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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo during the coronavirus

Cinco de Mayo in 2018

Leslie Ignacio, Editor-In-Chief of El Nuevo Sol

May 5, 2020

Contrary to what many believe, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, but rather the day in which Mexico defeated the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862 despite being outnumbered. As many in the United States are home in quarantine, saddened that they won’t be able to go out and...

Fitness advice during the coronavirus

Fitness advice during the coronavirus

Ashley Hawn, Reporter

May 5, 2020

With the stay-at-home order continuing to last through the spring and into the summer months, it has become a major challenge for people to find the motivation and the means to work out. As a personal trainer myself with no access to a gym or equipment, I have had to become quite creative with my...

Renters rights: California orders protect tenants from evictions during the coronavirus pandemic

Renters rights: California orders protect tenants from evictions during the coronavirus pandemic

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

May 5, 2020

A home is more than just its walls, roof and windows — it’s supposed to be a space where people feel most at peace. For Holly Lin, it was her home away from home that served as a sanctuary, as it provided her with the necessary amount of room to nurture her mental and physical development, a quality...

NCAA planned to cut some sports, players and coaches spoke against them

NCAA proposed a plan that would cut  the minimum number of programs per college from 16 to 12.

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

May 5, 2020

The effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the finances of corporations is unprecedented, with even the NCAA falling victim to the economic distress. As a way to save some money during these times, proposals were being made that would potentially cut out some sports from colleges all over the...

California prepares to reopen some parts of the economy

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that California would enter the second phase of reopening the state as early as May 8.

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

May 4, 2020

As the pressure to get the economy running increases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that California would enter the second phase of reopening the state as early as Friday. “(Last) Friday, I said we were days not weeks from announcing modifications to the stay-at-home order, and today we are...

Life during COVID-19: Abdullah Alhendyani, Kuwait

CSUN alumnus and filmmaker Abdullah Alhendyani is in Kuwait City, Kuwait due to the pandemic.

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

May 4, 2020

Abdullah Alhendyani is a Kuwait-born filmmaker and an alumnus of CSUN’s mass communication graduate program. He was visiting his family in Kuwait City when the COVID-19 pandemic struck globally. Alhendyani was supposed to be in the U.S. to start production of his debut feature film. However, he must...

San Fernando Valley’s ‘Undocfund’ provides relief to undocumented students

DREAM center workers (left to right): Daniela Barcenas, Madison Villanueva and Tracy Buenavista.

Calvin Sam, Reporter

May 4, 2020

Liliana Palafox, a Chicano/a studies major at CSUN, was planning for a somewhat easy-going semester. As a mother, wife and student, Palafox’s time and resources are already carefully allocated to ensure that she can provide for herself and her family. She was blindsided by the aftereffects of COVID-19,...

May Day protests in the age of coronavirus

Protestors from the group Open California line up outside of City Hall in an effort to open California's economy.

Gillian Moran-Perez, Michaella Huck, Samantha Bravo, Shae Hammond, and Hector Lopez

May 2, 2020

From Zoom Calls and Caravans to Reopen America Strikes Since the rise of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. and Europe, the working class has organized to demand an eight-hour workday and protection rights; it wasn’t until October of 1884 at a convention in Chicago that the Federation of Organized...

The Walt Disney Company furloughs thousands of employees despite big budget

The Walt Disney Company began furloughing their employees on April 19 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

May 2, 2020

The Walt Disney Company announced on April 19 that it would be furloughing employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Although Disney has yet to comment on the exact number of affected employees, The Financial Times estimated that 100,000 Disney employees were put on unpaid temporary leave. Accordi...

President Harrison Q&A: CSUN fall 2020 fees will remain the same regardless of format

Screenshot from The Sundial's interview with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Friday May 1.

Logan Bik and Orlando Mayorquin

May 1, 2020

Here are the main takeaways from The Sundial’s Zoom Q&A session with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison this week. Cost of attendance will remain the same for the fall semester regardless of the format. (14:39) Harrison said that the price of tuition and campus fees for the fall 2020 semester will remain the same, regar...

CSU system sued for refusing to refund campus-related fees

A CSU student is suing the CSU system, demanding prorated refunds of campus fees to students after the COVID-19. (photo from 2014 CSU board meeting)

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 30, 2020

A California State University student is suing the CSU system, demanding prorated refunds of campus fees to students after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the CSU’s 23 campuses. The class action lawsuit alleges that services funded by campus fees are no longer available to students and that the CSU is profiting fro...

COVID-19 antibody testing, explained

COVID-19 antibody testing, explained

Gillian Moran-Perez, News Editor

April 30, 2020

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to health care providers recommending they use the serological tests to detect antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 from those who have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 or have recovered from COVID-19. However, the World Health Organization struck dow...

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