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WNBA Playoffs Preview: Column

Brittney Griner and the high octane Phoenix Mercury among favorites for 2014 WNBA Championship. Photo by MCT.

Candice Criss

August 30, 2014

This weekend, the WNBA began  its annual Playoff competition. Despite any regular-season woes, all four teams are essentially coming into the finals 0-0 and are only concerned with taking home a title. Western Conference The Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx started things off as they compe...

Team USA Preview

Pelicans center Anthony Davis leads a Team USA which is low on superstar power.

Javier Cabrera

August 29, 2014

  While the NBA remains on hiatus for another two months, team USA is prepared to start its run to win gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. The United States’ roster is filled with NBA all-star talent but it excludes some of the league’s superstars such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Ke...

Students, community gather to watch ‘Superbad’ at final Summer Movie Fest

The feature film Superbad was shown on the screen in front of the Oviatt Library on Thursday, August, 28, 2014 in Northridge, Calif. Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/Sundial

Michael Erazo

August 29, 2014

As summer draws to a close so does CSUN's third annual Summer Movie Fest. The final movie shown yesterday was the R-rated film “Superbad.” Every Thursday during the summer the Associated Students (AS) host movie screenings on the Oviatt Library Lawn which are free and open to the public. ...

The Sundial’s local college football preview: USC Trojans

USC Cody Kessler needs to the focal point of head coach Steve Sarkisian's offense as the Trojans continue to build on last season's success.

Shaka Dixon

August 28, 2014

With no pro football team, Los Angeles' two powerhouse football teams give football fans at CSUN plenty to be excited for as the season beings Saturday. Not a fan of the college football team from West Los Angeles? No worries. The USC Trojans football team may have a new coach but the expectations...

Matafest informs students about USU services

The dunk tank was among the many attractions of CSUN's Matafest. Saqib Bahadar, 21, a senior computer information technology student, attempts to strike the target in order to dunk Jeremy Hamlett, event organizer and USU commercial services manager, Thursday, at Plaza del Sol. Photo Credit: Lucas Esposito /  Senior Photographer

Alex Vejar

August 28, 2014

  CSUN’s 2014-15 academic year kicked off Thursday with Matafest, an event geared toward welcoming the students to the campus and also providing information about services offered by the University Student Union (USU). Despite 90-plus degree weather, hundreds of students attended the ev...

The Sundial’s local college football preview: UCLA Bruins

The Pac-12 Football Conference features an abundance of competition for the Los Angeles area college football teams in 2014. Photo courtesy of MCT

Shaka Dixon

August 28, 2014

Since CSUN discontinued football in 2001, there has been no college football team on campus for Matadors to support. No sweat. With the college football season set to begin this weekend, there are two local college football teams with plenty to get excited for. Featuring six teams within the t...

Campus buildings experience brief power outage

Some students left their classrooms in Manzanita Hall during the short power outage while others used their laptops and cell phones to illuminate their desks. Photo Credit: Calvin Ratana/ The Sundial

Andrew Martinez

August 28, 2014

  UPDATE>> The power outage affected the entire campus, according to Jason Wang, senior director of Physical Plant Management (PPM). Several CSUN campus buildings experienced a brief power outage just before noon Thursday due to a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power equipment ...

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Illustration by Maricruz Meza/Visual Editor

Ryan Mancini

August 28, 2014

From a distance, the more fresh disasters seen in Iraq would make any reasonable person’s jaw drop. Let’s acknowledge that the United States’ unspeakable actions in 2003 had inevitably led to a conquest of Iraq at the hands of a jihadi network, taking advantage of a weak government there. So far...

“Sparks” fly on Imogen Heap’s fourth studio album

Macie Bennett

August 28, 2014

British singer- songwriter Imogen Heap celebrates this year with her summer release of Sparks, her fourth studio album. Heap is well known in the electronica-ambient scene dating back to 2005 with her hit “Hide and Seek,” which topped both British and American charts. Heap has also won award...

The Sundial’s new digital guru

Gretchen Macchiarella, the new publisher for The Sundial is looking to lead the student run paper to a digital focused news outlet.

Melisa Fumbarg

August 27, 2014

Some people have such a passion for their craft that they strive to share their skills with others. This is the case for Gretchen Macchiarella, the new publisher for CSUN’s student newspaper The Sundial. Macchiarella graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to pursue a career i...

Police: two suspects apprehended in pursuit “acting very suspiciously”

The CSUN Police Department arrived on the scene of a Toyota minivan that crashed on Lindley Avenue near the VPAC loading dock. The suspects fed the scene and were later apprehended by CSUN PD. Photo credit: Calvin Ratana/Opinion Editor

Jonathan R. Diaz

August 27, 2014

The Oxnard man involved in high-speed pursuit that ended on the CSUN campus Tuesday morning was being booked at the Ventura County Jail Wednesday, authorities said. Andrew Coombs, 25, and Melissa Riley, 30, allegedly crashed a stolen van into a curb near the Valley Performing Arts Center around 11:...

Associated Students welcome back semester with fair

The fair had various booths where students could interact. Free games such as bowling, sand toss, and basketball were at the Associated Students Welcome Fair outside the bookstore. 
Photo Credit: Rasta Ghafouri/ The Sundial

Rasta Ghafouri

August 27, 2014

Students gathered at the Associated Students (AS) Fair to learn about the services AS offers and to take a break between classes. The event was held on Bayramian Lawn to inform students ways to get involved on campus as they enter the fall semester. Daniel Ramos, AS event adviser, said, “We ...

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