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State of the Union offers promising changes

State of the Union offers promising changes
Melisa Fumbarg January 21, 2015

  A new year means new laws and a new agenda. Like many people, the president too makes New Year's resolutions. The State of the Union Address seems like just that. It is a chance for the president...

As CSUN professor’s cancer returns, university, Be the Match organize bone marrow drive

Dianne Frehlich and Dr. Shane Frehlich, chair of the CSUN kinesiology department, pose for a photograph with their twin bots, Max and Miles, in 2012. In May 2012, Shane was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. CSUN and Be the Match are partnering to host a bone marrow registry drive on campus in Redwood Hall, West Patio, for Frehlich from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Photo courtesy Dianne Frehlich.
Melisa Fumbarg December 9, 2014

Two years ago, the CSUN community found out about Dr. Shane Frehlich, a CSUN faculty president and kinesiology professor who was diagnosed with cancer and was declared cancer free after four rounds...

Professor encourages leisure reading revival

Students, Christine Seite, 21, business law major and Jade Wonts, 21, CTVA major studying in the new Gohstand reading room. Photo Credit: Macie Bennet/The Sundial
Melisa Fumbarg November 28, 2014

  Few things can replicate the feeling of opening a book and letting the words sink in to create a lasting impression on the reader. The Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room...

CSUN’s new celestial astronomy club

Illustration by Kristine Delicana/Illustrations Editor
Melisa Fumbarg November 15, 2014

The members of the CSUN Astronomy Club share a passion for anything and everything celestial and host numerous activities that engage the whole CSUN community, from movie nights to discussions. “I...

CSU Board of Trustees has busy schedule this week

CSU, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison, left, is seen at the Chancellors office at the CSU board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Long Beach, Calif. (Photo Credit/David J. Hawkins/The Sundial)
Melisa Fumbarg November 10, 2014

The California State University System Board of Trustees (BOT) will be meeting to address the issues of the CSUs this week. From Wednesday, Nov. 12, to Thursday, Nov. 13, the BOT will hold various...

The Nine Drink Minimum: Professor meets stand-up comedy

The Nine Drink Minimum: Professor meets stand-up comedy
Melisa Fumbarg November 6, 2014

English professor turned comedian, Jose Alvarez started off by studying English with a creative writing emphasis during his undergrad years at CSUN. It was when he took a comedy writing course during...

Undocumented students’ dreams and voices need to be heard

Pamphlets containing information about college is present at a California Dream Act workshop. The workshop sought to be help students properly fill out forms for the California Dream Act. File Photo/The Sundial
Melisa Fumbarg November 5, 2014

For many students, attending college can be a huge struggle, and I don’t mean the average challenges that come with writing papers, taking exams, getting classes and paying tuition. I am referring to...

Yes on Prop 47

Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service
Melisa Fumbarg October 29, 2014

“Let the criminals out of jail,” would be the end of any conversation. That is until Proposition 47 was introduced. With the elections quickly approaching, it can be difficult to understand...

Student voices: best and worst of growing up with Halloween

Illustration by Kristine Delicana/ Illustrations Editor
Melisa Fumbarg October 28, 2014

  Growing up means a change in the Halloween spirit. Things are never quite the same but college students find new ways to celebrate the holiday that are age appropriate. “Now only a few...

Students take a stand for social justice

Reverend James Lawson lectures during the CDSC
Melisa Fumbarg October 14, 2014

It’s not every day that students are offered the chance to listen to and discuss issues that have an impact on the society they live in. That was the case Tuesday afternoon for the CSUN town hall...

Rohr Chabad House builds Sukkah at monthly barbecue

Melisa Fumbarg October 6, 2014

For the small Jewish population at Cal State Northridge, the Rohr Chabad House offers students a chance to connect with their peers and experience their faith. Despite having monthly evening barbecues...

CSUN building marshals trained to protect the community

Kit Espinosa, emergency management coordinator for CSUN Police Department Services, trains volunteers on what to do during emergencies. The training held on Sept. 16 is one of many that are held throughout the year. Photo Credit: Melisa Fumbarg/ The Sundial
Melisa Fumbarg October 3, 2014

Each year a group of volunteers participate in a rigorous training program aimed at protecting CSUN and the surrounding community. These soon to be building marshals, are taught through the Building...

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