The Sundial

Editorial: More steps are needed to keep CSUN residents safe

CSUN's on-campus student housing. (File Photo / The Sundial)

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...

Where was the urgency?

Picture of Csun dorms

Amber Partida

October 8, 2015

Safety and security should always be a top priority when attending a college such as CSUN or living in student housing. However, let’s face it, not all of us think twice about the walk back to the dorms or leaving the gym to the parking lot alone at night. It’s one of those instances where “it...

Security flatlines with the discovery of Heartbleed

Courtesy of MCT

Victor Frost

April 15, 2014

Whether we like it or not, we put a lot of trust and faith into the systems that carry our personal information. Our phones, our computers, and the ever-evolving “cloud,” are our repositories of the information we don’t want to memorize (phone numbers, calendar events, email archives, etc). So...

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...

LMFAO draws large crowd to Big Show

Nayeli Pelayo

October 3, 2010

Students and guests started forming a line in front of Jerome Richfield on Saturday around 2:30 p.m. for CSUN’s 10th Big Show. “We’re the smart people,” said Matt Dibo, 20, a fire technology major from College of the Canyons who came with a CSUN student. Dibo, who was the first of the students allowed in and he cracked a big smile when a security guard motioned...

Students can S.T.O.P. laptop theft with campus program

Morgan Marx

June 8, 2010

It could happen any time, any day. The second floor of the Matador Bookstore Complex was quiet.  A few summer semester students were gathered, talking with friends.  Jennifer Jimenez, a freshman, psychology major, placed her lunch and book bag at a table.  She then walked away, across the room,...

Put the pencil down and start typing on Evernote

Jacob Nahin

April 19, 2010

Microsoft Word and notebooks are two staples for students pursuing their degrees in higher education. Two problems: 1. The notebooks weigh two pounds too much for your walk from the Arbor Grill to Manzanita Hall. 2. Microsoft Word, with its thousands of features you never use, is almost as cumbersome....

Protect your digital privacy

Jacob Nahin

February 15, 2010

It’s 12:05 p.m. and your class just let and you  finally managed to etch out 30-minutes for a lunch and some Web browsing. You boot up your laptop and log into Yahoo Messenger and start up an  explicit conversation, the secret kind you don’t want out in the open. Fewer than 20-feet away, ano...

CSUN PD Residential Security Workshop – How to make your home a safer place

Aprile Sumague

September 27, 2009

Kevin McAllister was accidentally left behind when his family took off to Paris for a Christmas family vacation. He was 8 years old, and enjoyed living by himself until two intruders tried to rob his house. He protected his home and himself by learning how to fight the robbers.  He arranged ...

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