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Get into the holiday spirit with this minty, delicious snack

Create this special treat for yourself to get you into the holiday spirit. Even if the holidays look a little different, this will surely get your taste buds feeling festive.
Kristie Castillo, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

The holiday season is upon us and many are beginning to break out their baking and cooking skills to create the perfect treats for them and their loved ones.  For this upcoming Christmas, one cannot...

Need a break? Laugh a bit with these jokes

Take a break from your busy schedule and get a laugh out of these jokes.
Sasha Anand, Features Editor December 7, 2020

Who’s there? Control Freak. Con… OK, now you say, “Control Freak who?”    Hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There’s no menu: You get what you deserve.   A...

Decorate your home for the holidays with these tips

Decorate your home for the holidays with these ideas to make cool ornaments for your tree.
Sasha Anand, Features Editor December 6, 2020

It seems like a lot of people are getting into the holiday spirit this year, and if you want to get ahead on your holiday decorating, here are a few ideas you can use.  Pinecone Ornaments For these,...

Healthy snacks to get you through finals

Do you ever crave a snack, but you're trying to be healthy? Make these quick and nutritious snacks that will keep you full and give you energy to get you through your day.
Sasha Anand, Features Editor December 6, 2020

With the end of the semester fast approaching, you are probably super busy with finals, papers and exams alike. If you’re looking for something to snack on while you get your work done, here are a few...

Help others this holiday season through donations

Donating is a great way to give back to the community and it will help those in need, especially given the pandemic.
Sasha Anand, Features Editor December 6, 2020

With the Christmas season coming up, many people will not be able to provide for their family in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to toys, due to the pandemic.  If you are looking for a few...

Business students partner with local news organization

For their Senior Experience project, five CSUSM business students are helping The Coast News Group learn new marketing tactics.
Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2020

A team of five CSUSM business students have partnered with the North County based news organization The Coast News Group for their Senior Experience project. The College of Business Administration requires...

Try these tasty vegan recipes that are perfect for a busy student

Get through your day with these vegan meals, from breakfast all the way to dessert.
Kristie Castillo, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

If you’re someone with a packed daily schedule yet want to incorporate healthy plant-based food items into your diet, here are three relatively quick and simple recipes that can help you do just that...

Thanksgiving quotes to get into the spirit

Take a trip back in time with these nostalgic quotes from some famous people and beloved TV show characters talking about Thanksgiving.
Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is a fun holiday full of classic traditions, but it will look a lot different this year.  Many people cannot visit with their family members due to the pandemic. However, here are a few...

Alum opens Disney-themed small business during pandemic

CSUSM alumna Yvonne Villalobos makes homemade Disney ears, combining her passions for crafting and all things Disney.
Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 23, 2020

These days everyone is trying to find ways to fill up their time.  Whether it be it work, school or a new hobby, keeping busy is a very useful tool in staying sane while stuck at home. And, if you...

Cope with imposter syndrome in healthy ways

Feeling like you are a fraud is a common feeling among people, especially those that put pressure for themselves to be perfect all the time.
Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 23, 2020

Do you have difficulties accepting your accomplishments and acknowledging your skills? According to the American Psychological Association, “Impostor phenomenon occurs among high achievers who are...

Spice up your Thanksgiving meal with these drinks

Even though we may not be able to spend time with all our loved ones this year, these drinks will bring the holiday spirit to your Thanksgiving table.
Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 22, 2020

With Thanksgiving coming up, the holidays are going to look different. Nonetheless, you can still have a small, safe and socially distanced celebration in your home with these festive drinks.  Make...

Enjoy your homemade rasmalai from scratch in 10 minutes

Rasmalai is a very popular Indian dessert. It’s sweet and refreshing and you can follow this recipe to make it at home in ten minutes.
Altaf Safi, Staff Writer November 7, 2020

What is rasmalai?  Rasmalai is an Indian dessert that may be considered as a rich American cheesecake without a crust. Rasmalai flows and melts in your mouth so well. It is similar to milk tea cake...

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