The Sundial

Defending policy, tradition and faith

Defending policy, tradition and faith

Natanya Toomes

November 26, 2014

When it comes to dictating how clubs and organizations should be led on CSU campuses, government agencies felt it was best to put an end to the InterVarsity Christian Club across all CSU campuses. In August the chancellor of the California State University, Dr. Timothy White, banned the CSUN chap...

Student film ¡Corre! draws attention to sex trafficking

Student film ¡Corre! draws attention to sex trafficking

Natanya Toomes

November 19, 2014

    She is unaware of the troubles that loom inside the dark walls of the brothel. Her body may be weak, but her determination is resilient.  Women continue to be tormented by fear of speaking out against their captors. This is illustrated through Lucia, a representation of the ma...

Students embrace fall fashion on campus

Students embrace fall fashion on campus

Natanya Toomes

November 19, 2014

  contributing reporting by Georgia Simone Levy Beyonce once said, “I woke up like this,” a world-dominating phrase that not only took over the web, but also inspired many to show their fashion as they just woke up. For many students, waking up early for school is already a hassle, esp...

Alexander Wang creates sporty-chic line for H&M collaboration

Alexander Wang creates sporty-chic line for H&M collaboration

Natanya Toomes

November 4, 2014

contributing reporting by Georgia Simone Levy For quite some time now we have noticed this “sporty-chic” style trending globally, which isgreat news for students on campus who spend the majority of their time trying to feel comfortable and stylish throughout the semester. This fall, our fas...

Fall fashion embraces the heat on CSUN campus

Fall fashion embraces the heat on CSUN campus

Natanya Toomes

October 30, 2014

additional reporting by Georgia Simone Levy, contributor We already know that the heat is making statement here at CSUN, but is the style as hot as the heat? Fall fashion is here, we’re just waiting on the weather to catch up. Hoodies, scarves, turtlenecks, and boots have been put on hold...

The rise of the white, male celebrity activist

The rise of the white, male celebrity activist

Natanya Toomes

October 22, 2014

Race and gender do not play a factor in what gets recognition in the media, said no one ever. If you are a white male, chances are what you have to say won’t go unheard. No matter your celebrity platform, if you do not have the proper color or proper sex organ, people aren't going to take what you are hop...

Racist representations in the media needs to change

Racist representations in the media needs to change

Natanya Toomes

October 15, 2014

Black and white, two hues usually set to depict opposites. From films to one’s own reality, these shades alone hold the power of how we view each other in society. In many films and TV shows, black people are primarily depicted as the drug dealers, the thugs or the hardcore convicts. In the meantime, white people are p...

Anti-Columbus Day event raises awareness of decolonization through comedy

Natanya Toomes

October 13, 2014

Nationwide, on the second Monday of October, Columbus Day is celebrated. The day brings forth history lessons about Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas. However, many feel that Columbus Day should not be celebrated. Instead, some people say, the day should be changed to bri...

Career Center event informs students of choices after graduation

Natanya Toomes

September 29, 2014

Students interested in learning about options after they graduate, such as graduate programs attended CSUN’s annual Graduate and Professional School Information Day. Nearly 80 different schools were available to inform students looking to enter grad school, inside the University Student Union Northridge...

Apple vs. Samsung, the smartphone battle continues

Apple vs. Samsung, the smartphone battle continues

Natanya Toomes

September 10, 2014

The battle of the smart phones seems to be an endless feud between suppliers and consumers. As undergraduates it’s important that the right phone is chosen to suit everyday student life.  While many may argue that cost might be the most crucial factors in choosing a phone, Samsung and Appl...

Supporters, family of Armando Villa hand out water bottles to students

Natanya Toomes

September 8, 2014

    Friends and supporters of Armando Villa gathered outside Sierra Tower today on the first day of Rush Week to pass out water bottles to students with the words, “Stop hazing” written on them. The 19-year-old freshman died during a hazing incident while hiking in the Angeles...

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