The Sundial

Students’ grades shouldn’t be a mystery

December 15, 2019

CSUN professors should be required to utilize the available online platform to maintain grades and publish any course work. Students should not have to calculate their own grades when the resources are there. Students are required to turn in assignments with deadlines, so professors should also have...

The Art of Journalism

The Art of Journalism

Elaine Sanders

December 10, 2019

What is art? Is it anything? Is it everything? That definition is continuously up for debate, but for me, an art major with an emphasis in photography and design, art is communication.So, when I joined The Sundial in fall 2018, it was shocking to find there were only a few artists residing in the ne...

Following the Roots to Student Success

Following the Roots to Student Success

Gillian Moran-Perez

December 6, 2019

I have worked in the Learning Resource Center for three years now. I didn’t know exactly what I would be getting myself into — I just knew that I would be helping people and that was enough. I learned my tricks from shadowing other tutors, like to always take notes for a student and to le...

The English Department: A Relic in the New Millennium

The English Department: A Relic in the New Millennium

Deja Magee

December 5, 2019

Being a young black woman in an English major, a lot of things run through my mind about my department. It’s great to be in the creative writing option, but is it for me? And with that statement, I don’t mean my race, but I mean my career path. In a major catered for literature and theor...

The Journalism Department Has Lost its Way

The Journalism Department Has Lost its Way

Madison Parsley

December 4, 2019

I declared journalism as my major in 2017, and now I'm a senior in the department. A year after I declared, I started working at one of the only student-led publications at CSUN: The Sundial. It’s a shame that working for this publication wasn’t deeply encouraged by some of my professors. I ...

KCSN Should Be For the Students

KCSN Should Be For the Students

Pejvauk Shahamat

December 4, 2019

When I was in high school, I wanted one thing from a college. It wasn’t a football team, or an active college life, but a student-run radio station. The idea of having my own timeslot to show listeners my favorite tracks of that week or invite in local bands sounded so cool to me; however, CSUN do...

Campus organization gives student direction

Campus organization gives student direction

November 26, 2019

When I first came to CSUN as a freshman, I felt lost and isolated. As a first-generation Mexican-American, going to college was something new to me. I didn’t have a role model or anyone to look up to or follow as an example. Every day, I would go to class, then straight to my dorm after, which peo...

The attack on ethnic studies

The attack on ethnic studies

November 24, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”We all have the right to critique; it could be seen as trying...

The emotional toll of first-generation LatinX students

The emotional toll of first-generation LatinX students

November 22, 2019

Being a first-generation college student, I feel an enormous amount of mixed emotions. There are days when I feel lonely and out of place, days when I feel determined, and other days when I feel as though I couldn't care less about anything.I, along with several other LatinX students, struggle with home...

What it Means to be Central American

November 22, 2019

In recent times, the Central American community has faced a negative spotlight on an international scale. Central America is receiving more than just the United States government's attention, but its citizens as well, on a scale that has not been seen since the 1980s during the region’s various revolutions and civi...

Swipe left on Tinder

Swipe left on Tinder

November 15, 2019

It has never been easy for transgender individuals to date, so many resort to dating apps such as Tinder in hopes that it will be easier to find a partner. Lorenzo Lopez, a transgender male student at the Otis College of Art and Design, has been a frequenter on Tinder. He hasn’t had the best ...

Hold the electric companies accountable

Hold the electric companies accountable

Raychel Stewart

November 12, 2019

Since the beginning of October, California residents have been experiencing public safety power shutoffs brought on by two major power companies, Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison, which had the potential to last up to five days at a time.Cutting off power came as a preemptive de...

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