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The problem with Boeing and the 737

The problem with Boeing and the 737

Benjamin Verheiden

April 4, 2019

Boeing and the 737 have been making international news headlines after two eerily similar crashes of the newest MAX variant in just five months. The first was in Indonesia in October 2018, and the second and latest was in Ethiopia just a few weeks ago on March 10. Between March 10 and 13, the entire wo...

Cosplay: The new front-line on sexual objectification

Cosplay: The new front-line on sexual objectification

Benjamin Verheiden

April 3, 2019

Cosplay is where you dress up as your favorite characters (even ones you happen to create) and has been my main hobby for years. However, as the hobby has become more mainstream, it has increasingly turned into a screen accuracy and popularity contest. This has put unnecessary and dangerous pressure on...

Satire: A few sure ways to secure a job after graduating university

Satire: A few sure ways to secure a job after graduating university

Sarah Hofstedt

April 3, 2019

There are loads of ways to make a lasting impression on a hiring manager, and they vary among industries. To save space, I will focus on the power of interpersonal interaction.THE HANDSHAKEHave a firm grip. A gentle caress of the hand weirds people out and makes you look like a wannabe southern belle...

We need to start giving white people the recognition they deserve

We need to start giving white people the recognition they deserve

Destiny Nadeau

March 27, 2019

Look, I’m the first person to speak up for black men and black women. I believe we have a space in the world that we deserve to take up without apology or permission. From slavery to overt sexual objectification, systemic oppression and institutionalized slavery, the black community and descendants of...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Contributor

March 23, 2019

Dear Editor: I am writing to respond to some misleading and inaccurate statements in The Sundial article March 5, 2019 titled “Students displaced after EO 1110 implementation.” The article suggests that more students are failing the single semester version of GE University Writing (115). I...

The reality of the lack of body diversity in the modeling industry

The reality of the lack of body diversity in the modeling industry

Ashley Hawn

March 13, 2019

When you sit down and open up a fashion magazine, what do you see? Tall, skinny, white women. It’s the same in almost every magazine except a few.The diversity in the modeling industry is improving, but slowly. This hyper-skinny look has been defined as the ideal beauty standard in the American ...

Stop labeling the black community

Stop labeling the black community

Jordan Campbell

March 12, 2019

I remember the first time I got called whitewashed. I was in my junior year of high school, eating my lunch when a puzzled girl asked me why I spoke so proper — so white.I was confused, because I had never heard that term before. Other classmates listening in nodded their heads and agreed with her ...

‘Green Book’ and the trope of the white savior complex

‘Green Book’ and the trope of the white savior complex

Destiny Nadeau

March 5, 2019

"The Negro Motorist Green Book," commonly nicknamed “The Green Book,” was published by an African-American mailman by the name of Victor Hugo Green in 1936, during the era of Jim Crow Laws.In response to pervasive racial discrimination that could prove to be fatal, Green published the bo...

The damage done by the Smollett case

The damage done by the Smollett case

Ashley Hawn

February 28, 2019

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has surrendered to a felony charge of filing a false police report.A week after writing himself a threatening letter, he staged a fake assault to gain publicity for himself. The letter that arrived at the filming studio contained a homophobic death threat. A...

‘Psychiatry: An Industry of Death’: An intriguing, but skewed exhibit

‘Psychiatry: An Industry of Death’: An intriguing, but skewed exhibit

Ben Walker

February 27, 2019

Psychiatrists are responsible for mass murder, eugenics, 9/11, the deaths of countless celebrities and the proliferation of school shootings. They are the most criminal of all professions and the least fit to treat mental health.These and other equally extreme messages and impressions are what attendees...

East Coast interns: Students represent CSUN in Washington, D.C.

East Coast interns: Students represent CSUN in Washington, D.C.

Sloane Bozzi

February 24, 2019

A month has passed since the CSUN in D.C. Internship Program sent 22 students to Washington, D.C. to begin their four-month internship endeavors. As one of the interns in the program, I’m learning how to navigate life in Washington while interning and going to school. Prior to this month, I had...

White women and their reinvention as black women on Instagram

White women and their reinvention as black women on Instagram

Destiny Nadeau

February 24, 2019

Let’s take a minute to discuss the topic of “blackfishing.” This is the contemporary evolution of blackface where white women on Instagram have reimagined themselves to look like a person of color — specifically black women.This is done through exaggerated tanning, tightening their thi...

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