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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Photo provided by Broken by the Scream. From left to right: Nanaougi Tsubaki, Mikogami Shizuku, and Nozukidaira Io.

Breaking the barriers between metal and idol: Broken by the Scream

Desmond Loh, Contributor February 20, 2024

During Anime Los Angeles, held Jan. 4-7, the LA stage pulsed with the electrifying energy of Broken by the Scream as the metal idol group stormed onto it. Before they rocked the stage, their journey wasn’t...

Attendees at the Faculty Exhibition reception on Feb. 1, 2024, in Northridge, Calif.

Art department hosts gallery for faculty work

Nylah Quijano, Culture Reporter February 15, 2024

The CSUN art department hosted the Faculty Art Gallery on Feb. 1 at the Art and Design Center. The main gallery was filled with artwork from different backgrounds created by CSUN faculty and alumni....

Featured artist Verano Zamorano describes their piece Somos Conectados Por Siempre, 2023 to a friend on on Feb. 1, 2024, at the CSUN Art Gallery in Northridge, Calif.

Latinx art exhibit opens on campus

Rodrigo Hernandez, Assistant Culture Editor February 15, 2024

The room buzzes with excitement and anticipation as guests enter CSUN’s West Gallery on a rainy Thursday, Feb. 2, for the reception of the “Latinx Roots, American Sacrifices” exhibition. The exhibit...

From left to right: Michael Heald, violin professor at University of Georgia; Xi Chen, violin professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing; and Thomas Loewenheim, cello professor at Fresno State University.

ChamberFest 2024 brings students and musicians together

Ayanna Smith, Reporter February 15, 2024

CSUN Chamberfest was held from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3 at the Shigemi Matsumoto Recital Hall. This event was headed by Lorenz Gamma, the director of the chamber music program at CSUN. The event featured instrumentalists...

Writer’s Pick: Top 5 TV Shows of The Year

Nylah Quijano, Contributor December 21, 2023

2023 was packed with many different types of new movies and TV shows. Whether you watched alone or with friends, there were shows that pulled at your heartstrings, made you scream at your screen or left...

Illustration by Pamela Garcia

Writer’s Pick: Top 5 Games of the Year of 2023

Jesse Illanes, Culture Reporter December 21, 2023

The landscape of video games in 2023 shows that the medium continues to evolve by presenting compelling stories, exciting and innovative gameplay experiences and, most importantly, a wide variety of games...

Illustration by Pamela Garcia.

Alan Wake II review – A triumph in storytelling & psychological survival horror

Jesse Illanes, Culture Reporter December 12, 2023

“Alan Wake II” is Remedy Entertainment’s magnum opus. This is Remedy's first venture in survival horror gaming after making award-winning action games, which goes to show their storytelling scope. The...

Photo courtesy of Luis Luque.

An enchanting evening with Disney at CSUN

Nylah Quijano, Culture Reporter November 30, 2023

The Soraya hosted Disney 100’s “Sound of Magic” concert on Nov. 18 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Great Hall. The performance was conducted by CSUN alumni Richard Kaufman and included live performances...

Members of Mariachi El Matador de CSUN perform during the Día de los Muertos event at the Plaza del Sol in Northridge, Calif., on Nov. 2, 2023.

CSUN Día de los Muertos celebration honors passed loved ones

Clinton Jones, Culture Reporter November 11, 2023

It’s a warm, sunny Thursday and tables are lined with pan dulce, or sweet bread. The sound of mariachi fills the air and pictures of loved ones are placed on a bright altar, decorated with orange streamers...

Alien Hominid Invasion and Alien Hominid HD Review - Beaming light onto the “run and gun” genre

Alien Hominid Invasion and Alien Hominid HD Review – Beaming light onto the “run and gun” genre

Jesse Illanes, Culture Reporter November 11, 2023

Review copies provided by The Behemoth. “Alien Hominid Invasion” and “Alien Hominid HD” are frantic, over-the-top “run and gun” action games that keep players on the edge of their seats. From...

Photo courtesy of The Soraya.

The Soraya’s ticket giveaway for CSUN community

Julia Dilacar, Reporter November 4, 2023

The Soraya is giving away 900 free tickets for three events spanning from Oct. 28 to Nov. 12 at the Great Hall. The shows include: “Midori Festival Strings and Lucerne,” “American Railroad Silkroad...

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Review – A Symphonic Experience of Action, Emotion and Integrity

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Review – A Symphonic Experience of Action, Emotion and Integrity

Jesse Illanes, Culture Reporter November 4, 2023

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 features Insomniac Games’ amazing sequel to both “Spider-Man" (2018) and “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” (2020), giving fresh ideas in gameplay, and an expanded scope of the...

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