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Man charged in CSUN student’s death to appear in court

Abdullah Alkadi was last seen on Sept. 17 near his home in the 9900 block of Reseda Boulevard in Northridge.

Michael Arvizu

December 6, 2015

After two days of deliberations by the defense and prosecution, the man accused of killing CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi will be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court in San Fernando, setting the stage for the case to go to trial. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David B. Gelfound denied the defe...

Hearing to decide status of man accused in Abdullah Alkadi’s death

Hearing to decide status of man accused in Abdullah Alkadi's death

Michael Arvizu

December 3, 2015

Witnesses who took the stand for the prosecution and defense during a roughly five-hour hearing on Thursday revealed for the first time details about CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi’s death and the arrest of the man accused of killing him. The preliminary hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court San...

Associated Students meeting wrap-up

Michael Arvizu

September 14, 2015

CSUN Associated Students further solidified its stance on providing a smoke and tobacco-free campus when it unanimously voted on Monday morning, to rescind a contradictory 2011 smoking policy. The 2011 policy prohibited smoking within 25 feet of entrances, exits, operable windows and ground level...

President Harrison delivers fall welcome address

File Photo / Sundial

Michael Arvizu

August 24, 2015

Enrollment, social justice, sustainability and CSUN’s status as a smoke-and tobacco-free campus were just some of the topics raised by university President Dianne F. Harrison as she gave her fall welcome address to a packed Valley Performing Arts Center on Thursday morning. Harrison’s address...

Event for transferring students lends a hand to help find the right college

Incoming Latino transfer students listened while  in a workshop called,

Michael Arvizu

May 6, 2015

CSUN Raza Transfer Day, hosted on May 2 by the Chicano/a Graduate Student Association, is an event held each year with the hope of providing students with the tools necessary to successfully transfer to a four-year college of their choice. “We feel like there is not enough outreach for these students,”...

Water usage at CSUN comes into question as drought persists

CSUN is able to keep the Orange Grove pond and several other campus fountains active while meeting the water quota. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Michael Arvizu

April 22, 2015

With a student population numbering this semester at over 36,000 students, the very notion of water conservation on campus may seem far-fetched — even impossible. But a series of present and future sustainability measures could put CSUN ahead of the curve in water conservation. Experts say Ca...

Campus gets acquainted with CSUN PD’s K-9 unit

CSUN student Joselyn Cano and her daughter, Emily, 3, pet Django, belonging to Crescent City Police Department officer Aaron King. Photo credit: Michael Arvizu

Michael Arvizu

April 15, 2015

The CSUN Department of Police Services hosted a multi-agency police dog demonstration where members of the public and CSUN students got to meet and pet the dogs, in front of Bayramian Hall Wednesday afternoon. “People say the dogs are malicious and they’re mean. It’s not true,” said Anthony...

Garcetti announces earthquake initiative in State of the City Address at VPAC

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivers his State of the City speech at the Valley Performing Arts Center on April 14. Photo credit: Matthew Delgado

Michael Arvizu

April 14, 2015

Standing on the stage of the Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gave his second State of the City address, where he outlined numerous improvement campaigns in areas such as public safety, mass transit, and earthquake retrofitting. The fact that CSUN had to endure...

Tommy Lasorda stops by CSUN for meet-and-greet

Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda visited CSUN during the Matadors' baseball game against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, April 11. Photo credit: Michael Arvizu

Michael Arvizu

April 14, 2015

Tommy Lasorda is regarded as a legendary player, coach and manager. In his 19-year capacity as manager after being a pitcher for the Dodgers in the mid-1950s, Lasorda led the team to two World Series titles, part of a career in baseball that spans over 60 years. So when CSUN alum Colin Gunderson,...

MEChA encourages higher education with 17th annual Raza Youth Conference

High school students participate in caucuses during the 17th annual MEChA de CSUN Raza Youth Conference on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Photo credit: Michael Arvizu

Michael Arvizu

March 30, 2015

For a time, graduating high school and going to college was the last thing on Kevin Herrera and Bryant Sandoval’s minds. Herrera, an 11th grader at Maya Angelou High School in South Central Los Angeles saw himself as a bad student. Boxing and mixed martial arts — not to mention a kick in the pants... tax form mistake will not prevent students from receiving federal student aid

(The Sundial Photo/ Stock Image)

Michael Arvizu

March 10, 2015

Students who filed their 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork before or on the March 2 state deadline are not at risk of losing their financial aid due to erroneous tax information sent by, CSUN financial aid officials said this week. This year marks...

LGBTQ Awareness training may be revamped due to low attendance

Michael Arvizu

February 17, 2015

Although Tuesday morning’s Pride Center LGBTQ Awareness training session saw zero attendance by CSUN students, Sarina Loeb, Pride Center and LGBTQ initiatives coordinator, encourages students to consider attending the remaining two sessions. “The goal of the training is really to educate people...

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