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Everything I learned was wrong

Everything I learned was wrong

Luis Rivas

December 10, 2013

In the newsroom at the Daily Sundial we often talk about the concepts of balance and objectivity. Reporters and editors have always shared opposing arguments. Our stories are an extension of this discourse. But it’s not our fault. We are conditioned We are all conditioned, and we are taught that we are not conditioned. Especially journal...

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

Abigail Rondon

December 8, 2013

I remember being five years old, curly-haired pigtails and a big cheesy smile on my face, looking out into the audience to see my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and even my baby sister smiling at me with pride. Elementary and junior high were no exception. By this point my family ha...

Ask – you may already be eligible

Ask – you may already be eligible

Michael Arvizu

December 1, 2013

As college students, we have better things to do than go around shopping online for health insurance.  In this technical age, we rely on web-based portals for quick information. But when technology fails us, as has been the case with healthcare.gov, going directly to the source can be a better u...

Let’s bring back field trips

Let’s bring back field trips

Joshua Khabushani

December 1, 2013

Having been a student in a university for four years now, I have had the opportunity to fully absorb a college education - along with everything that it entails. Indisputably, since my transition from high school, I have grown immensely and have developed into a well-polished scholar, being expose...

Stop treating college as a business

Calvin Ratana

October 29, 2013

For many students, college is the way for us to be able to obtain a secure financial future. Society tells us that if we want a future for ourselves and family, college is the way to go. Of course the matter of paying for college occurs, however many advisors tell students to apply for FAFSA or apply...

Student, think critically – it may pay off

Student, think critically – it may pay off

Joshua Khabushani

October 9, 2013

Mark Twain once remarked, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Truthfully, for quite some time, I chastised such an absurd statement; I thought to myself, isn’t it well-known that school and an education are synonymous? That an education is received through schooling? Although this...

CSUN alumna shares her marketing experience at the “Professor for a Day” event

CSUN alumna shares her marketing experience at the “Professor for a Day” event

Alysha Garrett-Byrd

September 18, 2013

CSUN alumna Laura Petersen, senior director for Resonate, shares her experience in the marketing world and gives students tips on how to have a successful career as part of the business college's "Professor for a Day" event. ...

Cal State Fullerton becomes the first CSU campus to implement comprehensive smoke-free policy

Cal State Fullerton becomes the first CSU campus to implement comprehensive smoke-free policy

Ana Rodriguez

September 5, 2013

Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF) implemented a campus-wide smoke-free policy this semester, making it the first CSU campus to ban all tobacco products. This may be a path CSUN could soon take. About 1,182 schools nationwide have applied smoking bans. Of those schools, 800 have banned all fo...

A Day in the Life: CSUN freshman’s first day of college

A Day in the Life: CSUN freshman’s first day of college

Bianca Santillan

August 27, 2013

Pablo De la Cruz, freshman, starts his first day of college with optimism and excitement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV9ISET8LTc

Sexual assault endemic to college campuses

Sexual assault endemic to college campuses

Melanie Camero

August 26, 2013

The alleged mishandling of sexual assault cases on college campuses nationwide has proliferated over the years, the most recent case occurring at USC. USC is currently under investigation by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for allegations made by students accusing the school of mishandling 16 ra...

CSUN president welcomes students and faculty in convocation address

CSUN president welcomes students and faculty in convocation address

C. Megan Diskin

August 23, 2013

CSUN President Dianne Harrison welcomes back students and faculty in her second convocation address and focuses on several main goals for the 2013-2014 academic year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-rS3a1sAU4

Text messages and peer mentoring help the college transition

Text messages and peer mentoring help the college transition

Melissa Simon

April 30, 2013

In a recent paper published by two Harvard graduate students, it was found that the use of text messaging and peer mentoring kept students from falling through the cracks before entering college. Ben Castleman, a doctoral candidate in the Quantitative Policy Analysis program at the Harvard Graduate...

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