The Sundial

Smoke alarm activated, University Hall evacuated

Champaign Williams

March 19, 2014

University Hall was evacuated around 12:55 p.m. after the fire alarms went off. While welding the ceiling in one of the rooms, a member of Physical Plant Management triggered the smoke alarms. Nyla Jolly Dalferes, assistant director of the career center, said the building was evacuated for nearly 15 mi...

America’s legal system is still unjust for many Americans

America’s legal system is still unjust for many Americans

Champaign Williams

March 12, 2014

Disclaimer: If you do not believe that racism is still heavily embedded in the American culture, then you are going to detest this article. However, if you have grown frustrated with the reality of racial discrimination, black inferiority versus white superiority and the sanction of racism and hatred...

Hip Hop Think Tank event to bring attention to deportation, incarceration

Champaign Williams

February 19, 2014

More than 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. each year, and nearly 2 million immigrants have been incarcerated since the beginning of the Obama administration in 2008, according to The Sentencing Project and Pew Research Center. These facts and more will be discussed in depth at the “Bridging the Gaps: Hip-...

VPAC seeks to make schedule more attractive to students

VPAC seeks to make schedule more attractive to students

Champaign Williams

January 29, 2014

The building can be seen from across campus. It’s several stories tall. Its structure is encased in 30,000 square feet of glass. There’s no way to miss it. So why is student attendance at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) performances so low? Maureen Rubin, VPAC public and community rela...

Spring enrollment at CSUN follows trends of previous years

Spring enrollment at CSUN follows trends of previous years

Champaign Williams

January 23, 2014

Though CSUN admitted a record-breaking number of freshmen students in the fall semester, this spring the numbers for incoming freshmen and transfer students are slim. For the past several years the majority of universities within the CSU system have been unable to admit transfer students in the spring...

CSUN honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela

CSUN honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela

Champaign Williams

December 13, 2013

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 manifesta...

Heating systems shut down in several buildings due to main pipe leaks

Champaign Williams

December 9, 2013

Leaks in the main campus heating hot water pipes have resulted in the shut-down of heating systems within multiple buildings, according to campus Physical Plant Management (PPM). The main heating hot water pipes serves all major campus buildings. As such, the heating systems in University Hall, Sierra Ha...

Students relax with pancakes, silent disco at “Final Flip”

Students relax with pancakes, silent disco at “Final Flip”

Champaign Williams

December 5, 2013

Hundreds of students gathered around the Oviatt Library patio with pancakes, coffee and juice in hand. The annual “Final Flip” took place Wednesday night to rejuvenate students as they prepared for their final exams. The event was themed after the Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christ...

CSU board approves the state budget for next fiscal year

CSU board approves the state budget for next fiscal year

Champaign Williams

November 13, 2013

The board of trustees (BOT) approved the $237.6 million state budget request for the 2014-2015 fiscal year Wednesday during their meeting. As recently reported by the Daily Sundial, there was some friction regarding the passing of the state budget on Tuesday. Trustee Steven M. Glazer felt the bud...

Poker, blackjack and a flick at ‘Casino & Movie Night’

Poker, blackjack and a flick at ‘Casino & Movie Night’

Champaign Williams

November 11, 2013

CSUN students attended the Casino & Movie Night event held by the University Student Union (USU) Friday evening. The event was held in the Game Room and numerous students were in attendance. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a blackjack tournament and competed to win Texas ho...

There’s race and then there’s color

There’s race and then there’s color

Champaign Williams

November 6, 2013

Colorism stops us from seeing how beautiful all black people are By Champaign Williams In my mind I thought this would be a simple subject to write about. But the deeper I delve into the issues and the more I recount experiences from my past, pain begins to surface. I wrote this opinion as I watched the d...

Next year support budget ignites heated debate, budget sent back to committee for further amendments

Next year support budget ignites heated debate, budget sent back to committee for further amendments

Champaign Williams

November 6, 2013

During the CSU Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting Tuesday a heated debate ensued regarding the allocation of funds for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Committee of Finance speaker Robert Turnage, assistant vice chancellor for the budget, presented a recommended support budget request for the 2014-2015 fiscal year to the ...

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