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LA County Sheriff’s Department under state investigation for possible civil rights violations

A protester confronts Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies during a protest in 2020.
Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor January 22, 2021

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that the California Department of Justice is launching a civil rights investigation into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to examine...

CSUN vaccine site administers 2,400 vaccines on first day

A worker at the CSUN COVID-19 vaccine distribution site prepares to administer a vaccination on  Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Vaccinations are issued to the recipient while they are sitting in their car.
Trevor Morgan, Contributor January 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines were administered at CSUN today just days after Los Angeles County announced the campus as a distribution center. The Pfizer vaccines were only given to healthcare workers, who...

Activists organize car caravan protest for unhoused community on MLK Day

An activist speaks through a bullhorn during the car caravan protesting for the unhoused community on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020.
Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2021

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, activists gathered on Skid Row for a “freedom ride” car caravan to protest homelessness in Los Angeles and to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement leader’s birthday. The...

Recounting former CSUN President Harrison’s eight years in office

Recounting former CSUN President Harrison's eight years in office

During her eight years as CSUN’s president, Dianne F. Harrison has encountered a variety of ups and downs, such as handling budget cuts, navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing the...

L.A. County will open CSUN as a COVID-19 vaccination site for priority groups

L.A. County hopes to vaccinate 4,000 healthcare workers a day at mass vaccination sites across the county.
Logan Bik and Emily Holshouser January 15, 2021

L.A. County announced CSUN will become one of five new vaccine sites beginning Tuesday. Although the site will be using the campus' B1 and B2 parking lots, the university is not involved in the operations...

Gov. Newsom announces 2021-22 state funding for CSU, UC systems

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state's funding for the Cal State University and University of California systems during a briefing on Friday.
Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor January 8, 2021

During a briefing on Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state of California will invest $786 million into the California State University and University of California systems — $425 million...

Former CSUN men’s volleyball player was present at US Capitol insurrection

Former CSUN athlete James McMillan played on the men's volleyball team during the shortened COVID-19 season last spring, according to CSUN Athletics. CSUN also clarified via an Instagram comment that McMillan was not an enrolled student.
Andres Soto and Tiago Barreiro January 7, 2021

Editor's note: The story was updated on Jan. 8 at 6:11 p.m. The original version of this story reported that McMillan was no longer a CSUN student and had withdrawn on Nov. 25. CSUN said in a statement...

2020 Year in Review

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor January 4, 2021

As we embark on the first Monday of 2021 and gear up for the next semester, let’s look back at the year of 2020 and reflect on some of the main stories covered by the Daily Sundial. Happy New Year, The...

COVID-19 Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new reopening plan for schools

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Dec. 30.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor December 31, 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...

Pacoima residents, community call for action against Whiteman Airport

Two scorched cars are seen in front of residential homes after a single-engine plane crash near Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Cali., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Neighbors pass by the cars days after the accident that left the pilot dead.
Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor December 30, 2020

Eva Avalos-Benitez ran and fell away from the flames that threatened her home as she and her grandson escaped through the back with the help of their neighbors, her hair and sweater covered with debris....

CSUN men’s basketball completes late game rally to defeat New Mexico State

Closing in on the final seconds, CSUN secured the win on Monday night putting their 2020-2021 overall record at 4-3.
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor December 29, 2020

Down by 12 points with six minutes to go, the Matadors needed an offensive run to have any chance of beating New Mexico State. They scored 15 of the next 20 points, and suddenly found themselves trailing...

Photo Essay: Home for the holidays

A sign decorated in colorful Christmas lights and angels says,
Chris Torres, Photo Editor December 27, 2020

Christmas is the time of year for families to come together, open gifts, and enjoy the festivities the holiday season brings. From smaller gatherings to new beginnings, here is how the Sundial photography...

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