The Sundial

Art programs potentially threatened under Trump administration

donald trump and betsey devos shakes hands with students and teachers in a classroom

Danny Arriaza

May 2, 2017

Ric Alviso, chair of the music department, along with many others, believes the arts are in danger now that President Trump has taken office.Since the appointment of Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, many have expressed concerns about the future of the public education which has steadily declined ...

CSUN Police provide students a safer way to sell items

internet purchase exchange location pictured in the parking lot

Danny Arriaza

April 19, 2017

In response to theft reports last semester, the Department of Police Services and Student Affairs put together a new way for the CSUN community to make sales with "Internet purchase exchange parking."There will be two designated parking spots in the police services parking lot that offer free 15-minute...

Therapist to discuss cult behaviors and activities

Licensed marriage and family therapist Rachel Bernstein. Photo Credit: Rachel Bernstein

Danny Arriaza

April 12, 2017

Licensed marriage and family therapist Rachel Bernstein will discuss the danger of cults and threats that they pose to college students on April 26, at 7 p.m. Bernstein has worked with former members of cults for the past 25 years and over that time, she has built her own definition of what a cult is...

A Night at JPL

Venus pictured in front of the sun

Danny Arriaza

April 9, 2017

As part of Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) ongoing von Karman series, this month's lecture discussed how imaging technology could help NASA learn about our planet and possible uses for space exploration "There's a whole universe out there," said Mark Helmlinger, a speaker at the lecture. "You can't...

Proposed bill can increase taxes, but provide debt relief for some college students

several students pictured studying

Danny Arriaza

March 14, 2017

A bill was proposed on Monday by California democrats that would make the first year of community college tuition free for students who attend full time and increase aid for CSU and UC students. In addition to helping students with tuition, the proposed $1.2 billion plan would cover living expenses. In...

How the travel ban has affected the Muslim community

sheet of paper says,

Danny Arriaza

March 7, 2017

President Donald Trump’s controversial, publicly-lauded travel ban, which originally targeted seven, and now targets six predominately Muslim countries, has been fought harshly by the American Civil Liberties Union and those within the Muslim community.On Monday, Trump signed an executive order that eff...

Tech Fest takes over Northridge Center

Christopher Whang shakes hands with a student at tech fest

Danny Arriaza

February 21, 2017

Tech Fest 2017, was held Tuesday morning to allow students and alumni to meet and network with potential employers, including information sessions with certain companies. This year there were 43 companies in attendance including JPL, Southern California Gas Company, UPS and the Bureau of Engineering...

History repeats itself

Author Robert Lee Johnson's book, “Notable Southern Californians in Black History.” The event will take place in the Jack and Florence Ferman presentation room as part of CSUN’s Black History Month events. Photo Courtesy: Robert Lee Johnson.

Danny Arriaza

February 14, 2017

Robert Lee Johnson, 60, author of “Notable Southern Californians in Black History,” will speak about his book in the Jack and Florence Ferman presentation room as part of CSUN’s Black History Month events.The book, which took two years to write, is a series of profiles of people wh...

Middle-Class Scholarship under fire

Photo shows the inside of the financial aid and scholarship office

Danny Arriaza

February 9, 2017

In his annual budget proposal, Gov. Brown proposed the phasing out of the middle-class scholarship, which serves students whose parents’ annual income falls short of $156,000 according to the California Student Aid commission. In an L.A. Times article, the commission said it had awarded almost 190,000 sc...

Diversity at the Oscars takes time

ACademy Awards nominees are all gathered around a giant oscar

Danny Arriaza

February 9, 2017

When the Oscars announced the 2017 nominees, there was more diversity with more black actors and actresses nominated, but yet, Latino and Asian actors along with directors were excluded from nominations this year, showing that while the Oscars are making progress in terms of diversity, there is still wo...

Positive portrayal shines in “Moonlight”

Actor Jaden Piner pictured in the movie

Danny Arriaza

January 23, 2017

"Moonlight," directed by Barry Jenkins, is the latest film that has found success, including a Golden Globe for Best Picture-Drama, partly due to its positive representation of the LGBTQ community along with defying common stereotypes.The award-winning film was a drama school project by Tarell Alvin McC...

Kidnapping scam hits home

Photo shows an incoming call on a cellphone with the caller id of

Danny Arriaza

January 19, 2017

During the early afternoon on Thursday, January 12, a staff member at the Associated Students Children’s Center received a call on her personal phone from an unknown number. The caller claimed that they had kidnapped her 29-year-old daughter. To ensure her safe return, the unidentified caller as...

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