping on tea from a NASA mug that I got when I was 10 years old and went to a Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

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Picasso exhibit answers aesthetic problem in art

Marja Ziemer February 6, 2017

I’ve heard the words, “but a child can do it,” uttered many times in museums. It’s the immediate response for many people when they view a work of abstract art, particularly work...

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Editorial: The reality of America first

Marja Ziemer January 30, 2017

On Inauguration day, our “Leader of the Free World,” President Donald Trump, said “from this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” Thus, this rally cry of “America first” will...

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Pablo Larraíns film, Jackie

Revisiting images of First Ladies

Marja Ziemer January 19, 2017

Imagine putting a hold on your life as you know it, uprooting yourself and your family and living in a quasi-museum of a house for the next four to eight years—all by virtue of marrying the man who...

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