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Protest hopes to make campus safe for undocumented students

Protest hopes to make campus safe for undocumented students

Robert Spallone

November 17, 2016

Students strode through campus in solidarity Wednesday afternoon to promote a safe campus for undocumented students.Protesters that were spread around campus met in front of the Oviatt Library to demand that CSUN administration provide a sanctuary campus.Chants consisted of “up up with education, dow...

Earth Fair showcases nature’s best features

Earth Fair showcases nature’s best features

Hannah Brunelli

April 22, 2016

The Bayramian lawn was alive in celebration of Earth Day with music, art, food, jewels, a Tesla on display and more during Thursday’s Earth Fair. Students relaxed amidst the event in hammocks stretched underneath shady trees, while “The Delatz” played music under a tent on the lawn. Activities...

CSU strike talks and possible tuition increase

CSU strike talks and possible tuition increase

Eric Licas

February 10, 2016

California State University administrators stated during a Feb. 5 web conference that schools will remain open if California Faculty Association members go on strike. Possible tuition increases and other student concerns were also discussed. "Campuses will remain open, and most classes will continue ...

EOP gives recognition to trailblazing students from 1968

EOP gives recognition to trailblazing students from 1968

Edemy Rodriguez

October 1, 2015

Students, alumni, faculty and staff of the CSUN Educational Opportunity Program gathered around the Ralph Prator Sundial Fountain to unveil the memorial plaque in honor of the students who fought for justice on campus in the late 1960s. EOP supports students of any ethnic background in their quest...

Sundial Special 4: The cost of education

Sundial Special 4: The cost of education

Daniel Shin

June 24, 2015

Today, contributors Diana Lopez, Janayle Ruiz and Caitlin Arredondo discuss the importance of affordable access to a community college education to not just students who need financial access, but undocumented students as well. Contributor Ryan Jones wraps up this episode of the Sundial Special podcast...

Sundial Special 2: The fluctuating value of internships

Sundial Special 2: The fluctuating value of internships

Daniel Shin

June 10, 2015

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Sundial Special: The State of Education

Sundial Special: The State of Education

Daniel Shin

June 3, 2015

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Student activists rally against impaction rules

Lauren Rife

April 21, 2015

A "Teach-In" rallying against impaction by the Activist Student Coalition took place in front of the Oviatt Library Tuesday afternoon. The event's purpose was to educate students on impaction and what it means for them and future prospective students. Students gathered around in circles on the Ovia...

Undocumented students’ dreams and voices need to be heard

Undocumented students’ dreams and voices need to be heard

Melisa Fumbarg

November 5, 2014

For many students, attending college can be a huge struggle, and I don’t mean the average challenges that come with writing papers, taking exams, getting classes and paying tuition. I am referring to the issues that undocumented students go through on a daily basis. They are often marginalized, excluded,...

iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

Leah Arzu

October 1, 2014

    We live in a time where just about everything is done via one or more of our smart devices. We rely on them to tell us what we’re supposed to be doing, for research and for simple, often mindless, entertainment. It’s safe to say much of our lives are run and organized by technology....

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Devan Patel

March 4, 2014

In the wake of the ethnic studies debacle at Cal State Los Angeles, educators believe the forecasted change in California’s demographic profile represents a significant event and could become a catalyst for debate, not only in diversity reform throughout all levels of education, but in hiring practic...

Students, staff talk what college means to their lives, careers

Students, staff talk what college means to their lives, careers

Kwok Chan

February 27, 2014

It is no secret that attending a degree-granting university benefits students in the long run when it comes to monetary factors. But a recent study by the Pew Research Center suggests that a college education leads students to many other benefits in addition to earnings. Forty-five percent o...

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