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

A student holds up a sign during a rally outside of the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2023.

CSU board approves tuition increase amid protests

Trisha Anas, Editor in Chief September 15, 2023

The California State Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a 6% tuition increase for the next five years, which will apply across all 23 campuses. In the last 12 years, tuition has only increased...

Protestors yelling chants outside of Valera Hall during the California State University strike, holding up signs at CSUN on Sept. 5 in Northridge, Calif.

CSUEU pushes forward after reaching enough signatures to force election

Jasmine Mendez, Opinions Editor September 11, 2023

On August 30, the CSUEU Bargaining Team met with the CSU Board of Trustees at CSUN. After failing to negotiate, CSUEU members marched across campus under 100 degree weather. Among the crowd were faculty,...

Protestors and speakers in the California State University strike holding up signs at CSUN on Sept. 5 in Northridge, Calif.

Student assistant protest shakes up the campus on move-in day

Ouanessa Nana, Government Desk Editor September 8, 2023

Student workers protested for higher wages the last Saturday of August in a string of booths in front of student housing building 16, Mariposa Hall. In an attempt to draw the university's attention,...

CSUEU protests over bargaining wages

CSUEU protests over bargaining wages

Anthony Vasquez, Assistant News Editor September 8, 2023

The California State University Employee Union has been expressing their frustrations over their wages and protested at Matador Square against the current open-range wage system they are placed under. Despite...

Workers inspect the placement of glass panels on the nearly completed Sierra Annex, Maple Hall, Thursday March 16, 2023.

CSUN constructs first new building in 13 years

Griffin O'Rourke, News Editor August 28, 2023

California State University, Northridge’s new Maple Hall, a $43.4 million academic building equipped with technological advancements, is set to complete construction Nov. 1. Formerly known as...

Future Matadors, student volunteers, faculty and staff enjoy veggie plates and sandwiches in Manzinita Hall. The hall hosted tables informing future students of some of the programs hosted there in Northridge, Calif., on June 29, 2023. Photo by Solomon O. Smith

CSUN gets ahead of the summer melt by hosting open house event

Ashley Sanchez and Edward Segal July 3, 2023

Over a thousand prospective students came to California State University, Northridge Thursday night to explore the nine colleges the university offers. Student Outreach and Recruitment hosted the Matador...

A line of colorful lowriders parked in the B4 parking lot for the first annual Low and Slow car show at California State University, Northridge, Calif., on June 24, 2023. Photo by Trisha Anas.

Bajito y Suavecito, CSUN holds first annual lowrider show

Trisha Anas and Quinn Alexander June 26, 2023

For some people, lowrider cars may seem like flashy, colorful vehicles, decked out with hydraulics and intricate designs. But for hundreds of Mexican Americans, the lowrider symbolizes more than just...

A screenshot of the Juneteenth flyer originally released by the CSUN University Student Union. The CSUN Black Male Scholars had reposted the Juneteenth flyer on their Instagram page.

Brief: CSUN cancels Juneteenth event

Trisha Anas, Editor in Chief June 13, 2023

The CSUN University Student Union has canceled its Juneteenth Celebration event on Tuesday, June 13. The celebration was scheduled from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grand Salon at the USU. The flyer...

Students performing. Some students are on. the floor others looking around

Here’s why CSUN’s theater department does not utilize The Soraya

Brianna Arias, Reporter March 29, 2023

The theater department at CSUN is known for the productions they put on throughout the school year. From iconic Shakespeare works like “Hamlet” to famous operas like “La Boheme,” the theater department...

A man smiling

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...

A woman giving a speech

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...

A woman smiling to the picture

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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