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“THE MUG”

November 7, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER Occupy Wall Street brings to mind three things: protest, politics, and pepper spray. I could have included police brutality in that list, but I couldn’t think of a synonym for “brutality”...

SCARED: A FEW LEVELS OF FEAR

October 24, 2011

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REBEKAH GREEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER Maybe it’s the feeling you get when you’re home alone and you can’t place that odd sound you heard. Perhaps it’s those moments where you feel someone is watching you even though you are...

“THE MUG”: CULTURED COSTUMING

October 24, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER “Mean Girls” is one of my favorite movies. The entire thing is full of extraordinarily hilarious one-liners, but one sentence within one scene rang truest to me: “Halloween is the one night...

WHERE’S THE VALUE IN HIGHER EDUCATION?

October 11, 2011

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BLAINE H. MOGIL PRIDE STAFF WRITER In 1960, the California State Department of Education drafted a 230-page, 15-year master plan for the University of California, California State College (later CSU) and community college systems...

BEYOND THE TEXTBOOK: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COLLEGE YEARS

October 11, 2011

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JENNA JAUREGUI CONTRIBUTOR Students: let’s put on our existential hats for a moment and ask ourselves the big question: why are we here (and by “here,” I mean college)? Why are you— one specimen in the several billion...

A LITTLE MORE PARKING FOR A “LITTLE” MORE MONEY

October 11, 2011

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MELISSA MARTINEZ PRIDE STAFF WRITER If you are a student at CSUSM, you’re probably a commuter. Therefore, you understand what it’s like paying for parking passes. If you live on campus and own a vehicle, I’m sure you understand...

STAR WARS: A NEW NOPE- LUCAS RETURNS TO THE DARKSIDE WITH LATEST EDITS OF THE CLASSIC SAGA

October 11, 2011

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CHRIS GIANCAMILLI PRIDE STAFF WRITER On Sept. 16, the wait was fi nally over as “Star Wars: The Complete Saga” was released in stunning Blu-ray in North America. Since then, the set has shattered Blu-ray sales records. According...

“The Mug”

October 11, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER I am not ashamed to say that I love TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” even though People Magazine and CNN say I should be. Here in California, child beauty pageants are few and far between....

WHAT DO YOU THINK? YOUR OPINION MATTERS!

October 11, 2011

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Being a student newspaper, we want to hear your opinion about things that happen on and around campus. The Pride is neutral when it comes to The Koala publication, but we would love to hear what you have to say about the recent...

WHERE TO EAT: EAST OF CAMPUS FOOD FINDS

September 30, 2011

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BLAINE H. MOGIL PRIDE STAFF WRITER Eat Here – Debbie’s Restaurant and Pie Shop at 740 Nordahl Road, Suite 114 just north of the 78 freeway. This is good old fashioned, down home cooking. If you’re looking for home style...

“THE MUG”: THE POLITICS OF ROYALTY

September 30, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER I can’t tell whether this university wants to have a homecoming celebration or not. Based on the limited school spirit and developing athletic department, one can’t really expect to enjoy...

AMY SALISBURY’S “THE MUG”- FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: IMPORTANCE OF MEDIA TRANSPARENCY POST 9-11

September 22, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY COPY & OPINION EDITOR As I sat down to write this article, I expected to offer commentary on the American media’s coverage of the events of 9/11. The vast and varied ways that television, film and print journalism...

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