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CSUN Commencements 2015: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Photo Gallery

CSUN Commencements 2015: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Photo Gallery

Manny D. Araujo

May 18, 2015

The CSUN College of Social Science and Behavior held its 2015 commencement ceremony Sunday, May 17. The college is CSUN's largest and held commencement ceremonies both in the morning and in the evening. Nearly 1,200 students recieved their degree during the 8 a.m. ceremony and nearly 1,450 students ...

Letter From The Editor: Editorial Standards

Letter From The Editor: Editorial Standards

Manny D. Araujo

May 11, 2015

The mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 is a heated issue. Currently much of the tension surrounding the killings involves its recognition as genocide. Both the Turkish and US government avoid using the term in reference to the tragedy. Recently The Sundial covered the 100th anniversary of the ...

START program provides health services to students

START program provides health services to students

Manny D. Araujo

December 10, 2014

  With funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration a new program at the Klotz center will perform, rapid HIV testing that can have the results of the test in 20 minutes. By comparison, the standard HIV test can take between one to three weeks to return result...

Students protest student success fees at CSU Board of Trustees

Students protest student success fees at CSU Board of Trustees

Manny D. Araujo

November 13, 2014

  Chants from the Students for Quality Education (SQE) rang on the back walls of the conference room at the Cal State Office of the Chancellor for more than five hours on Thursday as officials discussed the school’s budgets and policies. The California State University (CSU) Board of Tr...

CSU Board of Trustees ratifies CFA budget contract

Manny D. Araujo

November 12, 2014

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted to ratify the budget contract Wednesday afternoon, which was put forward by the California Faculty Association (CFA). The new contract will go into effect immediately and will increase all faculty salaries by 1.6 percent. As well, the salaries...

The Cognitive Science of Religion: A new approach to the study of religion

The Cognitive Science of Religion: A new approach to the study of religion

Manny D. Araujo

October 31, 2014

A new approach to the study of religion is using cognitive science to try reach a new understanding of religious behavior and thought. Cognitive science of religion is a 20-year-old field that uses methods from disciplines such as anthropology, philosophy and psychology to understand how our...

You should be voting during the midterm elections

You should be voting during the midterm elections

Manny D. Araujo

October 29, 2014

Turnout for next week’s election won’t do well. There are just too many factors working against a high turnout and there isn’t much of a mobilization effort to get college voters out to the polls. Historically, midterm elections have never produced the same levels of participation as preside...

Yes on Prop 2

Yes on Prop 2

Manny D. Araujo

October 29, 2014

Only a few years ago the state was in a $26 billion deficit. Public schools made arduous cuts to their programs and voters approved new temporary taxes to help manage the state’s budget. Now, in the first time since 2007, the state has ended its fiscal year with a surplus and projects that a...

LAPD provides answers in fatal stabbing of CSUN student

LAPD provides answers in fatal stabbing of CSUN student

Manny D. Araujo

October 20, 2014

  >>CORRECTION: The story incorrectly quoted Capt. Billy Hayes, commander of LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division, as stating Alkadi met Fernandez on Oct. 17, instead of Sept. 17. CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi was stabbed to death in the process of selling his car, Los Angeles Police C...

LGBTQA panel focuses on cultural competency and acceptance

Manny D. Araujo

October 16, 2014

Finding a job after college with an environment well disposed is difficult for anyone. But for graduates within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and asexual (LGBTQA) community, the search can be even more challenging, considering that laws and attitudes pertinent to LGBTQA issues vary...

Questioning the ethics of checkbook journalism

Questioning the ethics of checkbook journalism

Manny D. Araujo

October 8, 2014

Last month celebrity news website TMZ released a video showing Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancée and current wife Janay Palmer in the elevator of an Atlantic City hotel. The video sparked a huge discussion on domestic violence and as soon as TMZ release...

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