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Why the upper division writing exam should be eliminated

Hansook Oh

May 14, 2012

On April 29, thousands of students lined up along the outside of Bayramian Hall to register for the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE). According to an article by the Daily Sundial, students had been waiting to register for the exam that morning since 6 o’clock, despite the doors opening at 8:30 – it was...

Destruction in 1992 L.A. Upheaval: How law enforcement let the largest urban riot/rebellion rage on

Hansook Oh

April 29, 2012

Twenty years ago, our city convulsed with a tremor that could not be measured on the Richter scale. Fifty-three lives were lost, thousands were injured and property damage equaled $1 billion. The livelihoods of immigrants and small business owners – their American dream – were destroyed in the blink of an eye.The upheaval which occurred during the last week of April means dif...

Remembering the Delano Manongs: The Filipinos behind Chavez and Huerta

Remembering the Delano Manongs: The Filipinos behind Chavez and Huerta

Hansook Oh

March 27, 2012

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta are two very well-known historical figures and Mexican-American civil rights activists to Californians and Americans across the nation. The two are known to have organized Chicano farm workers to demand better working conditions and wages, and fought for political power....

Trayvon Martin had a right to stand his ground as well

Hansook Oh

March 26, 2012

It is chilling to listen to the 911 calls that were dialed a few moments before Trayvon Martin’s life was taken away. The screams for help could be heard through the gated community, yet nothing was done. According to the Orlando Sentinel, authorities leaked that witnesses are in dispute about who...

Quit gerrymandering Koreatown: The API and immigrant communities won’t let the L.A. City Council play games

Hansook Oh

March 14, 2012

Every 10 years, a very important political process called redistricting takes place throughout the country. Following new demographic data from each census, districts must be changed to reflect population changes so that all districts are the same size, about 250,000 people in each. Currently, there...

Don’t boycott Girl Scout cookies

Hansook Oh

February 13, 2012

Joelle Katz Social media editor Would you like to buy some  Girl Scout cookies? Before you say no, read ahead. Recently, a teenager from Ventura County appeared in a YouTube video promoting a boycott of Girl Scout cookies after a troop in Colorado admitted a 7-year-old transgender child into...

Pro/Con: Are PFC Bradley Manning and Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange whistle blowers or reckless traitors?

Hansook Oh

February 13, 2012

Joselyn Pena The men and women who founded this nation sought to provide basic freedoms to the people, and central to these freedoms were the universal rights of self expression, speech, and press. As Thomas Jefferson once said, “Information is the currency of Democracy” and no government can c...

What we do and why we do it: Part three of a four-part series on the responsibilities of student press

Hansook Oh

January 24, 2012

Letters to the Editor/Contributing pieces The reader’s voice is important to us at the Daily Sundial and we value your opinions about our content. The Letter to the Editor is a way for you to let us know how you feel about a story, photo or multimedia we publish, as well as address anything going...

If women ruled the world

If women ruled the world

Hansook Oh

December 8, 2011

The chaos and pain of this world has been birthed by man. He has been a fool who has kept women – the “better angels of our time,” as psychologist Steven Pinker titled his book about the feminization of the world – from making the important decisions. Because if women ran this world, my life...

The Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril

Hansook Oh

November 10, 2011

This fall, CBS brought something back to television that seemed long gone: pure, unadulterated racism. “2 Broke Girls,” created by comedian Whitney Cummings and “Sex and the City” creator Michael Patrick King, is a sitcom with a recession-era twist. The show revolves around two white gi...

Students struggle to control unnecessary spending

Hansook Oh

November 3, 2011

Senior Frankie Palacios could never afford to waste her money. Without support from her family, she spent the last five years as a full time college student with a full time job, and the responsibility to pay for the roof over her head. She decided to enroll at CSUN for the unique queer studies program,...

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