The Sundial

Meet the new Associated Students President and Vice President

AS President and VP pose on the oviatt lawn

Laura Mendez

May 2, 2017

As a high school senior, Jonathan Goldenberg wanted to pursue a career in fashion and decided CSUN would be his best option, however in his sophomore year, he gained an interest in politics.“I landed an internship with Congressman Brad Sherman,” Goldenberg said. “In that job, I got to ...

Los Angeles Riots: 25 years later

Police officer pictured at the scene of riots behind a large cloud of smoke near a shopping center

Laura Mendez

May 1, 2017

Saturday marked the 25-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. As an effort to raise awareness, professor Taehyun Kim and his journalism 498 service learning class organized a discussion panel Thursday at the Oviatt Library to discuss the riots. On April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted four LAPD offic...

Students showcase work at the Annual Research and Service Symposium

Madelynn is standing nect to what appears to be a steampunk-themed mannequin complete with a metal corset and matching metal goggles and flowers

Laura Mendez

May 1, 2017

CSUN's Office of Community Engagement hosted the annual Research and Service Symposium Friday at the USU Grand Salon to recognize the work of students over the last year. Students showcased their projects, gained certified recognition for their civic engagement and won prizes. First place winner received...

‘Man of La Mancha’ views humanity through eyes of playwright

Man wears armor along with some fake facial hair to play Don Quixote

Laura Mendez

April 29, 2017

Man of La Mancha is a story about Miguel de Cervantes, a playwright and tax collector, who is arrested by soldiers of the Spanish Inquisition. Cervantes' arrest comes after staging a performance which mocked the government, according to Davis Gaines—who will reprise his Ovation Award-winning role...

Trump signs order dismantling environmental protections

President Donald Trump makes remarks prior to signing an Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 28, 2017. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, right, look on. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Pool/Sipa USA/TNS)

Laura Mendez

April 11, 2017

President Trump signed an executive order last Tuesday that dismantles vital climate and clean air protections. The executive order mainly aims at eliminating the Clean Power Plan, a set of rules regulating energy plants powered by fossil fuels. However, the order also targets a federal temporary ban o...

‘Take Back the Night’: rally, march draws attention to sexual assault

Students participate in sexual assualt rally chanting and waving homemade picket signs

Laura Mendez

March 31, 2017

The Women's Research and Resource Center hosted their 14th annual "Take Back the Night" rally and march to educate participants on several aspects of sexual assault. "Take Back the Night" is held every March during Women’s History Month to raise awareness on sexual assault and more. According to Sh...

Holocaust survivor recalls encampment and liberation

eva pictured holding a photograph of her mother

Laura Mendez

March 13, 2017

With only half an hour to collect their belongings, Eva Brettler, her grandmother and her aunt were told that they would be taken to a concentration camp. Brettler, a survivor of the Ravensbruck concentration camp, spoke to CSUN students about her experience before, during and after the holocaust. R...

New criminology and justice studies major available Fall 2017

photo shows the outside of the college of social and behavioral science

Laura Mendez

March 13, 2017

In the fall of 2017, the College of Behavioral Sciences will offer a new criminology and justice studies major. Vickie Jensen, chair of the Criminology and Justice Studies Department, explained that creating this new major was a long process that was inspired by students. “This major is the result of...

‘West Side Story’ comes to CSUN

Eddie Egan headshot

Laura Mendez

March 9, 2017

In an new production, La Mirada Theatre and Valley Performing Arts Center will present West Side Story from March 10 through March 12 at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC). "West Side Story" is the second full-scale musical to be presented at the VPAC following last season’s production of "...

Majors fair sheds light on different CSUN majors

Students fill out the Majors Fair 2017 Evaluation

Laura Mendez

March 2, 2017

CSUN’s annual majors fair was held at Matador Square on Thursday where representatives from all departments were able to answer student’s questions about different majors. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Advising Resource Center put the event together to help students get a ...

Dreamers face uncertian future under Trump

Dream act pamphlets pictured

Laura Mendez

February 28, 2017

President Trump's campaign promises regarding deportations of undocumented immigrants have created uncertainty among DACA students. In 2012, President Obama passed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed undocumented students to stay in the U.S. for two years to study or work...

Panel discussion focuses on challenging President Trump’s travel ban

Photo shows the crowd of students who showed up for the panel discussion

Laura Mendez

February 28, 2017

In an effort to support those affected by President Trump’s Muslim Ban, the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies hosted a discussion panel Monday in the Oviatt Library. Executive order 13769, known by many as the "Muslim Ban," barred people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering t...

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