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Educational Opportunity Programs then and now

Every student signs in when they arrive to the EOP office. Students enrolled in the program get access to various services like computers, mentor help, advisement, or they can relax and work in the lobby couch area. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/Photo Editor

Melisa Fumbarg

September 18, 2014

During the civil rights movement, activists pushed for the right to equal access to higher education. One of the ways this happened was through the implementation of Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) throughout CSU campuses. The EOP program has been thriving for 45 years as a result of a dedi...

Attitudes toward suicide, depression treatment varies widely across culture

Illustration by Maricruz Meza / Visual Editor

Andrew Martinez

September 16, 2014

  It can be a religious practice, an honorable act or a mortal sin. Suicide is viewed very differently across religions and societies throughout history, whether it be the seppuku of the Samurai, the mortal sin of the Catholic Church or deprivation of the body to find salvation. While at...

Blues Project works toward preventing suicide, treating depression

The Blues Project puts on a candlelight vigil for suicide victims back in November 27, 2012 at the Oviatt Library. Photo Credit: Ken Scaboro / Contributor

Lisette Rosales

September 16, 2014

  Samir Hamawe, 24, graduate student and the Blues Project instructor, remembers when a close friend told him he had tried to commit suicide. More than 38,000 Americans commit suicide annually, and more than 20 million American adults battle depression every year, according to the Amer...

Managing anxiety on a stressful college campus

Illustration by Sarah Cascadden / Contributor

Neelofer Lodhy

September 15, 2014

  With the pressures of starting a new chapter in life, it’s only a matter of time before anxiety sets in, a common occurrence for many college students. Anxiety is often confused with the term stress because both terms appear to have the same effects. According to the American Psychologica...

Picture obsessed era welcomes the return of the polaroid

Polaroid cameras are becoming popular once again. Quick photos are produced by polariods and the cameras today like the Instax mini 8, are more portable and inexpensive than most DSLR cameras. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/ Photo Editor

Hayley Hill

September 15, 2014

Polaroid cameras are becoming popular once again. Quick photos are produced by polariods and the cameras today like the Instax mini 8, are more portable and inexpensive than most DSLR cameras. Photo Credit: Araceli Castillo/ Photo Editor The key trend of the season seems to be nostalgia in produ...

How to beat the heat at CSUN

Illustration by Kristine Delicana/Illustration Editor

Rasta Ghafouri

September 12, 2014

With the heat kicking in at an upcoming high of 103 degrees this coming Saturday, students are creatively finding ways to keep themselves cool and refreshed on campus. From relaxing by the pool, to getting cool refreshments from Juice it Up, CSUN students have found ways to dodge the heat and stay active. ...

Strength United empowers victims of abuse

Each room at the center is sponsored by a donor. Strength United members help victims of abuse and want to stop it from happening in the future. Photo Credit:Manny D. Araujo/CSUN Sundial.

Manny D. Araujo

September 11, 2014

    Strength United, formerly known as the Valley Trauma Center, is a CSUN community agency dedicated to assisting victims of abuse. The desire to improve the community, spread awareness, provide focused aid and empower families is center to the mission of Strength United. These att...

Food Garden propels students to interact with environment

Dr. Mario Giraldo and his Geography 404 class work in the garden which contains peppers, pumpkins and rare plants like Peruvian native plant and Amaranthus. 
Photo Credit: Leah Arzu / Sundial Staff

Candice Criss

September 10, 2014

  The CSUN campus is abundant with unique gardens and vegetation that provide both a tranquil atmosphere and an interactive learning experience. The CSUN Food Garden is no exception and provides students with a wonderful platform for interaction with their environment. In 2010, Dr. Eri...

Best buys on a student budget

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Alik Ourfalian

September 8, 2014

  The fall semester is here, which means back to school shopping is in full force as students prepare for the upcoming semester. For college students, shopping for supplies can get expensive, especially when they need to purchase electronics for school. The National Retail Federation (NRF)...

Eating Healthy on a College Budget

Ashley Rivera, 17, Communications Major and Alejandra Medina, 18, Communications Major enjoy healthy snacks of apples and cucumbers during their lunch breaks outside of Sierra Hall. 
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Allessandra Lopez

September 4, 2014

The college life makes it difficult to eat healthy. With students on the go from one class to another, getting the necessary nutrients can be a hassle. Clinical Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator Candace Fontenette at Tarzana Hospital discusses just how troublesome it can be for students t...

New dean encourages art as form of communication

New dean of Mike Curb College of Arts combines his role as a professional artist and academic administrator. 
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Nicole Frost

September 3, 2014

For Jay Kvapil, the new dean of Mike Curb College of  Arts, Media and Communication creating art in the studio goes hand in hand with his administrative responsibilities. This might seem like an unordinary combination but Kvapil’s unique background explains this possibility. Kvapil brings a fresh ...

Women in Science and Engineering battle the stereotype

Society of Women Engineers tackle the science gender gap.

Melisa Fumbarg

September 3, 2014

  As a professional civil engineer, Lilly Shraibati has had to overcome the stereotype that engineering is a man’s profession. Shraibati comes from a family of male engineers. Many of her uncles had told her, “it’s not for girls,” and she had to find a support group that would give he...

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