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Bastille performs at The Novo in Downtown LA

Annelisa Zamora, Staff writer

May 10, 2017

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Amidst Coachella performances and arena shows, British indie pop band Bastille made a stop at The Novo for a more intimate club performance on April 19. The band, whose single “Pompeii”  landed the number five spot on...

The Audio Scout

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017

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Mac DeMarco: The Canadian singer-songwriter, Mac DeMarco is set to release his third full-length album This Old Dog on Friday, May 5. The catch is, the album has been leaked online. In Demarco’s signature easy-going nature, he ad...

Marc E. Bassy rocks Festival 78

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017

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In a remarkable turnout of 600+ attendees, the first annual Festival 78 provided an evening of music, food and fun at the Mangrum Track & Field on April 22. An evening of music, food and fun, the first annual “Festival...

Jimmy Wayne sheds light on the foster care system

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

April 18, 2017

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“Why don’t I do something to raise awareness for 30,000 children aging out of foster care?” The question Jimmy Wayne asked himself after realizing he wanted to make a sacrifice for his foster “brothers and sisters.” A...

Carter Winter performs at House of Blues

Taylor Mason, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

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On April 7, I walked into the House of Blues in San Diego with three of my girlfriends. Being a long-time fan of Carter Winter, I was excited to enjoy an evening of country music, one of my true loves. After standing in line to...

Fernando Vega presents César’s Peaceful Revolution

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

April 18, 2017

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César Chávez and the motto of the United Farm Workers, “Sí se puede” are held in high regard at CSUSM, a performance of Fernando Vega’s, César’s Peaceful Revolution naturally attracted many students and plenty of fac...

The Audio Scout: ________

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

April 18, 2017

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Kendrick Lamar After dropping “The Heart Part 4” and “HUMBLE.” within a week of one another, Kendrick Lamar had the internet buzzing to say the least. Both tracks, especially “The Heart Part 4,” made it clear that L...

Dr. Brian Hu discusses film piracy

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

April 18, 2017

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Brian Hu, the artistic director of Pacific Arts Movement, presenters of the San Diego Asian Film Festival. Hosted in Arts 240 on April 4, Hu was a guest speaker for professor Jonathan Berman and his VSAR 422 class which is...

CSUSM screens “Yeah Maybe, No” to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Annelisa Zamora, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

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On April 10, CSUSM hosted an independent film called, Yeah Maybe, No by documentary filmmaker Kelly Kend in the USU Ballroom. Kend’s work has previously been featured in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. The film c...

Kong roars into theaters, but his movie falls flat

Pierce Brenner, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017

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In 1973, a motley crew of scientists, soldiers and a photographer go on a mission to discover the secrets of the mysterious Skull Island. However, as soon as they get there, they’re attacked by the king of monsters, Kong. Now...

Cougar Con brings pop culture to CSUSM

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

March 29, 2017

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In celebration of pop and comic culture, Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and Tukwut Life held CSUSM’s first ever Cougar Con.  The event was held in the USU ballroom open to students and guests with approximately 170 attendees. Cougar...

CSUSM alumni find jobs in marketing agency

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

March 29, 2017

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CSUSM alumni Ria Arago and Toni Gomez are Communication majors who joined with Hadley Media, an experiential marketing agency based in San Marcos. Like many college graduates, the job search of the two alumni had its difficulties...