The Sundial

Costly renovation to accommodate non-native animals

Costly renovation to accommodate non-native animals

Nicollette Ashtiani

May 10, 2016

Although the excess biodiversity at CSUN’s pond may have been the cause for its costly makeover, the animals are here to stay. Recently, the Sundial investigated a claim that suggested the red-eared slider turtles, that have been thriving in the pond, were extracted and placed into cramped crates...

Senate candidate Sanchez’s push for affordable education

Senate candidate Sanchez’s push for affordable education

Nicollette Ashtiani

May 10, 2016

California voters will elect a United States senator in the upcoming 2016 November elections for the first time since 1992.Thirty-four candidates are running to replace current California Senator Barbara Boxer, who has decided not to pursue re-election after 24 years.Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D, current U.S. ...

Tentative CFA, CSU salary agreement includes increases for all faculty, strike called off

Tentative CFA, CSU salary agreement includes increases for all faculty, strike called off

Nicollette Ashtiani

April 8, 2016

The potential upcoming strike, that California Faculty the Association was preparing across all 23 California State University Campuses, has been called off. After prolonged salary negotiations, the CFA and CSU have come to a tentative agreement. The agreement will increase salaries over three...

Strike Talk—legal guide to talking about strike

Strike Talk—legal guide to talking about strike

Nicollette Ashtiani

April 5, 2016

With days left until the potential California Faculty Association strike across all 23 California State University campuses, strike talk has slowly made its way into classrooms. When the CFA announced their potential strike dates, which they will pursue if they are unable to settle salary negotiations...

Therapy dogs used to rescue stress with midterms on mind

Therapy dogs used to rescue stress with midterms on mind

Nicollette Ashtiani

March 15, 2016

Wagging tails and dozens of nuzzles overwhelmed the Oasis Wellness Center today when dogs visited students to offer a break from their "ruff" studies and "lab reports" for the midterms this week. Students crowded around the various types of therapy dogs, a golden tetriever, yellow labrador, schnoodle...

A.S. announces a stance on sexual assault, new transfer student requirements

A.S. announces a stance on sexual assault, new transfer student requirements

Nicollette Ashtiani

March 1, 2016

Emerging markets, transfer student requirements, a new stance regarding sexual assault, hoverboards, discounted Uber rides and active-shooter training were just a few of the topics discussed in the A.S. senate meeting Feb. 29 in the University Student Union Grand Salon. Funding The senate discus...

A.S. hosts conference, encourages high schoolers to pursue college

A.S. hosts conference, encourages high schoolers to pursue college

Nicollette Ashtiani

March 1, 2016

High school students got a taste of college life yesterday as they explored the CSUN campus as a part of Associated Students' "A.S. Awareness Month."Local high school Associated Student Body students from Northridge Academy and Granda Hills Charter were invited to attend a "High School Conference," a series ...

Associated Students discuss election kick-off, campus transportation improvement

Associated Students discuss election kick-off, campus transportation improvement

Nicollette Ashtiani

February 23, 2016

Plans for the upcoming Associated Student Election, California Faculty Assiciation negotiation talks and possible public transportation improvements were a few of the items discussed during the Associated Students Senate meeting. Elections Associated Students awareness month, a series of events...

State senator proposes bill to improve 4-year grad rates in California

State senator proposes bill to improve 4-year grad rates in California

Nicollette Ashtiani

February 22, 2016

California Sen. Steve Glazer, D., introduced today at CSUN a new bill that aims to increase four-year graduation rates at California State Universities and community colleges by offering a contract to students. The contract would offer incentives to students and encourage them to graduate in four...

Students learn the power of their words

Students learn the power of their words

Nicollette Ashtiani

February 19, 2016

Food, music, live poetry, crafts and even a ball pit were just a few of the activities Thursday that wrapped up the end of the second annual “Change your words, change the world” week, hosted by the USU to spread the importance of using inclusive words. The week-long event hoped to make s...

USU members host a week of events to encourage inclusive language

USU members host a week of events to encourage inclusive language

Nicollette Ashtiani

February 17, 2016

"Ditzy", "sweetie" and "that's retarded" were just a few of the hurtful words and phrases students posted on the Sol Center's front windows to kick off the University Student Union's second annual Inclusive Language Campaign, "Change Your Words, Change the World” week. The campaign encourages students to reco...

CSU Faculty release potential strike date

CSU Faculty release potential strike date

Nicollette Ashtiani

February 10, 2016

The California Faculty Association’s Board of Directors have released the dates of the potential five-day strike, approved in a vote last semester. CFA members will strike if they cannot come to an agreement with the California State University management in regards to their request for a general salary...

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