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Review: “Between the World and Me” and “The Fat Tail”

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Ryan Mancini

August 30, 2016

Race in America is an issue that has gained new purpose in recent years. With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the subsequent protests against police brutality, it has been a national focus point. Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has closely observed and reported on these affairs, has already written a memoir about what i...

A-BSN Program to be closed

A-BSN cohort poses for picture

Ryan Mancini

August 27, 2016

Cal State Northridge will be closing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing (A-BSN) Program as of the fall 2017 semester, according to the department of nursing website. A-BSN is for second-degree students who have a minimum of a BA or BS degree in any field and also who have completed necessary ...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review

Ryan Mancini

August 24, 2016

While it has not been 19 years after the last book, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is a direct follow-up to the previous book in J.K. Rowling's series about a wizarding world and "The Boy Who Lived." The story focuses on Harry Potter's son, Albus Severus Potter, named after two of Harry's professors...

Editorial: More steps are needed to keep CSUN residents safe

CSUN's on-campus student housing. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Ryan Mancini

October 21, 2015

After several weeks, it was good to see the school respond to the three sexual assaults that have occurred within three weeks of each other, on and off-campus. The Sundial recognizes the need for secrecy in a time where investigation is important in determining what happened, what can be done to stop f...

The Clinton legacy: the good, the bad, the weird and all of the above

Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton at a ceremony.

Ryan Mancini

October 13, 2015

The first debate among the five [as of this writing] Democratic presidential candidates is slowly creeping closer. As the American people wait to see the former secretary of state, New York senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton [HRC] stand on stage with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, in the...

Big Show, the unnecessary mess

DJ preforms on stage in front of crowd on CSUN campus.

Ryan Mancini

October 5, 2015

The Snapchat password was not working, so I knew I needed to use Twitter. More live tweeting, terrific. I hoped Big Show was not going to eat up my phone battery. I got in early, walking by the lines amassing outside the two entrances at the southern most end of the school. The people's desire to...

CSUN student sexually assaulted near campus during Big Show

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Ryan Mancini

October 4, 2015

A female CSUN student was sexually assaulted in an alley by Vincennes St. and Prairie St. after leaving Big Show XV at 9 p.m. CSUN police told NBC 4 news. The student tried to enter Big Show but was denied access due to full capacity. She was leaving the event when somebody grabbed her from behind....

Election 2016: the messy catastrophe

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Ryan Mancini

September 18, 2015

Welcome to the second GOP debate, sloppy and painful. I was surprised to make it out alive. This debate symbolized a cresting high as the craziness commenced, until it met its undeniable climax evoking God, presidential code names and Ronald Reagan. The 11 candidates stood before Reagan's iteration...

Sports is fun…sometimes

Photo by Trevor Stamp

Ryan Mancini

September 15, 2015

It should not take too long to notice the massive amount of sports-related propaganda interspersed across CSUN's campus. Including Redwood Hall, it is always fascinating how many reminders one can have of the numerous sports teams that travel across the nation to show off our prowess in the courts, on...

As president, who else will you antagonize?

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Ryan Mancini

August 28, 2015

As with any other showdown, this one was just as inevitable. The frustration, the determination persisted as it began. It was brought to my attention on Wednesday morning that broadcast journalist Jorge Ramos took issue with the immigration policy of Donald Trump, the presidential candidate and magnate who...

Multiple series planned for the Opinion desk

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Ryan Mancini

August 28, 2015

Dear reader, Beginning in the upcoming weeks, a handful of op-ed series will begin. They will all discuss several issues that CSUN students have shared with each other, topics that are all relative in regard to the social, political and pop cultural mixture that have been queried amongst the school's...

Agonies of summer bring vague hope for fall

Illustration by Julienne Shih / Illustrator

Ryan Mancini

August 24, 2015

That feeling of summer as that free, revitalizing time of the year where the temperature slowly rises and all things are possible has reached its final days, its nauseous end. We left off last semester by witnessing a crushing defeat where nearly 5,000 students voted between the two student-run parties in Associated Students that either did or did not include s...

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