The Sundial

A Queen and a Soldier

A Queen and a Soldier

Gisselle Pernett

May 2, 2018

In war, the infantry is known as the "Queen of Battle” for its ability to move anywhere across the board. “Queen of Battle” is tattooed across the chest of Madeline Martinez to represent the years she served in the infantry. Martinez hoped the military would teach her how to be a man. Martinez...

Club encourages diversity in STEM

Club encourages diversity in STEM

Gisselle Pernett

February 22, 2018

The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community has historically been male-dominated. There pertains a lack of minorities in the STEM field in terms of sexuality, gender and race. Richard Rachman, Biology major with an emphasis in ecology and evolution, formed QueerSTEM when he s...

DACA update leaves lingering uncertainty for dreamers

DACA update leaves lingering uncertainty for dreamers

Gisselle Pernett

February 7, 2018

During his freshman year of high school he traveled to the US from his home in South Korea on a visa. He took the risk of staying in the US to further his education and pursue a career in theater. This student chose to remain anonymous. Making the decision to come to the U.S. was not an easy one for h...

The 2 sides of smoking marijuana on campus

The 2 sides of smoking marijuana on campus

Gisselle Pernett

January 19, 2018

Recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over is now legal in California. Under proposition 64 users can now possess and smoke marijuana in their own private homes but trying to smoke marijuana in a public place or college campus is still illegal. CSUN, like many other college campuses, receives ...

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