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Latinas Rising Helps Foster a Sense of Community

CSUN students gather for Day of the Dead celebration holding candles and donning skull makeup

Eric Licas

November 3, 2016

After a close friend and schoolmate, Ricardo, died unexpectedly from a heart attack during a middle school P.E. class, Yessica Santana’s mother decided to keep her from attending the funeral because she believed the experience would be too much to handle for the fifth grader. Barred from a chance...

CAUSA Film Screening revisits 2014 Disappearance of 43 Mexican Students in Iguala

people hold question and answer session

Eric Licas

September 27, 2016

The Central American United Students Association (CAUSA) screened director Coitza Grecko’s Mirar Morir (Watching Them Die) on Monday in remembrance of the second anniversary of the disappearance of 43 college students in Iguala, Mexico. The documentary casts doubt on the federal government̵...

CFA approves tentative salary agreement

2 chancellors pictured at board meeting

Eric Licas

May 3, 2016

Members of the California Faculty Association ratified a tentative salary deal Tuesday that will raise their salaries by at least 10.5 percent between now and the end of the 2017–2018 academic year.The update of the CFA's agreement with the California State University administration had been unan...

CSU, CFA salary agreement approaches finalization

Board of Trustees sitting at their desks

Eric Licas

April 28, 2016

Professors, lecturers, coaches, counselors and librarians will have until Friday to vote on the new tentative salary agreement that averted a strike on 23 California State Universities, earlier this month. The updated agreement distributes a 10.5 percent salary increase over three years and improves compensation dividends for faculty...

What to expect from the new Associated Students’ president

A man and woman sit along one another

Eric Licas

April 24, 2016

Newly elected Associated Students' President, Sevag Alexanian, and Vice President, Kenya Lopez, intend to promote, outreach and address a wide range of student issues in the coming school year. Now that they have won this year's A.S. election, four “pillars” will serve as the focus of t...

CSUN tennis ends regular season with win

FILE PHOTO - Junior Mickey Hsu fell to 0-2 in singles matches at the Big West championships this year after falling in straight sets to UCSB on Friday. (Ashley Grant / The Sundial)

Eric Licas

April 23, 2016

In its final match of the season, CSUN's women's tennis broke its three-match losing streak after defeating the UC Davis Aggies, 4-3, at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on Saturday. The Matadors served the Aggies their first loss after three consecutive wins, which improved CSUN's overall record to...

Defendant to plead not guilty in double-homicide of CSUN student, friend

Photo of Brian Gonzales

Eric Licas

April 21, 2016

The man accused of the murders of Jerred Scott and CSUN student Emily Fox will contest the charges brought before him in court this June. A plea of not guilty was entered by the court Thursday on behalf of the defendant, Brian Gonzales, despite his attorney’s request to delay the proceedings. Defense...

Volunteer program provides free assistance with taxes

Two students sit across one another while working on a laptop

Eric Licas

April 13, 2016

Ladan Teherani went to professionals to have her taxes filed last year, but only earned $10 from her refund after paying for their services. This time, she drove from Calabasas to Northridge to get free help from IRS-licensed tax preparers working with the Bookstein Institute’s Volunteer Income Tax Assi...

Breakdown of CFA, CSU terms of three-year agreement

A group of protesters stand with pickets

Eric Licas

April 8, 2016

The five-day strike threatening to cancel classes across the CSU's 23 campuses will not happen after a tentative agreement between the California Faculty Association and the CSU Board of Trustees was reached today.The new faculty salary plan awaits ratification by the CFA. It distributes a 10.5 perc...

SRC opens without running water for restrooms, showers

Man faces mirror in workout gym

Eric Licas

April 4, 2016

Restrooms, showers and water fountains remain out of order throughout the Student Recreation Center, according to staff. The SRC reopened 1 p.m. Monday despite a burst water main that cut off the building's water supply over the weekend. Although running water remains unavailable throughout th...

Student Recreation Center temporarily without water, shut down

Students use weight machine to work out

Eric Licas

April 2, 2016

The Student Recreation Center is currently without any water resources and temporarily shut down. The closure is for an unknown period of time and because of a failure in the building’s water supply. Employees at the SRC reception desk told people attempting to enter the building that the closure c...

ISIS fears fueled by contemporary Patriotism, addressed by terror expert

Brian Levin stands behind podium

Eric Licas

March 30, 2016

Belligerence and xenophobia will not prevent an inevitable attack on U.S. soil by ISIS inspired extremists, according to a presentation from CSU San Bernadino professor Brian Levin. Levin expressed concern regarding what he called the increasingly “vitriolic” nature of mainstream political debate...

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