The Sundial

Breaking borders: The fight for education

Breaking borders: The fight for education

Raychel Stewart

May 1, 2019

Reported also by Byron Gonzalez“I always knew I was undocumented. I came to full realization of this when my parents made me hide under a car to cross into the United States at six years old.” For Mario Torres, his memory of crossing the Mexican-American border in 2001 is as vivid as any ot...

Educational Policies Committee eliminates French major

Educational Policies Committee eliminates French major

Raychel Stewart

April 24, 2019

The CSUN Educational Policies Committee unanimously voted to eliminate the French major during a meeting in March due to waning enrollment and course offerings.Adrián Pérez-Boluda, chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, explained that students who declare a French ...

Students give back to the community with the VITA Clinic

Students give back to the community with the VITA Clinic

Raychel Stewart

April 9, 2019

Students gain learning experiences in the taxation and accounting field while also providing cost-free tax services for low-income residents in the San Fernando Valley through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at CSUN. The Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation offers three...

Associated Students candidates call for administration transparency

Associated Students candidates call for administration transparency

Raychel Stewart

March 29, 2019

Associated Students presidential and vice presidential candidates discussed issues of transparency from the administration during the Debate and Open Mic event on Tuesday. The candidates unanimously agreed the administration hasn’t acted in a transparent way regarding situations that include students...

Provost candidate Dr. Mary Beth Walker

Provost candidate Dr. Mary Beth Walker

Raychel Stewart

March 13, 2019

The interim president at Georgia Gwinnett College stated that creating initiatives to increase the diversity among faculty and staff will lead to a workplace that reflects the same diversity of the student body. Mary Beth Walker, Ph.D., answered questions that addressed the diversity and tension betw...

Provost candidate Dr. DoVeanna Fulton

Provost candidate Dr. DoVeanna Fulton

Raychel Stewart

March 13, 2019

A University of Houston-Downtown dean stated that having discussions regarding student success and meeting the Graduation Initiative 2025 mandates to increase graduation rates will become the top priority if hired as the new CSUN provost.DoVeanna Fulton, Ph.D., said if she becomes the next provost s...

Scholar discusses relationship between US and North Korea

Raychel Stewart

February 7, 2019

Director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California said that if U.S. relations with North Korea come to a halt, history will repeat itself.Ahead of Dr. David Kang's speech “Facing Nuclear North Korea,” he warns that threats of war and intimidation could resurface...

The importance of media literacy in our media-driven culture

The importance of media literacy in our media-driven culture

Raychel Stewart

September 4, 2018

The average American spends up to 12 hours each day interacting with media, according to eMarketer’s latest report. More time is spent watching TV and scrolling through social media than getting a good night’s rest. Our society has become a media-driven culture, yet few universities offer cl...

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