The Sundial

CSUN hosts ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

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John Hernandez

January 31, 2019

Guests filled the gray cushioned chairs of Plaza Del Sol this weekend to watch Center Stage Opera perform Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais 1784 comedic play-turned-opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "The Marriage of Figaro."The three hour long opera took 27 days to prepare and included the mariachi group, El...

Music therapy major follows her calling

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Roberto Cisneros

January 31, 2019

A child of divorce, 21-year-old music therapy major Crystal Waters recalls her earliest childhood memories of having to move back and forth between her mom and dad and feeling like the peacekeeper of her family. As a young teenager, Waters decided to live with her mom, and during this time her mother...

All-male hate group thrives online

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Sean Hanafi

January 31, 2019

It was during her first year at Hoover High when Jasmin Sergova, then 15, had her first encounter with an Incel, where she had to deactivate her Facebook account after her elementary school friend reached out to her, at first in a friendly manner but which soon turned out to be toxic. A self-proclaimed...

Marijuana black market high on success

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January 30, 2019

For Edgar Ascencio, it came down to cost and location. He simply could not afford to buy weed from licensed, commercial shops in Southern California.Living in Thousand Trails Trailer Park in Agua Dulce, the 22-year-old musician and film student is in a peculiar position. Being so close to LA, Ascencio ...

Learn more about CSUN’s Music Therapy Clinic

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Gabriela Soriano

January 30, 2019

The sweet melodies of the piano, the drumming of drums, tambourines and the strumming of the guitar are just some sounds that can be heard out of CSUN’s Music Therapy Wellness Clinic.The clinic, established in 1996 by director and professor of music therapy Ronald Borczon, has been nothing but a suc...

CSUN sound roundup 1/30 – 2/8

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Thania Garcia

January 30, 2019

1. "Harmony Hall" by Vampire Weekend Released: Jan. 24The 2013-2015 alt-indie music scene is slowly crawling back with the revival of alternative bands like The Strokes and Vampire Weekend. The band's return will officially kick off with the release of their upcoming spring album, "Father of The Bride."V...

A look into the Associated Students budget

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Nick Griffin

January 29, 2019

The Associated Students (AS) allocated a $7.5 million budget to fund school services and extracurricular activities on and off campus last spring, a budget that was approved during the Associated Students' annual allocation process that allows the proper funding for each department.The 2018-19 AS budget...

How to be sure your New Year’s Resolutions stick

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Ashley Hawn

January 29, 2019

Your New Year’s resolution may be just as daunting as your holiday list. Maybe the start of the new year is when you look to eat less, exercise more, make new friends, travel more, eat better or pay your debt. January is a time to think about what you want to accomplish within the upcoming 12 months....

Ron Artest III: Familiar name, different game

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Susanna Behnan

January 29, 2019

Metta World Peace, the former NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, called up his son's high school basketball coach after his freshman year to find out how his son was doing, only to find out that he did not play. “He was mad,” laughed Ron Artest III about his father’s reaction. ̶...

When and Where 1/30-2/8

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Lori Bashian

January 29, 2019

Wednesday, Jan. 30Indoor Pets (Concert)Cost: $12Time: 7:30 p.m.Place: Moroccan Lounge; 901 E 1st St., Los AngelesIndoor Pets is an up-and-coming band reminiscent of Weezer and Beck in their prime time. Enjoy the sounds of alternative rock with a heavy pop-rock influence this Wednesday night. Look out ...

Sports Calendar 1/30-2/5

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Tyler Wainfeld

January 29, 2019

Wednesday, Jan. 30Men's basketball at Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. (available on ESPN3)Men's volleyball at Pepperdine at 7 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 31*Women's basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton (available on CSUN Sports Network) - The Matadors enter this game sitting in second place in the Big West stand...

Matadors of the Week

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Tyler Wainfeld

January 29, 2019

Channon FlukerSenior, BasketballFluker continued her push to become one of the best female basketball players CSUN has ever seen, recording double-doubles in both games last week to give her 69 for her collegiate career. The first came in a loss to first-place UC Davis on Thursday, when she recorded ...

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