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Sign n’ Run event draws big crowd

Sign n’ Run event draws big crowd

CSUN National Center on Deafness celebrate American Sign Language with festivities. CSUN students gathered in front of the Klotz Health Center to socialize back and forth in ASL with family, friends and children to celebrate deaf culture. The National Center on Deafness (NCOD) hosted their 5th annual Sign n’ Run, five-kilometer marathon and festival on […]

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Grab some grub on wheels with a sampling of food trucks

Grab some grub on wheels with a sampling of food trucks

Photo and Story by: Ka Yun Chan/Contributor Food truck is a growing foodie trend. It’s becoming a luxury for people to try different tastes and a chance for businesses to stand out with their signature dishes. But not all trucks started out the same. Grilled Cheese Truck was a concept that started from 7th Annual […]

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Students protest success fee at CSU Board of Trustees meeting

Students protest success fee at CSU Board of Trustees meeting

Dozens of students enrolled in the California State University (CSU) system, protested against recent tuition fee increases at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday. Several students began chanting and marching outside of the CSU Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach beginning at 9 a.m. that morning. Students from California State University Fullerton and San […]

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Earthquake courtyard rededicated to honor former CSUN president Blenda Wilson

Earthquake courtyard rededicated to honor former CSUN president Blenda Wilson

In the days after the devastation of the 1994 Northridge earthquake then-CSUN President Blenda Wilson made sure the campus remained open despite $400 million in damage. Wilson was honored on Friday with the dedication of the Blenda J. Wilson courtyard, for her presidency at CSUN during the Northridge earthquake and for her assorted contributions to […]

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CSUN honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela

CSUN honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela

The world lost a revolutionary leader last Thursday. A leader who hoped to free his people from the tyranny of white racist rule. A leader who fought the law that created a racially separate, unequal, and unjust society for black Africans. A leader who suffered for years before experiencing the manifestation of his efforts and […]

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Everything I learned was wrong

Everything I learned was wrong

In the newsroom at the Daily Sundial we often talk about the concepts of balance and objectivity. Reporters and editors have always shared opposing arguments. Our stories are an extension of this discourse. But it’s not our fault. We are conditioned We are all conditioned, and we are taught that we are not conditioned. Especially […]

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Geophysics professor takes students out in the field

Geophysics professor takes students out in the field

It’s not every day your professor takes you on a field trip to see the San Andreas Fault and Vasquez Rocks or tells you to scratch rocks to find its hardness, but in geophysic professor Dr. Dayanthie Weeraratne’s geology courses, those things are part of the norm. As a geologist, identifying various rocks and minerals […]

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CSUN commencement changes outrage students

CSUN commencement changes outrage students

Despite student outcry and concerns, CSUN graduates will officially be required to conform to the use of a ticketing system as well as participate in combined college commencement ceremonies. “These changes are happening,” said Dr. William Watkins, vice president of Student Affairs. This will be the university’s first time using a ticketing system as well […]

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Explore CSUN’s hidden history of campus activism

Explore CSUN’s hidden history of campus activism

While CSUN may appear to be a generally quiet campus, a few decades ago, this was not the case. In the late 1960s, hundreds of students and faculty marched toward the administration buildings in hopes of establishing equal opportunities for minority students. “November 4, 1968 there was a huge demand to get more black students […]

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Tree topples on top of student’s car in B3 parking lot

Tree topples on top of student’s car in B3 parking lot

Rough winds blowing in from the northeast at more than 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service, caused a tree to topple onto a student’s car Monday afternoon in the B3 parking lot. Kristyn Bockman, 23, senior communications major, was pulling up to a stop sign when a tree fell down onto the roof […]

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CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

I remember being five years old, curly-haired pigtails and a big cheesy smile on my face, looking out into the audience to see my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and even my baby sister smiling at me with pride. Elementary and junior high were no exception. By this point my family had expanded and more […]

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EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

Denied from four different CSU schools including Northridge, a low-income and first-generation art student relied on his acceptance in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to attend CSUN. Each year EOP accepts special admits – students that are judged as unqualified by CSU admissions, but exhibit high academic potential. Thomas Kollie is one of the special […]

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