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San Diego is a perfect place to enjoy spring break

San Diego is a perfect place to enjoy spring break

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

March 7, 2018


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If you’re sleuthing for spots to spend spring break ‘18, your vacation getaway may be closer than you think. Spring break is an invigorating time for all of academia; it is a week-long teaser of the glimmerings of summer. As the sun decides to stay out a little while longer, a sense of adventure...

Psychology professor defies odds and inspires students to succeed

February 26, 2018


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Ask Sara Yerushalmian to pick a favorite word from one of the three languages she speaks and she would (and did) reply: “‘Sweetie’...” “... Because, I think that everybody is sweet and kind,” the psychology professor, who teaches Statistics for Behavioral Sciences and Introductory Psychology,...

Dean of CSM shares experiences and accomplishments

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 24, 2018


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Katherine Kantardjieff is the founding Dean of CSUSM’s College of Science and Mathematics. Kantardjieff received her B.S. degrees from the University of Southern California in both Chemistry and Biology. In addition, she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles in P...

Dr. Basu tells her graduate school experience

Dr. Basu tells her graduate school experience

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

February 21, 2018


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On Feb. 13, Economics professor Dr. Ranjeeta Basu told her story of how she travelled across the world for graduate school at 22 years old. Originally from Mumbai, India, Dr. Basu began her studies in St. Xavier College in India. She began studying statistics but after taking an economics class, she...

Helpful resources to make the most out of your campus experience

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

February 7, 2018


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Do you need a creative space that doubles as a catnap retreat, a reading room with a fireplace and a way to add some mindfulness amidst a busy school day? Whether you’re new on campus or expecting to say goodbye to CSUSM this spring, this school holds an abundance of helpful resources, spaces an...

The perfect DIY to kiss procrastination goodbye

The perfect DIY to kiss procrastination goodbye

Heather Snider, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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Spring semester of 2018 has finally come, and students are getting back into the swing of things as classes begin. It seems that at the beginning of every semester, we tell ourselves that things will be different when it comes to studying, assignments and projects. Our hope is that we will turn o...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...