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

CSUN professor Nate Thomas poses for a portrait in Manzanita Hall on Feb. 9, 2023, in Northridge, Calif.

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...

A drawn of handcuff and it is write inside: crime and blotter

CSUN student killed in early morning pursuit collision involving robbery suspect

Jay Kuklin, Government Desk Editor February 16, 2023

An innocent driver identified as a CSUN student was killed Thursday morning in a high-speed collision involving suspects caught in a police chase. According to his family, 19-year-old Erick Barbosa-Guardado...

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CSUN celebrates Black History Month at Matador Square

Litzy Martinez, Reporter February 15, 2023

The beginning of Black History Month was recognized with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Matador Square. This year’s theme is “Black Resistance,” honoring and commemorating the social...

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CSUN community gathers following Monterey Park shooting

Kirsten Cintigo, Communities Desk Editor February 12, 2023
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CSU searches for new chancellor

Jay Kuklin, Government Desk Editor February 9, 2023

The search for a new chancellor to serve the California State University system commenced on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in a livestream and in-person forum at the Dumke Auditorium in Long Beach. The Implementation...

CSUN building Grand Salon

Associated Students discuss budget and enrollment concerns with new associate vice president

Michael Smithlin, Contributor February 8, 2023

Lower enrollment rates and budget concerns were the main focus at the second CSUN Associated Students meeting for spring 2023. The subjects were explained in a presentation by Shefali Mistry, the new...

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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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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...

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