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

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Soraya performance preview: Melissa Aldana Quartet

Julia Dilacar, Reporter February 8, 2023

The Soraya is set to host Melissa Aldana on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Aldana will be kicking off the Jazz at Naz festival with her music through the instrument known as the tenor saxophone. Aldana was the first...

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A first-generation student-parent overcomes family trauma

Kaitlyn Lavo, Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2022

A line of cars exiting El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills wraps around the sidewalk as Kelly Chavez pulls up to pick up her daughter Alexa Chavez after a full day of nonstop hustling that began...

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The dream of a CSUN alum

Sam Neff, Culture Editor December 22, 2022

Jaison Wilson, a graduate of CSUN, is the ideal illustration of a dream chaser who took risks, believed in himself, and worked hard to become the successful artist he is today. Wilson graduated from...

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Big Lecture speaker Lauren Ridloff returns to campus

Natalie Lopez, Reporter December 21, 2022

After more than 20 years, Lauren Ridloff finally returned to her alma mater to provide a lecture filled with motivation and hope for the future. Ridloff received a warm welcome from her fellow CSUN community...

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Margaret June Brown: The soul of CSUN

Fatimah Jackson, Reporter December 20, 2022

“Once a person met her, I can’t imagine anyone ever forgetting her,” said Kelan Koning, a former colleague of Margaret June Brown. Brown embodied this spirit in her life through her relationships...

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Directorial debut for CSUN theater student 

Natalie Lopez, Reporter December 20, 2022

As Jennifer Jara exits the stage following the applause she received for her directorial debut, she feels excited and hopeful for her future in the entertainment industry. She is grateful to the cast and...

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Theater department ends semester with ‘Once on This Island’

Natalie Lopez, Reporter December 19, 2022

CSUN’s Department of Theatre put on “Once on This Island” for their final fall production of the 2022 school year, directed by Christine Menzies and musical direction by Christopher Moscatiello....

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‘37th Annual CSUN Powwow’ celebrates Native American culture

Quinn Hettich, Reporter December 16, 2022

The powerful songs from the northern and southern drums guided the head dancers under a brilliant blue sky as they celebrated their Native American culture at the “37th Annual CSUN Powwow.” Put...

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Pride Center holds ‘Trans-Gression Punk Show’

Warren Lopez, Reporter December 12, 2022

The CSUN Pride Center held its “Trans-Gression Punk Show” at the Grand Salon in the University Student Union on Nov. 15, in honor of Transgender Awareness Week. Purple lights and blaring speakers...

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Black Scholars Matter strives to increase Black enrollment

Sam Neff, Culture Editor December 9, 2022

Black enrollment at the state university system peaked at 26,193 in 2008, but since then, about 7,000 fewer Black students have been enrolled at California State University, according to the California...

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CSUN’s sound waves ripple across Southern California

Derek Ortega, Reporter December 8, 2022

CSUN has a radio station — "88.5-FM: The SoCal Sound.” The station broadcasts alternative music and shares a frequency with Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. The duo Nic Harcourt and Jet host...

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The future of Black women in STEM

Fatimah Jackson, Reporter November 24, 2022

Before deciding to attend CSUN, public health major Alyssa Singleton felt neglected by administrators at her high school. She shared that many educators, despite wanting the best for the students, did...

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