The Sundial

The life of CSUN’s Dance Team captain

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Sean Hanafi April 16, 2019

Alexis Rose Harrington's first memory of dance is coming up with routines to Destiny’s Child and Beyonce when she was little. Now, at 22, Harrington is the captain of the CSUN Dance Team.Her mother,...

Art student’s creative fix to college debt

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Sean Hanafi April 2, 2019

Being a first-generation Chilean American, one CSUN artist spent his summers visiting family in Chile, where he was exposed to entertainment from the late '80s and early '90s that inspired his artwork...

CSUN student releases new EP

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Sean Hanafi March 4, 2019

A senior at CSUN has released his second hip-hop project in hopes of spreading his message of positivity on Friday, Feb. 22. Akinfolarin Ajileye, who goes by Holden Black, had a unique upbringing. He...

Discussing the separation of art from the artist

A calendar advertisement that illustrates different topics about sexual abuse
Sean Hanafi February 20, 2019

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, artists and professors of the CSUN campus join the conversation on whether it's possible to separate an artist's work from their controversial biographies.During the...

Matadors experience deja vu in loss to Fullerton

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Sean Hanafi February 19, 2019

The men's basketball team experienced deja vu in their 78-71 home loss to Cal State Fullerton, the same score as the reverse game played at Fullerton on Jan. 30.It was back-and-forth for most of the game...

Artist raises environmental awareness with work

A artwork drawn as mermaid
Sean Hanafi February 12, 2019

A student animator strives to save the forests and push for environmental awareness with her art through social commentary about modern issues.Sophia Mavrolas, 24, just recently began her second semester...

Behind the mics of ‘LA Meekly’

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Sean Hanafi February 7, 2019

CSUN alumni go into depth exploring all facets of LA history, from the corruption that took place in the City of Bell to the first Hot Dog on a Stick on the Santa Monica Pier, in their monthly podcast,...

All-male hate group thrives online

A CSUN student in a dark blue jacket standing on a walk-way on CSUN campus.
Sean Hanafi January 31, 2019

It was during her first year at Hoover High when Jasmin Sergova, then 15, had her first encounter with an Incel, where she had to deactivate her Facebook account after her elementary school friend reached...

CSUN’s 22nd Annual High School Invitational

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Sean Hanafi January 18, 2019

CSUN partnered up with over 30 San Fernando Valley high schools for the 22nd Annual High School Invitational, with artworks ranging from all sorts of different mediums. The exhibition, which runs from...

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