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The campus newspaper at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), the Daily Sundial, ran this front-page illustration in the shape of a helmeted soldier in October 1969. Within the silhouette of the soldier's head is newsprint; the articles chosen represent those concerning Vietnam War dead from Southern California. CSUN University Digital Archives.

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Front page of the Sundial (vol.6, no. 34), campus newspaper of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). The Associated Women Student (AWS) Women's Week included events such as a fashion show, "faculty capers," a dance, and a "dream-man" competition. Also on the front page of this issue, Biology major Robert Mullen works on an experiment, taking an electrocardiogram of a lizard's heartbeat. CSUN University Archives.

Image from the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a Guggenheim Fellow, and American Poet Laureate. On April 12, 1972, Ms. Brooks participated in a reading of her work at the San Fernando Valley State campus. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Front page of the Sundial, "Streak … Streaking … Streaked" March 15, 1974. This front page of the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), depicts "streakers" running through campus. This article discusses the "Greek" (sorority and fraternity) origins of streaking and its prevalence on the east coast before it made its debut at CSUN. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Photograph from the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper of the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), of the contestants in the 1969 "Miss Black and Beautiful Competition" part of the festivities for Malcolm X week. "Pictured are (left to right) front row Louise Mayhand, Treva Pruitt, back row, Yvovene Brooks, Marita Peete, Lynda Nichols and Barbara Holmes." CSUN University Digital Archives.

"Justice Not War," circa 1960s. This image of a Latino group protesting the Vietnam War made its way into the personal papers of Julian Nava. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

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