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

File photo of CSUN President Erika Beck.

Powerful Matadoras Through the Ages

Elizabeth Casas, Communities Desk Editor February 29, 2024

California State University, Northridge women presidents have made a difference over several decades. Since 1992, there have been a total of four female presidents at CSUN. Each paved the way for their...

Print Editor Sasha Alikhanov.

Letter from the Editor: Diversity in Conversation

Sasha Alikhanov, Print Editor February 29, 2024

Dear Sundial readers, Diversity is power. The second spring issue aims to highlight the diversity of our campus and society. California State University, Northridge has had four consecutive women...

Residents gather on the sidewalk outside apartment buildings the morning following the earthquake in a state of shock.

Yesterday’s News: Clippings capsule

Maya Morales, Print Editor February 8, 2024

These newspaper clippings were published by The Daily Sundial following the 1994 Northridge earthquake. A reported 56 people, including two California State University, Northridge students, lost their...

Johnson looking at the construction of Manzanita Hall around 1999.

Digitizing the Past: Videographer Archives Northridge Earthquake Footage

Jasmine Mendez, Managing Editor February 7, 2024

George Johnson is no stranger to earthquakes. He grew up all over the San Fernando Valley, moving from West Hills to Northridge to Mission Hills and back to Northridge again. Like one big seismic wave,...

How to Be Ready to Rumble

How to Be Ready to Rumble

Allison Maltun, Reporter February 6, 2024

Earthquakes can happen anywhere, at any place and time, so many people in Southern California keep go-bags with safety essentials. California State University, Northridge, has protocols and emergency systems...

Cantando: Top Songs from 1994

Cantando: Top Songs from 1994

Sasha Alikhanov, Print Editor February 4, 2024

The 90’s saw a mainstream love for R&B and romantic ballads. Billboard listed the following songs as the year-end top five of 1994, the year of the earthquake. As the forefront of American music...

Matador Marquee: Top films of 1994

Matador Marquee: Top films of 1994

Sasha Alikhanov, Print Editor February 3, 2024

The top films of 1994 went on to become staples people have enjoyed in the theater and in the comfort of their homes. The following films were ranked by their year-end worldwide gross, according to...

Letter from the Editor: Earthquake Anniversary

Letter from the Editor: Earthquake Anniversary

Sasha Alikhanov, Print Editor February 2, 2024

Dear Sundial readers, The first issue of the magazine for spring semester falls on the 30-year anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. With every building on campus damaged, the earthquake...

This monument, dedicated to the people who worked hard to get the university back open after the earthquake, was presented by CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson four weeks after the quake.

A Garden from the Rubble

Devin Malone, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2024

While most students currently attending California State University, Northridge, are not old enough to remember the 1994 earthquake, there are a few locations where the quake and the people who dedicated...

CSUN alumnus Aquiles Morales holds up the letter he wrote to The Daily Sundial in 1994, following the Northridge earthquake from that year, in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2023.

Remembering Student Volunteer Efforts After the Northridge Earthquake

Trisha Anas, Social Media Day Editor January 31, 2024

Thirty years ago, an earthquake desolated the San Fernando Valley. Buildings were destroyed, locals were devastated and California State University, Northridge crumbled. With community efforts, though,...

Constructive Feedback: How Northridge Rebuilt Itself

Constructive Feedback: How Northridge Rebuilt Itself

Claire Boeck, Print Managing Editor January 30, 2024

Carmen Ramos Chandler heard the sound of the earthquake before she felt it. It sounded like 10 freight trains speeding directly towards her house, all at the same time. It was in the middle of the...

Infographic by Isaac Gavino.

Calculating the Quake

Isaac Gavino, Reporter January 29, 2024

At 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, the San Fernando Valley shook. With a recorded magnitude of 6.7, the Northridge earthquake may not have been “the big one,” being neither of California’s two biggest...

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