The Sundial

Outdoor Adventures reconnects students with nature

Outdoor Adventures reconnects students with nature

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 Outdoor Adventures trip. Though they offer a pre-trip meeting, many students are meeting their trav...

CSUN analyzes female fan experience: Feature

CSUN analyzes female fan experience: Feature

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 surveys are being used as research tools in the recent partnership between CSUN and two University of Central Florida (UCF) p...

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 that revere it. San Simón: Manifestations of a Guatemalan Folk Saint at CSUN's main gall...

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 be a vigil procession at 5:30 p.m. at the Jerome Richfield cave. The celebration continues at the CSUN...

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 Bureau....

Looking beyond drag: Bingo charity event sparks conversation

Looking beyond drag: Bingo charity event sparks conversation

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 balled-up losing bingo tickets. She laughs and approaches a statuesque woman with big curly hair fo...

Athletics meal plan progress on-going

Athletics meal plan progress on-going

Samantha Petersen

October 9, 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 regulation also allows the teams’ coaches the ability to provide food at the departments' or...

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

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

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 "valley girl" of the 90s with her gum popping, "like" saying demeanor, or it may conjure the thought o...

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 of Coroner.   Once the LASD receive the report, they will combine it with their own ...

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 warehouses juxtapose sky-high portraits painted on brick and concrete walls. And down one unsuspe...

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

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

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” was released last Tuesday and features an evolved sound that stands out on its own. Since t...

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