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 group photo of the therapy dogs attending training on the lawn at the Simi Valley Senior Center in Simi Valley, Calif., on March 9, 2022.

Love On a Leash

Kaitlyn Lavo, Photo Editor April 21, 2022

After weeks of hustling, the rhythmic panting slows down the racing heart. Students run their fingers through the warm fur of a German shepherd. As they take a moment to breathe during the chaos of...

Generational Divides Illustration by Ty Brown

Generational Trauma

Ivy Jenkins, Reporter April 21, 2022

Intergenerational trauma or generational trauma is when the effects of a traumatic or oppressive event are passed down through generations. Intergenerational trauma may begin with a traumatic event affecting...

I Just Feel Like… Illustration by David Mesquita

There’s an App for That… Or is There?

Aimee Perez, Reporter April 21, 2022

The number of mobile applications designed to help people with mental health needs has grown in response to growing demand during the pandemic. The pandemic led to a 27% increase in cases of major depressive...

It break my heart in half that people like me, struggling for some light but still lost in an addiction, are now dying in droves because of fentanyl, said Troy Barnes.

Through the Dark and Back Again

Troy Barnes, Reporter April 21, 2022

I never wanted to admit I had a problem. I wanted to kill my pain, not cure it. For six years, my drug use was like lighting a match in the abyss for a moment of warmth and light in the cold darkness...

Letter From the Editor - Issue 9

Letter From the Editor – Issue 9

Ryanne Mena, Community Outreach Editor April 21, 2022

I hope this finds you all doing well, happy and healthy — physically and mentally. One’s physical health is just as important as one’s mental health, as they are both connected. In a world where...

One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

Ryanne Mena, Community Outreach Editor April 21, 2022

Would it ever be enough? I thought as I stepped off the scale. I had reached my “goal” weight, yet I knew it was not enough, it would never be enough. I was slowly killing myself. How did I get...

April 11, 2022 Volume 62, Issue 9

April 11, 2022

Letter from the Editor Through the Dark and Back Again There’s an App for That… Or is There? Generational Trauma: A deeper look at toxic traits and passing burdens Love On a Leash One Day at a...

Quan Tran and Mercedes Cannon-Tran celebrate their wedding on Oct. 22, 2021, at the Cicada Club in Los Angeles, Calif.

Too close for comfort: From app to wed – A tale of online dating

Mercedes Cannon-Tran, Magazine Managing Editor March 7, 2022

The days of spontaneous and organic first encounters seem almost a thing of the distant past in the current dating climate. It seems like meeting others is easier than ever, with innovations such as social...

(From left) Yvette Tran, Leona Do and Rachel Hur sit on the outdoor patio of the CSUN Arbor Grill in Northridge, Calif., on Feb. 8, 2022. Tran finished up her class and joined the other two in the discussion about their views on online dating.

The Sundial asks: What pressures do you face on dating apps?

Isaac Medina, Reporter March 7, 2022

Tinder. Bumble. Hinge. OkCupid. Eharmony. Grindr. Plenty of Fish. The list goes on and on. Online dating has skyrocketed since the birth of social media, as different dating sites and apps have popped...

Alexa Demie and Jacob Elordi in season  one, episode five of Euphoria. Photo Courtesy of Warner Media.

This generation loves porn: How is it affecting their perception of intimacy

Ivy Jenkins, Reporter March 7, 2022

While millennials and Generation Zers are constantly bombarded with depictions of sex and the pressure to have it through pornography and television, young adults and teenagers are having less sex than...

Illustration by Carolyn Burt

Fact check: Why younger generations are saying “I don’t”

Bryan Hernandez, Reporter March 7, 2022

Young adults’ desire to marry has greatly dwindled over the years as factors like fear of commitment, inflation and high divorce rates have taken a toll on younger generations. A majority of millennials...

Photo Illustration: Cat Fishing by Kaitlyn Lavo.

Digital dating: Dangers of online dating and how to combat them

Troy Barnes, Reporter March 7, 2022

When Rebecca Singleton was a CSUN student a few years ago, she would browse dating apps like many her age would and went on a few dates. On one of those dates, she thought that she was going to be murdered. She...

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