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Protesters demand justice for Dijon Kizzee; block off the northbound 110 Freeway

A man stands on a flatbed truck facing protesters as they march down Imperial Highway in South Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2020

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Several dozen deputies stood guard in full riot gear outside the South Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station, as roughly 200 protesters gathered on Saturday to protest the death of Dijon Kizzee. Crowds of people filled the streets of Imperial Highway six days after L.A. sheriff’s...

Black Lives Matter-L.A. protest in response to the killing of Dijon Kizzee

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles organizers and protesters gathered in front of the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

September 3, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — On Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies shot and killed 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee during a confrontation in Westmont after being stopped on his bicycle for a “violation of vehicle codes,” according to CNN. Kizzee was riding his bicycle on Monday afternoon when deputies approached...

Protests in downtown L.A. continue following the shooting of Jacob Blake

A police officer gets hit with a red smoke bomb.

Michaella Huck and Logan Bik

August 25, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — A few hundred people gathered at the Los Angeles City Hall on Monday night to seek justice for two Black men who were recently shot by police. Jacob Blake was shot several times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday. Anthony McClain, was another man who was...

NCAA Board approved added year of eligibility and athlete protections

The NCAA voted to allow fall sports championships to be played in the spring on Friday.

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

August 21, 2020

The NCAA Division I board of directors adopted the Division I council’s recommendation of working toward hosting a scaled-back version of fall championships in the spring on Friday. The board met via video conference and also voted to adopt added protections for athletes, including an extra year o...

August 5, 2020

Emails sent to Nordstrom’s Topanga employees from July 14 to July 28. The Sundial received copies of the emails from a Nordstrom staff member, who wants to remain anonymous to avoid retaliation by their employer.  .

ICE orders international students to leave the U.S. if their fall semester is fully online

CSUN international students may be forced to leave the country under a new ICE directive issued Monday

Tiago Barreiro and Orlando Mayorquin

July 7, 2020

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a new directive Monday that may force international students at schools with online fall semesters to leave the country in the middle of a pandemic.  The directive would affect hundreds of CSUN’s nonimmigrant international students as the u...

Baseball is canceled, and so is my paycheck

With the MLB’s decision to suspend games until at least May, my job is suspended with it.

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

May 25, 2020

Opening Day is an unofficial holiday in Los Angeles. Every year, almost 60,000 Dodger fans descend upon Chavez Ravine to celebrate the beginning of a new baseball season. For the past three years, I’ve spent my Opening Day working as a lot attendant at Dodger Stadium. I would rush around trying...

I am in the high-risk category, but I still have a family to take care of

I am in the high-risk category, but I still have a family to take care of

Hengame Abassi Sirchi, Contributor

May 25, 2020

The baby I cared for was 30 days old when I started. I spent 30 hours a week with her and experienced her first smile. I screamed for joy as I heard the first sound of a tooth hit the spoon when her first tooth was sprouting. She would sleep to my lullaby in my arms when she was sick. I helped her roll,...

Prepared or paranoid parents?

Prepared or paranoid parents?

Camille Lehmann, Contributor

May 25, 2020

Washing our hands every 15 minutes, wearing masks, and disinfecting keys, phones, and doorknobs was only the beginning. As I’ve been in quarantine for the past few weeks, I’ve realized the massive impact it has had on my parents. If anyone in my house sneezes or coughs, everyone freaks out and looks...

Coming of age during the coronavirus

Coming of age during the coronavirus

Christopher Torres, Contributor

May 25, 2020

“How come I can’t hear you very well, Chris?” asked my 73-year-old grandmother on FaceTime while she’s quarantined in her Reseda apartment. I responded, “Grandma, we’re on FaceTime. You’re not supposed to hold the phone up to your ear.” For most family celebrations, my grandparents...

Curing boba cravings during COVID-19

Curing boba cravings during COVID-19

Anaïs Furukawa, Contributor

May 25, 2020

Five days out of the week, I arrive home sticky from syrups and exhausted from my seven-hour shift at a popular boba lounge. My roommates greet me with sanitizer spray and a sentiment shared among millions: “We’re bored!” they shout. I wish I was, too. My days are jam-packed, beginning with...

I’m not high risk, but I act like I am

groceries on a table

Blake Williams, Contributor

May 25, 2020

My alarm rang at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, March 20. However, it wasn’t to let me know I had to get ready for a class at CSUN. It was to let me know I had to leave soon to go shopping at the local Vallarta Supermarket. With the World Health Organization classifying the novel coronavirus as a pandemic,...

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