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Three members of CSUN confirmed with COVID-19

An inside picture of Klotz Student health center

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Three CSUN community members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to an email sent to the campus by Dr. Yolanda Reid, director of the Klotz Student Health Center and Gregory Murphy, chief of CSUN Police Department on Wednesday. Two cases were confirmed by medical professionals, and one repo...

Surviving in an era of no sports

CSUN Softball player

Bryanna Winner, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Two weeks. It’s been two weeks without a sport to watch, professional or otherwise. My name is Bryanna Winner and I am a graduate student in the mass communication program. Not only that, but I am also the sports editor for The Sundial, meaning that I assign stories to reporters whether game or fe...

COVID-19 brings an early, unexpected end to volleyball season

A CSUN Men's Volleyball Player

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

March 25, 2020

With Big West play about to begin, the Matadors were ready to prove themselves against the best volleyball teams in the country. Everything they prepared for was aimed at being successful in this stretch of conference games. However, on the same day the Matadors were supposed to play No. 2 ranked Hawai...

How Hollywood celebrities are responding to COVID-19

Hollywood Sign

Deja Magee, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been up in arms, stockpiling their homes and leaving stores empty with no toilet paper and paper towels in sight, while still trying to live day to day in a terrifying and uncertain world. In Los Angeles, a city with multiple confirmed cases, cele...

Internet options for students

A person typing on a laptop

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 23, 2020

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has asked broadband and telephone service providers to take the “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” for the next 60 days to ensure network resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of companies have pledged to waive late fees and open their W...

Harrison and White postpone retirements to deal with pandemic

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 21, 2020

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White and CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison will postpone their retirements through the fall 2020 semester, according to a press release published on the university’s public relations website. According to the press release, Harrison will continue in her current role ...

Federal authorities propose relief measures to combat COVID-19 impact


Michaella Huck and Alyssa Durant

March 20, 2020

The White House has voiced full support in various crisis measures as an effort to relieve Americans from the economic and medical stressors rooted in the COVID-19 outbreak. Taxpayers impacted by the ongoing pandemic are eligible to receive a $1,000 grant from the federal government as part of the ...

Two CSUN students being tested for COVID-19

CSUN Student housing area

Sloane Bozzi, Reporter

March 20, 2020

Two CSUN students are being tested for COVID-19 at local health facilities, according to a campus-wide email sent out by President Dianne F. Harrison on Thursday night. According to the email, both students had been self-isolating in CSUN’s student housing. Harrison’s email did not specify ho...

COVID-19: Newsom, Garcetti issue ‘stay-at-home’ emergency orders

A notification board on a highway

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 19, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the first executive stay-at-home restriction for all California residents in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. His order came shortly after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially called for local residents to stay at home. “This is a moment in tim...

CSUN Food Pantry is closing “until further notice”

CSUN Food Pantry

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 19, 2020

The CSUN Food Pantry has announced on social media that they will close on Saturday, March 21 until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. The pantry, which is located on campus, provides free food and toiletries for CSUN students, faculty and staff. It services an average of 150 people a week, acc...

Virtual instruction will be extended through the rest of the semester

CSUN Oviatt library

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 18, 2020

The original time frame of March 23 - April 19 for remote learning and instruction has been extended through the entirety of the spring semester, according to an email from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison sent to all students, faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon. The extension applies to final exam...

What to do on your COVID-19 St. Patrick’s Day

Water drops on leaf

Elaine Sanders, Production Manger

March 17, 2020

I was disappointed to watch the announcements come in that parades would be canceled, pubs would be closing and people should be practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. As a lover of St. Patrick's Day, it seemed to me that this day was doomed to be dismal this year. But then I remembered what...

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