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Student musician plans to introduce music therapy to smaller village across the globe

Music therapy major, Arsi Nami, sits for a portrait at a piano. Nami was inspired to become a music therapist after seeing his brother's recovery from spinal surgery. Photo courtesy of Arsi Nami.

Charlie Kaijo

May 8, 2014

Arsi Nami watched his brother undergo music therapy for a spinal cord surgery that left half of his body paralyzed, but didn’t realize how the experience would shape the course of his life. In 2008, his brother underwent surgery to have a tumor removed from his spinal cord. Part of the surgery required...

Buddytruk makes moving process easier for students in LA

Buddytruk is an app offered for iPhone and Android users, catering to student looking to move in or out of their homes. Based out of Santa Monica, Calif. the app will be available for students to use in June. Photo credit by Neelofer Lodhy

Lisette Rosales

May 8, 2014

Brian Foley, CEO of buddytruk, was moving into a new apartment a few years back and was not familiar with driving a large U-Haul truck. When Foley attempted to park it, he accidentally tore off the bumper of a car that was parked in the street. When entering his new apartment, he soon found ou...

Four ways to maximize your summer

Four ways to maximize your summer

Nicole Socala

May 8, 2014

It's that time of year again, when students begin to simultaneously echo the phrase, "I can't wait for summer." After the excruciating hours of cramming for tests and working on term papers, the semester is immediately followed by a sigh of relief and a restful night's sleep. Although downtime is encouraged, it is important not to let the extra time go to waste by spending your break glued to a computer screen and couch potato-ing your way th...

Students work close with their furry friends in CSUN’s Veterinarians of Tomorrow club

Students work close with their furry friends in CSUN's Veterinarians of Tomorrow club

Lisette Rosales

May 7, 2014

Kyrra Toman, 22, a biology major and vice president of Veterinarians of Tomorrow, realized she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was six-years-old. She remembers her dog’s paw getting cut after it jumped over a fence to get into a garden. “I just sat there putting band-aid after band-aid and I r...

Students test items in radiation lab on campus

Students test items in radiation lab on campus

SheDaye Brown

April 30, 2014

  Imagine a group of students, sitting in a circle, discussing what they’ve discovered during lab time. Though it seems normal, they are actually discussing alpha, beta and gamma radiation. In Live Oak Hall 1100, physics students Charles Etienne, Jake Reschke, Jeff Lillibridge and Jess Lopez are...

Taming the jitters of public speaking

Taming the jitters of public speaking

Nicole Socala

April 28, 2014

Breathe. Focus. Take your time. Speak clearly. Stand tall. Make eye contact. Sweaty palms and a knotted throat. Listen to the magnified taps of feet. Watch the clock smooth its hands over every increment and avoid the blur of glares at all cost. The knots, the taps, the thumps and the ripples of uninvit...

CSUN sorority walks for Autism research and awareness

The sisters Alpha Xi Delta for the CSUN chapter brought over 100 people to the

Joanna Jacobo

April 27, 2014

Dressed in blue clothing, a group of 122 women, along with 92 other individuals who pledged to join their team, walked to support Autism Awareness Month. Around the country, fundraisers of all kinds are held, educating individuals on the seriousness of the disorder. On Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m....

Fantasy springs to life in the “Once Upon a Dream” Student Fashion Showcase

Fantasy springs to life in the

Victor Frost

April 24, 2014

Elvis Smith, a 22 year old Apparel Design student, steps into our studio to talk about the "Fantasy: Once Upon a Dream" student fashion showcase and his contributions to it. The showcase will be taking place this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Northridge Room at the USU. Below is a sneak peek at one ...

H&M produces eco-friendly clothing for conscious consumers

A tag is shown with the material composition listed on a garment from H&M at the Americana in Glendale. This Swedish retailer H&M strives hard to produce eco-friendly products. (Photo Credit: Charlie Kaijo/Senior Photographer)

Himerria Wortham

April 21, 2014

When shopping for environmentally-friendly products, people tend to pay more attention to the labels on their food and infant care products than the labels on clothes, according to Cotton Incorporated’s 2013 Environment Survey. Joanna Del Rosario, 19, freshman accounting major, looks at the price of h...

A thirst for cleaner water in Uganda

Sarah Johnson, department coordinator for the CSUN Institute for Sustainability, holds up a glass of dirty water to represent the Thirst Project's goal of delivering clean water to developing countries. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp / Daily Sundial

Jonathan Nelson

April 21, 2014

The Thirst Project, an international group that works to bring clean drinking water to developing nations, came to CSUN almost by accident. “I first heard about the Thirst Project through my cousin, Michael Welch, who is an actor that works with the organization,” said Sarah Johnson, department c...

How to reduce your daily carbon footprint

How to reduce your daily carbon footprint

Lisette Rosales

April 21, 2014

Whether at home or school, or while traveling, the way people dispose of the items they buy and the food they eat affects theirs carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is a measurement of the carbon dioxide (CO2) people produce, according to an article by howstuffworks.com Much of the things people do as ...

CSUN students open their school bags to reveal interesting items

Jasmine Sanchez, sophomore sociology major, holds a picture of her and her grandparents. Photo credit by Brionna Lewis.

Brionna Lewis

April 21, 2014

If you’re like most students, you carry the essentials: pens, pencils, a notebook and maybe a laptop or iPad. But there are other things students carry--funny things, quirky things, things that tell a little bit about who they are. Freshman Brittney Harvey, deaf studies major,  does not leave th...

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