The Sundial

The importance of food science

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Joanna Rosales

October 1, 2017

CSUN's food science program is not all about eating food, there is a lot of experimenting, cooking and testing that comes along with the major. Claudia Fajardo-Lira, who teaches food science, explained what students learn in this program and what they can do after graduating with a degree in food...

Africana Studies Department publishes annual Kapu Sens literary journal

Cover illustrating a father grand father and son with red title reading one love: strength and solidarity in a time of uncertainty

Joanna Rosales

September 26, 2017

The Africana Studies Department publishes Kapu Sens ever year, which is a literary journal which contains student-written poems and essays, and this year's the theme is One Love: Strength and Solidarity in a Time of Uncertainty.Poems and essays in the journals consisted of various topics from abusive r...

Art department showcases work by graduate students

art piece shows connected hexagons with stained glass in the center

Joanna Rosales

May 8, 2017

CSUN's Main Gallery opened up to a new graduate exhibit featuring the work of Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts students on Sunday.The art featured were made by students Alina Hayes, Mehrnoosh Eskandri, Marzieh Karimi, Curtis Taylor, Minyi Liang, Pablo Estrada, Kellan King, Daniela Barbani, Ariel Maz...

Track and field seniors share last thoughts on their final season

Two men carry a girl all smiling for the photo

Joanna Rosales

May 1, 2017

With the track and field season coming to an end, seniors give their thanks, advice and last thoughts about their final season. Taylor Cudequest, the team leader of the track and field team, said he has gained the most leadership skills his last year. "It's definitely been a good test of my le...

105-year-old woman shares her life experiences to CSUN sociology class

Connie Farrell Weinberg pictured in a candid photo

Joanna Rosales

April 25, 2017

Connie Farrell Weinberg, a 105-year-old woman, gave a speech to students in Professor Helen Dosik’s sociology of aging class about her hip surgery and her life. Weinberg is the oldest patient to have had hip surgery, at the age of 103, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “I went to see my doctor...

L.A. County announce April as “Armenian History Month”

students barbique food at the armenian culture festtival

Joanna Rosales

April 24, 2017

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed April as Armenian History Month. The motion was brought forth by supervisors Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger.Biayna Ayvazian, president of the Armenian Students Association (ASA), said Armenian History Month will be extremely beneficial to other ...

Annual philosophy conference prepares students

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Joanna Rosales

April 9, 2017

The philosophy department at CSUN will be hosting their 8th annual student philosophy conference.Abel Franco, a professor who teaches philosophy, said the idea of the conference is to get students prepared for an actual professional conference.“It's a day where we have students and professors d...

A.S. will host annual Earth Fair with speaker series, music and giveaways

student plays a carnival game at earth fair

Joanna Rosales

April 9, 2017

Associated Students (A.S.) will have their annual Earth Fair that will feature students, speakers, public sectors and more.Kira Paczkowski, a graduate assistant for A.S., said the Earth Fair is important to students because it provides them with the opportunity to learn about different organizations who want ...

Weekly picks: “Sleight” screening, Selena tribute, Pasadena Chalk Festival exhibit

Chalk portrait of Frida Kahlo made of flowers

Joanna Rosales

March 27, 2017

Wednesday, 3/29 "Sleight" | Screening @ The Ray Stark Family Theatre, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex Directed by J.D. Dillard, "Sleight" is a film about a young magician, played by Jacob Latimore, whose parents have died. He participates in illegal activities in order to provide for his yo...

CSUN students push for plastic water bottle ban

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Joanna Rosales

March 19, 2017

Students advocate to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles on campus through the "Ban the Bottle" movement. Genna Gold, a senior, got the idea from her sustainability 401 class in which students came up with projects they were interested in. Gold said the original goal to remove plastic water...

Students volunteer to help parents prepare in case of deportation

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Joanna Rosales

March 18, 2017

Students will be volunteering in guardianship-caretaker clinics under Bet Tzedek and will learn to help undocumented parents figure out who will take care of their children if they are deported. Bet Tzedek, which means House of Justice in hebrew, provides free legal services to the elderly, poor,...

California lawmakers propose plan for affordable college

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Joanna Rosales

March 13, 2017

California lawmakers proposed a plan on Monday that would help about 400,000 students by helping existing aid programs and eliminating the necessity of student loans, according to The Los Angeles Times. The plan would help students from the California State University (CSU) and the University of Calif...

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