The Sundial

Jared Geller of “hitRECord” discusses media, crowd sourced production

Executive producer of

Thomas Gallegos

November 6, 2015

All he had was a video camera and no editing experience. He and his partner would shoot for 30 seconds and save space for more recording in the future. The collaboration was an effort to produce crowd-sourced material, which created the company, "hitRECord." It was moments like this that helped execu...

App of the Day: Mint

Alyson Burton / Illustrator

Julissa Vasquez

November 3, 2015

Many students have bank accounts through different companies and checking account information on each one can be time consuming, but the app Mint is here to make life easier.   The Mint app is free of charge and it allows for the user to be able to track their different bank account information...

App of the day – Tree of Life: Explore

Sign reading:

Eliset Zapien

October 29, 2015

There is an iPad app developed specifically for Introductory Biology level students or former students who just want to simply refresh their memory on the basics of biology. This particular app lets you play with that is called ‘the Tree of Life’ that contains 100 taxa and 50 synapomorphies from...

Weekly Events: Happy Halloween

Photo courtesy: Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Giovanni Garcia

October 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY 10.28 THEATER The Pasadena Playhouse will present the world premiere of Breaking Through, about an up-and-coming singer/songwriter who’s trying to find herself while trying to breakthrough the music industry. 8 p.m. 39 S El Molino Ave. Los Angeles ...

Sundial Songs of the Week: Fall Series, Vol. 7

An illustration that depicts a record. From it, leaves, and musical notes are spread out.

Vincent Nguyen

October 26, 2015

After a week spanning several hundred memes, dance imitations, and photoshopped GIFs, here are options for those to flee the catchy vibe of the "Hotline Bling." This week, the mastermind behind the song that sprouted the now infamous music video is featured with his track "With Me." Kanye West makes...

Misconceptions about “Day of the Dead”

A flag that advertises

Michelle Moran

October 26, 2015

Sugar skull face paint is almost expected every time Halloween comes around. People enjoy painting their faces with colorful flowers and decorative designs to create this distinctive look. Although it is a fun look, it is informative to know the background of Day of the Dead if being portrayed. "People...

Review: Electronica vibes animate Alt-J’s Hollywood Bowl performance

Alt-J performing on stage this past weekend.

Brooke Holland

October 19, 2015

There was nothing a bit short during alt-J’s performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 15 of pleasure, especially in their song “Fitzpleasure,” when all four members were silhouetted against a backlight of yellow light and multiple LED flashing screens. The packed venue went silent to listen to the st...

Grad students conduct orchestra concert

The CSUN Symphony Chamber Orchestra warms up and tunes as they get ready to start their concert Thursday night. Photo credit: Breanne Foster

Breanne Foster

October 16, 2015

The CSUN Symphony Orchestra put on a concert unique for the ensemble. They split the orchestra in half, forming two chamber orchestras, one of which performed last night, Oct. 15; the other will be performing selections of an opera next week. The hour-long program featured four early symphonies of...

Valley Vibrations – Space Bear Interview

Space Bear, made up of friends Ignas Ramanaukas, 27, (left) and Quinn Cooper, 23, (right) have been making music together since 2012. Photo credit: Lauren Gates

Lauren Gates

October 15, 2015

With many local artists around the San Fernando Valley, the Sundial has created Valley Vibrations, and ongoing search to discover up and coming artists just outside of our campus. As you walk into the first hallway of Space Bear's house in Van Nuys, their edgy yet dreamy track, Dirty Muffin, leaks through the...

App of the day: Learning with Duolingo

Cartoon of male holding a phone that reads

Edemy Rodriguez

October 15, 2015

Learning a new language is now easier and more accessible. Duolingo can help anyone learn a new language on their down time. The app, available on both the iPhone and Android, teaches the basics of any language from their selection of Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Irish, and several...

Weekly Events: Autumn, school are in full-swing, find spare time for leisure

California State University: Sustainability Day Building Resilience

Anthony Walton

October 14, 2015

October is finally here, with a break from the heat finally at hand. With the semester passing quick nothing is harder than getting down your class routine while finding time to make your self free for entertainment and fun. With midterms ago and the semester passing quick, treat yourself before Hallow...

Tattoo Tuesdays: CSUN student receives first tattoo

A CSUN students lifts his T-shirt and shows an up close of his freshly done tattoo.

Julissa Vasquez

October 13, 2015

After having gotten his first tattoo three weeks ago, 20-year-old CSUN psychology major Francisco Sernas made sure his design has a strong meaning behind it. It is a mixture between Serna’s favorite band, Megadeth and favorite video game, Gears of War. The tattoo was done at the Crimson Unicorn...

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