Take time to learn about new culture

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By Noelle Friedberg Opinion Editor  October is National Diversity month, so now is the perfect time to learn something new about a different culture. One way to learn about a new culture is to build a friendship with someone who has a different cultural background than you. Another way is to attend the diversity events offered on campus. I’ve attended …

Culinary Corner: Spetletz–Homemade Brown Butter Egg Noodles

By Chelsey Schweitzer If you are in the mood for a noodle dish with a twist to break up the routine of regular old spaghetti or macaroni and cheese, then this German dish is for you. Spetletz is an egg noodle dish that is served in browned butter. In Germany, it is also normally served with sauerkraut and pork mixed in …

Students’ Halloween Traditions: Cougars remember the most memorable Halloweens

By Shanice Davis It is that time of the year where the leaves transition to oranges, reds and yellows, where the air gets cooler, days get shorter and where for one night of the year people dress up in costumes, scare little kids and pass out cavity ridden candy. Childhood Halloween celebrations were riddled with candy, trick or treating, scary movie …

What Halloween Costume Will You Wear This Year? Fun group costumes to consider

By Katherine Ramos Looking to get in the Halloween spirit this year with some friends? Here are a few costume ideas that can help you stand out. Mystery Gang: Old school but still works. Choose whoever wants to play which character and dress accordingly. You could even get a cardboard cut-out of the Mystery Machine to zoom around in. Minions: This …

CSUSM Reaches Zenith in its 24 Year Course: The mapping of the university throughout the years

By Anna Maria Petrova With record enrollments this fall, CSUSM has been named one of the fastest growing universities in the Cal State system. From the first graduating class of 1991 to the 2014 fall semester’s record enrollment, CSUSM has come a long way. As the years passed and more students were accepted, the university was expanded, new buildings were added …

Kettle Coffee & Tea For Me: Local treasure on Grand Avenue, Escondido

By Matthew J. Kuhlman Back in 2012, the quaint main strip on Grand Avenue was left without the perfect place to relax and enjoy specialty coffees, listen to some good local musicians and commiserate with like- minded patrons. Phillip & Tricia Howerzyl answered Grand’s unspoken request with the opening of Kettle Coffee & Tea. “We knew we wanted to open exactly …

Halloween Around the World: Snapshots of Halloween traditions

By Alex Maravillas There are various cultures around the world that celebrate Halloween; some are unique, while others are rooted in tradition. Halloween originated from Ireland and was a Pagan Celtic practice. Youngsters wore outfits and went trick-o-treating, and most individuals went to occasions or gatherings with family and companions. In Latin America and Spain, for three days, individuals praised on …

Priority Christian Challenge Discusses Community: Strengthening faith within CSUSM

By Celeste Morales CSUSM student org. Priority Christian Challenge offers a safe environment where students can come together and participate in shared prayer along with other events within the community. The organization is spiritually-based and promotes connections and fellowship among students. Their main focus is to help one another stay on the spiritual path through mentorship. CSUSM student Karrl Vitor, president …

Muslim Student Organization: Raising awareness for a misunderstood religion

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By Shanice Davis At CSUSM, there is an array of student organizations open to anyone that caters to students’ needs, hobbies, beliefs and specifications; the Muslim Student Association (MSA) is among these organizations. CSUSM student Amber Mahmood, president of the Muslim Student Organization, explains that a major component in the group’s mission statement is unity. Mahmood also emphasizes that the organization …