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RECIPE: Pressure cooker mac and cheese

RECIPE: Pressure cooker mac and cheese

Jaiden Quiroz, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Over this past year, I have struggled with maintaining my relationships with my friends, family, and with my university. Due to the pandemic, we have all experienced a loss of security, connectedness,...

Homemade gifts are perfect to give loved ones.

DIY: Seed-starter holiday greeting card

Magali Castillo, Features Editor December 8, 2021

In the spirit of the holiday season, sending holiday greeting cards is a great way to send to family or friends. There’s nothing more special when you make something from scratch for someone that you...

Shahamiri reflects on 30 years of working at CSUSM.

CSUSM faculty member reflects on her time at the university

Magali Castillo, Features Editor December 7, 2021

Lourdes Shahamiri is the Catalog and Curriculum Coordinator in the Academic Affairs/Academic Programs Department. Shahamiri has held this role since 1991, publishing all CSUSM catalogs.  In addition,...

CSUSM student takes on 264 Fresco

CSUSM student takes on 264 Fresco

Jaiden Quiroz, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

264 Fresco is an Italian restaurant located at 264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008 near Tamarack Beach. This restaurant is known for its chic black and white aesthetic, rooftop bar area called...

Cougar of the Week: Q&A with AOII President Bailey Schmidt

Cougar of the Week: Q&A with AOII President Bailey Schmidt

Jaiden Quiroz, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Bailey Schmidt is the President of Alpha Omicron Pi for the 2020-2021 academic year at CSUSM. She is a fourth-year student from Whittier, California majoring in Psychology and is on  path to an early...

The final weeks of the semester tend to become very stressful for students.

Five ways to prevent end-of-semester jitters

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

As we enter the final weeks of the semester, anxiety and stress tend to make their regular appearances in college students nationwide. Fear of missing assignments, balancing a proper school-work-life balance...

The perfect smoothie recipe that is both delicious and nutritious.

A simple and healthy smoothie

Magali Castillo, Features Editor November 10, 2021

Smoothies are the perfect way to start the beginning of your day or the end of your day! They are a great pick me up. There are a variety of ways in which you can make a smoothie, however an easy smoothie...

This cookie recipe is easy for any college student to follow.

Cheap and simple Fall dessert for students

Jaiden Quiroz, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

At the start of my second year here at CSUSM, I was living alone in an apartment complex near campus. I had just begun to get used to cooking for myself and was having trouble finding a dessert recipe...

Dr. Juan Alvarez creates a welcoming environment for students during Mindfulness Mondays.

Practice self care through mediation sessions

Magali Castillo, Features Editor November 2, 2021

Open to the entire CSUSM Campus community on Mondays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. Juan Alvarez hosts a meditation session for students to focus on being in the present. Dr. Alvarez shares different practices...

Anna Virgillio shares that Greek Life has impacted her life positively.

Cougar of the Week: Q&A with Panhellenic’s Virgilio

Jaiden Quiroz, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Anna Virgilio is the Panhellenic President at CSUSM for the 2020-2021 academic year. She is a fourth-year student who is majoring in speech-language pathology and is on track to an early graduation at...

This pasta dish is easy for anyone to cook.

The easiest pasta recipe for college students

Natalie Navarro, Opinion Editor October 26, 2021

During my first year here at CSUSM, I lived in a shared dorm. I often struggled to make adequate meals since I had no experience cooking. However, with the help of my mom, I learned a simple pasta recipe...

The San Marcos Farmers Market brings the community together on Tuesdays.

San Marcos Farmers Market brings the community together

Magali Castillo, Features Editor October 26, 2021

Every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the San Marcos Farmers Market is held where many students, professional staff and locals get together to try new foods or buy homegoods from local sellers. It is located...

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