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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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The Girls Who Code club met together in Sierra Hall, on Friday, Sept. 15, in Northridge, Calif. Club members played around with a program to create a virtual game.
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CSUN’s Girls Who Code club is just one of many across many campuses and countries, including 110 in...

Students form a crowd for DJ Mal-Ski on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 in Northridge, Calif.
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Ryan Romero, Sports Editor • September 21, 2023

The University Student Union hosted “Matador Nights” on Sept. 8 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The...

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Luis Silva, Reporter • September 19, 2023

There is no longer a significant competitive gap in the sport of women’s soccer. There is a brighter...

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Within the Oaxacan town of Asuncion Nochixtlan, we find my mother’s birthplace, Buena Vista. Photo taken July 29, 2023.
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A student holds up a sign during a rally outside of the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2023.
CSU board approves tuition increase amid protests
Trisha Anas, Editor in Chief • September 15, 2023

The California State Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a 6% tuition increase for the next five...

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Miracles In Action Restores Patients’ Lives and Actualizes their Potential

L.A. Mayor has little involvement in education

After eight years as mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa’s time will end on May 21 when Los Angeles voters elect a new mayor for a four year term.

For many CSUN students, this will be the first time they are able to elect a mayor.

Oscar Mendoza, senior biology major, said a lot of college students don’t know enough about the office of Mayor of Los Angeles to vote.

The mayor of L.A. has a similar relationship to the executive branch and legislative branch of federal government. The mayor serves as the executive and the Los Angeles City Council as the legislative. The mayor has the authority to appoint and remove city officials, as well as propose a budget for the city.

Tom Hogen-Esch, poltical science professor who has studied L.A. politics for more than 20 years, said that Angelenos are typically unaware of how little authority the mayor has, especially when it comes to education.

“Mayors don’t govern education at all,” Hogen-Esch said. “This is one of
the fundamental misunderstandings L.A. natives have of the role of the

Villaraigosa attempted to have a more formal role in the
school system, but it was deemed unconstitutional as the city government
and schools are legally kept separate. Schools are operated through the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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