The Sundial

History of laws protecting students with disabilities

Gustavo Benitez

May 8, 2012

The American School for the Deaf, or ASD, America’s oldest permanent school for the deaf, represents one of the first attempts to recognize the needs of students with disabilities. The primary and secondary school was founded in April 15, 1817, in Hartford, Conn., by Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, according to the sch...

Same-sex Marriages Legal in New York, California Still Waiting

Gustavo Benitez

June 25, 2011

Friday's vote to legalize same-sex marriage in New York State was narrow, 33 to 29. It comes 42 years after the genesis of the gay rights movement in June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, a bar in the West Village in New York City. California, long touted to be a progressive state may now only seem so in comparison to Bible Belt states. Bill Maher said on, "Somehow bigo...

CSUN Summer Youth Sports Camps Ready to Go

Gustavo Benitez

June 23, 2011

The average student’s age on the CSUN campus drops during summer. The  age drop is caused by students who are on campus temporarily for summer classes, tours, and others for the summer youth sports camps.   CSUN’s athletic department is offering five youth camps in tennis, socce...

FDA’s New Graphic Anti-smoking Warning Labels Really Burn Me-up

Gustavo Benitez

June 22, 2011

The FDA issued nine new cigarette health warnings Tuesday. It has been 25 years since the last major change to the warnings on cigarette packaging and will be required beginning September 2012 on packaging and advertisements in the United States. I can only imagine the cost of this campaign will be pass...

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