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Universities are considering mandating a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the fall semester.

CSUSM should require students returning to campus in the fall to be vaccinated

Richard Ho, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

Since the COVID-19 vaccine has become gradually available in California, universities, including CSUSM, are planning to open in-person instruction for the new academic year.  However, there are questions...

Students are feeling more academic burnout during the online learning period.

Online learning causes academic burnout in students

Natalie Navarro, Assistant Opinion Editor April 6, 2021

For many students, college is a time where they learn to balance coursework with real-life responsibilities. Many begin to live independently and/or take on extracurriculars that were not offered to...

Computer science students should consider getting a master’s degree

Richard Ho, Staff Writer March 21, 2021

For every computer science major, junior year is when they begin to plan for the future. Students have to decide whether to find an internship in hopes of landing a job offer or go to graduate school.   While...

The future of this year’s graduation celebrations are still up in the air, leaving students wondering if it will happen.

CSUSM’s commencement announcement brings graduates a cautious sense of optimism

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 21, 2021

As we reach the midpoint of our spring semester, seniors are getting ready for commencement — buying caps and gowns, taking photos for announcements — all while wondering whether it will happen this...

Many corporations only speak on important issues to maintain their brand and appearance.

Corporate activism is performative and does more harm than good

Natalie Navarro, Assistant Opinion Editor March 21, 2021

In the summer of 2020, the unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black and brown Americans sparked protests around the world to demand social justice reform. Media coverage...

VIDEO: Cougars On The Run: Thoughts on returning to campus for fall

March 17, 2021

Students share opinions on the possibility of returning to campus in the fall semester.  

VIDEO: Cougars on the run: Seniors and Online Learning

March 17, 2021

Three CSUSM seniors reflect on their experience with online learning and give their thoughts on life after graduation.

While internships give a chance for college students to get experience, many do not pay interns for their hard work.

Unpaid internships force students to choose between gaining experience or getting paid for quality work

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 13, 2021

Internships are usually a rite of passage for any profession, allowing college students to have a foot in the door in their preferred field.  Studies show that students acquire new skills and expand...

Six Dr. Seuss books are under fire due to the controversial and racist illustrations.

One Fish Two Fish Red … Flag? Six Dr. Seuss books are being pulled from shelves, leading some to wonder if this is the best move

Carolyn Cheng, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

American culture and history is decorated in many racist ideals and acts.  It comes as no surprise that even some of our favorite children’s stories have images and depictions that are considered racist,...

DACA recipients must remain hopeful as they wait for more news on the status of the program.

DACA recipients may have to wait to see positive changes to the program

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 13, 2021

It has been almost two months since President Biden was inaugurated, and while there is still a long way to go, many Americans are waiting for the Biden administration to fulfill campaign promises. Throughout...

Victim-blaming questions the actions of the survivor and unfortunately has been normalized in our society.

Society needs to break away from normalizing victim-blaming

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 7, 2021

The #MeToo movement has mobilized the fight against sexual harassment, assault and everyday sexism that has been internalized in our society.  The campaign has empowered many survivors of sexual assault...

With the unpredictable nature of life, graduating college in four years is an almost impossible feat.

Finding a balance: Why it’s perfectly okay for college students to take more than four years to graduate

Jaelyn Decena, A&E Editor March 7, 2021

The college experience has steadily changed over time.  Many factors have played into this change: the pricing, the students’ quality of life and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes...

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