The Sundial

How CSUN students are coping with post-election stress

Woman protests with shirt that reads,

Meliss Arteaga

December 16, 2016

Since news of United States President-elect Donald Trump taking office in January broke out, CSUN students who do not support Trump have been protesting against the reality television personality. However, not all students have been able to protest. Post-election students from all sorts of organizations have ...

Disability department advocates for new program advancing CSUN students with their school work

Girl pictured working on a desktop

Meliss Arteaga

December 1, 2016

The Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) department provides resources for students with disabilities, but are advocating Read & Write Gold, a software program designed for all CSUN students to improve research, reading, study and writing skills. Read & Write Gold accommodate...

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies at 90

Fedel Castro pictured

Meliss Arteaga

November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro, Cuba's longtime leader has died at age 90, his brother and current president of Cuba, Raul Castro announced on Cuban television Friday night. Castro was well known as a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as prime minister and then as president from 1976...

Weekly Events List: Holiday Edition

Pumpkin pie pictured

Meliss Arteaga

November 17, 2016

Monday, Nov. 21The City of Cerritos Christmas Tree Lighting The Cerritos City Council will light the city’s Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Event includes: craft activity for children, entertainment, caroling, performances by local music groups, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.F...

Blues Project Tabling Fair advocates mental health services

Blues projects member speaks with student at booth

Meliss Arteaga

November 15, 2016

The Blues Project, a peer education program for depression and mental health on campus, brought in a crowd of students to its annual tabling fair, featuring advocates from health services on and off campus. Students were provided educational activities, informational flyers, pamphlets, live music,...

New drone technology helps advance CSUN students with their research

CSUN students use remote control droids

Meliss Arteaga

November 11, 2016

CSUN Geography Club members use drones to collect data unique to their interests and study areas, advancing their research projects in the environment. Members want to encourage other students to engage in drone usage so that it becomes a part of the university’s curriculum. The geography club...

A conversation with Victor Lewis & Peggy McIntosh addresses white and male privilege

Peggy McIntosh speaks with CSUN student

Meliss Arteaga

November 2, 2016

A discussion on overcoming white and male privilege, and other issues, was led on Tuesday by two colleagues of 22 years, Victor Lewis and Peggy McIntosh, two of the most renowned speakers on the topic of their work against racism and other forms of oppression. The leaders moved many students to ask...

Students find My L.A. 311 app convenient for local activities

Photo shows close up of android phone

Meliss Arteaga

November 1, 2016

My L.A. 311 recently updated the City of Los Angeles information and services app with a new feature called “Find City Info” which is convenient for students looking to find nearest parks, libraries, fire and police stations, public pools, parking lots, and more with just a few taps away. Since...

Prop HHH supporters on the fence about $1.2 billion bond to reduce homelessness

Homeless man sleeps on bridge

Meliss Arteaga

October 31, 2016

With a rise in homelessness in Los Angeles, especially among women and children, Prop HHH (Homes, Help, Hope) offers funding and resources to help get homeless the housing and help they need. The proposition’s goal to help finance 8,000-10,000 units of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) instead...

Keith Goldstein’s life and legacy remembered during memorial

Goldstein's photos and print samples on display in recital hall

Meliss Arteaga

October 16, 2016

Friends, colleagues, students and relatives reunited on Sunday for Keith Goldstein's memorial at Cypress Hall, which was made possible by the journalism staff. Guest speakers and audience members reflected on Goldstein's life and mentorship at CSUN and at KCSN as news director. The turnout was high...

CSUN students find school work conflicts with Yom Kippur

outside of jewish student center shown

Meliss Arteaga

October 12, 2016

Erik Sklar, a senior broadcast journalism major and board member of Chabad, a Jewish organization on campus, said Yom Kippur is a "Day of Atonement" for the Jewish community. "We ask God and all of the people we have hurt over the past year for forgiveness from our sins," Sklar said. The tradition incl...

Students share their alternative study spaces

inside of matador bookstore complex and freudian sip pictured

Meliss Arteaga

October 10, 2016

Midterms are approaching and more students are seen gathering to study around places with Wi-Fi and comfortable seats (to occasionally nap in). When asked what places students prefer to study at, the Oviatt library was not an option. Some students explained why they prefer to study anywhere besides t...

The student media organization of California State University Northridge