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2020 Year in Review

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor January 4, 2021

As we embark on the first Monday of 2021 and gear up for the next semester, let’s look back at the year of 2020 and reflect on some of the main stories covered by the Daily Sundial. Happy New Year, The...

Pacoima residents, community call for action against Whiteman Airport

Two scorched cars are seen in front of residential homes after a single-engine plane crash near Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Cali., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Neighbors pass by the cars days after the accident that left the pilot dead.
Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor December 30, 2020

Eva Avalos-Benitez ran and fell away from the flames that threatened her home as she and her grandson escaped through the back with the help of their neighbors, her hair and sweater covered with debris....

Photo Essay: Home for the holidays

A sign decorated in colorful Christmas lights and angels says,
Chris Torres, Photo Editor December 27, 2020

Christmas is the time of year for families to come together, open gifts, and enjoy the festivities the holiday season brings. From smaller gatherings to new beginnings, here is how the Sundial photography...

Going Back to College with Hengame Abassi: Journalist Persian Jafari

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor December 23, 2020

In this season’s fifth and final episode of “Going Back to College with Hengame Abassi,’’ Hengame talks to Persian Jafari, a 52-year-old retired journalist originally from Iran. Jafari started...

Last minute gift ideas under $20

Last minute gift ideas under $20
Danielle Tranter, Reporter December 23, 2020

Since the holidays are going to look drastically different than years past, our loved ones deserve something extra special this season. With the thousands of online tutorials and millions of ideas in the...

Review: “The Queen’s Gambit” keeps you hooked with their winning moves

Review: “The Queen’s Gambit” keeps you hooked with their winning moves
Preston Vanderslice, Reporter December 21, 2020

As a general sports lover, the dramatized sound of a swishing net, cracking bat, or smacking shoulder pads runs in my DNA. Thanks to Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” the sound of a king confidently...

Going Back to College with Hengame Abassi: Musician Nico Grierson

Tiago Barreiro and Hengame Abassi December 15, 2020

In the fourth episode of “Going Back to College with Hengame Abassi,’’ Hengame talks to Nico Grierson, a 46-year old musician in the music education program at CSUN, who is also a French-English...

Going back to college with Hengame Abassi: Interior designer Fariba Novin

Hengame Abassi and Tiago Barreiro December 8, 2020

Hengame Abassi is going back to college. She is non-traditional student: a student at the end of her 60s. Originally from Iran, Abassi was a nurse and reporter who had to flee political persecution while...

San Fernando Valley favorite Skateland to close permanently, becoming a proposed homeless shelter

After 62 years of operation, Skateland closes their doors for good after being closed for eight months.
Michaella Huck, Culture Editor December 7, 2020

For over 60 years, Skateland has been a longtime attraction to San Fernando Valley residents. However, Los Angeles Councilman John Lee announced on Nov.16 that the owners of Skateland were looking to retire...

Sia criticized as ableist for controversial new film “Music”

Sia criticized as ableist for controversial new film “Music”
Camille Lehmann, Reporter December 7, 2020

  Sia, an Australian singer, released a trailer for her new film “Music, which is scheduled to come out February 2021. The trailer debuted on Nov. 19 depicts a girl with autism that cannot...

College during COVID-19 – Yan Xi Toh is one of the few to attend in-person classes

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor December 2, 2020

“College during COVID-19*” is a video series in which CSUN students and faculty share their fall semester virtual learning or teaching experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode,...

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is all too similar to current events

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is all too similar to current events
Preston Vanderslice, Reporter December 1, 2020

The parallels of past and present were already obvious when Aaron Sorkin began filming “The Trial of the Chicago 7” in the fall of 2019, but unless Sorkin is a full-blown clairvoyant, I don’t think...

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