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Glass window breaks on VPAC wall

Alex Vejar

December 17, 2013

A pane of glass from a wall on the Valley Performing Arts Center broke Saturday afternoon. The damage occurred during the first performance of “The Nutcracker” at around 1:45 p.m., said Mike Bergantzel, manager of facilities for the VPAC. Bergantzel said the cause for the breakage is unknown. ...

Undocumented students and their allies urge CSUN for a resource center

Undocumented students and their allies urge CSUN for a resource center

John Saringo-Rodriguez

December 14, 2013

>>> CORRECTION: Economics major and undocumented student is named David Gonzalez, not David Gonzales. Passions flared as CSUN’s immigrant rights advocacy group Dreams To Be Heard (DTBH) expressed why creating an undocumented resource center on campus is necessary. “We need a space whe...

CSUN honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela

CSUN honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela

Champaign Williams

December 13, 2013

The world lost a revolutionary leader last Thursday. A leader who hoped to free his people from the tyranny of white racist rule. A leader who fought the law that created a racially separate, unequal, and unjust society for black Africans. A leader who suffered for years before experiencing the manifesta...

CSUN fraternity has a surprising link to Elvis Presley

CSUN fraternity has a surprising link to Elvis Presley

Chandelor Armstrong

December 11, 2013

It all began with a dream of initiating someone famous as an honorary member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity at Arkansas State College in the fall of 1960.  Chapter president Rick Husky came up with the idea of presenting Elvis Presley with an award.  Due to Elvis' generous charitable contrib...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors win nail-biter over USC, 65-64

Women’s Basketball: Matadors win nail-biter over USC, 65-64

Alex Vejar

December 10, 2013

On the last play of the game with CSUN up by one, USC’s junior guard Ariya Crook dribbled into the lane and put up an airball. Junior forward Alexyz Vaioletama tried to tip it back in, but the ball rolled on the lip of the rim for what felt like hours before it popped out. Game, Matadors. “E...

Beauty foundation gives in home makeovers to terminally ill

Beauty foundation gives in home makeovers to terminally ill

Regina Ahn

December 10, 2013

The Beauty Bus Foundation caters to terminally ill men, women, children, and their caregivers by giving them in home beauty makeovers. They provide in home, pop up salons, and beauty bags filled with beauty products. The organization started in 2009 and brings the gift of beauty to patients or "clients." ...

After school program helps the youth community

After school program helps the youth community

Andrew Lim

December 10, 2013

A Place Called Home is located in south central L.A. It is mainly an after school program for the youth. It also gives back to the community during the holiday times.

Art student creates to quell her mind’s anxiety

Art student creates to quell her mind’s anxiety

Daily Sundial

December 10, 2013

Meet Michelle Lynn Jacobson, a CSUN art major emphasizing in painting and sculpture. Video produced by Daniela Rocha.

Everything I learned was wrong

Everything I learned was wrong

Luis Rivas

December 10, 2013

In the newsroom at the Daily Sundial we often talk about the concepts of balance and objectivity. Reporters and editors have always shared opposing arguments. Our stories are an extension of this discourse. But it’s not our fault. We are conditioned We are all conditioned, and we are taught that we are not conditioned. Especially journal...

Geophysics professor takes students out in the field

Geophysics professor takes students out in the field

Andrea Alexanian

December 9, 2013

It’s not every day your professor takes you on a field trip to see the San Andreas Fault and Vasquez Rocks or tells you to scratch rocks to find its hardness, but in geophysic professor Dr. Dayanthie Weeraratne’s geology courses, those things are part of the norm. As a geologist, identifying ...

CSUN commencement changes outrage students

CSUN commencement changes outrage students

Shira Moskowitz

December 9, 2013

Despite student outcry and concerns, CSUN graduates will officially be required to conform to the use of a ticketing system as well as participate in combined college commencement ceremonies. “These changes are happening,” said Dr. William Watkins, vice president of Student Affairs. This will be...

Community comes together to support victims of typhoon

Community comes together to support victims of typhoon

Raelita Darag

December 9, 2013

People in the local community come together to create different ways and events to help raise proceeds that will be donated for victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

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