The Sundial

CSUN community celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Nayeli Pelayo

November 7, 2010

Students gathered to celebrate the dead Friday night at CSUN’s Chicano House among skulls, skeletons,  candles and idols. Since the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlán (MEChA) chapter was established at CSUN in 1969, it has hosted an annual Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead festival...

We are human: MEChA and CAUSA’s response to the AB540 controversy


October 19, 2010

Megan Magers’ uninformed and misguided article titled “Starve the Beast.” Magers’ discourse is racist and violent, especially as she asks, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” It seems to be the case that Magers has forgotten about the Constitution’s 13th Amendment, which...

Students and professors discuss Arizona Immigration Law

Angela Melero

October 8, 2010

A panel comprising professors and students had the opportunity to share its candid thoughts on the recent controversy surrounding the topic of immigration. MEChA hosted the Immigration Forum Thursday afternoon in the Matador Square. The panel’s roster included Chicano/a studies professors Dr. Ro...

Students celebrate “Endependence Day” and raise awareness about political issues

Students celebrate “Endependence Day” and raise awareness about political issues

Katie Donahue

September 19, 2010

Political issues were close to the surface at the annual Endependence Day event in the Chicano House. The event, which was hosted by MEChA had performances by Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, followed by Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN and the CSUN Mexican Music Ensemble club on Friday night. “The event is mainly to promote self-dependency,” said senior Jose Gomez, 22, MEChA internal chair. Hip-hop artists Sherman and Olmeca also performed. Various vendors tabled...

CSUN MEChA members claim harassment by undercover LAPD officers

Donnella Collison

October 2, 2009

CSUN student organization, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) said they were made the target of surveillance during their first meeting of this semester. Faculty adviser of MEChA, Dr. Jorge Garcia said that on Sept. 2 they were holding their first meeting on the lawn between Jerome Richfield Hall...

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