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AS talks graduation tickets, congratulates women’s rugby team

The Associated Students meet to discuss the agenda for the day on Monday, April 28 at the Grand Salon in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: Magaly Barajas/Contributor)

Daché Jackson

April 28, 2014

The graduation ticketing process was discussed by senators at Monday’s Associated Students (AS) meeting. Tom Piernick, director of the Office of Student Development and International Programs, said some students have been having problems printing or requesting additional tickets for guests at the t...

AS talks about reducing the number of Daily Sundial copies

Daché Jackson

April 14, 2014

The Sustainability Committee is trying to eliminate costs and suggested to decrease number of Daily Sundial papers being printed. “This is not a threat to decrease the Sundial’s influence, it is to promote sustainability,” said Andrew Chung, member of the Sustainability Committee. The Sundial has mul...

AS announces commencement ticket procedure at Monday meeting

Daché Jackson

March 18, 2014

Correction: Students are able to print out up to seven tickets, not only seven tickets. Students have permission to print tickets, but if more than seven are printed, the original set become invalid. Students should expect to receive an email directing them to Ticketmaster to print out their commen...

AS approves funding for sign language interpreter for ‘Vagina Monologues’

Daché Jackson

March 4, 2014

Associated Students senator Jesus Martinez-Ramirez suggested allocating up to $1000 for interpretive services for the play, Vagina Monologues, at the AS meeting on Monday. The play will be presented by the CSUN Chapter of V-Day as part of a worldwide initiative to prevent violence against women and g...

Robert Townsend inspires crowd of students to trust their ‘instincts’


Daché Jackson

March 3, 2014

The Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series coordinated an event that informed aspiring actors and directors of the struggles Robert Townsend faced when trying to become an actor. The event, sponsored by Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication Dean’s Office was called, “...

AS honors men’s soccer team, introduces water refilling stations

A.S. Vice President Talar Alexanian writes down some notes while discussing the agenda during the Associates Students meeting at the Northridge Center on Feb. 17, 2014  (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins / Photo Editor)

Daché Jackson

February 17, 2014

The men’s soccer team attended the Associated Students (AS) meeting on Monday to accept a bouquet of roses for winning first place at the Big West Conference Tour. The team finished with a 15-7-1 record, matching their Division 1 record. In September, the National Collegiate Athletic Association...

CSUN student creates first-ever, one-of-a-kind children’s book

After reading

Daché Jackson

February 17, 2014

After reading "Where the Wild Things Are," Hakeem Animashaun became inspired to create a children's book where the child could let their imagination roam, and illustrate their own drawings. Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins / Photo Editor Browsing through a thrift store in Los Angeles before his big move to ...

Director discusses independent film in honor of Black History Month

Writer/director Sultan Sharrief talks about the difficulty of getting his film financed to a crowded room at the Northridge Center.

Daché Jackson

February 12, 2014

The Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative (CDSC) presented a movie that dealt with poverty, religion and social mobility. The movie, “Bilal’s Stand,” was presented to a crowd in the Northridge Center. It deals with themes that many CSUN students can relate to such as community abandonme...

Gentrification: Stop kicking out low-income residents

Illustration by: Jae Kitinoja/Contributor

Daché Jackson

January 29, 2014

Gentrification is a catastrophe that forces the less affluent to swiftly find another place to live because the rent prices are increasing to reflect the wealthier population that is moving into the area. To drive this point home, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines gentrification as a “process of renewing...

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