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CSUN to return to fully-online instruction after Thanksgiving recess

Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles and a possible spike in cases due to Thanksgiving travel, CSUN will be reverting back to fully-online instruction from Nov. 30 till the end of the fall semester.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor November 24, 2020

Class instruction at CSUN will pivot to a fully-online structure on Nov. 30 through the end of the fall semester, President Dianne F. Harrison announced on Tuesday. The campus has been following a hybrid...

CSU Employees Union fights against layoffs

CSU Employees Union fights against layoffs
Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor November 23, 2020

At the September and October CSU Board of Trustees meetings, a virtual protest occurred, as CSU staff, faculty, and union representatives took over the public forum to express their opposition to the recent...

COVID-19 Update: ‘Limited’ stay-at-home order begins on Saturday for L.A. County

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Nov. 19.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor November 19, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease...

AS follows CSSA to push for alternate grading options to return to CSU

The Associated Students Senate discussed the topic of alternate grading options during their weekly meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.
Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2020

The Associated Students Senate discussed alternate grading options during Monday’s meeting, following a resolution from the Cal State Student Association’s November meeting. The CSSA, which is recognized...

Business as (un)usual: Learning martial arts with North Valley Aikikai

David Goldberg practices with a Jo, a staff, in the parking lot behind North Valley Aikikai in Northridge, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Jo staffs are used in every class for social distancing, according to Lee Lavi.
Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2020

Inside North Valley Aikikai’s 1100-square feet dojo, you would usually find people practicing yoga or Japanese martial arts Aikido and Iaido, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, some of these practices...

NCAA men’s basketball tournament may take place in a bubble

(File photo/David J. Hawkins/The Sundial)
Ryan McCoy, Reporter November 16, 2020

The NCAA committee is considering implementing a bubble similar to the NBA’s COVID-19 bubble in Orlando for the upcoming 2021 Division 1 men's basketball tournament. The NCAA men’s basketball committee...

CSUN women’s basketball team will not participate in 2020-21 season

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Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor November 12, 2020

The women’s basketball team will not participate in the upcoming 2020-21 season, CSUN Athletics announced on Thursday afternoon. This decision comes after six athletes, or half the team, opted-out of...

COVID-19 Update: Hospitizations on the rise, 2/3 of ICU beds still available in L.A. County

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Nov. 12.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor November 12, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease...

Veteran’s Resource Center event explores COVID-19, election impact on U.S. veterans

Veterans and allies gathered during CSUN Veterans Resource Center's
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor November 11, 2020

The CSUN Veterans Resource Center hosted a virtual discussion called “Veterans Talk Current Events” where veteran students and faculty had a candid conversation about complex topics on Tuesday. The...

Business as (un)usual: Synchronizing to the beat with Magnitude Cheer

Natalie Nakata does a flip at Magnitude Cheer in Northridge, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.
Samantha Bravo and Sonia Gurrola November 11, 2020

Canopies have been a staple for businesses to be able to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, including Magnitude Cheer who had to move its athletic classes outdoors, and deal with social distancing...

CSUN offers employees early retirement, buyouts in a bid to tackle $33-million budget cut

CSUN Human Resources has received and approved 106 early exit applications as of Nov. 10.
Trevor Morgan, Contributor November 10, 2020

CSUN has offered its staff and faculty early retirement and severage packages in an effort to stave off massive financial losses and potential layoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Employee Early...

COVID-19 Update: USC survey reveals increase in social gatherings, points to rising case rate

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Nov. 5.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor November 5, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease...

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