The Sundial

CSUN alumni shares his passion for magic

Joseph Tran, CSUN alumni, has followed his passion of performing arts through magic and social media. Tran graduated with a degree in theatre and multimedia production and says he

Moises Ajanel

October 22, 2014

Entertainers place themselves in the limelight with the objective of captivating the minds of audiences and garnering their support. What may seem like a simple task for a seasoned veteran like Joseph Tran, is actually a difficult one that troubles him to this day. Tran is a professional magic...

CSUN building marshals trained to protect the community

Kit Espinosa, emergency management coordinator for CSUN Police Department Services, trains volunteers on what to do during emergencies. The training held on Sept. 16 is one of many that are held throughout the year. Photo Credit: Melisa Fumbarg/ The Sundial

Melisa Fumbarg

October 3, 2014

Each year a group of volunteers participate in a rigorous training program aimed at protecting CSUN and the surrounding community. These soon to be building marshals, are taught through the Building Marshal Program sponsored by the Department of Police Services which shows them how to prepare fo...

Student design propels environmental change

Julia Kirby, a senior interior design student won a 2014 People's Choice award at the 5th Annual International Interior Design Association at the Southern California Chapter Student Design competition for her design of a recycling center known as The Ripple. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp/ The Sundial

Allessandra Lopez

October 2, 2014

As an arts enthusiast, senior Julia Kirby, knew that her life was headed in the right direction when she picked up interior designing as her major. Before Kirby won the 2014 People’s Choice Award at the 5th Annual International Interior Design Association student exhibition for her design of...

Short film provides students with experience

Photo Courtesy of Karen Carpenter

Kyle Hufnagel

October 1, 2014

Students who are approaching graduation will inevitably find professional experience, whether it’s paid or not, is absolutely essential to reaching their career aspirations. You have to check off all the right kind of boxes and no field is more difficult to break into than the film industry. As com...

CSUN professor dedicated to fostering neglected animals

Courtesy of Linda Alvarez -
Alvarez visits Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres. She often takes her students on field trips to the sanctuary to meet animals that have been rescued from slaughterhouses.

Silvia Gutierrez

September 30, 2014

Linda Alvarez, a CSUN professor in the Central American Studies department, picked up her love for animals at a very young age. She recalled the first time she rescued an animal. Puffy was one of many feral cats who lived beneath her family’s apartment structure. At the mere age of seven, Alv...

Student run ROAR literary magazine addresses feminist values

Student run ROAR literary magazine addresses feminist values

Macie Bennett

September 29, 2014

The student run Sundial newspaper and Scene magazine are no longer the only publications making their mark at CSUN.  This year the Women’s Research and Resource Center in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies will be producing ROAR. ROAR is a literary publication created by students for stu...

Tune in and read-out

Trevor Talan

September 25, 2014

As a reminder of the privileged wealth of information that CSUN students share on campus, the impressive archival stacks visible through the windows of the AS/RS Viewing Room in the Oviatt Library proved an appropriate setting for hosting this year's celebration of Banned Books Week. Usually held...

A glimpse into faculty artwork

Ruth Ann Anderson titled her sculpture,

Silvia Gutierrez

September 25, 2014

  Art is an experience. It represents perspectives and attitudes. It has a voice. It closes gaps and opens minds. The ability to craft thought-provoking works of art is a gift the professors in the Department of Art at CSUN posses. Lesley Krane’s “Curb” Project Professor Lesl...

Adaptive Aquatics program helps children develop their motor skills

Students, volunteers and children end the first day of the Adaptive Aquatics program with a cheer.

Manny D. Araujo

September 24, 2014

When we first learned to walk, run and throw, we were going through different stages of motor development. People learn and develop those skills in a particular order. For most children, these developmental processes are intuitive. For example, when you learn to throw a ball you start by moving your ar...

Student Voices: Do emoticons influence the way we communicate?

Illustration by Maricruz Meza / Visual Editor

Nicole Frost

September 23, 2014

As texting continues to play a large role in our daily communication, we have found ways to emulate face-to-face or voice conversations through typing a message. Emoticons, more commonly known as emojis, are just one way to do this effectively. They have the potential to punctuate a word, a t...

New club at CSUN for aspiring nurses

The NSNA club, a nursing students club, has their officers meeting Sept. 18. Krista Brenner, 26, second semester member, points out the importance for members to know each other. Among other big topics discussed were fundraising. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

Melisa Fumbarg

September 22, 2014

The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) is dedicated to helping nursing students in their professional, academic and personal endeavors. They provide students with leadership opportunities, networking experiences and enrichment through community service.  NSNA is a nationally recognized club o...

Places to unwind on campus

There are plenty of getaway spots on campus for students. The botanical gardens have benches for students to relax and get away from the stresses of class. The garden has different plants, trees, and flowers. Photo Credit: Nicole Socala/Features Editor

Alik Ourfalian

September 19, 2014

For a busy student, it might seem as though there is no time or place for relaxation. But before you give up all hope of mitigating all that stress, consider the following places around campus that students and faculty recommend for de-stressing. The Living Well Lounge located at the Univer...

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