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

N95 Mask.

Persistent protection: The inventor of the N95 mask

Claire Boeck, Print Managing Editor May 16, 2024

The N95 respirator mask is one of the best, most readily available methods of protecting against airborne illnesses, and its Taiwanese American inventor, Peter Tsai, has been a dedicated engineer all his...

Matador Marquee: Asian American films

Zipporah Altitia Pruitt, Reporter May 16, 2024

May is special due not only to April showers bringing May flowers, but also due to it being Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian Americans have a rich history in cinema, and the following...

Cantando: Asian American songs

Allison Maltun, Contributor May 15, 2024

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, multiple musical artists might come to mind. The following artists come from different Asian ethnic backgrounds and incorporate unique elements...

Post-doctoral counselor fellow Dr. Joshua Chow in front of the Ralph Prator Fountain.

Liberating collectively: Committed to uplifting intersectionality

Sasha Alikhanov, Print Editor May 14, 2024

For a community to rise, everyone must contribute.  Dr. Joshua Chow, a post-doctoral counselor fellow at California State University, Northridge’s University Counseling Services, champions this idea...

Infographic of statistics from a 2023 Pew Research Center study of discrimination experiences of Asian Americans. Infographic by Natalie Ammari.

Statistics of sentiments: How Asian Americans feel

Trisha Anas, Assistant Social Media Editor May 14, 2024

During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, it was difficult as an Asian American health care worker to not feel an overwhelming amount of anger.  While nearly 1.4 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders,...

Staff Highlight: The students who make the Sundial possible

Sasha Alikhanov, Print Editor May 13, 2024

Trisha Anas Trisha Anas, the current managing social media editor, is an integral member of the newsroom with palpable motivation in her writing. As editor-in-chief, Anas introduced various structural...

Print Editor Sasha Alikhanov.

Letter from the Editor: Volume 64, Issue 10

Sasha Alikhanov, Print Editor May 13, 2024

In the May issue of spring semester, we are highlighting Asian American stories. As a North and Central Asian in the U.S., I understand the diversity of our community and want to share a variety of stories....

Brain neuron.

Convenient Counseling: Online therapy’s benefits and controversies

Conrado Picanco, Reporter April 26, 2024

Most college students are no strangers to stress from their college work, after-school activities, relationships, futures, and daily needs. If left unchecked, it can lead to mental health issues such as...

Senior’s Perspectives: Reflections & Hopes from the Class of 2024

Henri Mossiat, Reporter April 26, 2024

The California State University, Northridge class of 2024 endured COVID-19, online classes and in-person transitions. As the students near graduation, they offered a few words of reflection on their journey...

Graduation photos of Rodrigo Hernandez. Courtesy of Hernandez.

Entering a New Era: A student’s feelings about leaving university

Rodrigo Hernandez, Assistant Culture Editor April 25, 2024

Saying that I feel uneasy about graduating is the understatement of a lifetime. Especially when considering that I am entering a polarizing election year and an unstable job market, it is safe to say that...

Matador Marquee: Films about mental health and university life

Zipporah Altitia Pruitt, Reporter April 25, 2024

College is a place that can be full of triumph, but also adversity. Challenges can vary from other students, bullying, academics or lack of accommodations. Due to this, many students in college have issues...

Cantando: Mental Health Songs

Jonathan Dircio, Reporter April 24, 2024

The 80s and early aughts saw a rise in music emphasizing themes about mental health and perseverance. Following cultural shifts and the influence of pop culture, artists expressed their personal experiences...

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