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The horrific reality of gun violence in 2018

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Madison Parsley

August 28, 2018

The United States has had 234 mass shooting in 2018 alone, according to the Gun Violence Archive, making Sunday’s Jacksonville, Florida shooting the most recent tragedy of gun violence this year.David Katz, 24, opened fire on fellow competitors of The Madden NFL 19 Tournament killing two, incl...

Solicitors on campus are a nuisance to students

The Sundial / Leni Maiai


February 2, 2016

- Allison Eilhardt, 19, is a CSUN communication major. We’ve all been there — you’re sitting on campus studying or maybe you’re walking to your next class when out of nowhere there’s a solicitor breathing down your neck. This exact scenario is unfortunately a daily occurrence for most C...

The fable of a college education

Illustration by Karina Garcia/Contributor

Jennifer Luxton

September 3, 2014

This fall, more than 20 million new college students will be shipped off to their respective campuses for bright futures and fulfilling experiences, according to numbers from the Department of Education. Mommy and Daddy will wave their children off to what they perceive to be a better life than they had, m...

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Illustration by Maricruz Meza/Visual Editor

Ryan Mancini

August 28, 2014

From a distance, the more fresh disasters seen in Iraq would make any reasonable person’s jaw drop. Let’s acknowledge that the United States’ unspeakable actions in 2003 had inevitably led to a conquest of Iraq at the hands of a jihadi network, taking advantage of a weak government there. So far...

Cosplay is never consent: don’t harass your fellow fan

Cosplay is never consent: don't harass your fellow fan

Jasmine Mochizuki

May 8, 2014

For cosplayers, Halloween is not the only opportunity to don a costume in public without being a deviant… or so we thought. Cosplay, short for “costume play”, is often seen at conventions where participants dress up to resemble characters from cartoons, comics, anime, video games, movies and so ...

Six kinds of people who abuse social media

Six kinds of people who abuse social media

Taylor Villescas

February 5, 2014

Penny Pinterest: The Wedding Planner Why wait around for a man to get married? The best part is clearly the planning stage, and Penny’s got everything down to the napkin holders covered. She’s got five or six different boards on Pinterest, one for a different theme of her future wedding. Everything is Do It Yourself (DIY) and h...

‘Devious Maids’ is not televisions answer for Latinas in Hollywood

‘Devious Maids’ is not televisions answer for Latinas in Hollywood

Michelle Dominguez

September 9, 2013

I spent two years trying to be an actress. I know it’s not a huge amount of time, but it was a goal I set for myself. If I didn’t land a gig within that time frame, I’d move on and set my sights on something less dramatic. Well, it didn’t take long for those two years to pass. I had gone ...

Prostitution should not be legalized

Fredy Tlatenchi

November 27, 2012

Originally born 40 years ago in El Salvador, Amber, whose name has been changed at her request, has lived in the United States for the majority of her life. Petite and strawberry blonde, I first met her two years ago while working a night shift at an adult bookstore. Amber was a former prostitute...

Why Mitt Romney can’t handle simple math

Nathan McMahon

October 9, 2012

Photo illustration by Gabriel Ivan Orendain-Necochea The running problem with the current ramblings of the Republican Party is that reality is only real when it fits their messed-up narrative. The latest example is Mitt Romney’s tired talking point about the unemployment situation in our country...

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