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The perfect soul food recipe to warm you up this winter

The perfect soul food recipe to warm you up this winter

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features

I always look forward to the meals that my dad makes around Christmas time. One of my favorite recipes that he whips up when the weather gets cold is his shepherd’s pie. If you’re looking for a savory soul food recipe to make with your family for the holidays, this shepherd’s pie recipe is the ...

Make an adorable and inexpensive Christmas decoration

Make an adorable and inexpensive Christmas decoration

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

December is here which means it is now acceptable to begin decorating for Christmas. Unfortunately, Christmas decorations can be quite expensive. That's why I always try to craft up some of my own decor. Not only is it cheaper, but it also adds more character! One of my favorite things I've made so fa...

Wrap up the year with unique Christmas gift wrap tips

Wrap up the year with unique Christmas gift wrap tips

Briana Osuna and Micaela Johansson

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features

Tired of the millions of different wrapping papers and lack of personality? There are plenty of simple ways to create individuality to each of you Christmas gifts this year. I personally like to have a theme going each year and this time “less is more.” Wrapping presents is not as hard as one may...

The perfect apple pie for your fall taste buds

The perfect apple pie for your fall taste buds

Meghan Taylor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The weather is finally cooling down here in San Diego county, and as I break out my favorite fuzzy socks, chic boots and cozy flannels, I only have one thing on my mind: Thanksgiving. More specifically, I cannot get my aunt’s apple pie out of my mind. My Aunt Michelle has always been the baking ...

Put the giving back in Thanksgiving

Put the giving back in Thanksgiving

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Fall breeze, falling leaves and the sweet smell of a prepared feast can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving, is near. While you are enjoying all the delightful qualities the holiday has to offer, do not lose sight of the spirit of the season, giving. If you would like to be selfless this holiday season and give ba...

Burn off your holiday meal and shop ‘til you drop

Burn off your holiday meal and shop ‘til you drop

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features

It's Thanksgiving Day, and once again, you have overdone it on the amount of food you consumed. How could you help yourself? There was so much to eat, turkey, ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls and of course pumpkin pie! You ate to your heart’s content, but now your stomach i...

Holiday crafting for all ages

Holiday crafting for all ages

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, these are just a few things that come to mind when people think about Thanksgiving. However, the things that come to my mind are family and togetherness. I love not having to worry about assignments or due dates and just spending time with my family during the...

Police officer and his dog build dynamic duo

Police officer and his dog build dynamic duo

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

CSUSM Police Officer David Angulo and his K-9, Armor, are together, even on their days off. The duo teamed up in 2015, when the german shepherd arrived from Germany. Ever since, they worked in protests, concerts, marathons, presidential candidate debates and the Palm Springs International Film Festival -- ...

Slater’s 50/50 gets A-plus

Slater’s 50/50 gets A-plus

Bryanna Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Just off Knoll Road in San Marcos is a delicious, mouthwatering burger place, so be prepared to bring your appetite. Slater’s 50/50  is a burger house where there are variety styles of ordering a burger: a customized burger, the classic burger or the 50/50 -- the 50/50 consists of beef patty and grounded...

Halcyon, a perfect coffee shop for college students

Halcyon, a perfect coffee shop for college students

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features

As a college student, one of my favorite ways to hit the books is by surrounding myself in an inspiring environment. For me, that place is a coffee shop. I love finding local coffee shops that offer both a warm, welcoming ambiance and a great cup of brew, so there’s no doubt that I glimmered with ...

Pumpkin at the heart of healthy, guilt-free treat

Pumpkin at the heart of healthy, guilt-free treat

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features

The fall season is here which means colder weather, leafless trees and pumpkin flavored everything. It is the season of the pumpkin and almost every grocery store takes part in selling some sort of pumpkin flavored dessert. It is hard to not be tempted to eat every pumpkin spice flavored treat in...