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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...

Umoja : Students Pathway to Success

A group picture

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2020

Through community building and promotion of Black excellence, students are able to prosper despite negative outside influences. Umoja is a program that focuses on enhancing the educational experience for Black and other students. “Umoja” is a Kiswahili word that means unity. Umoja was founded in...

The Unspoken Truth

A drawing that has 4 chanters stacking up on the shoulders

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...

Resources on campus for Black Students

A map that indicates resources on campus at CSUN

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

A Female College Student

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2020

Brianna Lea is a junior majoring in kinesiology at CSUN who also doubles as a hospital corpsman in the Navy. 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...

Stopping Generational Trauma in Communities of Color

one bird in a cage. Another bird at the outside

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

A bunch of

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

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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...

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