The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Having the support of her parents and being self dedicated, Chandler Juliet  has released her first EP, Turning Points. She believes anyone can reach their goals with hard work. Photo Credit: Juan Pardo/ Contributor

Songstress paints the silence with music

Allessandra Lopez November 5, 2014

After working as a camp counselor and singing to young girls at an arts camp in Michigan, 20-year-old business marketing major Chandler Juliet decided she wanted to make her music known to the world. “Hearing...

woman reading a book at a cafe

Grad student driven to succeed despite challenges

Silvia Gutierrez October 27, 2014

At the age of 12, Mayra Roxi Diaz, a graduate student enrolled in a masters program for counseling, was put in her grandmother's custody while her mother faced issues with drug addiction and her father...

Precious Malumfashi, 26, shows the pin she received for participating on the Festival of Roses Parade on Jan. 1.

CSUN student rides on Rose Parade float after overcoming cerebral palsy

Araceli Castillo January 27, 2014

  CSUN communications student Precious Malumfashi, 26, was not only born premature at 24 weeks, but was diagnosed with cerebral palsy disorder soon thereafter. Malumfashi was kept in an incubator...

Student geeks out over winning blog at the first annual Geekie Awards

Student geeks out over winning blog at the first annual Geekie Awards

Lisa Anderson December 8, 2013

Emily Kelley, a self-proclaimed “seventh year senior,” is finishing up her college adventures here at CSUN, bringing with her several writing awards to the big finish line. Most recently she won...

From Bollywood to Hollywood: CTVA major’s transition to Los Angeles

Tanya Ramirez February 22, 2012

Minoti Vaishnav has accomplished more by age 25 than many will in a lifetime. The CTVA screenwriting major grew up in Mumbai. By age 18, she was already an Internet pop sensation, a novelist and...

Martel Okonji, social welfare major and queer studies minor, is part of various LGBT advocate programs. The thing that drives me the most is smiles, Okonji said. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Humanitarian works for smiles

Contributor November 8, 2011

By Joel R. Paramo Despite the fact that social welfare major Martel Okonji, 22, is up to his neck in homework, he refuses to take a moment to sit down and relax. In his final year at California...

Daniel Santana-Hernandez, 22, Senior, History and Chicano Studies Major. Photo Credit: Kat Russell / Daily Sundial

Escaping the wrong path with a passion for activism

Samantha Tata November 1, 2011

  Daniel Santana-Hernandez, 22, grew up with the cards stacked against him, although he probably wouldn’t tell you that. Santana-Hernandez grew up in Lynwood, Calif., near Los Angeles....

Liora Paniz, 26, is a second BA student majoring in religious studies and also a professional ballroom dancer. Courtesy of Liora Paniz

CSUN student stands up to cancer

C. Megan Diskin October 16, 2011

It’s no secret that bad things happen to good people. Some ask ‘why’ they were a target for life’s misgivings and others find solace in the belief that everything happens for a reason. When...

A student defined by war

Andrew Lopez June 16, 2011

It is hard to imagine how senior sociology major Zinaida Hozdic can be so engaging given all she has been through. With her ear-to-ear smile, piercing blue eyes and rosy cheeks, she lives her life happily....

Marketing student tackles the entertainment industry

Jessica Estrada May 9, 2011

Hakeem Animashaun has accomplished more at 20 years of age than most people his age. The second year marketing major is the co-founder of Cokeem Media an up-and-coming production business where everyone...

Student chooses bike riding as his main mode of travel

Kristopher A. Fortin April 27, 2011

“You hear all the sounds, you smell all the smells, the hearsay that you hear from the side,” he said. “It’s an entrancing, engaging experience.” Each squeaky pedal that Hakeem Davis makes...

Student travels the world as a humanitarian

Elano Pizzicarola April 14, 2011

Kristina Maglic got her first glimpse of poverty as a toddler when her father’s love for surfing brought her and her family to Mexico. While there, Maglic spent a significant part of her childhood living...

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