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TALES FROM THE NERD SIDE: “STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC” -THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE

January 31, 2012

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CHRIS GIANCAMILLI STAFF WRITER On Dec. 20, the gaming world saw the release of “Star Wars: The Old Republic” and since then it has quickly become one of the biggest massive multiplayer online (MMO) games of all time. With...

BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES… STILL?

January 31, 2012

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REBEKAH GREEN STAFF WRITER There’s no shame in driving to school on the first day of spring semester with Christmas music playing in the stereo. It is still winter, and not everyone has packed away her holiday lights. I haven’t...

“THE MUG”

December 6, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER Dec. 12, 2011 will be quite a day for me. No, I won’t be finished with finals. No, I won’t be going on a tropical vacation. Actually, I’m going to the Ellen DeGeneres Show for her Twelve...

“THE MUG”

November 22, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER Seven out of ten Americans claim Christmas as their favorite holiday according to an Associated Press poll. Well, that poll was conducted in 1981. Sorry if that mislead you. However, I...

MAKING THANKSGIVING

November 22, 2011

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REBEKAH GREEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER In “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” Sally Brown said, “Why should I give thanks on Thanksgiving? What have I got to be thankful for?” Unlike Sally, it’s not hard for me to think about...

“THE MUG”

November 7, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER Occupy Wall Street brings to mind three things: protest, politics, and pepper spray. I could have included police brutality in that list, but I couldn’t think of a synonym for “brutality”...

SCARED: A FEW LEVELS OF FEAR

October 24, 2011

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REBEKAH GREEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER Maybe it’s the feeling you get when you’re home alone and you can’t place that odd sound you heard. Perhaps it’s those moments where you feel someone is watching you even though you are...

“THE MUG”: CULTURED COSTUMING

October 24, 2011

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AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER “Mean Girls” is one of my favorite movies. The entire thing is full of extraordinarily hilarious one-liners, but one sentence within one scene rang truest to me: “Halloween is the one night...

WHERE’S THE VALUE IN HIGHER EDUCATION?

October 11, 2011

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BLAINE H. MOGIL PRIDE STAFF WRITER In 1960, the California State Department of Education drafted a 230-page, 15-year master plan for the University of California, California State College (later CSU) and community college systems...

BEYOND THE TEXTBOOK: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COLLEGE YEARS

October 11, 2011

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JENNA JAUREGUI CONTRIBUTOR Students: let’s put on our existential hats for a moment and ask ourselves the big question: why are we here (and by “here,” I mean college)? Why are you— one specimen in the several billion...

A LITTLE MORE PARKING FOR A “LITTLE” MORE MONEY

October 11, 2011

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MELISSA MARTINEZ PRIDE STAFF WRITER If you are a student at CSUSM, you’re probably a commuter. Therefore, you understand what it’s like paying for parking passes. If you live on campus and own a vehicle, I’m sure you understand...

STAR WARS: A NEW NOPE- LUCAS RETURNS TO THE DARKSIDE WITH LATEST EDITS OF THE CLASSIC SAGA

October 11, 2011

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CHRIS GIANCAMILLI PRIDE STAFF WRITER On Sept. 16, the wait was fi nally over as “Star Wars: The Complete Saga” was released in stunning Blu-ray in North America. Since then, the set has shattered Blu-ray sales records. According...