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Gender Equity Center holds first Women of Color Social

Gender Equity Center holds first Women of Color Social

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

September 14, 2018


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Students made connections with their peers at the first Women of Color Social, which was hosted by the Gender Equity Center on Aug. 28. The center held the event to encourage students, particularly those who identify as women of color, to meet one another and create bonds. This social was also a way for ...

Back to school event raises awareness about student mental health

Back to school event raises awareness about student mental health

Citlally Arroyo, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2018


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Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) along with the HOPE and Wellness Center organized CSUSM #4mind4body to educate students on the importance of healthy minds and bodies.   Cherryl Berry, Mental Health Educator at CSUSM said, “We [SHCS] always want to be a part of weeks of welco...

The Student Organization fair offers opportunity for involvement

The Student Organization fair offers opportunity for involvement

Jayla Young, News Reporter

September 14, 2018


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On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the fall 2018 Student Organization fair was held in the USU Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The event was organized by the Coordinator of Student Involvement, LaPorcha Ingram. Of CSUSM’s 130 student organizations, 80 were in attendance at the fair alongside various sororities an...

Campus adopts new virtual parking permit system

Campus adopts new virtual parking permit system

Antonio Pequeño, News Editor

September 14, 2018


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As the fall semester begins and students get used to virtual parking permits, the complaints about parking continue to bubble up.         The new virtual system, which uses mounted cameras on police vehicles to read license plates, and the accompanying software cost $85,000, said Direc...

Discovering Your Patronus with Pablo Campus

Adrianna Adame, Assistant News Editor

May 10, 2018


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The stigma of mental illness can prevent people from seeking help. On April 26 from 11:30am to 1pm, Pablo Campos spoke about his journey with mental health, addiction and recovery at CSUSM. Campos is a mental health advocate who speaks at schools around the country to encourage students to speak up ...

A space to support Dreamers

A space to support Dreamers

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

May 10, 2018


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In Nov. 2017 the DREAMer resource office opened to offer undocumented students legal support, such as immigration lawyers and counselors. According to their website, DREAMer’s mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for undocumented students. The office also helps students find alternative...

Jadan Smither, Assistant News Editor

May 10, 2018


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As registration for fall 2018 begins, frustrations about class availability for some students grow. In response, CSUSM is making adjustments to the registration process. Vice Provost Dr. Kamel Haddad said that starting with registration for this fall, students who are closer to graduation will have...

Students organize drive for Central American migrant caravan

Students organize drive for Central American migrant caravan

Citlally Arroyo Mendoza, News Reporter

May 10, 2018


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After a month long journey through Mexico, more than 100 migrants from the Central American caravan arrived outside the San Diego border on Sunday, April 29 hoping to seek asylum in the U.S. Members of the caravan stayed in makeshift camps waiting to enter U.S. territory. A group of CSUSM students made...

No tuition hike for CSU students next year

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

April 26, 2018


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The California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White rejects the proposal of tuition increase for the academic year of 2018-19. “This decision is not made lightly. There will be serious adverse consequences if state funding falls short of meeting our university needs. Without sufficient...

Sexual assault advocate urges support for survivors

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2018


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CSUSM has began its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and programs with Start By Believing Day on April 4. “This is sort of our kickoff event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is April,” said Christa Wencl, the Sexual Assault and Violence Advocate and Educator at CSUSM. The...

Former white supremacist shares story of reformation

Former white supremacist shares story of reformation

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

April 12, 2018


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Inadvertently neglected by his hard-working parents and bullied on grounds of prejudice, Christian Picciolini was a child in search of identity, community and purpose. His search came to an end at age 14, when he was recruited by a member of the Chicago Area Skinheads. Presented by CSUSM Arts &...

Celebrate 15 years of advocacy, activism and social justice

Citlally Arroyo Mendoza, News Reporter

April 12, 2018


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One of CSUSM’s longest running social justice center, the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC), celebrated its 15th anniversary on March 27 in the USU Ballroom. The celebration consisted of guest speakers who reflected on the achievements and the significance of the CCC and shared their personal anecdotes about...