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ASI Announces Festival 78 Headliners

ASI Announces Festival 78 Headliners

Justin Gans, News Editor February 15, 2024

ASI announced on Tuesday the headliners for CSUSM’s art and music festival, Festival 78. The event will take place April 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mangrum Track and Field.  The two headliners are The Driver Era and Snakehips. (In addition to the music, there will be a mural and some art...

CSU Student Assistants’ Union Election Begins

CSU Student Assistants’ Union Election Begins

Hannah Crawford, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

In October of 2023, the CSU Employees Union (SEIU Local 2579) received approval from the Public Employment Relations Board for a union election that allows CSU student assistants to vote for union representation. The union will represent over 20,000 student assistants across all 23 CSU campuses, which...

The Graphis Designers for Peace exhibit will be available until December 15.

“Graphis Designers for Peace” Brings Awareness to Invasion in Ukraine

Hannah Crawford, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

The Kellogg Library’s fall context exhibit “Graphis Designers for Peace,” is located on the third floor and features 30 art pieces out of 400 in the collection. Each piece was created by artists all over the world and was selected through an art competition hosted by Graphis and Studio Hinrichs....

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe are among the many books being targeted by book bans.

CSUSM Library Kicks Off the 2023-24 Campus Common Read

Justin Gans, News Editor September 21, 2023

Campus Common Read is back! The 2023-2024 theme, reprised from last year, is banned books. Book bans have been an increasingly dire issue for libraries and schools. This year’s selection of five books continues to focus on underrepresented voices and their stories.  “The Handmaid’s Tale”...

Drafts of the 2.5 million project expect for the gallery to promote interaction between students and the special collection.

CSUSM Library Receives Foundational Gifts for Special Collections Expansion

Marbella Ramirez, Editor in Chief May 8, 2023

Kellogg Library has received a generous gift from Greg Koch and the Ecke family for a promising Special Collections Department redevelopment project, kicking off a fundraiser for a projected 2.5 million dollar project.  The 8,200-square-foot renovation project has been drafted by architecture firm...

An Update on Recent Stolen Vehicles on Campus

Justin Gans, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

4/18/23 Update Great news! According to Detective Timothy Dow, officers have made an arrest in one of the cases: “On April 13, San Diego Police officers arrested a suspect in possession of the vehicle stolen from Lot K on March 5. Comparison of the suspect’s various booking photos against...

The Future is Intersectional - CSUSM Womens Leadership Symposium

The Future is Intersectional – CSUSM Women’s Leadership Symposium

Fiona Fox, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Students looking to connect, explore and engage in topics on womens leadership and empowerment will gather this Saturday, March 4th from 9:30 am to 2 pm in the USU Ballroom for the 4th Annual Womens Leadership Symposium at Cal State San Marcos sponsored by the Gender and Equity Center. The conference...

Time to walk - Tips for the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Time to walk – Tips for the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor December 1, 2022

You (almost) made it! Students who are graduating in fall 2022, spring 2023 and summer 2023 are eligible to attend the commencement ceremonies in May 2023. All graduates must apply to graduate for their respective semester by March 15, 2023 in order to have their names printed in the Commencement Program....

I bet you don’t know exactly what Prop 27 is

I bet you don’t know exactly what Prop 27 is

Luke Vore, Video Editor October 26, 2022

With the midterm elections coming up on November 8th, it may be some people's first chance to finally vote. And for those people, it can be overwhelming. You see so many propositions, politicians, and measures you've never seen, it is easy to be confused. Many people may vote for a specific candidate...

New campus cafe and housing to open in Fall 2022

New campus cafe and housing to open in Fall 2022

Kinsey Canez, Managing Editor March 29, 2022

Hungry campus diners have limited choices: Crash’s Cafe, Panda Express, World of Wings, Caliente, Get Fresh (all at the USU) and a Starbucks at the library. This is going to change. Last month, remodeling for a new dining option -- called the Campus Way Cafe -- began at Campus Way and Barham...

CSUSM Celebrates Grand Opening of Viasat Engineering Pavilion

Jose Valdovinos, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

On Friday, March 11th, CSUSM celebrated the grand opening of the new Viasat Engineering Pavilion with a commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at the former Foundation Classroom building, The Viasat Engineering Pavilion offers extra classroom space for CSUSM’s electrical and engineering...

CSU allows faculty to address biased student surveys

CSU allows faculty to address biased student surveys

Tim Peterson and Matthew Keyser March 15, 2022

Tim Peterson & Matthew Keyser wrote this article for Cal State Fullerton’s Daily Titan. It is available for republication or reference. If you think their work is important, you can support it here. The ratification of a new Cal State University faculty contract now gives professors on campus...

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