The Sundial

Is high school long enough?

illustration of students struggling to lift a pencil

Samantha Fuller-Hall

August 30, 2017

For some, it is considered the best four years of their lives, but for others, it is seen as a chore to get through as quick as possible. Regardless of their personal views of the experience, many students are graduating from high school ill-equipped for the challenges of college and the workforce beyond. This...

AS Fair for returning and new CSUN students

photo shows entryway to the AS Fair

Alin Boughousi

August 29, 2017

The Associated Students Organization provided different programs such as production, ticket office, campus recycling and offered amenities for students such as free planners and free food and more. Associated Student representative Paulina Silva, Senator of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, was happy with the even...

Matador Threads: Stories behind Matadors’ attire

woman pictured wearing an all white dress

Brandon Ilano

August 29, 2017

There are many trends in the fashion and entertainment industry. Some of the trending threads at CSUN are floral dresses and shirts, music shirts, graphic tees and cutoff shoulders. From high waisted jeans and cut-out leggings to white polo shirts and superhero shirts, some trends last longer than others,...

Freudian Sip now serves Starbucks coffee at the Sierra Center

starbucks drinks pictured on the tables at the freudian sip

Kianna Hendricks

August 29, 2017

The start of the semester marks the beginning for many things, one being Starbucks coffee now sold on campus. The Freudian Sip in the Sierra Center is now a “we proudly brew” Starbucks coffee location, and it is the only location on campus to do so.The Sierra Center location sells Starbucks&...

Coming out as a trans woman

Coming out as a trans woman

Steven Workman

August 29, 2017

I realized that I’m really a woman just as the spring semester was ending. On top of finals, I had a major change of identity to deal with! It wasn't exactly the best time for that, but now that the fall semester is here I’ve had time to think about my long journey to discovering I’m transgender. One...

Learn to dance a new music genre at Dance DTLA

To end the lesson of Argentine Tango, instructor, Estrin, asked everyone to strike the final pose. Photo credit: Nicole Merino

Nicole Merino

August 29, 2017

Dance DTLA hosted by The Music Center has had a summer of Friday nights filled with bringing the community together in the form of dance. This Friday night will be the last of the Dance DTLA series with guests learning how to dance Salsa. The event previously had other music genres from all over the ...

CSUN’s track & field coach reflects on Usain Bolt’s storied career

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the 200m at the Summer Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Photo credit: MCT

Nate Graham

August 28, 2017

Earlier this month Usain St Leo Bolt retired from the sport of track and field. In his final race Bolt finished third in the 100 meter, losing to longtime rival Justin Gatlin and failed to finish his final official race in the 4 x 100 meter after a hamstring injury in the final turn.Northridge’s interim track a...

Weekly Picks: Matafest, Craft Corner, John Williams: Maestro of the Movies and More

The circus-themed Matafest brought hundreds of students to the USU for food, games, and entertainment. Many CSUN groups had informational booths lined up at the Plaza Del Sol on Aug. 29. Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial

Karin Abcarians

August 28, 2017

MatafestWednesday, 8/30It’s a new semester, so how about starting it off with a safari themed exploration? The Matafest is a place for students to explore the University Student Union. There will be food, games, raffles, and entertainment.10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.FreePlaza del Sol, University St...

St. Mary’s gets late goal to knock off CSUN

A first half surge that included three goals from the Matadors was more than enough for them to defeat the Gaels on the road. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Ethan Hanson

August 28, 2017

St. Mary’s forward Jake Rudel rushed and cracked a shot inside the post past the gaels diving keeper Henrik Regitnig. The goal proved to be decisive in the 86th minute and the Gaels got the 2-1 road win over CSUN (1-1) in a game where temperatures reached up to 102 degrees. The heat was met with ...

Celebrating the life of Lance Amann

Photo courtesy of Lani Amann

Makenna Sievertson

August 28, 2017

Lance Amann, who died in a motorcycle accident in May, was memorialized by loved ones on Aug. 19. in CSUN's Little Theatre.Friends, family, students and professors gathered in the theatre to commemorate Amann's 20 years of talent and generosity. As a theatre major, Amann performed at the theatre and was e...

Favela stays hot in Matadors win over Utah Valley

Marissa Favela, left, tries to get possession of the ball from Christina Settles, right, of Pepperdine on Sept. 11. Photo credit: Sundial Alejandro Aranda Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda

Ethan Hanson

August 27, 2017

Marissa Favela found the ball at her feet late in the game while fighting scorching heat for the Matadors. When her team needed it the most, Favela ripped a shot past goalkeeper Sarah Davis two minutes into overtime for the game winning goal and giving CSUN the 2-1 victory over Utah Valley (1-3).Favela was mobbe...

CSUN women’s soccer shuts out Houston at home

With her goal Cynthia Sanchez #9 has moved into a tie for third all-time in career goals for CSUN Photo credit: Nate Graham

Ethan Hanson

August 27, 2017

CSUN women’s soccer is a team that has prided itself on having one of the elite defenses in the country. So when the clock started against Houston, the Matadors turned Houston (2-0-1) into a team that looked like it was playing in a tin can.The Matadors did not allow a single shot on goal f...

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