The Sundial

Modesty dies on a college campus

Illustration of a young boy leaving his parents at the bottom of a winding mountainous path that leads to school graduation

Ryan Mancini

May 26, 2017

Pride means a great deal to those who enter college with a burgeoning awareness on any topic. Sports, politics, anime, history, literature, to name a famous few. Students have to feel as though they can bring something to what they are learning from their interests and passions.The shameful detail in...

The bidding war over Berkeley

freedom of speech illustration

Ryan Mancini

May 11, 2017

Thomas Paine brought the issue of free speech into liberal circles after numerous claims of libel against the British empire in the late 18th century. He warded off Edmund Burke, a popular conservative of the time, from his lauding of the monarchy in favor of democracy as the war in America ended wit...

Coup de Trump

Illustration shows a sillouette of donald trump's face with an american flag print

Ryan Mancini

May 11, 2017

Arguments have been made throughout academia toward the likelihood of a termination to Trump's presidency. Recent weeks have now raised the dark suspicion that his administration will bring about a fascist regime unlike even the more imperial of presidencies (Trump's idol, Andrew Jackson, for one).Historian Timothy S...

Culture of overspending continues in A.S., candidates say

AS students speak at meeting

Ryan Mancini

April 10, 2017

The financial strain felt by the campus seems to continue in Associated Students (A.S.), two years after the Sundial reported on it after an AS senate meeting."It’s getting worse, as the school is trying to decrease its enrollment, justifiably so," said Jonathan Goldenberg, representative of the A...

Trump cabinet appointees concern students, professors

Ben Carson shakes hands with Donald Trump

Ryan Mancini

December 8, 2016

Donald Trump has made his final preparations to his cabinet, causing concerns among the American people, according to ABC News.With the recent addition of former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as the intended Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Trump is close to finding candidate...

Review: ‘John Adams’

Several novels are stacked on top one another

Ryan Mancini

December 7, 2016

It was a surprise when President-elect Donald Trump said he would alternate between living in the White House and Trump Tower in New York City. The White House, however, has not always been favored to be the home for the President of the United States, as started by John Adams when he moved in the ne...

Election month-down: Trumplandia

donald trump speaks at the podium for an event hosted by the company carrier

Ryan Mancini

December 7, 2016

While Americans remain in this honeymoon period with the remaining month under the tired eyes of Barack Obama, the new era of truth can already be observed. Whether it is "Hamilton," flag burning or Saturday Night Live, the frustration of an old man soon to be inhabiting the White House is already...

How students are coping with Donald Trump’s win

Downtown LA is crowded with anti-trump protesters

Ryan Mancini

December 5, 2016

Donald Trump's election victory has prompted some students to deny the results, but this has pushed others to call out their peers for their course of action."I believe that there are some that have truly grasped what has happened and others that mainly shrugged it off with the idea that 'oh, it's no b...

Army, Obama Administration halt development of Dakota Access Pipeline

People in New York protest the North Dakota access pipeline

Ryan Mancini

December 4, 2016

The current route for the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has been denied construction by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Obama Administration.Protestors and activists defending the site look at this as a victory in their favor, as the pipeline would have run under...

Election month-down: the presidency unraveled

Barack Obama speaks with Trump

Ryan Mancini

November 15, 2016

Considering myself as a student of history, one of the first aspects of America of which I researched endlessly was the office of President of the United States. Each and every one has a story to tell, connecting to other presidents or to great moments in the history of this nation. Naming the presidents...

CSUN holds a post-election panel led by The Young Turks

Photo shows four members of the Young Turks seated at a discussion panel

Ryan Mancini

November 10, 2016

"The Young Turks" (TYT) on Fusion held a live showing of the web series at the Little Theatre in Nordhoff Hall Wednesday night to discuss the results of the 2016 presidential election. The panelists were TYT hosts John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian, Vice President of programming and correspondent at...

Dream Center will provide attorneys for students in fear of their future

Students sand together in protest of Trump's election

Ryan Mancini

November 9, 2016

With the projection of Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States, Dreamers at CSUN are concerned for their wellbeing moving forward. The coordinator of the Dream Center Dario Fernandez said there will be attorneys coming to campus on Nov. 10 for students. "They will be giving information...

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