The Sundial

English department introduces Pop Culture as new minor

movie characters

Christine Martinez

September 29, 2018

The English department has introduced a new minor that students can begin declaring this year: Popular Culture.“What we are doing is trying to bring together skills of the English department and interpret them into everyday life,” Professor Charles Hatfield, a professors teaching classes i...

Let’s ban the single-use bottle by 2019

water bottle cartoon


September 29, 2018

“Hey Dr. Melkonian, haven’t I seen you show up in class with a cup of coffee in a throwaway cup?”Yes, and my students will probably continue to see that. But I won’t be showing up with single-use plastic anymore. You see, even teachers are capable of learning things, and IR...

We stand with survivors

protesters in front of Capitol

Destiny Nadeau

September 29, 2018

With a shaking voice, a request for caffeine and in the face of the United States Senate, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford opened her testimony with one of the most powerful statements in the era of the #metoo movement: “I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified. I am here because I be...

Students protest and demand resignations

student protesters in front of library

Marja Ziemer

September 28, 2018

An estimated 200 students marched Thursday into the Faculty Senate meeting to protest against the implementation of Executive Order 1110 (EO 1110) and Executive Order 1100-Revised (EO 1100-R), as well as the alleged racist remarks made by Faculty Senate President Mary-Pat Stein. The student protesters an...

Letter to the Editor: We are not disposable! No to EO 1100-R and EO 1110

newspaper on top of laptop


September 28, 2018

I am on sabbatical and this is an invaluable time that should be spent reading, writing and preparing my next book, tentatively titled "Doing Life and Social Death: Latinx Lifer Experiences in California Prisons."Instead, I find myself immersed in the struggle against the implementation of Executive...

The US government is broken; time to brainstorm ways to fix it

illustration by Sarah Hofstedt

Donna P. Crilly

September 27, 2018

The House and Senate passed the annual spending bill days ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline, and President Trump has pledged to sign it. While I’m glad we’re averting yet another government shutdown, I wonder what would happen if we took measures to avoid future shutdowns.For weeks, it seemed...

Students share their textbook preferences

Students vary in their preferences in digital and print textbooks. Photo Illustration by Sami Eshagi.

Celeste Vaca

September 26, 2018

When it comes to textbooks, statistics say students seem to prefer the printed version rather than the digital one. However, students at CSUN vocalize otherwise. Millennials are arguably the most technologically immersed generation, and with all the new tablets and laptops, using textbooks seems to...

An oasis for the mind

oasis building

Ben Walker

September 26, 2018

Among the many challenges that students face is managing stress on a regular basis, and while people cope in different ways, there is scientific evidence that meditation is one of the more effective remedies for stress. Harvard Medical School neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s research traces the link bet...

Games to watch 9/26-10/2

volleyball player hitting ball

Alex Guerrero

September 26, 2018

Women's VolleyballThough CSUN dropped their Big West matchup against Long Beach State, the Matadors look to improve to 1-2 in conference play on the road against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Friday Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Aeryn Owens continues to rack up the kills, and head coach Jeff Stork likes the recent energ...

Matadors of the Week

csun volleyball player

Justin Vigil

September 26, 2018

Aeryn OwensWomen's volleyballThe senior continues to lead her team as she dominated Big West opponents over the weekend. Owens had 37 kills over the weekend as the Matadors split games, sweeping Fullerton and dropping a heartbreaker to Long Beach in five sets. The captain now sits at 1,340 kills in h...

Students plan to walkout on Thursday

student holding protest sign

Thania Garcia

September 26, 2018

Students plan to walkout Thursday, Sept. 27, to protest the alleged changes to the queer studies, gender studies and ethnic studies under the Executive Order 1100-R.The walkout will commence in front of the fountain next to Bayramian Hall at 12:30 p.m.On that day, students plan to march in organized pro...

Councilwomen turn out to speak at new Oviatt Library Exhibition

Monica Rodriguez

Zack Rome

September 26, 2018

The Oviatt Library hosted and presented an exhibit called “What She Said: 100 years of Women’s Civic and Community Engagement” where two active councilwomen spoke to a packed house at the Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room, Thursday, just after 4 p.m.Mark Stover, the dean ...

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