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

Illustration by Edward Segal.

OPINION: Marathons added nonbinary divisions: When will universities follow?

Pamela Garcia, Music Desk Editor January 27, 2023

Every spring and summer, thousands of runners across the country participate in marathons, setting out to complete a 26.2 mile run around a major city. For some, the registration process itself was just...

CSUN men’s basketball falls to UC San Diego amid offensive struggles

Michael Dumansky and Edward Segal January 27, 2023

The Matadors hoped to win back-to-back contests for the first time this season after snapping their eight-game losing streak Saturday against Cal State Fullerton, but were plagued by their inefficient...

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Men’s volleyball prepares for 2023 season with new head coach

Pamela Garcia, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2023

Following a season in which they finished 6-16 overall, CSUN men’s volleyball looks ready to return to the court in January, earning a positive record thus far in the preseason. The Matadors 2023...

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Women’s water polo excited for Big West ‘gauntlet’

Edward Segal, Sports Editor December 23, 2022

As a more experienced team in a conference where the other schools are consistently ranked, the Matadors believe they are ready to return to their 13-6 selves from before the pandemic. CSUN women’s...

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...

Havala Hidalgo in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 11, 2022.

Conversations with Kodi: Havala Hidalgo

Kodi Mabon, Reporter December 22, 2022

Havala Hidalgo discusses how she started her brand Big Bottom Behavior. Hidalgo also discusses what inspired her to begin her plus-size inclusive pool party Big Bottom Bash, which has inspired many other...

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OPINION: College student’s disappearance sparked creation of safety act

Tonie Lopez, Assistant Opinion Editor December 22, 2022

When starting a new semester, most families of college students would never imagine their child would become a victim of a crime. Just a day before CSUN’s 2022 spring break began, I was the victim...

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...

Crystal Esquivel in the Chicano Lobby in Jerome Richfield Hall at CSUN on Sept. 20, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

Federal appeals court rules DACA unconstitutional

Damaris Galeano, Reporter December 21, 2022

A federal appeals court ruled Oct. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unconstitutional, and that new applications will not be accepted, though renewals are allowed. While the...

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...

Yuri Ruvalcaba tries the big rappel on Oct. 15, 2022, at Fossil Falls in Inyo County, Calif.

Photo Story: Mountaineering Matadors climb Fossil Falls

Marena Reich, Reporter December 21, 2022

Students pushed themselves to new levels at Fossil Falls in Inyo County, California, during the rock climbing and mountaineering class offered through CSUN’s Department of Recreation and Tourism Management. This...

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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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