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

Theresa White, CSUNs Black Scholars Matter program director, speaks at the Black Scholars Matter event in the Thousand Oaks Room on April 29, 2023, in Northridge, Calif.

Black Scholars Matter welcome second set of student cohorts

Aimee Martinez, Reporter May 22, 2023

Black Scholars Matter accepted 13 students into their second cohort and welcomed them on April 29 at the University Student Union’s Thousand Oaks Room. The event consisted of a program overview, group...

Shira Brown, director of the CSUN Womens Research and Resource Center, makes a statement during the Take Back the Night event on Mar 30, 2023, in Northridge, Calif.

The women’s center takes back the night

Litzy Martinez, Reporter May 15, 2023

After two years, Take Back the Night returned to campus in person after being held in a modified virtual version due to the pandemic. Organized by the CSUN Women’s Research and Resource Center, the event...

CSUN Armenian Students Association President Varuzhan Bilbulyan stands in front of the CSUN University Library during the Stain of Denial protest on April 25, 2023, in Northridge, Calif.

CSUN’s Armenian organizations educate students about culture and history

Brandon Balayan, Reporter May 15, 2023

Throughout the last week of April, CSUN celebrated Armenian Heritage Week – an initiative by various Armenian organizations on campus to commemorate the Armenian genocide. Campus organizations included...

Vice president giving a speech

VP Harris advocates for abortion rights at LA protest

Quinn Alexander, Video Editor May 8, 2023

With only a two days’ notice, over two hundred women, men and children joined the Women’s March Foundation to protest an attempted override of the FDA’s approval of the abortion drug Mifepristone. The...

2 womens hugging each other

2023 AS and USU election results

Megan Reyes and Rodrigo Hernandez April 13, 2023

Paige Hajiloo and Josie Anderson were elected Associated Students president and vice president for the 2023-24 academic year. The newly elected president and vice president ran under the Matadors in...

portrait of Ritchie with a guitar on the side

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley hosts exhibit on local guitarist and singer

Litzy Martinez, Reporter April 10, 2023

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is displaying an exhibit throughout April on the life of guitarist and singer Richard Stephen Valenzuela, professionally known as Ritchie Valens. Curated by the...

People dancing

Ballet Folklórico Aztlán de CSUN prevails despite poor practice area conditions

Litzy Martinez, Reporter March 28, 2023

Itzeli Garcia-Cuamea, sixth-year CSUN student, begins every Saturday the same with an early morning bike ride to Sierra Tower.  As president of Ballet Folklórico Aztlán de CSUN, a campus club that...

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CSUN professor Nate Thomas crafts his own destiny amid hardship

Aimee Martinez, Reporter March 17, 2023

As a child, Nate Thomas’ father often took him to see films like “Gone with the Wind.” Together they marveled at the movie stars on the screen, watching from the theater’s balcony. The Jim Crow...

Four poster of who founded the Africana Studies department

Department of Africana studies honors activism with plaque installation

Litzy Martinez, Reporter March 3, 2023

Fifty-five years ago, approximately 250 police were called to the campus of San Fernando Valley State College after students occupied parts of the Administration Building and held members of the faculty...

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‘The 1619 Project’ author visits CSUN, sparking student motivation

Kirsten Cintigo, Communities Desk Editor February 28, 2023

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “The 1619 Project,” Nikole Hannah-Jones expressed the importance of honoring your ancestors during a visit to CSUN on Feb. 10.  “To me, whether...

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CSUN professor shares what taught her to be ‘unapologetically Black’

Aimee Martinez, Reporter February 21, 2023

The smell of red beans, rice, jambalaya and gumbo wafts through Marquita Gammage’s California home as she cooks for her husband and three children. The recipes passed down by her mother are delicious...

A black woman with brown hair smiling to a picture. She is dressing with a white clothes and red lipstick

Natalie Mason-Kinsey accepts new job at LACCD

Megan Reyes, Reporter February 18, 2023

CSUN’s chief diversity officer has resigned from her position to work for the Los Angeles Community College District. Natalie Mason-Kinsey was hired in May 2018 to head up the campus’ efforts to...

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