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Photo Essay: Home for the holidays

A sign decorated in colorful Christmas lights and angels says,
Chris Torres, Photo Editor December 27, 2020

Christmas is the time of year for families to come together, open gifts, and enjoy the festivities the holiday season brings. From smaller gatherings to new beginnings, here is how the Sundial photography...

Thanksgiving photo essay: A feast for the eyes

Mac & cheese, green beans, fried turkey,  baked ham, and a sushi bake spread across the Cortezes' Thanksgiving dinner table.
November 27, 2020

Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, people across the country celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year with a Thanksgiving feast. Families gather and bond over the delicious...

Photo series: Life goes on despite empty campus

Kenia Ochoa, left, and her children, Bell and Sonny Brooks, spend time with Andrea Antonio, right, and her son, Luca DeLeon, at the CSUN campus on Nov. 13, 2020.
Chris Torres, Photo Editor November 24, 2020

With the semester coming to a close and most classes being online, CSUN students have been deprived of on-campus learning and peer interaction. However, there is still a community presence on campus. CSUN’s...

Business as (un)usual: The Valley Hive

Keith Roberts, the co-owner and lead beekeeper at The Valley Hive sits outside of the gift shop on Nov. 5, 2020, in Chatsworth, Calif.
Natalie Miranda, Assistant Culture Editor November 20, 2020

A 10-year-old boy came to The Valley Hive with his mother to confront what he feared most – bees. As the child extended his arms to grip a frame full of bees from Keith Roberts’ hands, Roberts could...

Going back to college with Hengame Abassi: Musician Edris Foroughi

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor October 29, 2020

Hengame Abassi is going back to college. She is non-traditional student: a student at the end of her 60s. Originally from Iran, Abassi was a nurse and reporter who had to flee political persecution while...

5 ways to celebrate Halloween safely

5 ways to celebrate Halloween safely
Camille Lehmann, Reporter October 26, 2020

Celebrating any holiday or event this past year has been tricky. In the wake of COVID-19, many have assumed that Halloween 2020 is canceled. Luckily for my ghost and ghoul lovers, there are various creative...

Business as (un)usual: Topanga Nursery

Topanga Nursery is owned by Danny and Robin Finkelstein, who also co-own The Valley Hive with Keith Roberts.
Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor October 23, 2020

Topanga Nursery sits on busy Topanga Canyon Boulevard, where a hiring sign is sitting against the window. Unlike other businesses, the nursery is fortunate to have a boom in sales during the pandemic. Danny...

Business as (un)usual: Waffle Love

The mural inside Waffle Love located in Northridge, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2020.
Gevork Apikyan, Reporter October 19, 2020

Like all other small businesses, Waffle Love, located on Reseda Boulevard, has been at a constant battle with COVID-19. Boyd Bell, the franchise owner, considers himself very lucky to have been self-employed...

Dish Diaries: Vegan food stand Pacha Tacos’ food packs a flavorful punch

Three vegan tacos, wrapped in blue corn tortillas, in a to-go box from Pacha Taco on Oct. 4, 2020, in Sun Valley, Calif.
Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor October 15, 2020

It’s not surprising when a new taco stand pops up on my corner, but when a vegan stand emerges — oh, I’m there. Pacha Taco followed me on Instagram a few days before National Taco Day, a beautiful...

Business as (un)usual: Strong House Training

Rosangela Lunsford, left, attempts a deadlift while Evina Del Pizzo, the co-owner of Strong House Training, coaches her about proper deadlifting form during a private training session in the back parking lot of the training facility in Chatsworth, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.
Chris Torres, Photo Editor October 13, 2020

Wedged in the corner of a popular Chatsworth strip mall at the intersection of Lassen Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard is Strong House Training — a gym which has a spacious interior with pull up bars,...

Business as (un)usual: Forever Healthy

Rachel Howry, the owner of Forever Healthy, poses with the top-selling drink Birthday Cake protein smoothie in Chatsworth, Calif,. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
Daniel Mendez, Reporter October 10, 2020

Forever Healthy, located inside the Chatsworth Center on Devonshire Street and Mason Avenue, provides the community with nutritious drinks, supplements and dietary plans to help people get in shape. Although...

Business as (un)usual: A Sweet Design

Customers' favorite cupcakes are displayed behind food labels that describe their flavors and ingredients at A Sweet Design bakery in Granada Hills, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
Daniel Mendez, Reporter October 1, 2020

Ranging from a wide variety of flavorful cakes, cupcakes to macarons and cake pops, A Sweet Design in Granada Hills has all the delicacies your sweet tooth could ever desire. On a regular day, A Sweet...

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