The Sundial

Sundial Songs of the Week: The Spring Collection Vol. 1

Sundial Songs of the Week: The Spring Collection Vol. 1

Vincent Nguyen

January 19, 2015

Hibernation is over. As the animals come out of their hiding places and enter the world with the gleaming sun on their eyes, they are gifted with the fresh smell of pine and wildlife. For us, however, it’s not at all that romanticized. But welcome back, Matadors. First day of the spring semester me...

Winter Time Blues

Winter Time Blues

Stephanie Stanziano

January 19, 2015

There’s something about the cold weather that makes people want to fall in love. Maybe it’s the non-stop playing of different movies where two people end up making out under the mistletoe, or the impractical commercials advertising cute puppies and hot guys hiding jewelry on snowmen for ...

Family, friends, colleagues remember longtime CSUN journalism professor DeWayne ‘Doc’ Johnson

Family, friends, colleagues remember longtime CSUN journalism professor DeWayne ‘Doc’ Johnson

Michael J. Arvizu

January 18, 2015

As much as former CSUN journalism professor Dr. DeWayne “Doc” Johnson was known for his high professionalism, work ethic, and advocacy for his students, he was also known for his quick wit, distinctive smirk, and sense of humor. Johnson was also endowed with the ability to turn around a qu...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN’s solid three-point shooting not enough against Cal Poly

Women’s Basketball: CSUN’s solid three-point shooting not enough against Cal Poly

Mateo Melero

January 18, 2015

The CSUN Matadors (12-6, 2-2) took a 63-54 loss against the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Mustangs (8-8, 3-1) Saturday night, putting Northridge in fifth place in the Big West Conference. Cal Poly took the first point after the tipoff, but CSUN's senior guard Cinnamon Lis...

Administrators reflect on Hellenbrand’s impact

Administrators reflect on Hellenbrand’s impact

Candice Criss

January 18, 2015

  On Jan. 9, President Dianne Harrison officially announced Harry Hellenbrand’s decision to step down as the university’s provost. Hellenbrand has been providing services to CSUN for 11 years, and has chosen to step down after this academic year, as opposed to his initial plan to l...

An evening with Vanessa Williams brings nostalgia to VPAC

An evening with Vanessa Williams brings nostalgia to VPAC

Lauren Rife

January 18, 2015

Vanessa Williams was happy to kick off the 2015 season at the Valley Performing Arts Center on Friday night, where she demonstrated that after 30 years in the industry, she's still got it.   Williams began her 90-minute set with "The Real Thing," the title track from her latest studio album,...

Students divided over pledging ban

Students divided over pledging ban

Cicely Chisholm

January 18, 2015

There are a lot of images that can come to mind when thinking about Greek life on college campuses. For some, it might include non-stop parties and ridiculous initiation rites, if movies and TV shows are to be believed. Others might think of a group of girls or guys bonding together and forming ...

Getting back into the spring of things

Getting back into the spring of things

Samantha Lieb

January 18, 2015

  After a long winter break, it's back to school and back to the books. Bouncing back from a month off can be increasingly difficult, but with enough preparation and the right mindset you can ensure success this semester. The University Student Union (USU) will have plenty of events d...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN wins back-to-back, tramples Big West champs Cal Poly 55-48

Men’s Basketball: CSUN wins back-to-back, tramples Big West champs Cal Poly 55-48

Vincent Nguyen

January 18, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYNRNI0ZKf0 Footage courtesy of Lauren Bennett The Matadors (6-13, 2-2 Big West) got their revenge from last year's Big West Final against the Cal Poly Mustangs (8-8, 1-3 Big West), winning 55-48 in their Big West Home Opener Saturday night. "This team had beat...

Call it home: An interview with Tennis System

Call it home: An interview with Tennis System

Kristine Malicse

January 17, 2015

Three-piece band Tennis System held an all ages set at Amoeba Music on Thursday. The performance was hosted by Amoeba Music and Converse Rubber Tracks. The band played tracks from their LP, Technicolour Blind, along with some new songs to a large crowd of fans. A signing was followed after the se...

The Era of True Champions: Reflecting on the inaugural College Football Playoff

Raul Martinez

January 17, 2015

With an impressive win of 42-20 over the Oregon Ducks at the National Championship in Arlington, Texas, the Ohio State Buckeyes became officially the first National Champion of College football through the playoff bracket implemented this season. The new playoff bracket era, delivered the thrilling...

Men’s Basketball: Elliott, Drew shine in 74-63 win against UCSB

Men’s Basketball: Elliott, Drew shine in 74-63 win against UCSB

Vincent Nguyen

January 17, 2015

  The Matadors (5-13, 1-2 Big West) grabbed their first away win of the season at UC Santa Barbara (8-8, 1-1 Big West) Thursday night, beating the Gauchos 74-63 in their third Big West conference game of the season. Senior forward Devonte Elliott and junior guard Landon Drew had a memora...

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