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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 world we live in today, where technology allows the spread of information to have more transnational impact, an accurate and fair media is crucial to the stabilization ...

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 and eight entities that support the Assad regime and has demanded President Bashar Al Assad step down and peacefully transfer all power to a Syrian Vice President. S...

Occupy CSUN grows with help from Chicano studies instructor

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

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 instructor, said students need to stand up to the hardships and crisis their families continue to fac...

Asexuality in a world of the highly sexual

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

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 a hermit and live in a cave. If you are happy not getting any and you have no desire to get lucky, tell people who pressure you to get laid to go screw...

Students for Quality Education hold mock presidential selection on campus

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

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 said "they can use one of the avenues available to them" to demonstrate effectively. Flavin said SQE wa...

Suspending Syrian government a huge mistake

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

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 where I was born. In May, I decided to visit my home country of Syria to witness for myself what was taking pla...

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, the CSUN Foundation has established the Jolene Koester Presidential Scholarship Endowment. “A lot...

Police brutality protested in Downtown Los Angeles

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

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 their anger and grief with the violence they feel police continue to perform unjustly towards minoriti...

Second phase for brainwave-operated wheelchair at CSUN

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

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 to cost $10,000, is built with intelligent sensors which are placed at the bottom of the chair to recognize oncom...

Ten arrests made during Big Show

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

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 urination, public intoxication and the use of marijuana, said  CSUN Police Chief Anne Glavin. “We made our rules very clear this year,” Glavin said. “We ha...

Troy Davis unjustly sent to death

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)

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 to convict him of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989. The law states that a person is in...

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 have forced the University Counseling Center to limit the number of per-student visits to eight, said...

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