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Safety concerns arise following attacks at entertainment venues

CSUN's state-of-the-art Valley Performing Arts Center is a cultural center for the San Fernando Valley. The Sundial / File Photo.

Michelle Moran

December 19, 2015

Safety in a venue has been an issue due to attacks that have occurred within the past years. Those attacks can include the recent Paris tragedy, where terrorists unloaded their guns in The Bataclan and killed many innocent people. This concert venue that seated 1,500 people, was a packed house according...

App of the Day: VSCO Cam

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Michelle Moran

November 24, 2015

Phone photography is the easiest way to document life visually and to take selfies whenever the time calls for it. VSCO Cam is a photo editing app that has a variety of filters that are better than Instagram's filters and is free for iOS and Android users. It is simple to take advantage of the many...

Substantial security at HARD Day of the Dead

Djemba Djemba performing at the Bone Shaker stage at Hard's Day of the Dead festival on Oct. 31. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran

November 5, 2015

HARD Day of the Dead was a two-day festival filled with music, dancing and mischief from attendees. On both days of the festival, an estimated 300 guests were taken into custody, according to the Pomona police department. One man was handcuffed outside a stage during the first day, while wearing...

Nearby getaways and vacation spots

Big Sur is known for its blue water and green scenery, making it an ideal destination for camping. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran

November 4, 2015

With the holiday season just around the corner, students look for affordable getaways. These destinations are ideal for vacationing without being too far from Los Angeles. 1) San Diego: Filled with beaches and breweries, San Diego is an ideal location for young people to spend a weekend visiting the ...

Accessible hiking trails nearby

Limekiln trail is one of the many hikes you can take that is relatively close to the CSUN campus, just located in Granada Hills. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran

November 3, 2015 San Fernando Valley residents have quick access to the mountains if they want to get away from the atmosphere of the city. Hiking is a great way to get in shape if the gym isn't for you, so here are a few...

Misconceptions about “Day of the Dead”

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Michelle Moran

October 26, 2015

Sugar skull face paint is almost expected every time Halloween comes around. People enjoy painting their faces with colorful flowers and decorative designs to create this distinctive look. Although it is a fun look, it is informative to know the background of Day of the Dead if being portrayed. "People...

Train your waist to get the curves

Michelle Moran

October 22, 2015

History repeats itself as the modern woman turns to waist training — wearing waist trainers, corsets and other body shapers in an effort to reduce waist size and achieve the desired body shape.Celebrities like the Kardashians, Jessica Alba and Snookie, to name a few, are said to practice this craz...

App of the day:

Cartoon of male holding a phone that reads

Michelle Moran

October 9, 2015

Going to school Monday through Friday can make a dent in your wallet and grocery lists are difficult to generate without looking in your kitchen. Luckily, there's an app out there that can help you find recipes and make grocery lists for you right away. is an app available for iPhone and...

Day of the Dead festival returns to the Fairplex

Michelle Moran

October 8, 2015

The Day of the Dead festival is returning to the Fairplex in Pomona this Halloween on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Some of the big headliners include Deadmau5, Skrillex, Flying Lotus, Gessaffelstein and Nero. This festival is run by Hard events, the same people who produce Hard Summer. This years lineup has...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Vivian Garcia

Photo of CSUN student, Garcia

Michelle Moran

October 6, 2015

Vivian Garcia is a 21-year-old senior at California State University, Northridge, who is working towards a public health degree. She has several tattoos on her body, but the one that stands out is her "Nosferatu" tattoo on her upper arm. It is a black and grey tattoo and the rest of them are in color....

Masters in international learning

Mehrnoosh Eskandari is an art student attending CSUN from Iran who is heavily influenced by American and German artists. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran

September 30, 2015

In the process of finishing up her master’s degree, along with an art piece for her collection, 31-year-old Mehrnoosh Eskandari gazed into the eyes of her soon-to-be masterpiece. She's had a number of her art exhibited in a gallery, notably in Berlin, Germany, and in her home of Tehran, Iran. But...

Taps, Peasants and a Crazy Harry

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Michelle Moran

September 23, 2015

To some CSUN students, Northridge feels like an area that doesn't offer much of a nightlife, which constricts social growth among the campus community."There aren't many places to go around campus for drinks," CSUN junior Miluchia Siabala said. "Our options are limited when it comes to drinking and...

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