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COVID-19 testing becomes available to every LA resident

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that all Angelenos can get tested for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms.

Logan Bik and Samantha Bravo

April 29, 2020

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that all Angelenos, regardless of symptoms, can get tested for COVID-19 at no cost starting tonight. “Tonight I am so proud to announce that Los Angeles will become the first major city in America to offer wide-scale testing to all residents, with...

Keeping culture alive

Amoeba Music's classic Hollywood location closes down due to the coronavirus and plans to relocate.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

April 29, 2020

Records, posters and memorabilia decorating the walls from floor to ceiling — just one of the many characteristics music enthusiasts enjoyed when they walked into Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Located on Sunset Boulevard, Amoeba Music is considered the go-to record store in Los Angeles, with an array...

CSUN planned to give federal relief money to undocumented students, now it can’t

CSUN planned to give federal relief money to undocumented students, now it can't

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 28, 2020

New guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education this week excludes Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and undocumented and international students from receiving any of the $22 million the federal government allocated to CSUN for student relief under the coronavirus aid bill. According...

Kane Dinsay: Physical Therapist Assistant at Nursing Facility

Courtesy of Kane Dinsay

Jennifer Hernandez, Reporter

April 28, 2020

When three patients and seven staff members tested positive for the coronavirus at a skilled nursing facility in Beverly Hills, Kane Dinsay, a physical therapist assistant and CSUN alumnus, decided to continue going to work even after being exposed to the virus. “I really love what I do and I love...

Meet Candi Pop, a nightclub finding ways to cope with COVID-19

Candi Pop creator Joel Albers.

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2020

Friday nights in Los Angeles used to be a prime time for parties, clubbing, nightlife and fun for college students. However, all that changed when COVID-19 took over in early March. While stay-at-home orders in LA remain in place, non-essential business doors remain closed as well. Retail businesses...

Survivors of a pandemic: Young adults take to social media to share their story

Survivors of a pandemic: Young adults take to social media to share their story

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2020

As we reach the second month of stay-at-home orders, the country slowly has plans to reopen. As of today, the U.S. currently has 964,937 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University, and the number is only increasing. While a large majority do seem to have recovered, we seldom g...

CSU to suspend standardized testing requirement in the wake of COVID-19

CSU to suspend standardized testing requirement in the wake of COVID-19

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

April 26, 2020

The California State University system announced on April 17 that it will be suspending the use of standardized test scores for admission consideration during the 2020-2021 school year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This exception is only temporary, and applies to all CSU campuses for the fall...

As a spring heat wave warms SoCal, restrictions on beaches continue

With temperatures rising in Los Angeles, the beaches remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

April 26, 2020

As temperatures rise in Los Angeles, authorities continue to urge the community to stay indoors this weekend to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many individuals are tempted to head to the beach, go hiking and visit seasonal flower fields such as the poppy fields in Antelope Valley as summer approaches. ...

Protesters speak out against stay-at-home orders in Downtown LA

Protesters share their frustrations regarding stay-at-home orders holding signs and flags outside their vehicles.

Shae Hammond, Assistant Photo Editor

April 24, 2020

Gathered in downtown Los Angeles near City Hall, frustrated Angelenos protested stay-at-home orders while remaining in their cars on Wednesday, April 22. Many of the protesters appeared to be supporters of President Trump, as they brought Trump memorabilia and were wearing the president's merchandise. The...

President Harrison Q&A: Update on CARES Act grant eligibility

Screenshot from The Sundial's second week of Q&A with President Dianne F. Harrison.

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 24, 2020

Main Takeaways The CARES Act grant application details have been delayed by at least another week as new federal guidelines bar undocumented students. New federal guidelines have delayed the release of details for the application process by another week. Under the new guidelines, only students...

CSUN employee tests positive for the coronavirus

One CSUN employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. Note: This photo does not represent where the employee works.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

April 24, 2020

A CSUN employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, President Dianne F. Harrison announced in an email Friday afternoon. In the email, Harrison stated the employee has not been on campus for more than a week. “I am saddened to share with you that a CSUN employee has tested positive for COVID-19....

Using CSUN’s Food Pantry during a global pandemic

The CSUN Food Pantry remains operational through the campus closures.

Candice Romero, Reporter

April 24, 2020

“Guys, it’s time,” I said, as I turned to my roommate after assessing my food situation. For the past couple of weeks, I watched as my pantry shelf became more bare, the line of food receding faster than a middle-aged man’s hairline. In my mind, as long as I had instant ramen, I’d be fine....

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