The Sundial

Music department starts annual holiday concert

File Photo/The Sundial

Vanessa Saenz

December 6, 2016

The music department will present a concert filled with holiday-themed pieces and a sing-along to end the night. Performing in the holiday concert are over 100 students participating with the CSUN Orchestra, CSUN Jazz A Band, CSUN Wind Ensemble and many more along with special guests. “We always...

CSUN students say laughter is the best medicine

Thomas Zabilski pictured

Vanessa Saenz

November 22, 2016

As cliché as it sounds, laughter can sometimes be the thing some people need after a stressful day of hard work. Whether people pull out their phones and scroll through memes, listen to a comedian’s podcast special, watch a funny animal video on YouTube, or go to a comedy show, they are alway...

CSUN’s Second Annual Fast Pitch

Judges shown deciding on their votes

Vanessa Saenz

November 16, 2016

Students had the opportunity to pitch their business venture ideas to a distinguished panel of judges on Tuesday for CSUN’s second annual Fast Pitch Competition. Faculty, peers, and community members filled every seat in the room as Ryan Holbrook, director of the entrepreneurship program in the...

Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt Promotes Disaster Preparedness

Photo shows man educating students at booth

Vanessa Saenz

October 25, 2016

Zombie-clad students roamed the campus on Tuesday during the 2nd annual Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Scavenger Hunt. The event promotes disaster preparedness and gave students an opportunity to gather a variety of free emergency supplies from different checkpoints across campus. CSUN Emergency...

Photographs of 19th Century China on Display at New Exhibit

Exhibit curator explains a photo at a museum

Vanessa Saenz

October 25, 2016

“China: Through the Lens of John Thomson” is the latest gallery installation on display at the CSUN Art Galleries showcasing photographs developed from dozens of glass negatives over Thomson’s eight-year long trip to China. Thomson (1837 – 1921) was a Scottish photographer wh...

Students reflect on 28th National Coming Out Day

Two students shown in the pride center

Vanessa Saenz

October 12, 2016

National Coming Out Day is an annual holiday for the LGBTQ community and their allies that promotes a safe world for these individuals to live openly, according to the Human Rights Campaign. “It’s a day to celebrate your identity and who you are,” Sarina Loeb, coordinator for the Pride C...

Rescued Animals Finding “Fur-ever” Homes

Cute dog with a missing leg

Vanessa Saenz

October 7, 2016

Barks echoed off white walls and tails blurred into color as dogs pawed at the floors seeking attention from the people standing just out of reach beyond cage walls. Outside volunteers unloaded the oversea arrivals off the back of a van as employees inside frantically made space for the nine new dogs...

Career Center Hosts Resumania

University specialist speaks with student

Vanessa Saenz

October 5, 2016

Decorated with tables covered in orange cloths and tan-colored balloons, the Grand Salon filled with students who were excited to meet with company recruiters Tuesday for Resumania. Approximately 200 students from all majors across campus attended Resumania to have their resumes critiqued by professionals...

New exhibit brings LA’s overlooked landscapes to the forefront

Acrylic painting shows a helicopter flying over buildings

Vanessa Saenz

August 27, 2016

The newest art exhibition at California State University, Northridge’s (CSUN) art galleries showcases pieces from artist Karla Klarin’s fascination with the overlooked landscapes of the beloved and imperfect City of Los Angeles (LA). “Karla Klarin: Subdividing the LAndscape” exhibit opens...

New Haus on the Block

Waitress brings food to table at restaurant called Dog Haus

Vanessa Saenz

August 27, 2016

A line of people outside the doors continued to grow as it wrapped around the building as the staff, visible through the windows, rushed around preparing for the grand opening at 11 a.m. on Friday. Once doors of Dog Haus opened, people were greeted and handed menus, before they went to the registers...

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