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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

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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...

Foo Fighters, Social Distortion to play Love Ride 32

A stage that is displayed in front of a crowed of spectators.

Jake Tully

October 13, 2015

For over 30 years, Southern California has been the home of Love Ride, the world’s largest and longest-running singular day motorcycle charity event. Now in its twilight hour, Love Ride will commence its 32nd and final event on October 18, 2015. In support of the Wounded Warrior Project, Love Ride...

“Idiot’s Delight” brings plenty of laughter in play adaptation

Eliset Zapien

October 12, 2015

"Idiot’s Delight" provided the comedic twist everyone hoped it would give in it's opening night on Oct. 9. “We have been practicing the weekend before school started,” said cast member Stephen Torrey, who played the social manager of the hotel. “So about six-to-eight weeks now. I really hope...

Musician Monday: Audrey Tang

Tang posing in a practice room with her violin.

Nick Barrile

October 12, 2015

Audrey Tang is 21-year-old transfer student from Shanghai, China who picked up the violin when she was four. In her 17-year career playing the violin in China, Tang has not only played in multiple orchestras, but has taught violin classes for many years. Tang moved to America to further her music education,...

Idiot’s Delight: What to expect from a WWII dramatic comedy

Eliset Zapien

October 8, 2015

Idiot's Delight will have its opening night Friday, Oct. at 7 p.m for everyone's entertainment. This student production is based off of a 1939 movie where people are caught stuck in a hotel lounge just when WWII is about to loom. Because WWII was just a hard time for everyone, traveling became harder...

Weekly Events: Spooky activities to warm up for Halloween

A new maze at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights inspired by Guillermo del Toro's film

Anthony Walton

October 7, 2015

The crisp, hot California air is filling our lungs as we give a hearty, sweaty hello to October! We're starting to see trees turn into their autumnal red and gold colors, and with a new season comes a bevvy of spooky activities for those who are brave enough to face them. If not, we got stuff for everyone!...

App of the day: Study Blue

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Anthony Walton

October 7, 2015

No one has ever gotten through college without having to study. We all have our different means, but one common way is through the use of flashcards. Flash cards are a time-tested study device that has work for a reason; it's simple. You write a term on one side and on the back you write it's definition,...

App of the Day: Evernote

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Anthony Walton

October 6, 2015

For every college student in existence, note taking is the backbone of any good college career. Lugging around several notebooks, furiously writing what the professors are saying and putting up on their power points and getting hand craps is something all students can understand and relate to. However...

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