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Literature and Writing club presents a student open mic

Literature and Writing club presents a student open mic

Meghan Taylor and Annelisa Zamora

December 8, 2017


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Carefully pieced together poems and short stories were brought to life by more than 15 CSUSM students, on Nov. 30 during the Open Mic event hosted by CSUSM’s Literature and Writing Club. From readings that tugged on our heart strings, to pieces that had students laughing so hard, that keeping th...

Audio Scout: Fall 2017 Edition 7

Audio Scout: Fall 2017 Edition 7

Antonio Pequeño, A&E Editor

December 8, 2017


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Miguel The singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album, War & Leisure released on Dec. 1. From the crisp and wavy instrumental on “Sky Walker (feat. Travis Scott)” to the rollicking strings and catchy flow on “Come Through and Chill (feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi),” Miguel boasts ...

ASI hosts The Ball: An Old Hollywood Dance

ASI hosts The Ball: An Old Hollywood Dance

Dylan McCall, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Fellow Cougars showed off their dates, glitz, and glamor all on the red carpet Dec. 1 at the Associated Students, Inc. Campus Activities Board’s (ASI CAB) annual homecoming dance - The Ball. Students, and staff were invited to wear their best cocktail party attire with the theme being ‘Old Hollywoo...

Review: Pixar’s Coco delivers a heartfelt film on Mexican tradition and family

Review: Pixar’s Coco delivers a heartfelt film on Mexican tradition and family

Bryanna Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017


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Cue the beautiful lights, a heartwarming story and traditional Mexican folk dance music. Pixar and Disney have done it again, another blockbuster hit, the film, Coco. The film is about a boy, named Miguel Rivera, who is cursed because his family does not like music yet he plays guitar and idolize...

CSUSM presents the Coming Out Monologues

CSUSM presents the Coming Out Monologues

Meghan Taylor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2017


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Sharing life-changing personal stories, with a large audience, brings on a sense of vulnerability some may never have to experience in their lifetimes. 11 individuals of the CSUSM community stepped outside of their comfort zones to tell their story of the times they came out to their loved ones, regard...

San Diego Asian Film Festival presents a profusion of films in its 18th year

San Diego Asian Film Festival presents a profusion of films in its 18th year

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

November 27, 2017


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A showcase of more than 150 films from 20 countries in 30 different languages, the Pacific Arts Movement hosted the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival from Nov. 9 to Nov. 18 across six venues. On top of the plethora of films, attendees also had opportunities to meet the cast and crew of t...

Review: Justice League, unity with decent execution

Review: Justice League, unity with decent execution

Justin Sanchez, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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Justice is served with this ensemble of superheroes saving the world from pitfall. Justice League continues the story of previously established DC characters. With Superman’s death leaving Earth unprotected, Batman and Wonder Woman unite forces to recruit a team of metahumans to fight against a powerful ...

Writing community gathers for final event of Community & World Literary Series

Writing community gathers for final event of Community & World Literary Series

Annelisa Zamora, Assistant Arts Editor

November 27, 2017


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On Nov. 16, CSUSM’s Literature & Writing department hosted its final event of the fall semester’s four-part Community & World Literary series. The night was filled with readings from two authors: Hugo García Manriquez, whose work has been published extensively in Mexico and the U.S., and ...

Live, laugh, learn with the DLH Foundation

Live, laugh, learn with the DLH Foundation

Dylan McCall, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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On Nov. 9, the Deana LaRae Hamilton Hughes (DLH) Foundation and the Senior Experience Program hosted a comedy night in the USU ballroom. It was a fun night filled with jokes and laughs, all to raise awareness for the foundation's cause. The DLH Foundation was created in 2008 by the friends and family...

CSUSM hosts haunted house

CSUSM hosts haunted house

Annelisa Zamora, Assistant Arts Editor

November 13, 2017


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On Oct. 27 Campus Rec, ASI and Tukwut Life hosted a night of Halloween fun in the USU ballroom. The event provided students a way to kick off the fall season with themed activities and haunted attractions. The USU was divided into four sections, each with their own “ghostly events.” One room ...

CA Conrad Reads for CSUSM

CA Conrad Reads for CSUSM

Dylan McCall, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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On Oct. 26, the Community and World Literary Series (CWLS) invited Pew Fellow poet, CA Conrad, to perform for public literary readings. The CWLS hosts on-campus literary readings several times a semester which feature different authors from around the world. Conrad, author of nine other books of poetry...

Thor: Ragnarok is a thunderous riot

Thor: Ragnarok is a thunderous riot

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

November 13, 2017


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In his third film installment, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself imprisoned on the scrap ridden planet of Sakaar after a clash with the almighty goddess of death, Hela (Cate Blanchett). Captured and forced to fight for his freedom against his old ally, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor must assemble a team and r...