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The Unspoken Truth

The Unspoken Truth

Dailyn Simmons, Contributor

February 28, 2020

In a world with discussions surrounding diversity within the media to fight to retain ethnic studies on campuses, you would think that a certain term would enter these discussions more often. Unfortunately, this does not occur — leaving an unspoken truth left untold. This term is none other than White...

Resources on campus for Black Students

Resources on campus for Black Students

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2020

Every student deserves equal access to opportunity Being a person of color, this can be hard. CSUN has many places that cater to the Black student population in particular however, it can be hard to locate them. Here is a map of places that can assist you in your time at CSUN.

Chatroom Q&A: Juggling the reserves and college life

Chatroom Q&A: Juggling the reserves and college life

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2020

Brianna Lea is a junior majoring in kinesiology at CSUN who also doubles as a hospital corpsman Navy SEAL. She shared her story about how she is able to juggle both and gives advice to students who are unsure if a military path is the right one to take. Q. Why did you decide to join the Navy? I did...

Stopping Generational Trauma in Communities of Color

Stopping Generational Trauma in Communities of Color

February 3, 2020

Over the past decade, clinicians and scholars have intensely studied and treated the effects of intergenerational trauma suffered by communities of color (i.e. one generation to the next — be it individual or collective) that is passed onto future generations. Intergenerational trauma is defined as...

Let’s Vote Defiantly

Let’s Vote Defiantly

January 28, 2020

This time feels different, and not just because in-person voting will now be open for 10 days in LA County.This political moment feels like the most pivotal in my lifetime. We have a choice to make that will define the rest of the decade and affect all of our lives to come.Overstatement? I doubt it. Can ...

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...

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