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Get into the festive spirit with these craft ideas

Get into the festive spirit with these craft ideas

Sasha Anand

December 7, 2019

The holiday season is fast approaching and soon there will be time to relax and take some focus off of academic pressures. If you find yourself with a moment of spare time and want to prepare for the holidays, then try adding some holiday decor to your home. Here are a couple of ideas you can try...

Making Herstory on campus, meet your local eco-feminist

Making Herstory on campus, meet your local eco-feminist

Jessica Zamudio

December 7, 2019

Marina Flowers (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers) was not always involved with student outreach. However, after transferring to CSUSM from community college, she has created and hosted her own featured events on campus. Flowers is a third-year literature and writing major and women and gender sexuality studies...

Find ways to relax during finals

Sasha Anand

December 7, 2019

The end of the semester brings many stresses and one can easily get overwhelmed. If you need to take a break from your studies or work, here are a few easy things you can do without worrying about the cost. Spend time or check in with friends and loved ones. Even though you will be busy during this...

Tukwut member shares insight on what it takes to be a campus leader

Tukwut member shares insight on what it takes to be a campus leader

Kathleen Carpio

December 7, 2019

As a peer leader and student specialist, Mekala Lehmunn certainly has her hands full. But, for her, maintaining the balance between work, volunteering and academics is worth it. She said, “It can be challenging, but the good thing is … I got out of my comfort zone, and that just really prepares you...

Get into the fall spirit with these easy crafts

Get into the fall spirit with these easy crafts

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means there is a much needed, albeit short break for students and faculty. During the break, many will gather around a table with family and friends and enjoy food. There may not be very much space on the table, but a decorative centerpiece will bring...

Express gratitude this Thanksgiving

Express gratitude this Thanksgiving

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

November 22, 2019

This time of year is dedicated for family, friends and usually plenty of food. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many are taking the time to reflect on the people and the things they are most grateful for. Here’s what a few Cougars are thankful for this year. Third year Iridiana Cardenas...

International student from Paris shares his experiences

International student from Paris shares his experiences

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

November 22, 2019

When recalling his flight from Paris to Southern California, graduate student Bryan Guilliod remembers feeling nervous about studying abroad in the United States for the very first time. He and three other friends were worried about finding housing before the fall semester started. “I was thinking...

Global Student from Moscow Shares His Time Abroad

Global Student from Moscow Shares His Time Abroad

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

November 9, 2019

The journey from Moscow to Southern California was one filled with excitement for Mikhail Elerdashvili. This, however, was not his first experience abroad in the United States.    “I was in the United States as a tourist before and I absolutely could imagine myself studying here,” said El...

How To Effectively Cope with Pain

How To Effectively Cope with Pain

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

November 7, 2019

Many people are stressed out, especially now with the end of the semester drawing near. Busy schedules have made both students and faculty preoccupied with many things. Because of this, self-care in handling emotional or physical troubles gets pushed back in people’s heads, getting ignored in order...

Learn to relieve stress with a little laughter

Learn to relieve stress with a little laughter

Jessica Zamudio, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

  Why didn’t the ghost go to prom? He didn’t have ghoul-friend   What did the person say when they dropped their pumpkin? Oh my gourd!   What did the mummy say to the sick vampire? Stop coffin on me   Why didn’t the skeleton eve...

International Student from France Shares His Experience as a Student Abroad

International Student from France Shares His Experience as a Student Abroad

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

October 30, 2019

On his journey from France to California, Cedric Cescutti encountered a flight delay at his stop in Manchester. Cescutti noted that it was a disappointing start for his journey but this did not kill his excitement or his confidence to study abroad in the United States for the first time.   ...

Get in the Halloween spirit with these easy tips/Halloween inspired crafts!

Get in the Halloween spirit with these easy tips/Halloween inspired crafts!

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

October 30, 2019

The fall season is here and with it comes Halloween. Halloween is usually a holiday geared towards smaller children who enjoy going trick-or-treating. Unfortunately for many students on campus, the festivities for Halloween clash with the grind of the fall semester. However, there are ways to enjoy the hol...