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Say no to apathy and just protest

Say no to apathy and just protest

Calvin Ratana

January 22, 2014

Over the winter 1,566 students signed a petition voicing their dissatisfaction with the recent 2014 graduation changes. Students flooded Facebook and Twitter, and some protested in person at the Associated Students (AS) meetings. CSUN students will fight for what they believe is wrong. In a leap of fa...

Everything I learned was wrong

Everything I learned was wrong

Luis Rivas

December 10, 2013

In the newsroom at the Daily Sundial we often talk about the concepts of balance and objectivity. Reporters and editors have always shared opposing arguments. Our stories are an extension of this discourse. But it’s not our fault. We are conditioned We are all conditioned, and we are taught that we are not conditioned. Especially journal...

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

Abigail Rondon

December 8, 2013

I remember being five years old, curly-haired pigtails and a big cheesy smile on my face, looking out into the audience to see my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and even my baby sister smiling at me with pride. Elementary and junior high were no exception. By this point my family ha...

Katy Perry: an unconditional racist

Katy Perry: an unconditional racist

Calvin Ratana

December 4, 2013

It was just a regular Sunday night after a busy shift, one hour before closing. My co-worker decided to change the TV channel to view the American Music Awards (AMA). Some odd twist of fate led me to witness the beginning of Katy Perry’s performance and that sense of dread creeped on me and I couldn't...

Immigration reform not fast enough

Immigration reform not fast enough

Won Choi

December 3, 2013

“Hey, I’m going to Vegas tomorrow,” Matt said. “Lucky,” I answered. “I’m stuck in school doing my midterms and you’re going off to party. Good life.” “No girl,” Matt said. “I have to get my license there.” Matt (an alias used for this story) is an undocumented immigrant who lived in the U.S. for about 20 years....

Marissa Alexander case is not unique

Marissa Alexander case is not unique

Mona Adem

December 3, 2013

Does “justice for all include everyone, regardless of gender, race or aristocratic dichotomies?” The only appropriate answer to your question, Marissa Alexander, is absolutely no, especially if you are a black woman living in a capitalist, white, patriarchal society. I know. Most of you probably feel inc...

Ask – you may already be eligible

Ask – you may already be eligible

Michael Arvizu

December 1, 2013

As college students, we have better things to do than go around shopping online for health insurance.  In this technical age, we rely on web-based portals for quick information. But when technology fails us, as has been the case with healthcare.gov, going directly to the source can be a better u...

Let’s bring back field trips

Let’s bring back field trips

Joshua Khabushani

December 1, 2013

Having been a student in a university for four years now, I have had the opportunity to fully absorb a college education - along with everything that it entails. Indisputably, since my transition from high school, I have grown immensely and have developed into a well-polished scholar, being expose...

Give thanks, but know our history

Give thanks, but know our history

Daily Sundial

November 26, 2013

As families in America come together for Thanksgiving and feast on delicious, savory meals and give thanks to everything good that the world has given them, they don’t acknowledge where this holiday actually came from. It has come to symbolize family togetherness, American pride, gratitude and app...

Is Study Buddy a friend or faux?

Neelofer Lodhy

November 20, 2013

With the end of the semester and finals quickly approaching, it’s normal for students to endure the utmost pressure of completing the semester with stellar grades. When finals are just around the corner, the weight of stress and anxiety quickly follows. Students succumb to drastic measures and try to endure assignment dead...

Geek culture is a safe space for diversity

Geek culture is a safe space for diversity

Jonathan R. Diaz

November 18, 2013

Nerd, geek, weirdo, fanboy. If you had called me those names 15 years ago, I probably would have been a little offended, but not so anymore. Nowadays, mainstream culture has welcomed and even celebrated “the geek.” Terms like “geek squad” and “geek chic” are commonplace. One only needs to ...

True hip hop music lies underground

True hip hop music lies underground

Calvin Ratana

November 18, 2013

I beat the p*ssy up, up, up. Hold on folks, what the hell? Did rapper LoveRance really say that he’s going to beat a vagina up? Oh yes he did. Folks, this is the state of the so called hip-hop industry today. I sadly announce that as of right now, hip-hop is malnourished and needs the love and attention th...

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