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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...

First TEDx explores creative change

Pamela Gomez and Sam Cabrera

November 10, 2017


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On Nov. 4, former 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...

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...

Local journalists discuss media in a healthy democracy

Local journalists discuss media in a healthy democracy

Meghan Taylor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2017


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On Nov. 1 in the USU ballroom, the American Democracy Project (ADP) at CSUSM presented “Freedom and the Press: The role of Media in a Healthy Democracy” moderated by Dr. Dilcie Perez. Esteemed journalists, now local to San Diego County, discussed topics which ranged from journalistic responsibilit...

MEChA celebrates Dia de los Muertos at CSUSM

MEChA celebrates Dia de los Muertos at CSUSM

Stephany Meija, News Editor

November 9, 2017


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Sugar skulls, flowers and the smell of sage filled Kellogg Plaza in celebration of Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead). On Nov. 2, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx Aztlán (MEChA) and other organizations had tables full of decorations and marigolds for the celebration. The celebration began at approximat...

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

Angelica Peña, Photographer

November 1, 2017


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To celebrate Coming Out Day, nationally observed on October 11, CSUSM’s LGBTQA+ Pride Center held a u-hour event on October 12. This event spreads awareness of LGBTQA+ issues and honors all those who come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, etc. The LGBTQA+ Pride Center observ...

CSUSM plans for a future building

CSUSM plans for a future building

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

October 29, 2017


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The Extended Learning program is maxed out by more than 2,200 students.  A new building is needed. On Feb. 23, President Karen Haynes announced in a forum to students and faculty about the plans of a new building. The plan was viewed by the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees in M...

President Haynes continues to support Dreamers at CSUSM

President Haynes continues to support Dreamers at CSUSM

Tyler Abrahams, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2017


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Cal State San Marcos has joined lobbying efforts to protect Dreamers -- those undocumented people brought to this country as children. University President Karen Haynes joined officials from about 800 other colleges and universities across the nation by co-signing the American Council on Education...

American Indian film festival on tap

Layda Galvan and Karen Ambrocio

October 26, 2017


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The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center and American Indian Student Alliance will host their Fifth Annual California’s American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival in Pechanga Resort and Casino from Nov. 2 to 4. The festival will have films, short films and documentaries by American In...

SHCS gives awareness to domestic violence

SHCS gives awareness to domestic violence

Marielle Alindogan, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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On Oct. 12, the Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) held the event “Put the Nail in it,” in Kellogg Plaza during U-hour to support people who are dealing or have dealt with domestic violence. By painting one’s nail color purple or signing a pledge, students showed their support a...

Breaking News: Female student report an indecent exposure caused by a male suspect

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

October 24, 2017


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On Oct. 24, a female student reported to the CSUSM University Police Department, an indecent exposure caused by a male suspect. The suspect was seated in the driver’s seat as he exposed his genitals to the female student when she was walking from class near Chavez Circle. The suspect’s vehicle...