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5 ways to celebrate Halloween safely

5 ways to celebrate Halloween safely

Camille Lehmann, Reporter

October 26, 2020

Celebrating any holiday or event this past year has been tricky. In the wake of COVID-19, many have assumed that Halloween 2020 is canceled. Luckily for my ghost and ghoul lovers, there are various creative ways to celebrate safely this year. With Halloween around the corner, the Daily Sundial came up...

The University Corporation avoided projected deficit through cuts, Chartwells Higher Education group to rebrand CSUN dining

The University Corporation board of directors meeting held via zoom on Oct. 19.

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2020

The University Corporation held its triannual board of directors meeting on Oct. 19. The meeting addressed the unsteady budget and provided a formal introduction to the new campus dining programs. TUC Executive Director Rick Evans provided the board an update on the current budget status for the current...

The Dodgers’ drive-in creates a new sports watching option for World Series games

Cars fill the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24 for Game 4 of the World Series.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

October 26, 2020

The stadium still had its lights on to illuminate thousands of tiered seats, but Dodgers fans weren’t sitting in them. They were sitting in their cars in the huge parking lot of Dodger Stadium, enjoying the game playing on a 60-foot screen. When the pandemic first hit, it was hard to imagine being...

Student and local organizations educate students on voter suppression and discrimination via Zoom workshop

The CSUN vote center in Redwood Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Oct. 24 to Nov. 2 and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov 3.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2020

As voters decide on which candidate is best suited to combat current issues, voter suppression and discrimination against people of color continue to be barriers that keep voters from casting their ballots. In an effort to educate students, CSUN Black House, West Valley People Alliance and BLM Northridge...

Op-Ed: The Orange Fury in the White House – as seen from abroad

President Donald Trump.

Katarina Machmer, Contributor

October 26, 2020

As I am writing this I’m sitting in my backyard in Munich, Germany, far away from the U.S. and yet so connected to it because of all that is happening in this country where I lived for half a year as a student and have close friends. Here in Germany I am breathing clean air — although the smoke...

In Matador history: Former Olympian, women’s volleyball head coach Jeff Stork inducted into Volleyball Hall of Fame

Jeff Stork, the former CSUN women's volleyball coach.

Miguel Morales, Contributor

October 26, 2020

Eight years ago on Oct. 20, former women’s volleyball head coach Jeff Stork was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall Of Fame. It was arguably the crowning moment of his 18-year run at the helm of the Matadors, which began ten years earlier in 2002. "As a player, receiving recognition fr...

COVID-19 Update: Mortality rate decreasing among Latino and Black communities

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Oct. 22.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

October 23, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County cu...

Business as (un)usual: Topanga Nursery

Topanga Nursery is owned by Danny and Robin Finkelstein, who also co-own The Valley Hive with Kieth Roberts.

Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor

October 23, 2020

Topanga Nursery sits on busy Topanga Canyon Boulevard, where a hiring sign is sitting against the window. Unlike other businesses, the nursery is fortunate to have a boom in sales during the pandemic. Danny and Robin Finkelstein have owned the property since 2016 and co-own The Valley Hive with ...

Graduating CSUN students continue to pay graduation fee despite cancellation of in-person commencement ceremonies

Graduating CSUN students still have to pay the associated fees, even though in-person commencement ceremonies have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shannon Carter and Jazmin Navarrete

October 22, 2020

As CSUN continues to follow social distancing guidelines, there has been a noticeable impact on the university’s programs. One of the altered programs in light of the pandemic includes the cancellation of commencement ceremonies. While the administration plans and presents graduation alternatives,...

NCAA allows winter sport athletes to have an extra year of eligibility

NCAA increases theh eligibility all winter sports, allowing the CSUN women's volleyball team to have more players eligible this season.

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

October 22, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted on Oct. 14 to allow winter athletes to receive an additional year of eligibility. Due to the displacement the COVID-19 pandemic has caused college sports, athletes will be able to make up for the season that was lost to them. “The pandemic will continue to impact winter ...

College during COVID-19: Teaching associates Alexsandra Pakhomova and Maya Borstein

Courtesy Maya Bornstein and Alexsandra Pakhomova

Tiago Barreiro

October 22, 2020

Alexsandra Pakhomova and Maya Bornstein are teaching associates in the CSUN English department’s T.A. program. Fall 2020 is their first semester teaching and they have to learn how to teach remotely. Both Pakhomova and Bornstein acknowledged how hard this pandemic has been — a less polite word...

Big West releases 2020-2021 men’s and women’s basketball schedules

The Big West has increased the scheduled games from 16 to 20  due to the addition of UC San Diego and Cal State Bakersfield. Games will not be rescheduled if a team needs to quarantine.

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

The Big West Conference released the schedules for the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball season on Wednesday. Conference play is set to begin on Dec. 27 and will conclude on March 6, with some modifications in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. CSUN has yet to finalize their non-conference...

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