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Laura Rathbone and Manny Flores from North Valley Cares Services at the United Methodist Church in North Hills, Calif. on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Front-Line Heroes: Staff and volunteers of North Valley Caring Services

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2021

Every Friday morning, more than 200 cars line up outside the North Hills United Methodist Church for a food pantry organized by the nonprofit organization North Valley Caring Services. The program has...

Student teachers looking to get their teaching credentials have had to adapt to the pandemic, teaching students from home.

What CSUN student teachers have to say about online learning, reopening of schools

Gillian Moran-Perez, Senior Editor March 29, 2021

The conversations on reopening schools across the country has focused on the voices of concerned parents and teachers, as policy makers attempt to recreate a new normal for students. Yet student teachers’...

Liz Hasegawa is a science teacher at James Monroe High School in North Hills, Calif. Hasegawa has adapted to the switch to virtual learning by creating science videos that are engaging for her students instead of relying on long lectures.

Front-Line Heroes: Liz Hasegawa, science teacher

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2021

This week’s front-line hero is Liz Hasegawa, a 9th grade science teacher at James Monroe High School in North Hills, a Los Angeles Unified School District school. The school receives Title I aid, a form...

The chart highlights the disproportionate vaccine distribution in Los Angeles County. Low-income neighborhoods, populated by communities of color, have a lower percentage of vaccinated persons.

Vaccine hesitancy stands in the way of reducing COVID-19 cases in communities of color

Jenna Wilson, Reporter March 26, 2021

COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact communities of color in low-income neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County, and the communities’ hesitancy toward getting the vaccine threatens to...

Alan and Santina Byler take in the view from a high vantage point, where visitors can view the entirety of the Japanese garden in Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

Zen Zones: Places for Angelenos to relax under the sun

Nadine Cortez, Samantha Bravo, and Kaitlyn Lavo March 18, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic may have forced residents to stay home, but Los Angeles is an outdoor city — there are plenty of activities people can do to relieve the tensions brought on by the pandemic. From...

Jacqueline Lopez, a grocery store cashier at El Super in Los Angeles, continues to stay cautious by double masking even though she has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Front-line Heroes: Jacqueline Lopez, grocery store cashier

Cesar Saldana, Reporter March 12, 2021

“Front-line Heroes” is a Daily Sundial weekly series that honors those who are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines — doctors, food bank volunteers, retail workers, testing site volunteers and other...

As Los Angeles County moves into the red tier thanks to a lower number of COVID-19 cases, indoor operations with limited capacity, such as indoor restaurants and gyms, can resume business as soon as Monday.

Indoor dining, movie theaters to reopen Monday in Los Angeles County

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor March 12, 2021

County officials announced in a press release that Los Angeles County will move into red tier reopenings starting Monday. In what the county described as a “major milestone,” the move into the red...

One year ago, people across the world began staying home as COVID-19 started its journey across the world.

Op-Ed: COVID-19 one year later

Ricardo Garcia, Contributor March 11, 2021

I imagine that a lot of people will be writing about this anniversary, but this is my take on it. Where were you on March 11, 2020? Where were you when you got a notification that classes will switch...

Walking the tightrope of racial battle fatigue with Cornel West

Walking the tightrope of racial battle fatigue with Cornel West

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor March 9, 2021

Finding the balance between fighting for social justice and maintaining one’s well being is like walking on a tightrope. As the fight against injustice takes a mental and physical toll on the people...

Sam Sherry, right, vaccinates his colleague, Holly Malloy, another CSUN nursing student.

Front-line Heroes: Sam Sherry, CSUN nursing student

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor March 4, 2021

“Front-line Heroes” is a Daily Sundial weekly series that honors those who are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines — doctors, food bank volunteers, retail workers, testing site volunteers and other...

A surfer walks into the water at Surfrider Beach next to the Malibu Pier on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

Zen Zones: Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach

Samantha Bravo March 3, 2021

The Malibu Pier is a Southern California landmark that is equipped with dining options and located next to Surfrider Beach, a popular surf attraction. Surfrider Beach, known for its three-point break,...

California State University students who are currently enrolled may visit any CSU campus for access to a food pantry. A CSU ID is needed as verification for access to the food resource.

California State University food pantries open to all CSU students

Fabiola Perez Lopez, Reporter March 2, 2021

In an effort to eliminate food insecurity, the California State University Chancellor’s Office announced that the CSU campuses are extending access to their food pantries to students enrolled at any...

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