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AS Presidential Debate goes virtual

AS Presidential Debate goes virtual

Miguel Gonzalez, Reporter

March 31, 2020

In line with social distancing protocol, the Associated Students Presidential Debate was conducted through a Zoom conference call on March 24, as candidates took the virtual stage from their respective homes. The debate was moderated by Chair of Elections Marvin Chowdhury and Assistant Chair of Elections...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Leslie Aguirre and Alex Aquino

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Leslie Aguirre and Alex Aquino

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Leslie Aguirre and Brenda “Alex” Aquino are running for Associated Students president and vice president under the “New Beginnings” slate. Aguirre is the former AS chair of Legislative Affairs and Aquino is an AS senator for the College of Arts, Media and Communication. Aguirre first thought...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rose Merida and Deion Turner

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rose Merida and Deion Turner

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Transparency begins with starting conversations and building relationships, which is what CSUN students Rose Merida and Deion Joseph Turner believe. Health administration major and senior Merida is running for Associated Students president with vice presidential candidate Turner, a public relations...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rebecca Grinberg and Nikolas Morrison-Welch

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Rebecca Grinberg and Nikolas Morrison-Welch

Sloane Bozzi, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Leadership comes naturally to Rebecca Grinberg, who had involved herself in multiple organizations on campus before deciding to run for Associated Students president. “My parents come from the Soviet Union, so I was the first generation to be born in the United States,” said Grinberg. “Growing...

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Mariah Murray and Jocelyn Silva

Candidates for AS President and Vice President: Mariah Murray and Jocelyn Silva

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 31, 2020

Mariah Murray and Jocelyn Silva are running an independent campaign in CSUN’s 2020 Associated Students election. The two psychology majors have an empathetic outlook on their approach to seizing the president and vice president spots. “I wanted to be a doctor but there was no teaching of prevention,...

Required in-person instruction managing virtual learning transition

Required in-person instruction managing virtual learning transition

Jennifer Hernandez, Reporter

March 30, 2020

Some professors have shared their experiences on coping with the new adjustments and the difficulty in replicating the effectiveness of in-person lab research. Following campus closures, professors across the nation have begun adjusting to virtual instructions and remote teaching through video conference...

UDWPE Temporarily Suspended

UDWPE Temporarily Suspended

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 30, 2020

In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order, CSUN is temporarily suspending the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Students currently registered for the computer-based and paper-based exams in April will be issued a refund. CSUN uses the UDWPE to meet the Graduate Writing Assessme...

Did You Hear? Coronavirus ep. 1

Did You Hear? Coronavirus ep. 1

Elaine Sanders, Production Manger

March 29, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/daily-sundial/did-you-hear-coronavirus-ep-1/s-4u5J4cXekqD 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...

Metrolink announces service reduction, CSUN suspends Metrolink shuttle service for month of April

Metrolink announces service reduction, CSUN suspends Metrolink shuttle service for month of April

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 26, 2020

Metrolink announced a new, temporary schedule and service reduction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The narrowed schedule will offer less train services when it goes into effect on Thursday, March 26. Updated departure times can be found on the Metrolink website. “In planning the temporary service reduction, we looked carefully at the ridership on each of our lines, and each of our trains,” said Metrolink CEO Stepha...

US Senate reaches an agreement on a Stimulus Package

US Senate reaches an agreement on a Stimulus Package

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 ...

COVID-19: Newsom, Garcetti issue ‘stay-at-home’ emergency orders

COVID-19: Newsom, Garcetti issue ‘stay-at-home’ emergency orders

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 19, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the first executive stay-at-home restriction for all California residents in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. His order came shortly after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially called for local residents to stay at home. “This is a moment in tim...

Virtual instruction will be extended through the rest of the semester

Virtual instruction will be extended through the rest of the semester

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 18, 2020

The original time frame of March 23 - April 19 for remote learning and instruction has been extended through the entirety of the spring semester, according to an email from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison sent to all students, faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon. The extension applies to final exam...

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