The Sundial

Armenian Genocide reflected, spreading awareness during recent conference

Michael J. Arvizu

February 3, 2015

By Michael J. Arvizu and Diana JimenezAs a little boy — maybe 5 or 6 years of age — Vahram Shemmassian, a CSUN professor of Armenian Studies, remembers going with his grandparents to attend the yearly Armenian Genocide commemorations on April 24.Placed along the stage during those presentat...

Family, friends, colleagues remember longtime CSUN journalism professor DeWayne ‘Doc’ Johnson

Family, friends, colleagues remember longtime CSUN journalism professor DeWayne ‘Doc’ Johnson

Michael J. Arvizu

January 18, 2015

As much as former CSUN journalism professor Dr. DeWayne “Doc” Johnson was known for his high professionalism, work ethic, and advocacy for his students, he was also known for his quick wit, distinctive smirk, and sense of humor. Johnson was also endowed with the ability to turn around a qu...

More wet weather expected after last week’s heavy rains

More wet weather expected after last week’s heavy rains

Michael J. Arvizu

December 15, 2014

By MENGRAN WU The CSUN community experienced heavy rainy days last week, but for the most part, was left unscathed. However, many California regions, including the greater Los Angeles area, were faced with a series of rainstorms. In Northridge, small floods caused by the rain covered so...

No time wasted during KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, 2014

No time wasted during KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, 2014

Michael J. Arvizu

December 15, 2014

By DIANA JIMENEZ The 25th annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert celebration kicked off on Saturday at the newly renovated Forum in Los Angeles. The show benefited “Para Los Niños,” a nonprofit organization which helps kids that are at risk of poverty by providing support and education opportu...

Stanford psychology professor discusses how virtual reality can transform education

Stanford psychology professor discusses how virtual reality can transform education

Michael J. Arvizu

December 6, 2014

By Mengran Wu Dr. Jeremy Bailenson holds an impressive resume. He is the founding director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University, an associate professor at Stanford’s Department of Communication, faculty director of Stanford’s Digital Forum, and a senior fellow at...

Obama’s immigration reform speech raises more questions than it answers

Obama’s immigration reform speech raises more questions than it answers

Michael J. Arvizu

November 21, 2014

Students watching President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night to rehaul what he calls the nation’s “broken” immigration system, were left with more questions than answers. In his speech, broadcast nationally, Obama outlined a three-pronged approach of an executive action he says wil...

Harvest Fest offers fun for kids, networking opportunities for their parents

Harvest Fest offers fun for kids, networking opportunities for their parents

Michael J. Arvizu

November 10, 2014

By Nicolette Hinojos Pumpkins lined the sidewalks, and scarecrows and posters hung on the walls while hay bales provided fall inspired seating at the 15th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday. The San Fernando Valley heat did not stop families from celebrating the fall season at the child f...

AS allocates funds for sports, information technology

Michael J. Arvizu

November 10, 2014

By Alexandra Chidbachian The Associated Students (AS) senate passed a motion to allocate $16,500 for the women's soccer club to attend the Big West Tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, for the 2014 national playoffs. Members of the team, coaches and supporters spoke to AS asking to financially supp...

Students march in solidarity with missing Mexican classmates

Students march in solidarity with missing Mexican classmates

Michael J. Arvizu

November 6, 2014

  El Salvador native Mercedes Moreno has had enough. In 1991, her son, José Leonidas Moreno, disappeared without a trace after being deported from Colorado to El Salvador. In 1988, the younger Moreno was caught running a red light. When the officer discovered he had no papers, the pr...

Day of the Dead bridges the gap between this world and the next

Day of the Dead bridges the gap between this world and the next

Michael J. Arvizu

November 3, 2014

They processed quietly, silently. Each step was measured, landing softly on the concrete ground. They numbered about 100, and made their way through some of the busiest parts of campus –– the Sierra Center, Oviatt Library, Matador walk. The procession stopped pedestrians in their tracks,...

Administrators address greek community in closed-door meeting regarding hazing

Michael J. Arvizu

October 31, 2014

President Dianne Harrison and Vice President of Student Affairs William Watkins spoke to fraternity and sorority members in a closed-door meeting on Friday afternoon to address the incidents of hazing that have plagued the community. It has been two weeks since an alleged incident of hazing by the...

Two arrested in investigation of Abdullah Alkadi’s disappearance

Two arrested in investigation of Abdullah Alkadi’s disappearance

Michael J. Arvizu

October 19, 2014

[Updated: 10:20 p.m. Oct. 19] Two arrests have been made by Los Angeles Police Department robbery and homicide detectives investigating the disappearance of California State University, Northridge, student Abdullah Alkadi. Details of the arrests are expected to be released Monday afternoon dur...

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