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App of the day – Tree of Life: Explore

Sign reading:

Eliset Zapien

October 29, 2015

There is an iPad app developed specifically for Introductory Biology level students or former students who just want to simply refresh their memory on the basics of biology. This particular app lets you play with that is called ‘the Tree of Life’ that contains 100 taxa and 50 synapomorphies from...

Weekly Events: Happy Halloween

Photo courtesy: Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Giovanni Garcia

October 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY 10.28 THEATER The Pasadena Playhouse will present the world premiere of Breaking Through, about an up-and-coming singer/songwriter who’s trying to find herself while trying to breakthrough the music industry. 8 p.m. 39 S El Molino Ave. Los Angeles ...

A weekend at Beach Goth

Beach Goth 4 generated thousands of attendees both days on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Observatory in Orange County. Musical acts included The Growlers, Grimes, Die Antwoord, and many more artists graced the stage to this all ages event. Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Lauren Gates

October 27, 2015

Beach Goth. Two words that normally clash, unless you are describing the sounds of The Growlers who started this festival in 2011 for their local fans. Their fourth annual two-day event at the observatory in Santa Ana was a great success this past weekend. The crowd was made up of numerous eclectic...

Sundial Songs of the Week: Fall Series, Vol. 7

An illustration that depicts a record. From it, leaves, and musical notes are spread out.

Vincent Nguyen

October 26, 2015

After a week spanning several hundred memes, dance imitations, and photoshopped GIFs, here are options for those to flee the catchy vibe of the "Hotline Bling." This week, the mastermind behind the song that sprouted the now infamous music video is featured with his track "With Me." Kanye West makes...

Misconceptions about “Day of the Dead”

A flag that advertises

Michelle Moran

October 26, 2015

Sugar skull face paint is almost expected every time Halloween comes around. People enjoy painting their faces with colorful flowers and decorative designs to create this distinctive look. Although it is a fun look, it is informative to know the background of Day of the Dead if being portrayed. "People...

Review: Electronica vibes animate Alt-J’s Hollywood Bowl performance

Alt-J performing on stage this past weekend.

Brooke Holland

October 19, 2015

There was nothing a bit short during alt-J’s performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 15 of pleasure, especially in their song “Fitzpleasure,” when all four members were silhouetted against a backlight of yellow light and multiple LED flashing screens. The packed venue went silent to listen to the st...

Grad students conduct orchestra concert

The CSUN Symphony Chamber Orchestra warms up and tunes as they get ready to start their concert Thursday night. Photo credit: Breanne Foster

Breanne Foster

October 16, 2015

The CSUN Symphony Orchestra put on a concert unique for the ensemble. They split the orchestra in half, forming two chamber orchestras, one of which performed last night, Oct. 15; the other will be performing selections of an opera next week. The hour-long program featured four early symphonies of...

Albert Hammond, Jr. returns to L.A. at the Teragram Room

Albert Hammond, Jr. performed at the new Teragram Room in downtown L.A. on Oct. 14

Vincent Nguyen

October 16, 2015

Albert Hammond, Jr. is no stranger to live performances. The Strokes guitarist, on tour for his solo work and latest album "Momentary Madness", stopped by the new Teragram Room in downtown Los Angeles Oct. 14, and brought his intense guitar-playing Strokes fans love along with him. There's no doubt t...

Valley Vibrations – Space Bear Interview

Space Bear, made up of friends Ignas Ramanaukas, 27, (left) and Quinn Cooper, 23, (right) have been making music together since 2012. Photo credit: Lauren Gates

Lauren Gates

October 15, 2015

With many local artists around the San Fernando Valley, the Sundial has created Valley Vibrations, and ongoing search to discover up and coming artists just outside of our campus. As you walk into the first hallway of Space Bear's house in Van Nuys, their edgy yet dreamy track, Dirty Muffin, leaks through the...

App of the day: Learning with Duolingo

Cartoon of male holding a phone that reads

Edemy Rodriguez

October 15, 2015

Learning a new language is now easier and more accessible. Duolingo can help anyone learn a new language on their down time. The app, available on both the iPhone and Android, teaches the basics of any language from their selection of Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Irish, and several...

Matador writing: “All the World’s a Court”

Vincent Nguyen

October 14, 2015

by Vanessa Poe “All the world’s a stage” wrote Shakespeare, and in the modern world sports have become our entertainment, the court a stage as it were. We will descend on a court of sorts, this stage, this battleground, is a Catholic school elementary gymnasium on a beautiful spring afternoo...

Weekly Events: Autumn, school are in full-swing, find spare time for leisure

California State University: Sustainability Day Building Resilience

Anthony Walton

October 14, 2015

October is finally here, with a break from the heat finally at hand. With the semester passing quick nothing is harder than getting down your class routine while finding time to make your self free for entertainment and fun. With midterms ago and the semester passing quick, treat yourself before Hallow...

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