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Black Lives Matter: From a Facebook post to an activist movement

Black Lives Matter: From a Facebook post to an activist movement

Tyler Abrahams, Assistant News Editor

December 8, 2017


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Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Alicia Garza of Oakland, California, came to CSUSM to share how she turned a hashtag into a social justice movement. In the USU Ballroom on Nov. 29, Garza spoke to around 1,000 people about how she felt after the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerma...

Students present research on whiteness to campus community

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

December 8, 2017


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Students discussed issues of redlining, minorities, Puerto Rico, immigration and U.S. representatives. On Nov. 28 at the USU Ballroom, faculty from the Communications department hosted the annual Whiteness Forum. Students were divided into small groups, each presenting a different topic about whi...

University residents donate non-perishable goods for the community

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

December 8, 2017


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On Nov. 21 at 8:30 p.m. resident living hosted the Gift of Giving, a pre-thanksgiving event that allowed residents of The Quad and the University Village Apartments (UVA) to give back to the community. The event gave students the opportunity to enjoy a non traditional Thanksgiving-style meal of ...

Environmental club and Ocean Conservation club facilitate discussion on energy consumption

Environmental club and Ocean Conservation club facilitate discussion on energy consumption

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

December 8, 2017


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Energy. A commodity almost everyone uses everyday. The question is shouldn’t we as consumers be able to choose where our energy comes from and what type of energy it is? An open forum hosted by the Environmental Studies and Ocean Conservation Clubs on Nov. 21, a panel of experts answered ques...

First TEDx explores creative change

First TEDx explores creative change

Pamela Gomez and Sam Cabrera

November 27, 2017


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On Nov. 4, CSUSM student Nicholas Blaylock co-organized along with organizer Laura Wells the first TEDx talk in the Arts building 111 at CSUSM. The eight speakers in the event talked about shifting paradigms. Blaylock said he wants to inspire CSUSM students to keep their heads high and have a se...

Students walk out for Clean Dream Act

Students walk out for Clean Dream Act

Tyler Abrahams, Assistant News Editor

November 27, 2017


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Individuals dressed in salmon colored shirts and carrying bright posters gathered in front of Markstein Hall shouting rally cries, “We want justice! You say how? Pass the Clean Dream Act now!” On Nov. 9 at noon, the walkout to raise awareness for a clean dream act that supports undocumented st...

CSUSM receives gifts for student veterans

CSUSM receives gifts for student veterans

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

November 27, 2017


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On Nov. 9 the Veteran’s Center hosted Veteran’s Day Observance. Students, faculty, staff and veterans of all ages attended the event. Vice President of the Student Veteran Organization Stephen Walker presented Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Ixchel Perez who began the ceremony by singing the nati...

A Field Guide to the Path of Red and Black Ink

A Field Guide to the Path of Red and Black Ink

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

November 27, 2017


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The experiences of undocumented immigrants and Dreamers propelled CSUSM’s Assistant Professor of Communications, Dr. Antonio De La Garza to pursue communication and ethnic study based disciplines in the academic field. In a Tukwut Talk installment hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center in USU 340...

Sorority hosts 13 annual Cultural Expo

Sorority hosts 13 annual Cultural Expo

Micaela Johansson, Photo Editor

November 27, 2017


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The sound of Latino music echoed over the USU Amphitheatre and displays of flags from all over the world were set up. A long line of students waited to participate in the 13th annual Culture Expo held by sorority group Alpha Pi Sigma (AΠΣ) on Thursday, Nov. 9. “We have this event every year t...

Breaking news: Body found in parking structure

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

November 13, 2017


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On early Monday Nov. 13, a male’s body was found near the CSUSM parking structure. The Office of Communications confirm that it was an apparent suicide. A 911 call was made to the authorities by students who were driving out of the structure at around 3:16 a.m. No information is available about the s...

Students for life presents pro-life talk

Students for life presents pro-life talk

Tyler Abrahams, Assistant News Editor

November 10, 2017


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On Oct. 25 The CSUSM Students For Life club hosted pro-life talk in the Arts Lecture Hall that featured a guest speaker Dr. Chris Kaczor, a philosophy professor from Loyola Marymount University, a private Catholic institution in Los Angeles. Before the event began Dr. Kaczor said he “hopes to open a dia...

All People’s Luncheon promotes campus diversity, presents student award

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

November 10, 2017


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With the hostile political climate these past few months, the need for dialogue and action intensifies. The Office of Inclusive Excellence presented their third annual All People’s Luncheon to the campus community on Oct. 26 to give awareness to more than 300 staff, faculty, community members a...