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Haitian immigrants find refuge in Mexico

Haitian immigrants find refuge in Mexico

Valley View News

February 21, 2017

Due to the nature of the economy in Haiti, some immigrants hope to get a better life in the United States. After failing to cross the Mexican border into the U.S., many Haitian immigrants have settled in Mexico. In Mexico, Haitian immigrants are able to find employment and shelter. Pat Murphy, a director of a Mexican shelter, said Haitians can positively impact the Mexican economy. ...

Start times for high school and middle school being pushed back

Start times for high school and middle school being pushed back

Ebony Hardiman

February 19, 2017

According to a statement released on Feb.13, Sen. Anthony Portantino has proposed a bill that would push the start times for middle and high schools to be 8:30 a.m. or later. Portantino pushed for the bill and said it would better meet the health needs of adolescent students. Portantino believes ...

Political Science professor explains travel ban court process

Political Science professor explains travel ban court process

Josue Aguilar

February 10, 2017

Many students are aware of President Donald Trump's travel ban but don't know how the process actually works. CSUN Political Science Professor, Tyler Hughes, sits down with The Sundial and explains the travel ban court case.

Controversy sparked over Betsy DeVos cabinet confirmation

Controversy sparked over Betsy DeVos cabinet confirmation

Matador News

February 9, 2017

The tie over the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the new U.S. secretary of education was broken by Vice President Mike Pence. The final vote was 51-50. Much of the controversy surrounding DeVos is her lack of qualifications and experience when dealing with public school funding. Sasha Gomez, a ...

Medicare For All protesters aim to educate the public

Medicare For All protesters aim to educate the public

Carolyne Hogikyan

February 7, 2017

Republicans are still threatening to repeal Obamacare, but Medicare For All protesters are pushing to replace it with a single-payer system. A single-payer system aims to replace for-profit health insurance with universal healthcare. Kenneth Mejia, green party candidate for California's 34th congressional district,...

Black Diaspora kicks-off Black History Month on campus

Black Diaspora kicks-off Black History Month on campus

Lorena Salinas

February 3, 2017

Black Diaspora dancers took over the University Student Union (USU) Plaza Del Sol Wednesday afternoon with multiple performances. Theresa White, Africana studies chair and dance group coordinator, performed along with CSUN students. The dancers performed a variety of popular music and invited thei...

LA art gallery exhibits work inspired by Rick and Morty

LA art gallery exhibits work inspired by Rick and Morty

Nicole Wong

January 31, 2017

LA based art gallery, Gallery 1988, featured work inspired by the animated TV show, Rick and Morty.  

San Fernando Valley tackles human trafficking

San Fernando Valley tackles human trafficking

Carolyne Hogikyan

January 30, 2017

Human trafficking is spreading throughout the San Fernando Valley, but district officials are cracking down on the issue. According to Councilwoman Nury Martinez, the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Valerio Street is infamous for trafficking. Martinez's main concern is to protect young...

In Photos: Keystone XL and DAPL protest in LA

In Photos: Keystone XL and DAPL protest in LA

Blaise Scemama

January 25, 2017

A group of roughly 500 protesters gathered outside the Wilshire Federal building last night to protest the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline proposals. The protest is in response to President Trump’s executive order to revive these controversial pipeline projects which were previously...

CSUN Says: Do you think Ohio State’s “Run, Hide, Fight” motto for active shooters is an effective solution?

CSUN Says: Do you think Ohio State’s “Run, Hide, Fight” motto for active shooters is an effective solution?

Nicole Wong

December 5, 2016

This week, The Sundial asked students, "Do you think Ohio State's "Run, Hide, Fight" motto for active shooters is an effective solution? Especially after their stabbing incident on campus last week. Does this motto apply to both active shooter and active stabbing situations?" This can be related to...

Students react to Trump’s tweet about flag burning

Students react to Trump’s tweet about flag burning

Matador News

November 30, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump recently gave his opinion on flag burning via his Twitter feed. According to Trump, there should be serious consequences such as loss of citizenship and/or jail time. Many anti-Trump rallies that took place after the election consisted of flag burning. Elizabeth Blakey, CSUN...

Protest group visits CSUN and other college campuses

Protest group visits CSUN and other college campuses

Valley View News

November 25, 2016

Mexican Caravan is a protest group focused on stopping the violence and corruption in Mexico. The group came to CSUN to talk to students and professors about the issue. After two years, there is still 43 students who went missing from Iguala, Mexico. Many activists and mothers of the missing students...

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