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InterVarsity changes lives

Sara Freitag, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 18, 2017


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  Ryane Fennema, a leader for InterVarsity, shares some of the ways that this Christian club on campus has impacted her throughout her college experience. InterVarsity is formed around small groups, some of which include those for the commuter, Black, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander communit...

Decoy Dockside provides delicious meals and a beautiful view

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

March 31, 2017


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  If you are looking for a cool restaurant with a beautiful view to dine at during the spring, Decoy Dockside is the place for you.   The restaurant is located in 1035 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, CA.  It is a beautiful lake house that provides an amazing view of Lake San Marcos.   &nb...

Daily tasks of a student employee

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

March 31, 2017


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Taylor Quinn, a fourth year student employee at the Circulation desk in the Kellogg Library, gave insight on what it’s like to be employed on campus.   What do you do/ what are your tasks? I check books out to students from course reserves, the stacks on the fourth and fifth floors o...

Student reminisces on study abroad experience

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

March 31, 2017


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Sanam Abedini, a senior at CSUSM, studied abroad in Uppsala, Sweden for a full academic year from fall of 2016 through the spring of 2017.     What was the most influential thing that you took away from the study abroad experience?   I found out who I am. I found that I can be self-re...

Library tips to students from Allison Carr.

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

March 31, 2017


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  What is your position? My position is the Academic Transitions Librarian, and the librarian for Communication & Mass Media, Political Science and Global Studies. Most of my work focuses on the needs of first year students and transfer students, but I’ll help anyone who asks. Wh...

Ways to stay organized for spring semester

Ways to stay organized for spring semester

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

School is back in session, and it is time to get back into the swing of things. The overload of assignments and exams can sometimes stress students out.     It is very important to remain as organized as possible so you don’t stress about the clutter in your school bag on top of all of t...

A sweet treat for all to eat

A sweet treat for all to eat

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 24, 2017


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Calling all peanut butter and chocolate lovers. This edition I have yet another delightful cupcake recipe for you to impress your friends with, courtesy of gimmesomeoven.com. This cupcake consists of a chocolate based bread, a peanut buttercup filled center and is topped with peanut butter frosting. ...

Hailing from the land of salty licorice and sarcasm

Hailing from the land of salty licorice and sarcasm

Sara Freitag, Staff Writer/Photographer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Shirly Najjar, an International Business Communication major and native to Aalborg, Denmark, is studying abroad at CSUSM this semester.   Najjar gave insight on the experiences she’s had in the month spent at CSUSM, as well as fun facts about Danish culture. One fact is that a favorite snack o...

Study abroad programs offer amazing opportunities

Study abroad programs offer amazing opportunities

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features

If you are a student here at CSUSM and are looking for a sense of adventure and cultural immersion, the study abroad programs offered here are perfect for you!   “We have a wide range of options for our students,” said Tiffany Gabbard, the Study abroad Coordinator.   Gabba...

Speaking out against abortion

Speaking out against abortion

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 24, 2017


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On Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 the Genocide Awareness Project came to CSUSM. Genocide Awareness is one out of four of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reforms (CBR) projects. This organization visits about 10 college campuses per semester. As students walk past their display they encounter several large images depicting ...

Ways to stay organized for Spring semester

Ways to stay organized for Spring semester

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features

School is back in session, and it is time to get back into the swing of things. The overload of assignments and exams can sometimes stress students out.     It is very important to remain as organized as possible so that you don’t stress about the clutter in your school bag on top of all ...

Valentine’s Day DIY gifts

Valentine’s Day DIY gifts

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s almost Valentine’s Day which means that love is in the air, and both flower and candy shops are receiving some of their best business. If you want to stray away from the cliches such as chocolates and roses this year, there are many DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are personal and cre...