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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

USMNT Gold Cup Baltimore on July 18, 2015. Photo courtesy of Mobilus In Mobili.

Opinion: The lingering problems with US soccer

Bryan Hernandez, Reporter May 20, 2022

Since the tragic loss to Trinidad and Tobago, which kept the United States men’s national team out of the 2018 World Cup, the United States Soccer Federation has excelled on several fronts to get the...

Universal Studios is right back at it again with the releasing of the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which is produced by some of the original N.W.A. members including Ice Cube and Dr. Dre (Andre Young). The film is directed by motorcycle enthusiast F. Gary Gray who has led other notable films such as Friday, Set It Off and The Italian Job. To recreate the neighborhoods of Compton during the reign of N.W.A., Automotive Rhythms literally turned the MICROSOFT THEATER located at L.A. LIVE into a live car scene from Crenshaw Blvd full of hydraulic rides, lowriders, custom candy painted whips, and die-hard fans. Patrons were able to view some of the vehicles representative of the film such as the 1964 Chevy Impala, a 1972 Chevrolet Caprice, two lovely 1959 Chevy Impalas, and a host of other beautiful rides.

Opinion: N.W.A’s ‘F*** tha Police’ is as relevant today as it was in the 80s

Ashley Orellana, Assistant Opinion Editor May 20, 2022

“Our music was our only weapon,” stated Ice Cube in a Rolling Stone article. Ice Cube was one of five members of N.W.A. — a popular rap group from Compton, California. The group also consisted...

Scarlett Kelemen, 18 months old, plays with some of her toys on Nov. 9, 2021, in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Opinion: Babysitting: A mutualistic relationship

Rylee Holwager, Social Media Editor May 17, 2022

Babysitting was once thought of as the easiest way for college students to make money — a stigma that a lot of people still believe in. Babysitting isn’t easy. It has now become this level of mutual...

Sundial File Photo: CSUNs B3 parking structure.

Opinion: Parking structure cost for students

Isaac Medina, Reporter May 16, 2022

My school day mornings are the same routine day in and day out. I wake up as the sun peaks over Rose Hills in Pico Rivera. After my typical routine of showering, getting dressed and eating, my trip to...

David Mesquita

Opinion: A South Central youth on the importance of mental health resources

Ashley Orellana, Opinion Editor May 13, 2022

  “What my life would’ve looked like if I didn't spend so much time hiding and blaming myself.”   “I remember one of my first stories being when I was 5 years old. I would...

Illustration: Aftermath.

Opinion: The cultural importance of being trauma informed

Yoselin De Leon-Lazo, Contributor May 12, 2022

In my life, being trauma informed means trying to understand why my father left. It could have been his alcoholism, his own inability to parent or trauma from living in the era of the Guatemalan Civil...

Illustration: Big Dreams, Bigger Cost.

Opinion: Congratulations, you’re graduating! But first, pay us

Mercedes Cannon-Tran, Magazine Managing Editor May 10, 2022

You have worked for this day for a long time. You have told your family and friends, and the anticipation is rising. Graduation is just around the corner and nearly in your grasp — if you can afford...

Students protest a 40% fee hike in March 1992, University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Opinion: Freedom of speech: Our sacred right

Ashley Orellana, Assistant Opinion Editor April 8, 2022

Freedom of speech is a sacred right, yet it’s a principle that is continuously being infringed upon in societies around the world. In the 1960s, students held demonstrations on campuses across California,...

Illustration: By Ty Brown.

Opinion: Do morally good or bad people exist?

Ashley Orellana, Assistant Opinion Editor March 24, 2022

In the Bible, written thousands of years ago, is the story of Adam and Eve. The forbidden fruit in the tree of knowledge tempts Eve, who feeds the fruit to Adam. After eating this fruit, Adam and Eve are...

Photo taken on March 15, 2001, at a protest for the fight against racism in UC schools at UCLA.

Opinion: Higher education continues to cultivate gendered violence

March 9, 2022

Martha D. Escobar is a professor in the department of Chicana and Chicano studies and serves as the executive director for Project Rebound at CSUN, which is a resource for formerly incarcerated students....

Illustration by Carolyn Burt.

Opinion: Elective classes offer students new perspectives

Ashley Orellana, Opinion Editor February 22, 2022

Elective courses are typically seen as unnecessary by most college students. Within conversations with classmates, I’ve learned that they’re described as a waste of time. College credit is often...

Opinion: If CSUs want to lower students costs, online learning should still be an option

Opinion: If CSU’s want to lower student’s costs, online learning should still be an option

Josh Gonzalez, Contributor, Opinion December 20, 2021

"The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum." Every Matador, in some form or another, has seen these words. Yet, as CSUN transitions back to in-person learning in spring of 2022,...

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