The Sundial

Ongoing coverage of protests in L.A.

Two rallies collide in front of the LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Logan Bik, Samantha Bravo, Gillian Moran-Perez, Michaella Huck, Mano Baghjajian, Tiago Barreiro, Tyler Ridgle, Victor Rojas, Robert Gonzalez, Cristina Boktor, Chris Torres, Sloane Bozzi, and Orlando Mayorquin

July 11, 2020

Updates on demonstrations calling for justice, defunding of police.

Illegal fireworks burn down apartments in Northridge, leaving 16 families displaced

A burned apartment unit on the second floor of the complex. Most tenants have been staying the night with other family members or in hotels.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

July 11, 2020

Ely Figueroa and her family were sitting on their apartment porch watching the July Fourth fireworks when people began to yell, “Fire!” Figueroa and her family, hands full of what they managed to grab, ran outside. “I grabbed my dog first thing. We ran out of the building and the fire went ...

CSUN Faculty Senate issues demands for university in light of movement against racial injustice

The faculty senate's demands include defunding the university's police department, which many student activists have also called for.

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor

July 9, 2020

CSUN Faculty Senate denounced police violence against the Black community in a statement of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement this week. The statement also featured a list of demands for the university that includes cutting the CSUN Police Department’s budget and creating a plan to recruit an...

Neon Retro Arcade raises $16,000 while being closed amid the coronavirus pandemic

Neon Retro Arcade owners Mark and Mia Guenther opened their first arcade in Pasadena in 2015. The Guenthers preserved and restored games from their personal collection and made them accessible for others to enjoy.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

July 8, 2020

Mark Guenther said they felt like they reached the stride of a successful business right before they had to close. Neon Retro Arcade, just down the street from CSUN on Reseda Boulevard, is a place where students spent Friday nights, held fundraisers and now-married couples went for first dates at. “Anytime...

COVID-19 by the numbers in L.A. County: How is COVID-19 affecting Angelenos?

COVID-19 curve in L.A. county.

Logan Bik and Sloane Bozzi

July 8, 2020

As some countries begin to see a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, the United States continues to see an uptick of positive COVID-19 cases. With the U.S. having more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than any other country, data shows that the U.S. is expected to see a rise in case numbers in the...

ICE orders international students to leave the U.S. if their fall semester is fully online

CSUN international students may be forced to leave the country under a new ICE directive issued Monday

Tiago Barreiro and Orlando Mayorquin

July 7, 2020

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a new directive Monday that may force international students at schools with online fall semesters to leave the country in the middle of a pandemic.  The directive would affect hundreds of CSUN’s nonimmigrant international students as the u...

Meet VanillaBlack: a Black female-owned L.A. coffee shop with an increased community support

Vanessa Butler, the owner of VanillaBlack, stands at the entrance of the Echo Park coffee shop on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Butler said the coffee shop remained open throughout the pandemic with implemented safety precautions.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

July 6, 2020

Outside of VanillaBlack coffee shop’s aesthetic storefront — synthetic grass-covered front with a pink neon “VanillaBlack” sign behind the window — in Echo Park, Justin Pineda and Megan Soskos took photos of their freshly-made lattes. Pineda and Soskos are part of the new wave of customers...

Recap of “Defund LAPD” movement’s victories this week

Although the total defunding of the police has not happened yet, the

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

July 4, 2020

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles made strides this week in its campaign to defund the police. Here is a recap of the movement’s progress this week.   L.A. City Council approves motion to dispatch unarmed workers instead of LAPD to non-violent calls (Tuesday, June 30) The Los Angeles City...

Fourth of July firework displays canceled after L.A. County modified orders

Fourth of July firework shows in L.A. County have been canceled per L.A. County Department of Public Health's order, in an effort to slow the spread on the coronavirus.

Samantha Bravo and Sloane Bozzi

July 3, 2020

Fourth of July celebrations will be less traditional in Los Angeles County this year, following orders from local and state officials to avoid gatherings and prohibit firework displays. L.A. County has seen the most coronavirus cases in the state — at nearly 107,800 cases. On June 25, the one-day count for positive cases in L.A. County ...

Governor orders L.A. County bars and in-door restaurant operations to close

Gov. Newsom's latest order requires  restaurants in L.A. County to seat customers outdoors, in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

July 1, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the immediate closure of indoor operations at restaurants, bars, wineries, cardrooms, entertainment centers, movie theaters, zoos and museums in 19 counties, including Los Angeles County. The halt of indoor operations will be in place for three consecutive weeks. Newsom said...

CSUN announces detailed plans for fall 2020

CSUN's plans rely on the fall semester being virtual with limited in-person class sessions while adhering to health authorities' guidelines.

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor

June 30, 2020

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced detailed plans for the upcoming fall semester Tuesday. The plans include limited face-to-face courses, reduced on-campus housing and self-screening protocols. Harrison also introduced a website, named CSUN as One, that lists specific procedures and requirem...

College recruits face new challenges thanks to COVID-19

Amound Anderson is one of the many athletes set to play for CSUN this fall.

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

June 29, 2020

Elias Jauregui thought the game against College of the Desert was just like any other regular-season baseball game. The right-handed pitcher struggled with his command in the first inning, but his focus was unshakeable. After slowing himself down, Jauregui began dominating on the mound. He left the game...

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