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

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Opinion: Not just a pretty face

Dakota Preslar, Reporter February 5, 2023

I want to tell you about Bonnie Prince Charlie. Why? Charles Edward Stuart was the grandson of the last Stuart king of England, Scotland and Ireland – King James II and VII. This king fumbled the...

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OPINION: College student’s disappearance sparked creation of safety act

Tonie Lopez, Assistant Opinion Editor December 22, 2022

When starting a new semester, most families of college students would never imagine their child would become a victim of a crime. Just a day before CSUN’s 2022 spring break began, I was the victim...

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OPINION: The importance of managing stress as a college student

Maya Morales, Reporter December 20, 2022

College students often deal with high levels of stress and anxiety. This can be due to factors such as college being a new experience, moving to new areas and taking on new responsibilities. Meeting other...

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OPINION: Together we are stronger with each story we tell

Jane Kubes, Reporter December 12, 2022

Oftentimes in life, we are plagued with bouts of intense loneliness. Society amplifies this through its continual need to keep moving forward and failure to cultivate a space for healing. We are taught...

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OPINION: Fighting the racial discrimination of being ‘too dark-skinned’ in America

Brandon Sarmiento, Opinion Editor December 9, 2022

“They teach me to erase that brown, subconsciously I lose my crown till I don’t even recognize the person that’s inside me now,” are lyrics from Filipino American rapper Ruby Ibarra that have stuck...

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OPINION: Mono, an uncommonly common disease

Tonie Lopez, Assistant Opinion Editor December 7, 2022

During the fall and winter seasons, lots of people tend to feel under the weather, usually because of the prevalence of the cold and flu. College students are no exception to this. One disease that...

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OPINION: College students benefit from alternative forms of employment

Tonie Lopez, Assistant Opinion Editor November 21, 2022

Many college students must bear the extra responsibility of working a part-time or full-time job along with going to school. The National Center for Education Statistics found that 74% of part-time and...

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OPINION: Campus solicitors need to stop pressuring students

Brandon Sarmiento, Opinion Editor November 3, 2022

Many students have felt the pain of walking on CSUN’s campus, minding their own business, only to be interrupted by the pushy inquiries of a clipboard-holding petitioner. Encountering one of these solicitors...

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OPINION: Gas inflation hurts college students

Tonie Lopez, Assistant Opinion Editor October 24, 2022

It has been no secret that gas prices in the Los Angeles area have been astronomically high. Prices have averaged around $6 per gallon, according to the Los Angeles Almanac. As of recently, I have seen...

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OPINION: Immigration contradictions on full display

Steven Almeida, Assistant Culture Editor October 21, 2022

In a press conference held in September of this year, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that the entire Western Hemisphere currently faces a new migration challenge due to individuals...

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OPINION: How LGBTQ students carry on after being disowned

Kayla Merritt, Reporter October 12, 2022

To all the LGBTQ students here at CSUN, if you came home any night this week after school and cried because you lost so many people you wanted to share your accomplishments with, I just want to tell you...

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OPINION: Tod Goldberg’s book of strange men: ‘Simplify’

Dakota Preslar, Reporter October 10, 2022

"Simplify" is the name of Tod Goldberg’s collection of short tales viewing tragically, hilariously ill-equipped men faced with surreal situations and their inner selves. It is also the title of the second...

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