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

A first-generation student-parent overcomes family trauma

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...

Portrait of color designer at Disney Television Animation Studios, Jaison Wilson. Photo taken at CSUN on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

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...

Lauren Ridloff returns to the CSUN campus to speak to current students on Nov. 14, 2022, at the Northridge Center in Northridge, Calif.

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...

Directorial debut for CSUN theater student 

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...

The cast from the CSUN Department of Theatre perform scenes of the play Once on This Island at CSUN in Northridge, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2022.

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....

Samuel Sierra participates in the grand entry of the 37th Annual CSUN Powwow in Northridge, Calif., on Nov. 26, 2022.

‘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...

A band playing at a concert on Nov. 19, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

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...

Da’Janique Demery leads the tour of Hamilton and Taft high school students around the CSUN campus on Nov. 9, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

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...

Alyssa Singleton holds a physiology book on Oct. 29, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

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...

Attendees of the American Indian Open House bundle sage using string on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

AISA celebrates Native American Heritage Month with open house

Quinn Hettich, Reporter November 23, 2022

The smell of burning sage wafted from the Central American Studies and American Indian Studies Cultural Center as the American Indian Student Association held an open house on Nov. 1 to showcase their...

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