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CSUN student sexually assaulted at knifepoint, alleged suspect in custody

CSUN student sexually assaulted at knifepoint, alleged suspect in custody

Michael Herrera

March 31, 2016

A known suspect sexually assaulted a CSUN 20-year-old woman at knifepoint and threatened her during the assault, police said. The off-campus assault occurred at her home on Tuesday, west of the CSUN campus, according to police.The student reported the assault to a campus resource the next day, who re...

CSUN student transported to the hospital after apparent suicide attempt in dorms

Max Zeronian

February 5, 2016

A CSUN student was transported to the hospital after attempting suicide in her dorm on Thursday night, police said. Campus Police responded to a disturbance call in the University Park Apartments at 6:30 p.m, according to statements made by police. According to police statements, police entered a room on...

Editorial: More steps are needed to keep CSUN residents safe

Editorial: More steps are needed to keep CSUN residents safe

Ryan Mancini

October 21, 2015

After several weeks, it was good to see the school respond to the three sexual assaults that have occurred within three weeks of each other, on and off-campus. The Sundial recognizes the need for secrecy in a time where investigation is important in determining what happened, what can be done to stop f...

Student-led petition prompts RHA to install printer in Pacific Willow Hall

Student-led petition prompts RHA to install printer in Pacific Willow Hall

Aiyi Kang

February 19, 2015

The Residence Hall Association installed a printer in the University Park Apartments' Pacific Willow Hall (Building 6) on Wednesday, Feb. 11 after receiving a petition curated by a student housing resident advisor. Tabitha Sanchez, the Resident Advisor at Pinon Hall (Building 9), started a petition...

Student housing set to receive new dining experience with Bamboo Terrace restaurant

Lauren Rife

January 30, 2015

CSUN housing's new Bamboo Terrace restaurant, an expansion of Geronimo's, begins construction next week and will open in August 2015 as discussed by the executive committee on Thursday."It will be like Bamboo on steroids," said Betsy Corrigan, the associate director of campus dining, referring to the Ba...

Roommate survival guide: tips for a crisis-free semester

Roommate survival guide: tips for a crisis-free semester

Nicole Socala

July 15, 2014

The roommate from hell: An obnoxious individual who insists on scattering Geronimo’s wrappers on your side of the room and listening to Gangnam Style for the hundredth time on full volume. They come back at 3 a.m. and assume you won’t hear them or their overnight guest as well as the shuffling ...

Sexual battery victim tells her story

Sexual battery victim tells her story

Vera Castaneda

October 9, 2013

>>>UPDATE: The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has charged a CSUN student with filing a false police report claiming she awoke to a man standing above her touching her bare leg, earlier this month. Click to read the rest of the story. She went to sleep around 5 a.m. in her on-campus apartme...

Campus police investigate a series of crimes that took place in the dorms

Champaign Williams

October 6, 2013

A series of crimes that have taken place in the student housing University Park Apartments (UPA) within a span of two weeks have Residential Life Services and the CSUN Police Department (PD) taking extra precautions to keep residents safe. Just two days ago, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday, a...

Dorm students take risk without renter’s insurance

Mona Adem

December 4, 2012

College students are known to have a costly array of personal possessions when leaving their parents’ home for a dorm room. In addition to clothing, furniture and books, many students bring personal electronics and sports equipment. In fact, according to the July report by the National Retail Federation,...

Security tightened for students living in CSUN dorms

Caitlin Martin

October 16, 2011

Security has been ramped up near the doors to maintain the safety of students living on campus. Student housing has hired private security guards to supplement CSUN police and residential advisers who monitor the dorms. “I live on the third floor so I feel pretty safe,” said English major Stephanie...

Renter’s insurance for dorm residents recommended

Brian De Los Santos

May 11, 2011

Before the next big earthquake hits or a suspect burglarizes another dorm room, CSUN officials advise University Park Apartments residents to obtain some type of insurance coverage for their possessions. Many students believe their personal belongings in the dorms are safe from loss. However, the...

CSUN responds to dorm burglaries by increasing police patrols and installing window locks

Brian De Los Santos

April 10, 2011

Student housing officials have implemented changes to improve security measures at the University Park Apartments due to the escalating number of dorm burglaries at CSUN. Six dorms were burglarized in two days in the week leading up to Spring break. In March alone 11 dorms were burglarized.  In most ...

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