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Newly discovered planets could sustain life

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Heather Smith

February 28, 2017

NASA has discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star 40 light-years away."It is very likely one or up to three of the presently known seven Earth- size planets around TRAPPIST-1 can sustain life, based on conditions we have here on Earth," said Farisa Morales, a CSUN physics and astronomy...

Panel discussion focuses on challenging President Trump’s travel ban

Photo shows the crowd of students who showed up for the panel discussion

Laura Mendez

February 28, 2017

In an effort to support those affected by President Trump’s Muslim Ban, the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies hosted a discussion panel Monday in the Oviatt Library. Executive order 13769, known by many as the "Muslim Ban," barred people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering t...

ASME club to host evening with engineers

Students speak with an engineer at a booth

Sandra Say

February 27, 2017

The CSUN American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), will host the second “Evening with Engineers” on March 3, at 5 p.m. Students will be able to ask questions and interact with professionals from a variety of engineering fields. According to ASME President, Gilberto Rosales, “Evening With...

Crime blotter Feb. 16 – Feb. 26

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Anthony Martinez

February 27, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 16 It was reported on Feb. 15 that an unknown suspect used chalk to write graffiti on the Sierra Quad sidewalk. It was reported on Feb. 15 that an unsecured bike was stolen near the SRC. Three dorm residents were referred for drug and alcohol law violations which were recorded on Dec. 18...

Immigration raids raise concern

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Josselyne Rivas

February 27, 2017

In a time of uncertainty and a constant influx of news, it has become difficult to keep up with the information being provided in regards to recent immigration orders.The Trump administration has released a number of policies and executive orders, but it is important to be informed about what exactly t...

UDWPE changes coming in March

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Nathalie Ramirez

February 27, 2017

Students will be introduced to a new format for the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam according to the UDWPE website, in March.The duration of the exam changed from 75 minutes as on the traditional UDWPE to 90 minutes on some topics, and an additional 120 minutes on others for the piloted exams, ...

Bella Vita educates students about eating disorders and warning signs

JADE member Jenefer Anumba educates Junior Aria Fraz about the program and how to spread awareness on eating disorders. (Glory Cruz/ The Sundial)

Heidi Weinrich

February 26, 2017

CSUN's Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE), put on a workshop for students Wednesday featuring Bella Vita in order to raise awareness for eating disorders. Bella Vita is a Los Angeles based organization that provides residential treatment, transitional living, partial hospitalization and outpatient...

Terrence Clemens inspires others to overcome obstacles

Speaker Terrance Clemens talks to the audience about struggling with his sexuality while playing basketball. Photo credit: Josselyne Rivas

Josselyne Rivas

February 24, 2017

The Africana Studies Department and Pride Center collaborated for Black History Month in order to showcase the intersection of race and sexuality. “Terrance reached out to the Pride Center and said he was talking at schools,” said Pride Center coordinator Sarina Loeb.Loeb said Terrance told a c...

Students celebrate upcoming Kuwait National and Liberation Days

Students sang while the Kuwaiti flag was being held up on the lawn between the Matador Bookstore Complex and Santa Susana Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2017. They were participating in a Kuwait Liberation Day celebration. Photo credit: Anthony Martinez

Anthony Martinez

February 23, 2017

Students gathered at the lawn between the Matador Bookstore Complex and Santa Susana Hall earlier today to celebrate the upcoming Kuwait National and Liberation Days on Feb. 25 and 26 respectively. This was the first year the club had a National and Liberation Day gathering on campus since the it was...

CSUNopoly aims to provide campus with financial resources

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Lorena Salinas

February 23, 2017

The CSUN Financial Literacy Program and the University Student Union (USU) held their 7th annual CSUNopoly on Wednesday at the Plaza Del Sol to educate the campus community about financial matters.Students played the school’s financial literacy version of Monopoly by signing-up to get a mini C...

Late library hours contribute to bad sleep schedules

Photo shows a student napping in the library

Jose Ocampo

February 22, 2017

Sleep or Cram? This is the question most college students have to ask themselves during midterms and finals week.While most studies reinforce the importance of getting the suggested amount of sleep to be more successful in college, most students opt for staying up all night studying the day before a...

Students learn about body image and eating disorders from JADE

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Joanna Rosales

February 22, 2017

Angie Aguilar, the graduate student coordinator for Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating. spoke with students about eating disorders, body image, and diets, at a workshop on Wednesday morning. This workshop was part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. During the event, Aguilar covered topics ...

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