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Working at a grocery store during a pandemic

Tara Byers (left) and Julie Ryne (right) inside of their apartment in Hollywood, California.

Logan Bik, Editor in Chief

May 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone, including health care workers and those working at grocery stores, reinforcing what it means to be an essential worker. Working at a Trader Joe's Market in Los Angeles, partners Tara Byers and Julie Ryne, have been adjusting to life as essential workers...

El Nido Family Center provides vulnerable families with resources to deal with pandemic

A volunteer loads a bag of resources in a vehicle.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 23, 2020

To assist low income residents in the city of Los Angeles, El Nido Family Centers’ Pacoima location opened their gates and provided families with resources during the coronavirus pandemic; El Nido’s mission — to break the cycle of poverty. Despite the rain, volunteers quickly loaded boxes and ba...

Gov. Newsom reveals, one in five California workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March

Restaurants around the country close their doors, leaving many Americans without jobs.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 21, 2020

The demand for financial support continues to surge in light of the coronavirus pandemic as over 30 million Americans have filed an initial unemployment claim since mid-March, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Revision. One out of five California workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March, and a...

How a local bookstore is adapting to the pandemic

The interior of the bookstore before it closed in late March.

Michaella Huck, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2020

Wide aisleways, comfy chairs, soft background music and a wall dedicated to employee suggestions is what attracted book lovers to a local bookstore. As the coronavirus pandemic worsened, it has forced The $10 or Less Bookstore to adapt to these unusual times. The bookstore is a local budget-friendly...

Life during COVID-19: Stephanie Yu, Northridge, California

Life during COVID-19: Stephanie Yu - Northridge, California.

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

May 19, 2020

Stephanie Yu is a Chinese-born film student at CSUN who decided to stay in Northridge, California during the global lockdown. Her family is in Guangzhou, one of the most populous cities in China, which has mostly reopened. Stephanie's hands-on education has suffered due to the pandemic restrictions,...

The uncertainty of graduating college during a pandemic

The uncertainty of graduating college during a pandemic

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2020

In the past, I always used to make the same joke when my friends and family asked me about my post-graduation plans: “I don’t know,” I’d respond, “I don’t have 2020 vision.” Now here I am, I’ve finally made it to the last week of my senior year. I’m about to be a fresh college...

Gov. Newsom proposes 10% CSU budget cut in light of pandemic’s economic toll

Screenshot from Gov. Gavin Newsom's livestream on Thursday.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a 10% reduction in funding to the California State University and University of California systems in his May revision of the state’s budget. Newsom revised California’s budget to $203 billion as the state reels from the coronavirus’s economic impact. He had originally...

How has the coronavirus impacted this farmers market vendor?

Tony Varela at the Mar Vista Farmers Market.

Shae Hammond, Reporter

May 15, 2020

The Sundial spoke to Tony Varela, a vendor for Jimenez Family Farm, at Mar Vista Farmers Market on May 9, to see how the pandemic has impacted vendors. Video filmed and edited by Shae Hammond.

Los Angeles County extends stay-at-home orders

Los Angeles County extends stay-at-home orders

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2020

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer alluded on Tuesday that the stay-at-home orders are likely to be extended. The “Safer at Home” orders were expected to be let up Friday, May 15 after an extension from the original April 30 date. At the LA County Board of Supervisors...

Scammers using COVID-19 to entice users to provide private information

Scammers using COVID-19 to entice users to provide private information

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2020

Information Technology has seen widespread fraudulent emails, messages or calls from scammers offering fake internships and scholarships. Scammers are also using COVID-19 as a subject matter to lure students into providing private information. In an effort to alert students, IT shared a list of ways...

CSUN Music Department adapts to remote learning

Drums were provided by the CSUN's Music Department

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2020

The sudden shift to online teaching has brought unprecedented challenges to students and professors alike. The pandemic forced all learning online in mid-March and instructors had to come up with creative projects and activities to see what worked best for their students. While some basic functions...

What’s going on with those federal stimulus checks?

What's going on with those federal stimulus checks?

Ashley Hawn and Samantha Bravo

May 13, 2020

Nearly 130 million individuals and more than $200 billion in stimulus checks have been made available from the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service for coronavirus economic relief. U.S. residents who set up direct deposit began receiving their checks in the middle of April. Paper ch...

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