The Sundial

Veteran student recounts struggles in attending college

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Anthony Huben

October 31, 2018

When Denise Landon, a deaf studies major and a veteran who served in the Navy for seven years, walked into the Veterans Resource Center during her first semester in the spring of 2017, she was petrified for what she was about to admit.As Landon approached the front resource desk she thought about her...

Submissions open for San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction

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Christine Martinez

October 16, 2018

The Friends of the Oviatt Library are sponsoring and holding open submissions for their annual San Fernando Valley Award to any author, student or non-student to submit an original piece of writing about the San Fernando Valley. The award alternates between nonfiction and fiction every other year, wit...

Crime Blotter 9/18 – 9/28

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Agustin Garcia

October 1, 2018

Tuesday, Sept. 18It was reported that on Sept. 17, a parked vehicle was hit by an unknown suspect who didn't leave their information at the second floor of Parking Structure B3 between 2 to 5 p.m.A victim had their electric scooter stolen from the bicycle rack at Live Oak Hall between 12:20 to 1:45 p...

Students plan to walkout on Thursday

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Thania Garcia

September 26, 2018

Students plan to walkout Thursday, Sept. 27, to protest the alleged changes to the queer studies, gender studies and ethnic studies under the Executive Order 1100-R.The walkout will commence in front of the fountain next to Bayramian Hall at 12:30 p.m.On that day, students plan to march in organized pro...

Former local Catholic priest arrest sparks conversation

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Christine Martinez

September 25, 2018

Former Roman Catholic priest and middle school dean was arrested for allegedly sending nude photos to an account operated by the police department on Aug. 23.Charles Patrick Mayer, formerly from of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Northridge between 1996 to 2000, was arrested in Banning Unified School D...

President Harrison addresses EO 1100-R

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Anthony Huben

September 19, 2018

Students and faculty protested against the perceived elimination of Section F and the courses therein through the implementation of Executive Order 1100-R, during New Student Convocation 2018 on Thursday, Sept. 13.Section F, the six-credit Comparative Cross-Cultural Studies requirement in General Education...

Ships burning oil contribute to climate change

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Benjamin Verheiden

September 19, 2018

While most of the focus on climate change in the transportation sector is on land-based modes and land usage with a small amount in air-based modes, the real super polluters are in the ocean right off the shore’s horizon.Ships burn bunker fuel, and according to Derrick Penner of the Vancouver Sun, "Deeps...

CSUN women headed to Chicago for global change

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Romona Kivett

September 18, 2018

Three CSUN students have been selected to participate in this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a program for college-level applicants from all around the country to present their ideas for a better world.This is the third year CSUN has had students chosen to represent themselve...

Professor harvests honey on campus for research

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Christine Martinez

September 18, 2018

Apiphobia is the fear of bees or bee stings, and while it is easy to profile bees as a dangerous threat, Rachel Mackelprang, associate professor of the biology department, gets up close and personal with them first as a hobby and now as a research study. Eight years ago, Mackelprang helped her fathe...

A driver attempts to lure teenager into his vehicle by pretending to be an Uber driver

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Rachel Nizinski

September 10, 2018

A viral video caught a man posing as an Uber driver attempting to lure a teenage girl into his car near CSUN, as reported by KTLA 5 News on Aug. 21.CSUN students and two Lyft drivers shared their opinions on whether ridesharing apps are safe in light of this report.Los Angeles-based Lyft driver Jerry Franks says h...

Crime Blotter 8/29 – 9/4

red picture of handcuffs and soda can

Agustin Garcia

September 5, 2018

Aug. 29, WednesdayA bicycle secured to a bicycle rack was stolen between 1:50 to 4:15 p.m. at Manzanita Hall. At the intersection of Plummer and Zelzah, CSUN police arrested a suspect for driving without a license at 11:13 p.m.Aug. 30, ThursdayA suspect gave CSUN police false identification and was doi...

Hollywood Foreign Press donated $60,000 to the film department

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Anthony Huben

September 5, 2018

The Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) department received a generous donation of $60,000 from The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on Aug. 9 at their own annual grants banquet in an effort to support the university’s film students.This is not the first time CSUN’s film departmen...

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