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CSU will now offer one free online class at any system-affiliated campus for transferable credit

CSU students are now able to take one online course from any of the CSU's 23 universities, free of charge.

Julia Terbeche, Daily 49er

August 8, 2020

The California State University system implemented a program Thursday called CSU Fully Online that allows CSU students to take one online class from any of the 23 campuses at no additional tuition cost. Full-time students currently enrolled at any CSU campus may participate in the program if they...

People of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to data

Breakdown of cases by race and ethnicity as of August 7.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

August 7, 2020

Los Angeles County has the most cases in the U.S., as other hotspots like New York have experienced a decrease in the number of new cases. The Centers for Disease Control forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County currently holds the record for the most confirmed cases...

California struggles with disaster relief amid pandemic

A volunteer helps distribute supplies during the Saddleridge fire last October. Southern California faces a difficult task of battling fires during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emily Holshouser, Contributor

August 7, 2020

With over 20,000 acres scorched by the Apple Fire, triple-digit temperatures and dry winds forecasted by the National Weather Service for parts of Southern California, and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, disaster relief and fire authorities across Southern California are facing a difficult summer. This...

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders drive up number of pets being fostered in L.A.

Kellin Esquivel-Gunn, left, John Gunn and Lily Gunn pose with their former foster dog, Madonna.

Natalie Miranda, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 6, 2020

More time at home in the wake of the pandemic has created an opportunity for families across the U.S. to invite animals in need into their homes during this unprecedented time. Pet foster care rates across the U.S. have risen since the beginning of the pandemic. In March, there were 30,560 dogs and...

President Harrison releases statement on DHS rejecting new DACA applications

On July 28, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would stop accepting new applications for the Obama-era program that gives legal status to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor

August 6, 2020

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison condemned the Trump administration’s move to no longer accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in a statement released to the campus community on Wednesday. On July 28, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would stop accepting new applications for the Obama-era program that gives l...

Jackie Lacey’s husband charged after pointing gun at BLM-L.A. activists

A protester holds up a sign saying

Michaella Huck, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 5, 2020

Editor's Note: Revised as additional information by Justin Marks was provided on Aug. 5. California Attorney General Xaviar Beccera filed charges against Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s husband after he allegedly pulled a gun on Black Lives Matter activists in front of the Laceys...

Leaked emails show four Nordstrom Topanga employees tested positive for COVID-19

Leaked internal emails have shown that 4 Nordstrom Topanga employees tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, a employer should report when there are three or more COVID-19 cases.

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

August 5, 2020

At least four employees at the Nordstrom located in Westfield Topanga have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 14, according to leaked internal emails. The Sundial received copies of the emails from a Nordstrom staff member, who wishes to remain anonymous to avoid retaliation by their employer. ...

How Prop 17 can be the first step to combat systemic felony disenfranchisement

How Prop 17 can be the first step to combat systemic felony disenfranchisement

Sloane Bozzi and Gillian Moran-Perez

August 4, 2020

A proposed amendment to the California constitution, previously known as ACA 6, passed the State Senate floor on June 25 and will be on the ballot this November. If passed by voters, Proposition 17 will grant individuals currently on parole the right to vote. Proposition 17 would be a step towards...

United Teachers storm Twitter demanding Cal State L.A. to appoint Melina Abdullah as Ethnic Studies dean

Black Lives Matter L.A. co-founder Melina Abdullah.

Natalie Miranda, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 3, 2020

United Teachers Los Angeles launched a “Twitter Storm” on Friday to demand the appointment of Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles, as the inaugural dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at Cal State L.A. Twitter...

CSUN track athlete Ezekial Bishop dead after car accident, alongside Frank Ocean’s brother Ryan Breaux

Ezekial Bishop. (Photo courtesy of Wes Smith)

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

August 3, 2020

CSUN freshman Ezekial Bishop died in a car accident early Sunday morning. He was 20 years old. According to the Thousand Oaks Acorn, Bishop and friend Ryan Breaux, younger brother of R&B singer Frank Ocean, were involved in a one-vehicle crash when the Tesla they were in veered off Westlake Bouleva...

Ongoing coverage of protests in L.A.

A mariachi band joined protesters in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti's Los Angeles home on Aug. 1, 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

August 1, 2020

Updates on demonstrations calling for justice, defunding of police.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said this week is “make or break” for handling the coronavirus

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in L.A. County as of July 31.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant News Editor

August 1, 2020

As some countries celebrate a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, the United States continues to see an uptick of COVID-19 cases. The Centers for Disease Control forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. Los Angeles County currently holds the record for the most confirme...

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