The Sundial

Documentary screening centers ‘Agness Underwood: First Lady of the Newsroom’

Reporter interviews professor Bluestein about her new documentary

Valley View News

March 31, 2017

Stephanie Bluestein, a journalism professor at CSUN, created a new documentary called Agness Underwood: First Lady of the Newsroom. The documentary is based on Underwood's accomplishments as the first female city editor of a major metropolitan newspaper in 1947. There will be a screening of the documentary...

‘Take Back the Night’: rally, march draws attention to sexual assault

Students participate in sexual assualt rally chanting and waving homemade picket signs

Laura Mendez

March 31, 2017

The Women's Research and Resource Center hosted their 14th annual "Take Back the Night" rally and march to educate participants on several aspects of sexual assault. "Take Back the Night" is held every March during Women’s History Month to raise awareness on sexual assault and more. According to Sh...

Two big innings sink the Matadors in their Big West opener

csun baseball player looks at his bat

Jose Ocampo

March 31, 2017

CSUN baseball lost the Big West opener to the U.C. Davis Aggies due to the Aggies' balanced offensive attack, which scored eight runs, to put the Matadors in an early hole. The Matadors also struggled against U.C. Davis starting pitcher Robert Garcia, who went seven innings and only allowed three...

Students protest Customs and Border Protection recruitment

Students pictured protesting customs and border protection

Heather Smith

March 29, 2017

Students protested Customs and Border Protection (CBP) while they were recruiting during the career fair at the Plaza Del Sol on campus today. Many felt uneasy about the recruitment, considering the amount of undocumented students enrolled at CSUN. The protesters passed out flyers which read: "Stop...

Culture a la Aztlán: Q&A with Quetzal

Chicano rock band called Quetzal pictured

Ivan Salinas

March 29, 2017

The Chicano rock band Quetzal is among the numerous successful music groups from East L.A. Last week they celebrated the release of their seventh studio album, “The Eternal Getdown.” The band is mostly known for their activism and their politically-driven music because both bring awareness...

Tales from the border

Jasmin Lopez teaches radio reporting to several students

Elizabeth Vazquez

March 29, 2017

Jasmin Mara Lopez, journalist and producer, walked through the desert in search of man's body after his wife called border patrol and reported him missing. This is only some of the work Lopez has to endure in order to report on migrant deaths after it has become more difficult for immigrants to cross th...

Students will protest Customs Border Patrol recruiters on campus

Man holds up a poster that reads,

Dede Ogbueze

March 29, 2017

Students are organizing a peaceful demonstration today in protest of recruiters from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Nonprofit and Government Career Fair.President Dianne Harrison sent a mass email Monday alerting students that recruiters from U.S. Customs and Border Protection would be o...

Letter to the editor: why buses should be publicly owned and specialized for university students

Students board the CSUN bus which goes to the dorms

Benjamin Verheiden

March 28, 2017

I have ridden public transit buses for six years in Los Angeles and I am a regular rider of the dorm to school bus tram. As an urban planning major and as someone who is registered with the disability office, I am impressed with its frequent service, but have concerns. Currently, the dorm trams, along...

Crime blotter March 20 – March 26

crime blotter logo

Anthony Martinez

March 28, 2017

Wednesday, March 22 It was reported that an unknown suspect hit a vehicle in the B5 parking structure and fled the scene. Thursday, March 23 It was reported that an unknown suspect damaged a bike lock attempting to steal a bike near Eucalyptus Hall. Friday, March 24 A dorm resident was referred for an alco...

Proposed bill to consider free feminine hygiene products

Photo shows a woman taking a tampon out of her clutch

Tera Trujillo

March 28, 2017

The inevitable monthly burden of the menstrual cycle can be expensive and unpredictable, but with the AB-10 revisions that annoyance may be of the past. If the bill passes, it would force California State Universities along with public schools to provide feminine hygiene products in every bathroom on...

The One with all the Tangents

The One with all the Tangents

Curtis Cammeron

March 28, 2017

We are back from our extended Spring Break! Drew is MIA but the show must go on! Today, Danny, Joceline, and Felipe talk about everything from the new Mass Effect to all the new music coming out including Kendrick, Gorillaz, and so much more that a list just won't cover it all! This is one of the most...

Students campaign to keep geography map library together

Chris Salvano stands above several glass-encased maps in Sierra Hall

Anthony Martinez

March 28, 2017

Geography students are fighting to keep their department’s map library collection from being split between Sierra Hall 171 and the Garden Level of the Oviatt Library, to make room for criminology offices. The planned move is the second action that students and faculty within the department have...

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