The Sundial

A dreamer’s dream left uncertain

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Gisselle Pernett

March 27, 2018

For two years, Edith Monreal woke up at 4 a.m. to commute to CSUN while working graveyard shifts at NORMS restaurant. Living in a single parent household, she relied on her job to pay for student expenses. Monreal finished her first semester with a 1.8 GPA, leading her to question if she wanted to co...

Excitement as graduation dawns on CSUN seniors

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Gisselle Pernett

March 26, 2018

Emotion filled the CSUN Campus Store during GradFest on March 14 and 15 as graduating seniors made one of their last stops before graduation. Students lined up to rent their caps and gowns, purchase tassels and take their graduation photographs. GradFest is also a moment of realization for a lot of ...

California won’t fund your travel to eight states

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Diane Roxas

March 26, 2018

CSUN’s VEX Robotics Club is traveling to Kentucky to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championships in April. This is the fourth year the club will compete in the world championship, but the first time they will tackle a travel restriction.California will not use tax payer money to fund travel to...

Weekly Picks 2/20-2/27

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Brandon Ilano

March 26, 2018

Tuesday, February 20 Games Room: Super Smash Bros. Tournament The Games Room will be hosting a Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Wii U. In tournament style, players will compete against each other and the victor will win a $25 gift card to Game Stop. When: 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Where: Games Room, U...

CSUN makes statement in big weekend, Sweeps Hawaii in season series

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Justin Vigil

March 26, 2018

No. 10 CSUN finished off a historic weekend with numerous milestones including the team's first Big West win, the team's first win against a ranked opponent and coach Jeff Campbell's 300th and 301st career wins.The Matadors swept No. 3 Hawaii in the Matadome Thursday and Friday night for the team's fi...

Fighting Irish too much for CSUN

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Ethan Hanson

March 24, 2018

South Bend, Ind- Cal State Northridge women's basketball refused to let the energy around the NCAA tournament affect them, at least early in the game on March 16. The Matadors jumped off to an early run, but then the Fighting Irish woke up. Notre Dame regained control and 16-seeded CSUN fell on the...

CSUN Alumnus Remembered After Deadly Crash

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Kelcey Henderson

March 20, 2018

A California State University, Northridge alumnus died early Sunday morning in an accident that left his car in flames in Granada Hills, authorities said. The driver was 26-year-old Joshua Raymond Briggs. Briggs was a former CSUN student who graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Cinema and Television Arts...

Our World Now: Ominous California Weather

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March 16, 2018

Political Cartoon by Araceli Garcia, a Mathematics major and senior.This art was originally created for Professor Edie Pistolesi's ART 380, Children's Art and Lab....

Matadors of the week 3/7-3/13

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Ethan Hanson

March 15, 2018

Tessa Boagni- Boagni was named Big West Tournament MVP after leading women's basketball into an unlikely run to the NCAA tournament. The Matadors needed to win four games in five nights to advance to win the Big West. Boagni averaged 19.2 PPG and scored 23 points in her team's 63-55 win over UC Davis ...

Crime Blotter 3/5-3/13

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Diane Roxas

March 14, 2018

Monday, Mar. 5Two residents from the University Park Apartment building 19 were referred for disciplinary action due to drug law violations.An unknown suspect attempted to steal a glass dry erase board from a classroom in Manzanita Hall.Tuesday, Mar. 6A battery during a verbal altercation between two CSUN...

Sports Calendar 3/14-3/20

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Ethan Hanson

March 14, 2018

Women's Basketball:3/16 @ Notre Dame first round of NCAA Tournament 2 p.m. Watch on ESPN 2 Baseball: 3/14 vs UCLA 2 p.m. 3/16 @ Ohio State 2:05 p.m. 3/17 @ Ohio State 12:05 p.m. 3/18 @ Ohio State 10:05 a.m.Softball: 3/14 vs Ohio State noon 3/14 vs North...

Head of academic affairs out, search for new provost begins

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Kianna Hendricks

March 14, 2018

In the same week Reggie Theus and Brandon Martin were fired, President Harrison announced Dr. Yi Li will no longer be provost.Provost Li, will become the Executive Special Assistant to the President for International Affairs after three years in the position. Li will assume the new position on July 1...

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