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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

CSUN Smash Bros. Ultimate team members Sebastian Merino (left) David Chavez (middle) and Neathan Gallardo (right) taking a group photo March 9 at Long Beach State University.

A day in the life of an esports gamer

David Chavez, Reporter May 19, 2024

It’s 7 a.m. and it’s the day of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament at Long Beach State University. After the hour-long drive filled with traffic and getting lost at the university, I reached...

Steve Aoki prepares to launch a cake at the crowd on Saturday, April 6 in Northridge, Calif. The cakes were prepared by local bakery Ever After Bakery and many students noted how good the cake tasted after the show.

CSUN gets caked at Big Show

Lucero Garcia-Gonzalez, News Reporter April 15, 2024

Over 4,000 CSUN students and guests gathered for the annual Big Show on Saturday, April 6th to see the one and only Steve Aoki. “I am here to see Steve Aoki and see someone get caked! I think they...

Hannah Kruz teaches CSUN Matador mascot during the Jishin Taiko Workshop at the Carnaval on April 4, 2024 in Northridge, Calif.

USU hosts Carnaval

David Chavez and Ayanna Smith April 13, 2024

The University Student Union held the 26th annual Carnaval on April 4th from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event was free for students to attend and featured performances from different cultural groups and activities...

Attendees gathered at the CSUN Planetarium for a free viewing of the stars.

CSUN’s Planetarium hosts a stellar show

Henri Mossiat, Reporter April 11, 2024

The Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium reopened its doors in February for the first time since closing its doors due to the pandemic in 2020. Located next to Citrus Hall, the planetarium offers biweekly “Friday...

The Ballet Folklórico Aztlán de CSUN dancers practice with their skirts on for the ninth CSU Folklórico Showcase near Sierra Tower in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

CSUN hosts the CSU Folklórico Showcase for the first time

Claudia Canchola, Reporter February 26, 2024

Known for performing regional dances from Mexico, the Ballet Folklórico Aztlán de CSUN is no stranger to cultural dance. Since its establishment in 1969, the student-run organization has focused...

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...

Emily Laliotis performs at Noontime Concerts at Plaza del Sol in Northridge, Calif., on Oct. 26.

CSUN holds Disney performance for latest concert installment

Nylah Quijano, Culture Reporter November 4, 2023

The University Student Union held a Disney- themed performance by singer Emily Laliotis on Oct. 26, as part of their hour-long “Noontime Concerts” series at CSUN’s Plaza Del Sol. Laliotis’ setlist...

Crew working on setting up the stage at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 23, 2023.

Return of Central Avenue Jazz Festival unites South Central LA

Clinton Jones, Culture Reporter October 19, 2023

Back for the first time since COVID-19, the 28th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival rocked the streets of South Central Los Angeles. Tradition and reunion was the festival's vibe, featuring soothing,...

From left to right, Blue Tan and Melita Mehzabin model clothes that represent their respective countries and styles.

International students bring flair to campus, from Kuromi shirts to kameez

José C. Delgado, Culture Editor October 6, 2023

International students come to America and bring a piece of their country in the form of their clothes. Some students bring stylistic flair over, while others opt to wear cultural clothing.  CSUN...

Attendees of the Native American Welcome event receive information from the CSUN American Indian Studies booth on Sept. 20, 2023, in Northridge, Calif.

AISA’s Native American Welcome event promotes awareness and hospitality for the community and its students

Jesse Illanes, Contributor September 28, 2023

The American Indian Student Association (AISA) held a “Native American Welcome” event at La Casita, located behind Bookstein Hall, on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The welcome event brought awareness to...

Students form a crowd for DJ Mal-Ski on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 in Northridge, Calif.

Matador Nights carnival makes a splash at the USU

Ryan Romero, Sports Editor September 21, 2023

The University Student Union hosted “Matador Nights” on Sept. 8 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The event had free admission for all students as long as they RSVP’d for the event and got a ticket from...

A CSUN women’s rugby club member talks about the team to “Welcome Party” visitors.

AS kicks off the semester with Welcome Celebration

Pamela Garcia, Assistant Culture Editor September 7, 2023

Associated Students held its annual Welcome Celebration and Sports-A-Palooza at Sierra Lawn on Aug. 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event included information tables by CSUN Sport Clubs. CSUN Sport...

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