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Media curtain blinds Americans from imperial war against Middle East

Katherine ONeill February 7, 2012

A truly democratic nation must rely on journalism to provide accurate information to its citizens so they can make decisions and analysis based on fact, not on sensational hype or rumor. In the globalized...

Syria’s people will suffer with more outside intervention

Katherine ONeill January 24, 2012

Bloodshed continues to rise in Syria since the 10-month uprising began last March. After a month of sending 165 monitors to Syria, the League of Arab States imposed more sanctions on 22 Syrian officials...

Empty tents line the grass at occupy CSUN while participating students hold a meeting with the administration Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Katie Grayot / Daily Sundial

Occupy CSUN grows with help from Chicano studies instructor

Katherine ONeill December 5, 2011

A Chicana/o studies instructor asked his classes to join Occupy CSUN Thursday night and camp with protesters, making the total number of participants over 80. Gerard Meraz, Chicana/o studies...

The downward-pointing triangle is the symbol for asexuality, similar to the triangle logo for homosexuality. Illustration by Kristin Hugo / Opinions Editor

Asexuality in a world of the highly sexual

Katherine ONeill November 17, 2011

Sex can be rough. It seems like though our society condemns sexual promiscuity, it tells us that sex is also the key to happiness and fulfillment – if you can’t find sex in your city, go become...

Susana Garcia (center), 18, plays 'Candidate 3' in SQE's mock presidential selection meeting, mimicking a marionette under the control of the Board of Trustees. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Students for Quality Education hold mock presidential selection on campus

Katherine ONeill November 17, 2011

CLARIFICATION, Nov. 17, 5:03 p.m.: Associated Students President Amanda Flavin was reported as having said students can "use of the rooms available to them to communicate their thoughts," but rather...

Emblem of the League of Arab States. Courtesy of Jeff Dahl

Suspending Syrian government a huge mistake

Katherine ONeill November 15, 2011

When I, Katherine, first saw news reports of civil unrest and violence in Syria when the “revolution” broke out in March, I was terrified for my family living there and in turmoil over the country...

New scholarship encourages faculty and staff to return to school

Katherine ONeill November 7, 2011

A new scholarship for CSUN faculty and staff wishing to return to school or pursue a new degree has been created carrying President Jolene Koester’s name. As Koester prepares to retire in December,...

A red truck, covered on the sides with posters of alleged victims of police brutality and murder, took the lead in the

Police brutality protested in Downtown Los Angeles

Katherine ONeill October 23, 2011

Over a hundred people marched the streets of Downtown Los Angeles Saturday for the 16th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation, demonstrating...

Mechanical engineering graduate student, Craig Euler, tests the movement and mechanical functions of a wheelchair using a brainwave helmet detector.  Katherine O'Neill / Daily Sundial

Second phase for brainwave-operated wheelchair at CSUN

Katherine ONeill October 10, 2011

A wheelchair operated by human brainwaves is in its second phase of experiments at CSUN, where a team of engineers is trying to figure out a way to operate the chair outdoors. The chair, estimated...

B.o.B. performs at the Big Show at CSUN on Saturday. Other artists who performed were The Cataracs and Kreayshawn. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Ten arrests made during Big Show

Katherine ONeill October 2, 2011

Ten arrests were made at Saturday’s Big Show, which increased law enforcement presence to keep an eye on the over 8,000 people who attended the annual event. Reasons for the arrests include public...

Supporters of Troy Davis gather across the road from Georgia's death row prison in Jackson, Georgia, Wednesday, September 21, 2011. (Mike Haskey/Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/MCT)Supporters of Troy Davis gather across the road from Georgia's death row prison in Jackson, Georgia, Wednesday, September 21, 2011. (Mike Haskey/Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/MCT)

Troy Davis unjustly sent to death

Katherine ONeill September 26, 2011

Troy Davis was executed Sept. 21 in Georgia through a lethal injection with no physical evidence of committing the crime for which he was accused. Nine eyewitness testimonies were all that was used...

University Counseling Center struggle to keep up with high demand of students in need

Katherine ONeill September 13, 2011

Anxiety, family tragedy, homesickness and the need to vent are some of the life stressors students may need professional support to be able to pull through a semester. High demand and under-staffing...

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