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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...

Dating during a global pandemic

Dating joins the list of virtual activities during quarantine.

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2020

My friend had recently left an extremely toxic relationship and was prospering in the dating scene until — excuse my language — all hell broke loose. We are all at home, and if your family isn’t driving you nuts, then you might be the least bit lonely. See, for my friend, her newly-single status...

A COVID generation: Lack of human interaction

A COVID generation: Lack of human interaction

Miguel Gonzalez, Reporter

April 14, 2020

Last semester of senior year and ready to graduate — except the world had other plans. An outbreak would come to change our world and remind us how vulnerable we are. It was taking it all while showing us how easily we fall. It just took over from one day to another. We knew about it but at the time...

The Marathon Continues, One Year After Murder of Nipsey Hussle

Nearly a year ago, people gathered outside of Nipsey Hussle's clothing store, The Marathon, after memorial services for the murdered rapper on April 11.

Michaella Huck and Andres Soto

April 1, 2020

Rapper, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle was killed on March 31, 2019 in the Crenshaw District of South Central Los Angeles. To commemorate the one year anniversary of his death, Sundial Sports Editor Andres Soto and Opinion Editor Michaella Huck reflect on the events that occurred that...

COVID-19 concerns show face-to-face connection is essential to student employee experience

The CSUN Performance Hall

Calvin Sam, Reporter

March 27, 2020

An unconscious exasperated sigh left my body as I swirled my second iced coffee of the day lethargically. As an individual who describes himself as a sleep connoisseur, I desperately wanted to go partake in my favorite hobby. I couldn’t, however, due to the fact that I was at work, and my goal would...

Surviving in an era of no sports

CSUN Softball player

Bryanna Winner, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Two weeks. It’s been two weeks without a sport to watch, professional or otherwise. My name is Bryanna Winner and I am a graduate student in the mass communication program. Not only that, but I am also the sports editor for The Sundial, meaning that I assign stories to reporters whether game or fe...

What to do on your COVID-19 St. Patrick’s Day

Water drops on leaf

Elaine Sanders, Production Manger

March 17, 2020

I was disappointed to watch the announcements come in that parades would be canceled, pubs would be closing and people should be practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. As a lover of St. Patrick's Day, it seemed to me that this day was doomed to be dismal this year. But then I remembered what...

Grocery shopping during the first weekend of the COVID-19 pandemic


Ivan Salinas, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 16, 2020

Friday the 13th of March couldn’t have felt more apocalyptic than it did this last weekend. I don’t see myself as someone who is superstitious, but this is one day that truly felt as if luck was set to run out. The night before, my mom and I had decided to go grocery shopping before things “started...

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