CSUSM NewsCenter (Students)

2019
October
11,
2019
| 11:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
It was a long summer for Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Services team. The group endured three moves around campus while the newly expanded and renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center was being completed. But it was well worth the wait. Studen...
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October
07,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Before its recent renovation, the media production studios at Cal State San Marcos was a nice space for students, faculty and staff to explore and create utilizing a pair of traditional video studios with control rooms, overhead lighting and a large ...
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October
06,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Danni Flowers follows a simple routine when it comes to introductions. Hi, my name is Danni. I use they/them pronouns. If you don’t mind me asking, what are your pronouns? That process became unexpectedly complicated last spring while Danni was...
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October
04,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the planet continues to face serious threats, perhaps the biggest question each of us faces is, “What can I do?” Cal State San Marcos student Michelle Kang asked herself that question. Kang, who is double majoring in kinesiology and mathematics...
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October
01,
2019
| 08:58 PM America/Los_Angeles
During her time at Cal State San Marcos, Kimberly Lopez was fortunate enough to have multiple chances to display her art in a public setting. The most prominent example is right in the center of campus: the restoration of the White Rose Memorial that...
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September
27,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Maria Valdivia signed up for a drug treatment program with the goal of getting time shaved off her jail sentence. She wasn’t focused on actually kicking her drug habit, at least not at the beginning. But entering that program became a turning poin...
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September
24,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Like many college students, Monique Falucho had never heard of the Golden Key International Honour Society when she came to Cal State San Marcos.  Now she can hardly imagine her collegiate life without it.   Already the president of the campus ...
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September
19,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The first time Jeff Jaureguy attended college, he was aimless and half-hearted. The second time he attended college, he did so mostly to take advantage of a chance to go on an exotic vacation (more on that later).  For Jeff, the third time truly w...
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September
18,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Chloe Hartman describes her mom, Melissa, as a saver. “She’s always like, ‘Just in case,’ ” Chloe said. Turns out, mom knows best. When Chloe arrived for her orientation at Cal State San Marcos during the summer, she was given a blue backpac...
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September
16,
2019
| 01:48 AM America/Los_Angeles
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cal State San Marcos’ Latin@ Center is partnering with campus organizations to present an exciting lineup of events. The month runs from Sept. 15 until Oct. 15 and is an opportunity to celebrate the...
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September
09,
2019
| 08:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos students Samantha Caracciolo and Janelle Esprit knew that attending the ACLU Advocacy Institute’s Advanced Advocacy Program would be a valuable experience. But the opportunity exceeded all expectations. The program had the ...
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September
04,
2019
| 12:18 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ Pathways to Academic Success & Opportunities, commonly known as PASO, is one of 16 national finalists for Excelencia in Education’s 2019 Examples of Excelencia. The winners will be announced at the Celebración de Excelencia i...
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August
26,
2019
| 08:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off Monday with a new president, nearly two dozen new tenure-track faculty and more than 16,000 students. Dr. Ellen Neufeldt began her tenure as CSUSM’s fourth president on July 1, succeeding Dr. Kar...
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August
23,
2019
| 01:22 AM America/Los_Angeles
With its official opening on Aug. 26, Cal State San Marcos’ Extended Learning building moved from first shovel to first class in just 16 months. As the largest academic building on campus, the six-story, 135,000-square-foot EL building (ELB) brings a...
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August
21,
2019
| 05:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Xuan Santos has long advocated for increased representation at Cal State San Marcos of students who are formerly incarcerated or system impacted. As Santos, an associate professor of sociology, was completing his tenure process two years ago, he b...
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August
15,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Ashley Reyes didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Clear the Air when Cal State San Marcos became a smoke- and tobacco-free campus in fall 2017. She knew about the program, but had graduated a semester earlier. Ashley is making the most of ...
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August
12,
2019
| 07:14 PM America/Los_Angeles
Greig Guthey still remembers the first environmental studies classes he taught at Cal State San Marcos. Students gathered on the third floor of Academic Hall in a room that had one small window that didn’t open. “You’re teaching about the food sys...
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August
05,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Living more than 3,000 miles from her family in Colombia isn’t easy for Cal State San Marcos student Silvia Sherman. Though Silvia is grateful for a strong support system of friends in North County, it’s still challenging being a single mom attend...
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July
25,
2019
| 12:51 AM America/Los_Angeles
A towering gold trophy with green pillars sits on a desk in Amber Puha’s office on the sixth floor of Craven Hall, the spoils of the Cal State San Marcos surfing team’s national championship in 2009.  It soon will be joined by a companion.  Ten...
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June
20,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Rehabilitating fire-scarred hillsides by hydroseeding the terrain may cause more harm than good to the microbial composition of the soil, according to research by Cal State San Marcos students taking part in a groundbreaking new course funded through...
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June
18,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos has a long history of successful Gala fundraisers to support student scholarships. But the 2019 Gala on June 8 was unlike any other. A special evening to celebrate the legacy of President Karen Haynes and First Gentleman Ji...
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June
03,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Damien Brantley was at his lowest point, when he felt like he had nothing left and nowhere to turn, Mr. Jim was there. That was what Brantley called Jim Mickelson, the founding director of ACE Scholars Services. The innovative Cal State San M...
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May
24,
2019
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
No wind, sun or beating rain could stop them. The class of 2019 showed up in large numbers with family, friends and supporters at this year's commencement ceremonies. This year's graduating class is the largest in California State University San Marc...
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May
22,
2019
| 08:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Youwen Ouyang and Marisol Clark-Ibáñez first connected in a meaningful way almost a decade ago at a summer “boot camp” for Cal State San Marcos faculty.   Clark-Ibáñez was a coach for the program designed to introduce e-learning to faculty members...
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May
15,
2019
| 08:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
In the first commencement ceremony for Cal State San Marcos’ College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences on Friday morning, there will be 212 graduates receiving a bachelor’s degree in communication. There will be 115 who earn a de...
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May
14,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Malika Berens doesn’t know exactly how long she cared for her younger sisters after the three siblings were abandoned by their birth mother while growing up in Kazakhstan. She thinks it was three months. Her middle sister, Madina, estimates that i...
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May
10,
2019
| 07:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
As expected for a senior kinesiology major, Ryan Eick pores through his textbooks during the week to build the knowledge he needs to work with adaptive athletes. But on the weekends, he trades his textbooks for ocean waves, and what he reads there ca...
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May
08,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Alisha Blush first attended college, she was a smart, high-achieving but relatively aimless teenager, going to the university she thought she was supposed to go to and pursuing the career she thought she was supposed to choose.  When she retu...
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May
08,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
It’s not the needles that bother Stephanie Gonzalez. It’s watching the nurses struggle to find a vein. “When I see people now, I always stare at their veins and think, ‘Wow, you have nice veins,’ ” Stephanie said. “It’s the little things.” Step...
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May
02,
2019
| 05:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Most people stay away from the beach when it rains. But on this particular cold and rainy day seven years ago, Jaime Jacob and her dad made their way down to Beacon’s Beach in Leucadia to hit some sand wedges near the shore. Jacob was a freshman a...
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