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Outdoor Adventures reconnects students with nature

Outdoor Adventure guide Ariana Cortes, left, and participant Auriana Petach, right, take in the beautiful view from Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah. Photo Credit: Samantha Petersen / Sundial Staff
Samantha Petersen December 3, 2014

Imagine meeting a group of nine strangers and minutes later getting into a van and spending over eight hours traveling with them. This is a common introductory experience for those attending the...

CSUN analyzes female fan experience: Feature

Female fans show their support at a Men's Basketball game against Montana State, Nov. 19.
Samantha Petersen December 2, 2014

Updated CSUN Survey (Men's Soccer Version) Female attendees at a CSUN men’s soccer game in November were greeted with a two-page survey regarding their experience as sports spectators on campus. The...

Various forms of Mayan folk saint on display at CSUN’s main gallery

Various forms of Mayan folk saint on display at CSUN's main gallery
Samantha Petersen November 5, 2014

A sacred symbol can come in many shapes and sizes and the CSUN gallery is currently hosting a rare look at the various forms of one Mayan folk saint not commonly seen outside of the Guatemalan communities...

Take advantage of Día de los Muertos festivities on campus, around CSUN this weekend.

Take advantage of Día de los Muertos festivities on campus, around CSUN this weekend.
Samantha Petersen October 29, 2014

Oct. 30 Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A) hosts Noche de Ofrendas, “an evening of reflection with a ceremony for those of our loved ones that have passed away.” There will...

LASD investigation into alleged CSUN hazing death set for DA review

Samantha Petersen October 27, 2014

The investigation report into the death of Armando Villa is completed and set to be taken to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office tomorrow according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Homicide...

Looking beyond drag: Bingo charity event sparks conversation

Sister Fatty-Ma, of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, at a charity bingo event at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena.
Samantha Petersen October 25, 2014

"Bingo!" a woman calls out as she waves the first winning bingo ticket of the night. As she makes her way to the podium where the announcer stands other attendees take aim and pelt her with their...

Athletics meal plan progress on-going

New NCAA regulation allows coaches to provide meals for athletes after exhausting practices. File Photo/ The Sundial
Samantha Petersen October 8, 2014

At CSUN, only the men's and women's basketball teams have benefited from an NCAA rule implemented in August by way of a card that can be used once a day exclusively at Geronimo's, a campus dining hall. The...

Gallery shines light on the valley’s art scene from the 1970s to present day

During a field trip, students who attend Northridge Academy High School take notes as they observe the artwork that decorate CSUN's Art Gallery. The exhibit
Samantha Petersen October 1, 2014

For Southern California residents, the idea of the San Fernando Valley doesn't usually coincide with the idea of a rich, artistic and cultural community. It may relay the thought of the mysterious...

LASD completes Villa investigation, awaiting coroner report

Samantha Petersen September 24, 2014

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) Homicide Bureau has completed their investigation into the death of CSUN student Armando Villa and is waiting on an official report from the LA County Department...

Downtown LA alleyway inhabited by Arts District Flea Market

Downtown LA alleyway inhabited by Arts District Flea Market
Samantha Petersen September 10, 2014

While roaming the streets of the Art District in Los Angeles you are sure to come across many sporadically placed artistic gems. Coffee shops and graffiti art linger around nearly every corner. Industrial...

New Zealand singer Kimbra, incorporates art with her latest album “The Golden Echo”

New Zealand singer Kimbra, incorporates art with her latest album
Samantha Petersen August 27, 2014

Though most people know of 24-year-old New Zealand native Kimbra from her 2013 power duet with Gotye, she is proving herself to be much more than a featured voice. Her newest album “The Golden Echo”...

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