The Sundial

Student leaders critique their first semester

After a semester of experience leading A.S., student government president and vice president, Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell are prepared for the upcoming months. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Brandon Hensley

December 12, 2011

It’s not that Amanda Flavin and Sydni Powell, student government president and vice president, didn’t know what they were signing up for. After all, both served as senators for Associated Students last year. But the way Flavin describes it, she wasn’t fully ready for something like this. ...

History major reinvigorated after traveling abroad

Kristin Contreras, history graduate student. has done plenty before finding her niche in history. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Brandon Hensley

December 1, 2011

Like many others her age, 26-year-old Kristin Contreras can relate to the book’s themes of uncertainty and exploration after a whirlwind of travels in her early 20s. Newly enrolled as history graduate student at CSUN this Fall, Contreras has taken some detours on her path to get to this point and is determined to learn from her own history. ...

Weekly Column: Despite nightmare season, there’s reason for optimism in Dodgertown

Outfielder Matt Kemp, who signed an eight-year deal last week to stay in Los Angeles, was one of the bright spots for the Dodgers during a rough season. Kemp led the National League in home runs and RBI this past season. Photo Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Brandon Hensley

November 23, 2011

Maybe the shadows were a sign. The ones that covered the Dodger Stadium field on a late Thursday afternoon on Opening Day, the ones that make it so hard for hitters to see the ball during start times at Chavez Ravine. Maybe the fans that attended the game and saw what was laid out before them shou...

Occupy movement slowly growing on California college campuses

A woman standing on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall speaks to occupiers on Friday, November 11. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Brandon Hensley

November 15, 2011

College students have risen in solidarity across Southern California and joined the Occupy movement, albeit in small numbers. “It’s my life right now,” said USC student Alexandra Howland. Howland lives on campus, but has taken up a temporary home outside City Hall at the Occupy LA encampment. She sleeps in a tent on the lawn,...

Occupy CSUN to celebrate Halloween demonstrating in front of local banks

Brandon Hensley

October 30, 2011

Occupy CSUN is leaving the campus and taking its protests to the banks, inviting people to “Trick or Treat with the 99%.” The movement will meet at 1p.m. Monday in front the Oviatt Library before marching to Chase and Wells Fargo banks on the corner of Nordhoff Street and Reseda Boulevard at 3:30...

Congress defeats jobs bill for second time in two weeks

Brandon Hensley

October 26, 2011

Congress defeated a bill for the second time in two weeks that could have potentially allowed California to support 37,300 education jobs. The Senate voted down a $35 million piece of President Obama’s $447 billion American Jobs Act on Thursday. The bill was 60 votes. The bill was voted 51-49 on...

CSUN-al discuss pest management methods for home gardens

Brandon Hensley

October 23, 2011

The CSUN-al Gardening series came to a close Saturday morning as the over 50 attendees learned about pest management for their home gardens.Jerry Turney, a plant pathologist for the L.A. County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, and Brenda Kanno, manager of CSUN’s botanic garden, presented at t...

Founders Day brings alumni together

Mildred Wells, 99, holds up a photograph of herself in her cap and gown. She was part of the first graduating class at CSUN in 1958. Matthew Rubinfeld / Contributor

Brandon Hensley

September 25, 2011

Alumni, faculty and students came together to see how much CSUN has changed through the years and celebrate the fourth annual Founders Day, Friday. “There were no buildings, this stuff (today) is just amazing,” said Mildred Wells, 99, part of the first graduating class of San Fernando Valley State College. Wells, who graduated in 1958 at 46-years-old, said she ...

CSUN’s communication department ranked eighth in bachelor’s degrees earned by minorities

Brandon Hensley

September 23, 2011

CSUN’s communications department ranked eighth in the nation, out of the top 100 schools that awarded bachelor’s degrees to minority students in communications by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine on Aug. 4. “I think one of the things unique about broadcast journalism is that our assignmen...

Craft Corner offers CSUN students chance to tap creative side

Brandon Hensley

September 21, 2011

Students can turn back the clock, conjure memories of kindergarten or grade school and simply be a kid again, at Craft Corner every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the USU. “I think sometimes we forget the little things — especially being in college and being stressed out all the time...

CSUN Scores High in Diversity Rankings

Brandon Hensley

September 21, 2011

CSUN’s communications department ranked eighth in the nation, out of the top 100 schools that awarded bachelor’s degrees to minority students in communications by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine on Aug. 4. The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication has a strong Latino popu...

Study finds more Latinos enrolling at colleges

The Hermanos Unidos de CSUN stand in front of their booth on the first day of class, helping lost students find their way around CSUN.

Brandon Hensley

September 11, 2011

Latino college enrollment increased 24 percent from 2009 to 2010, making them the largest 18-to-24-year-old minority group on university campuses, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. “We all need to be educated,” said student Matthew Alcantara, 21. “With Latinos being a majority now, I thi...

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