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It Might Not Be Too Late: Scholarship Opportunities for Spring Semester

October 12, 2010


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By Rebekah Green With spring semester already on the horizon, new students will have the opportunity to compete for a variety of scholarships. Students transferring into CSUSM for the spring will be able to apply for financial aid after registering for classes. Students applying should also check to...

Bring Your Tent and Hiking Boots: Camping Experiences in Southern California

October 12, 2010


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Above: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Thumbnail Image: Guajome Gazebo at Dos Picos County Park By Rebekah Green Thumbnail photo courtesy of www.sdcounty.ca.gov Top photo by Rebekah Green With the stress of school and work, it is no question that a quick getaway will provide a remedy for day-to-day cha...

Geocaching: Modern-Day Treasure Hunting

October 7, 2010


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ADVENTURES IN YOUR BACKYARD By Jimmy Piraino Photos courtesy of Jimmy Piraino Ever feel like going treasure hunting, but you don’t have a map with a big fat "X" marking the spot? In this day and age, who needs a map at all? Geocaching is riding the wave of the future and giving treasure hunters...

Choosing Your Career

October 7, 2010


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  By Maya Lifton As a student, I know how hard it is to choose a major and figure out what you want to do in life. Luckily for us, CSUSM offers many programs that help students decide which career path to take. One resource for these programs is the Career Center. The Career Center is a welcoming...

New Men’s Basketball Coach Familiar to Success

October 5, 2010


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Jim Saia brings experience and achievement to CSUSM By Michael Rawson Photos by Aaron Jaffe When asked his opinion of the CSUSM campus, new basketball coach Jim Saia nearly jumps out of his khakis. “I think the campus is great,” he said, nodding enthusiastically. “It’s why I came down here...

Apples are Ready!

September 21, 2010


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Pie-eating and apple picking at Julian’s Apple Days Festival By Vanessa Chalmers: Arts and Entertainment Editor Since San Diego enjoys beautiful, sunny weather for the majority of the year, our city is forced to mark the seasonal transition from summer to fall in other ways: the autumn Starbucks...

Prowlin’ the Kitchen: Apples to Apples

September 21, 2010


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By Jenna Jauregui: Digital Media Manager Drawing credit: Chelsea Jauregui Ah, apples.  Just the word itself inspires a wealth of images: bountiful baskets of fresh-picked fruit, the warm scent of fresh-baked pie, and the crisp deliciousness of that first bite.   An essential part of any fruit bowl,...

Fresh, Local, Affordable Food: Exploring CSUSM’s Farmers’ Market

September 15, 2010


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By Jenna Jauregui: Digital Media Manager Pictures by Toria Bodden Above Image: Gaytan Farms In a world of pre-packaged, frozen edibles, farmers markets are a fresh reminder of food’s more natural origins.  Comprised of many different vendors selling their locally grown and homemade wares, farmers’...

ASI Excursions

September 15, 2010


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Adventures to enrich your college experience By Toria Bodden: Features Editor Media Credit: Office of Campus Recreation In last week’s issue, we reviewed some adventures to raise your happiness level without plundering your wallet. But what about exciting activities right here in our own proverbi...

Fun, Fit, and FABULOUS!

September 15, 2010


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ASI Campus Recreation offers variety of fitness classes By Jenna Jauregui Media Credit: Office of Campus Recreation From September 20 to December 10, you can take your pick of a variety of fun ways to exercise—and the classes are FREE to CSUSM students!  Faculty must pay a fee of $60 that allows...

Arts and Lectures Joins Social Justice to Bring Arts and Lectures Series

September 6, 2010


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By Toria Bodden: Features Editor This fall, the Office of Arts and Lectures has joined forces with the Social Justice and Equity Project to bring a varied and thought-provoking series of events to campus. Having the two departments work together to provide students with experiences that can help them...

Social Justice Centers

September 6, 2010


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By Roxanne Eusebio Here at Cal State San Marcos, there are three social justice centers that are open to all students. These centers are places on campus where students can come together, hangout, do homework, and meet new people. Cross Cultural Center: Director: Sara Sheikh Location: Commons 207 Hours:...