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Opinion: Being a Black journalist when Black lives finally start to matter

A protester holds up his fist as demonstrators hold a moment of silence for George Floyd outside of City Hall on May 31, 2020.

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

June 29, 2020

My whole life being Black and being a journalist remain in sync. I was a strange child. Some kids watched the “Teletubbies,” I watched the 5 o’clock news. My mom calls me nosy; I’d say I’m curious, especially when it comes to issues that I care about. I was raised in a household that taught...

Column: Is it the right time for sports to return?

CSUN Women's soccer team stretches after the game

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

June 26, 2020

It has been over three months since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. As lockdowns began to set in all over the world, normal parts of everyday life started to disappear. Schools, restaurants and local businesses all began to close their doors as fear regarding...

Editorial: The importance of defunding the police

Demonstrators march to defund LAPD on June 13, 2020. (Samantha Bravo / The Sundial)

The Editoral Board

June 25, 2020

For five consecutive weeks, people across America, and around the globe, have protested the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people killed by police brutality and systemic racism. Everyday, people are fighting to end the long endured violence imposed on Black and brown communities....

Editorial Letter from The Sundial: Seeking justice through journalism

Protesters at the Black Lives Matter march on May 30.

The Editoral Board

June 12, 2020

In light of recent protests, set in motion by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, people have taken a moment to mourn and reflect as our society begins to take on changes that will shape our future. The Sundial stands in solidarity with this fight for equality, and we will continue ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

June 11, 2020

It is unfortunate I have to be writing this letter but in this past week, I have witnessed journalism that failed the audience The Sundial serves along with a letter from the journalism department that is completely tone-deaf regarding police brutality as it only addresses journalists but not the issue...

A message of hope from AS Vice President Deion Joseph Turner

AS Vice Presidential Deion Joseph Turner.

Deion Turner, AS Vice President

June 9, 2020

Hello everyone, my name is Deion Joseph Turner and I am the CSUN Associated Students Vice President and former president of the Black Leadership Council. I am humbled to be able to offer words of hope and listen to all of the ideas and plans that our community would like to see. I want to share with...

The uncertainty of graduating college during a pandemic

The uncertainty of graduating college during a pandemic

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2020

In the past, I always used to make the same joke when my friends and family asked me about my post-graduation plans: “I don’t know,” I’d respond, “I don’t have 2020 vision.” Now here I am, I’ve finally made it to the last week of my senior year. I’m about to be a fresh college...

Eleven 2020 graduates reflect on their time at CSUN

Eleven 2020 graduates reflect on their time at CSUN

May 10, 2020

Every spring, graduating students all over the country eagerly prepare to walk across a stage and enter a new path of life. This year, things are a little different. Graduation is a time for joy and celebration. While that is still possible, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the way graduates...

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo during the coronavirus

Cinco de Mayo in 2018

Leslie Ignacio, Editor-In-Chief of El Nuevo Sol

May 5, 2020

Contrary to what many believe, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, but rather the day in which Mexico defeated the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862 despite being outnumbered. As many in the United States are home in quarantine, saddened that they won’t be able to go out and...

Fitness advice during the coronavirus

Fitness advice during the coronavirus

Ashley Hawn, Reporter

May 5, 2020

With the stay-at-home order continuing to last through the spring and into the summer months, it has become a major challenge for people to find the motivation and the means to work out. As a personal trainer myself with no access to a gym or equipment, I have had to become quite creative with my...

The Holocaust: Never again, never forget

(Walrus36 / Flickr)

April 27, 2020

This past Tuesday, April 21, was Yom HaShoah, the Jewish holiday commemorating the loss of 6 million Jews that were killed during the Holocaust. Most Americans have a vague idea of what this holiday really means. A lot of people had to read “Night” by Eli Wiesel in high school. It’s hard to put...

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