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Going back to college with Hengame Abassi

Going back to college with Hengame Abassi

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor

October 29, 2020

Hengame Abassi is going back to college. She is non-traditional student: a student at the end of her 60s. Originally from Iran, Abassi was a nurse and reporter who had to flee political persecution while pregnant and lived in Germany for over 20 years before immigrating to the United States. She has ho...

College during COVID-19: Teaching associates Alexsandra Pakhomova and Maya Borstein

Courtesy Maya Bornstein and Alexsandra Pakhomova

Tiago Barreiro

October 22, 2020

Alexsandra Pakhomova and Maya Bornstein are teaching associates in the CSUN English department’s T.A. program. Fall 2020 is their first semester teaching and they have to learn how to teach remotely. Both Pakhomova and Bornstein acknowledged how hard this pandemic has been — a less polite word...

College during COVID-19: Psychology professors adapt to online learning using a lightboard

Professors Andrew Ainsworth and Thomas Chan perform a live demonstration.

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor

October 7, 2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first time Andrew Ainsworth, a psychology professor, has had to adapt to a challenge while at CSUN. “I started as an undergrad here in 1994, the semester after the earthquake. At first, I knew nothing but trailers. I don’t think I had a class in a building until I was a junior,’’ he said. ...

The Real Influencers – bell hooks

The Real Influencers - bell hooks

Fatimah Jackson, Contributor

September 25, 2020

“The Real Influencers” is a series that highlights important figures whose ideas and work continue to be relevant to younger generations. Every episode is released to coincide with the figure’s birthday. In this episode, contributor Fatimah Jackson explains how author and feminist bell hooks hig...

College during COVID-19: Stephanie Yu

College during COVID-19: Stephanie Yu

Tiago Barreiro and Stephanie Yu

September 16, 2020

“College during COVID-19*” is a new video series in which CSUN students and faculty share their fall semester virtual learning or teaching experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. In the premiere episode, film major senior Stephanie Yu talks about how her first semester online is going. My name ...

The Real Influencers – Beyoncé

The Real Influencers - Beyoncé

Michaella Huck, Culture Editor

September 4, 2020

I remember scrolling through Twitter last year and laughing at a Twitter thread, “Being Beyoncé’s assistant for the day: DON’T GET FIRED THREAD.” It was a “choose-your-own-adventure” style post and while the post was fun, it painted Beyoncé out to be a bitter Black woman. I showed it to my mom ...

CSU Chancellor addresses pandemic protocol and anti-racism in virtual event

Timothy White has resigned as CSU Chancellor after holding the position for

Madeleine Beck, CSU Wire

August 20, 2020

Este artículo también está disponible en Español. SACRAMENTO—California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White spoke Wednesday in a virtual town hall hosted by non-profit news organization CalMatters to answer students’ questions about the fall semester. White joined Luoluo Hong, th...

The Real Influencers – Nipsey Hussle

The Real Influencers – Nipsey Hussle

Michaella Huck, Andres Soto, and Tiago Barreiro

August 15, 2020

“The Real Influencers” is a series that highlights important figures whose ideas and work continue to be relevant to younger generations. Every episode is released to coincide with the figure’s birthday. In this episode, Daily Sundial’s arts and entertainment editor, Michaella Huck, and spo...

CSUN student uses 3D printing passion to help healthcare workers

Sako Chekerjian, a sophomore, holds a strain reliever. Chekerjian said it takes up to 3 hours to make 5 ear guards.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

August 14, 2020

When the announcement to wear face masks became mandatory at the end of March, there was a shortage of personal protective equipment and it became harder to find masks, such as N95 masks. This left many healthcare workers having to purchase their own or even risk caring for patients without one. The...

Life during COVID-19: Gabriela Brocca – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – part 2

Life during COVID-19: Gabriela Brocca - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - part 2

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor

August 12, 2020

Gabriela Brocca is a CSUN international student who recently returned home to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Gabriela is happy to be reunited with her family and is excited to attend her nutrition and dietetics classes online this fall, she is worried about the current economic crises and the coronavirus...

The Real Influencers – James Baldwin

The Real Influencers - James Baldwin

Michaella Huck, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 2, 2020

The Real Influencers is a series that highlights important figures whose ideas and work continue to be relevant to younger generations. Every episode is released to coincide with the figure's birthday. In the premiere episode, A&E editor Michaella Huck explains why author James Baldwin is still rel...

Life during COVID-19: Gabriela Brocca – Brazil/U.S.

Gabriela Brocca, a nutrition and dietetics student at CSUN, shares her experience of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and how her home country, Brazil, responded to the pandemic.

Tiago Barreiro and Jane Partizpanyan

July 28, 2020

When the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders started in the U.S. early March, Gabriela Brocca, a CSUN international student from Brazil, grappled with whether or not to return back to her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Brocca was at Disneyworld Orlando during spring break. Her mother and younger sister travelled...

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