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Life during COVID-19: Stephanie Yu, Northridge, California

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

May 19, 2020

Stephanie Yu is a Chinese-born film student at CSUN who decided to stay in Northridge, California during the global lockdown. Her family is in Guangzhou, one of the most populous cities in China, which has mostly reopened. Stephanie's hands-on education has suffered due to the pandemic restrictions,...

How has the coronavirus impacted this farmers market vendor?

Shae Hammond, Reporter

May 15, 2020

The Sundial spoke to Tony Varela, a vendor for Jimenez Family Farm, at Mar Vista Farmers Market on May 9, to see how the pandemic has impacted vendors. Video filmed and edited by Shae Hammond.

President Harrison Q&A: CSUN will announce fall 2020 format on May 18

Orlando Mayorquin and Logan Bik

May 8, 2020

Here are the main takeaways from this semester’s final Zoom Q&A with President Dianne F. Harrison: CSUN and CSU system plan to announce fall semester plans on May 18 (14:48) CSUN and the CSU system will announce plans for the upcoming fall semester on May 18. Harrison confirmed that t...

Life during COVID-19: Abdullah Alhendyani, Kuwait

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

May 4, 2020

Abdullah Alhendyani is a Kuwait-born filmmaker and an alumnus of CSUN’s mass communication graduate program. He was visiting his family in Kuwait City when the COVID-19 pandemic struck globally. Alhendyani was supposed to be in the U.S. to start production of his debut feature film. However, he must...

President Harrison Q&A: CSUN fall 2020 fees will remain the same regardless of format

Logan Bik and Orlando Mayorquin

May 1, 2020

Here are the main takeaways from The Sundial’s Zoom Q&A session with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison this week. Cost of attendance will remain the same for the fall semester regardless of the format. (14:39) Harrison said that the price of tuition and campus fees for the fall 2020 semester will remain the same, regar...

President Harrison Q&A: Update on CARES Act grant eligibility

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 24, 2020

Main Takeaways The CARES Act grant application details have been delayed by at least another week as new federal guidelines bar undocumented students. New federal guidelines have delayed the release of details for the application process by another week. Under the new guidelines, only students...

Life during COVID-19: Mai Moriya, Japan

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

April 20, 2020

Mai Moriya is an international graduate student from Japan who returned to her hometown of Tokyo due to the COVID-19 crisis. The CSUN student shares details of her trip back home and how life has been in mandatory self-isolation.

Zoom Q&A with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison

Logan Bik and Orlando Mayorquin

April 17, 2020

Below is a summarized version of the interview. It has been edited to fit a text format and is not a transcript. What is the university’s protocol when it is made aware that a member of the CSUN community has tested positive for the virus? We’ve established the practice of communicating wi...

Sunset Sessions: Vritra

father and son

Logan Bik, PJ Shahamat, and Brendan Reed-Crabb

December 8, 2019

On Sunset Sessions this week, Vritra (and his son Ivan) come in to deliver a relaxed performance of songs off his catalog along with a few tracks from his upcoming project. He brings together engaging lyrics, fluid flows, and inventive production. Every week we invite musicians to come in, have a...

Sunset Sessions: Jay Cue

A man

PJ Shahamat, Logan Bik, and Elaine Sanders

November 30, 2019

On Sunset Sessions this week, Jay Cue delivers an intimate performance from his dense catalog. He brings together charismatic lyrics, creative flows, and pounding production. Every week we invite musicians to come in, have a conversation and play a set of their favorite songs. Song List: 1....

Sunset Sessions: Sad Park

A band

PJ Shahamat, Logan Bik, Noelle Nakamura, and Brendan Reed-Crabb

November 23, 2019

On Sunset Sessions this week, Sad Park comes in for a stripped-down performance. The group brings together powerful vocals, subdued drums, arpeggiating basslines, and sprinkled guitars for a great performance of songs off their album Sleep and their upcoming album. Every week we invite musicians to come...

Sunset Sessions: Banned From Japan

A band

PJ Shahamat, Brendan Reed-Crabb, and Geovanni Botticella

November 4, 2019

On Sunset Sessions this week, Banned From Japan come in for a partly acoustic performance. The group brings together vulnerable lyrics, punchy drums, groovy bass lines, and riffing guitars for a great performance of songs off their recent album. Every week we invite musicians to come in, have a conversation...

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