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Did You Hear? Coronavirus ep. 1

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Elaine Sanders, Production Manger

March 29, 2020 With COVID-19 continuing to spread in the U.S., many new events have occured. The U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion stimulus-relief bill in efforts to aid the economy, three members of the CSUN community have contracte...

COVID-19 Data

Statistical number of cases and deaths of Covid 19

Logan Bik, Visual Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has been spreading around the world since early January. Los Angeles is beginning to see the effects two months later, as the virus infects people across different LA neighborhoods. As of March 27, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Pasadena have 1,465 confirmed cases and...

Student workers go virtual

A Drawing of Covid 19 Self Quarantine

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 27, 2020

Returning from spring break, most campus employees have moved online as a response to the surging COVID-19 pandemic, in hopes of flattening the curve by eliminating unnecessary face-to-face contact. On March 23, only “essential staff” is expected to be on campus — “essential staff means areas...

US Senate reaches an agreement on a Stimulus Package

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Gillian Moran-Perez and Michaella Huck

March 26, 2020

After days of negotiations between senators and the Trump administration, the U.S. Senate has passed a bill on a $2 trillion stimulus-relief bill in hopes of rescuing the American economy from the hands of COVID-19. The stimulus bill is the largest ever proposed in U.S. history\; the bill intends to ...

NBA suspends season as players are diagnosed with COVID-19

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Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises nationally, the NBA has seen the same increase. Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers confirmed two players tested positive for the virus. Both players have continued to remain anonymous, are practicing self-isolation and are under the care of health professiona...

Three members of CSUN confirmed with COVID-19

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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