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Take a break from your busy schedule and get a laugh out of these jokes.

Need a break? Laugh a bit with these jokes

Sasha Anand, Features Editor December 7, 2020

Who’s there? Control Freak. Con… OK, now you say, “Control Freak who?”    Hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There’s no menu: You get what you deserve.   A...

Decorate your home for the holidays with these ideas to make cool ornaments for your tree.

Decorate your home for the holidays with these tips

Sasha Anand, Features Editor December 6, 2020

It seems like a lot of people are getting into the holiday spirit this year, and if you want to get ahead on your holiday decorating, here are a few ideas you can use.  Pinecone Ornaments For these,...

Do you ever crave a snack, but you're trying to be healthy? Make these quick and nutritious snacks that will keep you full and give you energy to get you through your day.

Healthy snacks to get you through finals

Sasha Anand, Features Editor December 6, 2020

With the end of the semester fast approaching, you are probably super busy with finals, papers and exams alike. If you’re looking for something to snack on while you get your work done, here are a few...

Donating is a great way to give back to the community and it will help those in need, especially given the pandemic.

Help others this holiday season through donations

Sasha Anand, Features Editor December 6, 2020

With the Christmas season coming up, many people will not be able to provide for their family in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to toys, due to the pandemic.  If you are looking for a few...

For their Senior Experience project, five CSUSM business students are helping The Coast News Group learn new marketing tactics.

Business students partner with local news organization

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2020

A team of five CSUSM business students have partnered with the North County based news organization The Coast News Group for their Senior Experience project. The College of Business Administration requires...

Get through your day with these vegan meals, from breakfast all the way to dessert.

Try these tasty vegan recipes that are perfect for a busy student

Kristie Castillo, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

If you’re someone with a packed daily schedule yet want to incorporate healthy plant-based food items into your diet, here are three relatively quick and simple recipes that can help you do just that...

Take a trip back in time with these nostalgic quotes from some famous people and beloved TV show characters talking about Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving quotes to get into the spirit

Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is a fun holiday full of classic traditions, but it will look a lot different this year.  Many people cannot visit with their family members due to the pandemic. However, here are a few...

CSUSM alumna Yvonne Villalobos makes homemade Disney ears, combining her passions for crafting and all things Disney.

Alum opens Disney-themed small business during pandemic

Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 23, 2020

These days everyone is trying to find ways to fill up their time.  Whether it be it work, school or a new hobby, keeping busy is a very useful tool in staying sane while stuck at home. And, if you...

Feeling like you are a fraud is a common feeling among people, especially those that put pressure for themselves to be perfect all the time.

Cope with imposter syndrome in healthy ways

Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 23, 2020

Do you have difficulties accepting your accomplishments and acknowledging your skills? According to the American Psychological Association, “Impostor phenomenon occurs among high achievers who are...

Even though we may not be able to spend time with all our loved ones this year, these drinks will bring the holiday spirit to your Thanksgiving table.

Spice up your Thanksgiving meal with these drinks

Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 23, 2020

With Thanksgiving coming up, the holidays are going to look different. Nonetheless, you can still have a small, safe and socially distanced celebration in your home with these festive drinks.  Make...

Rasmalai is a very popular Indian dessert. It’s sweet and refreshing and you can follow this recipe to make it at home in ten minutes.

Enjoy your homemade rasmalai from scratch in 10 minutes

Altaf Safi, Staff Writer November 7, 2020

What is rasmalai?  Rasmalai is an Indian dessert that may be considered as a rich American cheesecake without a crust. Rasmalai flows and melts in your mouth so well. It is similar to milk tea cake...

Mindfulness is a useful tactic that can help you destress and forget the crazy things that are going on, just for a moment. It is a way to center yourself and set yourself up for success.

Practice mindfulness with these free apps

Sasha Anand, Features Editor November 7, 2020

Mindfulness is becoming a bigger trend these days with the stress of the world bearing down on everyone. Some days you just need a break, a moment to unwind, a moment to yourself. And, since you’re rarely...

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