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: 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...


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...


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...


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

Dakota Preslar, Reporter October 9, 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...

Armenians lighting incense in remembrance of loved ones during Armenian Independence Day at the Yerablur Military Pantheon in Yerevan, Armenia, on Sept. 21, 2021.

OPINION: Azerbaijan’s invasion of Armenia and the media’s inaccurate reporting

Brandon Balayan, Reporter October 8, 2022

Azerbaijan has invaded Armenia. That is the headline — one of the few appropriate headlines — that should be written right now. However, many media outlets are playing both sides for the sake of...

OPINION: Student housing insecurity

OPINION: Student housing insecurity

Tonie Lopez, Assistant Opinion Editor October 7, 2022

College students attend school for many reasons. One of the most common reasons is that they want to create a better life for themselves, but it's during this time that students need the most help and...


OPINION: The problem with CSUN’s overpriced parking

Brandon Sarmiento, Opinion Editor September 28, 2022

One thing that most students can agree on is that CSUN’s parking rates are too damn expensive. As a commuter school, CSUN should not expect students to pay up to $439 for campus parking. As a commuter...

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...

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