The Sundial

“Blaq Future and Blaq Magic” leads discussion on Queer Identity

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Tamara Syed

March 6, 2018

Chaz-Ashley Cruz led an open forum on the terms and definitions within the LGBTQ community, guided listeners through the history of black queer activism, and inspired individuals to envision and write about a world that centers marginalized communities. The Pride Center hosted the lecture and writing...

Just another ‘bitch’ in the industry? Turning sexism into motivation.

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Brandon Ilano

March 6, 2018

Serena Foster, CSUN junior, met a producer during NBA All-Star Weekend who she thought was serious about advancing her career. The producer made attempts to develop a personal relationship with her but after she declined, his demeanor took a turn. "He told me that I was like 'every other bitch in...

Weekly Picks: L.A. Festival of Colors, All-Star Chef Classic, Game Night

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Leeza Maisyan

March 6, 2018

Wednesday, Mar. 7th All-Star Chef Classic Downtown’s LA LIVE is hosting it’s fourth All-Star Chef Classic, where acclaimed chefs from around the world come for four days of demonstrations, engaging dining experiences, tastings, showcases and chef access! You can wine and dine with foods f...

Urban planning through a social justice lens

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Jacob Pascua

March 5, 2018

The Los Angeles division of the American Planning Association held its 12th Annual Student Symposium at CSUN on Feb. 24 to discuss the significant impact of urban planning in the community.Urban planning students from schools such as UCLA, USC and UC Irvine came to campus to listen to and network w...

Laverne Cox speaks on the struggles of being a transgender black woman in the US

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Nick Rose

March 5, 2018

Hundreds of students filed into the Northridge Center Thursday night to see Laverne Cox take the stage and share her many struggles with being a transgender black woman in the US. Cox is best recognized for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" in which she also...

Active shooter preparedness

Poster reading pointers on how to survive and active shooter

Kianna Hendricks

March 2, 2018

Student volunteers pretended to lay dead, officers carried fake guns, dummies imitating bodies were dragged and officers communicated over their radios while acting out scenario-based drills. Preparing for the worst is now frequently about active shooter situations on American school campuses. CSUN's...

Resisting oppression: a panel discussion on black activism

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Julio Mendez Ulloa

March 1, 2018

“We have always resisted oppression,” Black Lives Matter activist Melina Abdullah said in the panel of political activism hosted by CSUN. Over 70 students and faculty members attended the panel that included Abdullah, Harold Welton from the Black Panther Party and Kaya Tillery, president...

Sports Calendar 2/28-3/7

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Ethan Hanson

March 1, 2018

Men's Basketball: 2/28 vs Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. (put tonight for print)Women's Basketball: 3/1 vs UC Irvine at 7 p.m. 3/3 @ Long Beach State 3/3 at 4 p.m.Baseball: 3/2 vs Valparaiso 2 p.m. from Phoenix 3/2 vs Grand Canyon 6 p.m. from Phoenix ...

JADE kicks off National Eating Disorder Awareness Week with three days of events

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Diane Roxas

March 1, 2018

The Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) launched a three-day event of workshops and activities starting Feb. 26 in participation of the annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW).“Our goal is to spread awareness on eating disorders, promote body positivity and share with stud...

Anti-Valentine’s Day and a Safe Space

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Tandy Lau

March 1, 2018

Historically, the term "querencia" has been used by bullfighters to describe the space within a bullring where the fighting bull feels the safest and strong.The Asian American Studies Department's Querencia Effect, or Anti-Valentine's Day open mic event, established the department's historic Omatsu Ho...

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