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Level Up Latina: How three Latinas create a space for women empowerment

Level Up Latina: How three Latinas create a space for women empowerment

Gillian Moran-Perez, News Editor

March 27, 2020

In honor of Women’s History month, The Sundial spoke with three vivacious Latina women, Veronica “Vero” Burgos-Gudiel, Cecilia “Cecy” Rodriguez, and Irene Quevedo, who have created Level Up Latina, or LUL, an online platform where they empower more women in their finances, professional life...

In Review: Universal Pictures’ latest adaptation of its horror classic “The Invisible Man”

In Review: Universal Pictures’ latest adaptation of its horror classic “The Invisible Man”

Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 24, 2020

Universal Pictures is back with another monster movie, after “The Mummy” failed to launch the Dark Universe. This time, producer extraordinaire Jason Blum of Blumhouse stepped in to take the reins. Director Leigh Whannell takes a 123-year-old story and turns it into a fantastic, updated science fiction...

How Hollywood celebrities are responding to COVID-19

How Hollywood celebrities are responding to COVID-19

Deja Magee, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been up in arms, stockpiling their homes and leaving stores empty with no toilet paper and paper towels in sight, while still trying to live day to day in a terrifying and uncertain world. In Los Angeles, a city with multiple confirmed cases, cele...

True crime podcasts worth binging

True crime podcasts worth binging

Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 21, 2020

True crime is fascinating. Whether it’s through news, movies, books, documentaries or podcasts, true crime sells. There are even conventions that guests can attend and talk to detectives and reporters who have worked on cases. The genre gives people a chance to dive into the minds of criminals who...

Straight from the heart: Delicious Bakery shares their history with love

Straight from the heart: Delicious Bakery shares their history with love

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 16, 2020

As a little girl, Jan Campos used to break a black and white cookie in half, eat the vanilla side herself, and share the chocolate side with her father. This memorable and long-lasting tradition between a father and daughter was an act of love. Campos, a third generation baker, said her family has...

Watching your diet through documentaries

Watching your diet through documentaries

Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 12, 2020

Food documentaries have the power to educate viewers on what it is that they’re putting inside their bodies. It can be a little scary to realize all the processes most foods have to go through before it is served on your kitchen dishes. It’s even scarier when you notice the negative health effects...

“Say it Loud: We Are Black, Latinx and Proud”

“Say it Loud: We Are Black, Latinx and Proud”

Michaella Huck and Kimberly Silverio-Bautista

March 2, 2020

Afro-Latinx creatives gathered on Feb. 23 at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, to display culture and pride of the African influences in Latin America. More than a thousand attendees ate, shopped and watched live performances all centered around the African diaspora. Throughout early...

Black Creatives in Los Angeles

Black Creatives in Los Angeles

Deja Magee, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 27, 2020

Being Black in the creative space can be both a liberating and an isolating feeling. Wanting to be your truest self while, at times, being the only one in the room that looks like you. In LA, this specific type of atmosphere is even more defined in a town based on wild dreams, bright-eyed aspirations...

Military culture in the Trump era

Military culture in the Trump era

Ivan Salinas, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

When a high school student decides to enlist in the Army, they may think of the stigmas attached to participating in the armed forces, but it probably won’t deter their decision. From a liberal political perspective, military personnel have the reputation of supporting a system of imperialism that...

6 Blockbusters Exploring Outbreaks

6 Blockbusters Exploring Outbreaks

Deja Magee, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2020

With illnesses like coronavirus, Ebola and the swine flu making headlines in recent years, Hollywood has played on people’s fear of an outbreak eradicating the human race. These six movies explore how one disease could be the end of life on earth as we know it. “World War Z” In this 20...

Home remedies for the flu

Home remedies for the flu

Ivan Salinas, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2020

It’s that time of year when you or your classmates have to miss a day of class thanks to the flu. It’s a virus that will go away on its own for the most part, but it’s worth buying a few over-the-counter medications to treat annoying symptoms. Apart from pharmaceuticals, there are alternate remedies...

CSUN students predict 2020 Academy Awards

CSUN students predict 2020 Academy Awards

Alex Behunin, Reporter

February 7, 2020

In 2019, the nominated films for the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony ranged from a WWII satire with Hitler as a main character to a 1960’s Hollywood fantasy to a comic book villain’s origin story set in the real world. There was also a WWI epic, shot to make it look like it was one long take, similar...

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