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Film & Identity: A Closer Look at the Hollywood Hobo

Film & Identity: A Closer Look at the Hollywood Hobo

Ivan Salinas

September 15, 2019

"There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan." This quote was said by main character John Sullivan in the 1941 comedy classic "Sullivan's Travels." Sullivan, played by Joel McCrea, i...

CSUN student wins $1 million in screenplay contest

CSUN student wins $1 million in screenplay contest

Jed Bookout

September 14, 2019

A CSUN student and aspiring screenwriter won $1 million to turn his script into a film. Abdullah Alhendyani, a communications and journalism graduate student, won "The LAUNCH: Million Dollar Screenplay Competition" with his screenplay “Haram," the story of a Muslim woman who defies her parents wh...

A Closer Look at Homelessness in LA Through Photojournalism

A Closer Look at Homelessness in LA Through Photojournalism

Deja Magee

September 11, 2019

Aside from the glitz and glamour that Los Angeles is typically associated with, there's a reality many Angelenos choose to ignore, a side of the city that isn’t thought about because it isn’t perfectly manufactured.The homeless crisis of LA County has worsened in recent years. According to an art...

USU puts on arts and crafts

USU puts on arts and crafts

Serena Christie

September 10, 2019

Every Thursday in the Plaza Del Sol, the University Student Union Events Team works together to put on a Craft Corner and Noontime Concert, free to all CSUN students and faculty. On Sept. 5, the Craft Corner activity was a DIY mason jar where the team provided paint supplies and jars for anyone who wante...

5 Landmarks of the San Fernando Valley in Film

5 Landmarks of the San Fernando Valley in Film

Deja Magee

September 5, 2019

Curving down Interstate 405, tucked away behind the Hollywood hills far from the beaches, lights, and the LA cityscape, lies the San Fernando Valley — a city of its own with a culture that consists entirely of a melting pot of orange groves, gritty locale and calming suburbs for Angelenos.Unlike the extra...

8 one 8: Brewing Culture in the Valley

8 one 8: Brewing Culture in the Valley

Ivan Salinas

September 5, 2019

Out of all the beers on tap available at CSUN's Pub Sports Grill, there is one popular option among students — a household name known as Matador Red. This Red Ale is a crafted drink locally brewed in the San Fernando Valley. Situated in the neighborhood of Canoga Park, founders Derrick and Bryan Ol...

Sounds from the Valley: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Sounds from the Valley: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

September 4, 2019

Since the 1950s the Valley has been home to pioneering musicians like Ritchie Valens, and its southern hills and streets have given inspiration to ’70s musicians like Frank Zappa and Tom Petty.To this day, the Valley is home to a new generation of musicians looking to break into the LA music sce...

Business Owner Breaks Uniformity Through Art

Business Owner Breaks Uniformity Through Art

Logan Bik

September 4, 2019

Walking around the San Fernando Valley one will see a variety of small businesses, vacant buildings and rubbish in the gutter. Hidden among the regularity of the Valley is a businesswoman and artist, Marie Schwarzer. She is a painter, writer and owner of Uniform Depot, where she spends most of her da...

Smashing the Valley Girl Image

Smashing the Valley Girl Image

Madison Parsley

September 4, 2019

The Valley Girl as defined in '80s pop culture is typically a ditzy white blonde that can be found in the local mall because OMG, it’s like, totally bitchin’. With a stereotype that is drowning in materialism and airheadedness, it is not only an insult to female intelligence but grossly un...

Fashion&Identity: Sparking Change with What We Wear

Fashion&Identity: Sparking Change with What We Wear

Thania Garcia

August 30, 2019

Protest art can send a powerful message that in turn serves as a catalyst for cultural shifts. In collaboration with Brooklyn White, a reporter for Teen Vogue, Bitch Media, and more, here is a list of the top five historically influential pieces of clothing in activism.1. The Slogan TeeThe slogan tee made one of...

Artist Protest: A Sundial Curated Playlist

Kayla Fernandez

August 27, 2019

Check out our curated playlist on Spotify with 10 classic and contemporary songs of our time from rappers, folk singers and rock bands who have all utilized the power of music and words to create social and environmental awareness. Enjoy! "Love It If We Made It" by The 1975 The 1975 are no strangers when it comes to speaking up about politi...

Social Justice Through Art

Social Justice Through Art

Ivan Salinas

August 27, 2019

Every Tuesday evening Luis Antonio Pichardo hosts the Conchas y Café workshop at the Chicano Resource Center in East Los Angeles, open for adults interested in developing skills through the arts. During a recent meeting, the evening workshop began with discussing a quote by German playwright Be...

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