The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Simple, inexpensive gifts for Mother’s Day

Wyatt Jones May 6, 2009

Mother's Day, a modern American holiday created by Anna Jarvis in 1912 where people honor their caregivers is' coming up this Sunday.

Mother's Day is also highly commercialized which helped some students remember the day is on the way. Jarvis once said she wanted Mother's Day to be a day of sentiment. Nowadays, many view it as a Hallmark holiday fashioned around classy restaurants, boutiques and jewelry stores like Zales.

Alumni commemorate their college years

Wyatt Jones April 27, 2009

All across the university lawn, amidst the rows of white tents and a lively crowd, CSUN hosted the Grand Reunion, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the campus.

The event allowed past students to reconnect with former professors and classmates and held a lot of surprises for those who attended. Just as the CSUN administration planned it to be, the Grand Reunion was a great homecoming for the proud Matadors who attended CSUN over the years.

Club alumni reconnect

Wyatt Jones April 22, 2009

Four large red banners, each bearing a letter for CSUN, were hung in front of the Oviatt Library today.

A Grand Reunion will be held this Saturday on the University Quad welcoming students both past and present to commemorate CSUN's 50th anniversary. This reunion will be the homecoming that many alumni are anticipating.'

Zelzah Speed limit increase raises question of pedestrian safety

Wyatt Jones April 19, 2009

The Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee plans to increase the speed limit on four busy streets in the San Fernando Valley, including one near CSUN. This decision was not well received by local residents, activists and CSUN students who fear the measure would add to the recent wave of pedestrian injuries due to accidents.

Network for sharing movies is eco-friendly

Wyatt Jones April 14, 2009

If Blockbuster has become too bothersome to deal with and Netflix is the same old chore, a new Web site can help students with their cinematic needs. allows movie lovers to 'borrow' from the movie collections of friends or family members who are a part of the site's community.

Spring break on a student budget

Wyatt Jones April 1, 2009

Spring break is a chance for students to exhale after months worth of working and studying. Like most breaks, students can use this time to let loose and do things not possible during the normal semester, like take a vacation.

Unfortunately, money is a factor when planning trips, especially for college students. But don't fret: There are ways to have an exciting spring break without breaking the bank.

Underground art helps the hidden

Wyatt Jones March 22, 2009

A Low Brow Art Show proved to be more than its name, a form of art that pokes fun at convention, would suggest. The show, held in CSUN's Grand Salon, attracted numerous visitors each of whom paid five dollars to gaze at the beautiful artwork created by local Chicano artists. The proceeds went to benefit undocumented students.

Find ways to get hammered on campus

Wyatt Jones March 20, 2009

Boredom can often be a factor while studying, so every once and a while every student needs activities to break the monotony.' Students who want to let loose on their free time might want to check out

The taco stand that never closes

Wyatt Jones March 18, 2009

Ever get the craving for real Mexican food every once in a while? I know I did, but I didn't know where to get it until I found out about El Indio Mexicano, a fine gem of a restaurant on the corner of Roscoe and Balboa boulevards. No offense to Taco Bell and Chipotle, but they're no substitutes for the authentic Mexican dishes I found at El Indio.

Traditional body art becomes mainstream trend

Wyatt Jones March 11, 2009

The perception of tattoos is changing as body modification becomes more acceptable to the American standards of the norm. Over the last 20 years, body art has etched its way into American pop culture, foregoing the negative stigmas associated with it.' Tattoos stretch far back in time as there is a lot of evidence that humans used these markings thousands of years ago.

Read to make yourself better

Wyatt Jones March 2, 2009

While trying to brush up on my almost non-existent drawing skills, I stopped by the Oviatt Library and picked up a book called 'The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,' by Betty Edwards. The book itself is a drawing-instruction guide that helps people improve in the craft.

Little did I know at that time, I'd just borrowed a self-help book.

Assistant Technology offers solutions

Wyatt Jones February 22, 2009

Over the years, CSUN has become nationally known for its ground-breaking programs and technology meant to aid people with disabilities. Through Assistant Technology (AT), disabled students can now enjoy specialized software to accommodate their needs.

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