The Sundial

“Where’s My Roy Cohn” and “The Wedding Year” in review, after a premiere at the Calabasas Film Festival 2019

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Deja Magee

September 30, 2019

Last week, the Calabasas Film Festival marked its sixth year showing movies to enthusiastic cinephiles. Among the movies that were being showcased, one was a documentary that profiled infamous New York lawyer, one of Donald Trump’s mentors who had a significant impact in the McCarthy Era of po...

Faces of EOP and Ethnic Studies

Gillian Moran-Perez and Kimberly Silverio-Bautista

September 30, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary for Chicana/o studies, and this week the 50th anniversary of EOP at CSUN. We’ve decided to show our readers the faces behind these powerhouse organizations, from students whose lives were changed by EOP to professors fighting for ethnic studies. Their stories sh...

History of Cultural Studies at CSUN

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Raychel Stewart

September 28, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Africana and Chicana/o studies departments. Their beginning was marked by extreme activism from students and faculty, a police standoff and the resignation of two university presidents, resulting in the formation of the first cultural studies departments at...

Sunset Sessions: Steve Francell

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PJ Shahamat, Brendan Reed-Crabb, and Logan Bik

September 27, 2019

Steve Francell is the eclectic member of the multigenre band Negro Galacticus. This week Steve came in and played songs from the different projects he's worked on including some unreleased tracks. Every week we invite musicians from the San Fernando Valley to come in, have a conversation and play an...

Dug Up: Climate Strike

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PJ Shahamat, Audio Editor

September 27, 2019

This week PJ talks to Elaine Sanders about her article on the climate strike and talks about the characters she saw at the event. You can view her photo essay here. Produced by PJ Shahamat ...

Pop Culture for Change

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Ivan Salinas

September 27, 2019

On Sept. 20, the first day of the Global Climate Strike, students from all over LA County skipped class and took to the streets of Downtown LA, urging world leaders to implement environmental changes during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Messages like “There is no Planet B” or...

Editor-In-Chief Update: Education Issue

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Madison Parsley, Editor-In-Chief

September 26, 2019

Madison Parsley, The Sundial’s Editor-in-Chief, updates us on what’s happening in The Sundial’s issue on Education. Produced by PJ Shahamat ...

Big Show canceled, thanks 2 Chainz

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Jed Bookout

September 26, 2019

This year’s Big Show has been canceled by Associated Students due to a scheduling conflict with headliner, 2 Chainz.The rapper was set to play at Big Show for Saturday, Oct. 5, along with performances from A.CHAL and Skooly. AS attempted to find a replacement for the final act of the night but...

Jammin’ to Class: A Student-Curated Playlist

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Kayla Fernandez

September 26, 2019

If you saw our post on our Instagram Story last Monday you probably saw that we asked students what songs they jam out to on their way to class. This is a playlist for students and by students and it's open for anyone to add their songs! Here, we've only gathered some of the first contributions we go...

Movies Through the Eyes of Educators

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Deja Magee

September 25, 2019

The faculty of CSUN can be disregarded as simply professors who teach the people of tomorrow, but one might forget that they have their own lives, tastes and desires aside from wanting to see their students succeed. However, because of their tastes, it lets them decide what they want their students to...

Suggestion Box: Alejandra Acuña

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PJ Shahamat, Audio Editor

September 25, 2019

This week PJ interviewed CSUN social work professor Dr. Alejandra Acuña and discusses how stronger faculty-student relationships can encourage students to reach out for assistance. ...

EOP Provides Student Ability to Achieve Success

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Kimberly Silverio-Bautista

September 25, 2019

Experiencing homelessness twice has kept Jose Andres Miramontes at CSUN for the past four and a half years. He doesn't want his mother, Lorena Vergara, and his sister Jazmin Miramontes, a college graduate from CSU Long Beach, to experience it again. Setback after setback made him believe college was impos...

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