CSUSM NewsCenter (Students)

2019
April
09,
2019
Cal State San Marcos has identified the fourth president in the university’s history, and it’s someone whose educational values hew closely to those held dear by her predecessor.   The California State University Board of Trustees announced in Mar...
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March
26,
2019
Blake Steinecke had no interest in playing blind ice hockey. He didn’t even know the sport existed until someone in a Facebook support group for people afflicted with an inherited form of vision loss told him about it. It didn’t matter that Blake ...
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March
01,
2019
Before the season began, the Cal State San Marcos surf team lost one of its top performers when Will Reichel decided to spend some time studying abroad. And when top performer and Pro Junior Tour surfer Micah Crozier went down with a broken femur ...
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February
27,
2019
When you’re a college student, the last thing you want to do – well, other than study for another final or write another term paper – is talk about the end of your life.  College students, or just young people in general, like to think of themselv...
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February
26,
2019
Nadia Delgadillo Miranda made a promise to herself when she enrolled at Cal State San Marcos: She would seek out every possible opportunity to prepare herself for a career in science. As part of that vow, Nadia attended meetings for the Office for...
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February
19,
2019
It’s a Monday afternoon in October at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences, which means it’s time for a little STEM.  Sixteen students from sixth through eighth grades line up outside a classroom door 15 minutes before the lesson is to begin at t...
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February
18,
2019
As the first in his family to attend college, Conner Whitten knows all too well the challenges faced by first-generation students. For Conner, those challenges not only included helping his parents understand the often complex, painstaking process...
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February
04,
2019
If Tyler Burch had preconceived notions about life as a congressional staffer, they quickly dissipated last fall. Tyler, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos with a bachelor’s in economics in May, spent the fall semester as a participant in...
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January
29,
2019
The 2018-19 academic year at CSUSM witnessed the largest influx of incoming students to date. With 17,000 students, the campus is home to a diverse array of student interests, backgrounds and values. Since its opening in 2014, the University Student ...
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January
24,
2019
Lauren Tafla’s introduction to Gerardo Dominguez’s physics lab at Cal State San Marcos began with a simple knock on the door. Lauren had only recently started taking physics courses and was touring some of the labs when her professor, Stephen Tsui...
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January
21,
2019
It certainly wasn’t an ideal schedule for a student taking a full class load during his first semester at a university.  Every Wednesday, for about five months starting last January, Jeffrey Foertsch would arise at 4 a.m. and take a bus from his O...
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January
03,
2019
As Jameson Meyst sat in jail, facing charges of drunken driving, his mind focused on the other people involved in the three-car accident. “I thought everyone had died,” Jameson said. While others sustained injuries, Jameson was relieved to lear...
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2018
November
08,
2018
CSUSM spirit has attracted a lot of attention – 1.5 million views and counting – on social media in the last month with the university’s first collection of official GIFs. A GIF, a commonly used acronym that stands for Graphics Interchange Format,...
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November
07,
2018
This time last year, Steven Sutherland was attending a Veterans Day ceremony at MiraCosta College that doubled as a memorial service for one of his friends at the college, a Marine veteran who had committed suicide two weeks earlier.  During the s...
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November
05,
2018
Hagen Javier almost ignored the Instagram post about an internship fair at Cal State San Marcos, but the advice he received from an older friend kept gnawing away at him. The friend had returned from college and told Hagen, then in high school, th...
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October
25,
2018
Salvador was docked in Newport, Ore., midway through a two-week summer internship at sea doing geological research through the STEMSEAS program when he checked his email and noticed a message on a topic very near to his heart.  Marisol Clark-Ibane...
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October
25,
2018
Looking at Armando Zaragoza’s resumé, it is easy to understand his desire to become a university vice president of student affairs. “I just love interacting with students,” said Armando, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos in May with a ba...
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October
17,
2018
To help students become more engaged in the political process, Cal State San Marcos decided to bring the politicians to them.  Almost a year ago, with the midterm elections on the horizon, the CSUSM Office of Government Relations approached Associ...
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October
09,
2018
William Felty received the 22 Pushup Challenge in the fall of 2016. It was the year when the social media craze was sweeping the nation, similar to but on a smaller scale than the famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014.  The idea was to do 22 pus...
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October
04,
2018
Music feeds the soul, as the saying goes. Sean Griser believes that now more than ever, especially since a music-based project he took on more than three years ago has transformed the course of his academic career at Cal State San Marcos.  Griser ...
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September
25,
2018
Oscar Duran forwarded an email about a summer fellowship to his younger brother Juan with a succinct message: You better apply for this. Juan didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity. When Oscar asked how the application was going as the deadline...
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September
25,
2018
Iris Lee tries to visit art galleries and exhibitions as often as possible. Unfortunately, many of her friends don’t share her interest in visual arts. “It’s a bummer going by yourself and having no one to talk to,” Iris said. Iris, a visual...
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September
19,
2018
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latin@ Center is partnering with campus organizations to plan an exciting lineup of events. The month runs from Sept. 15 until Oct. 15 and is an opportunity to celebrate the rich culture and diverse back...
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September
12,
2018
If Lorena Aguirre goes on to become a famous astrophysicist, perhaps she can look back in gratitude to her father and his fascination with “Star Trek.”   Growing up in Escondido, Lorena and her dad, Manuel, would watch old episodes of “Star Trek: ...
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September
11,
2018
The fall semester is underway, and the Cougars are back! Following move in, Weeks of Welcome wasted no time getting students involved with over 1,000 attending Miiyu: Welcome Night. With over 40 events between Aug. 25 and Sept. 9, Weeks of Welcome ha...
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September
10,
2018
Welcome to the start of a new academic year at Cal State San Marcos. I hope that you, as fellow professors, had time this summer to engage in things that bring you joy, and that make you feel rejuvenated. I know that many of you taught in summer sess...
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August
28,
2018
When he first arrived at Cal State San Marcos, Alexander Zarrabian had no interest in Greek life. He had heard all the stories about rowdy college fraternities that cared about partying more than passionate brotherhood and service.  Now a senior i...
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August
27,
2018
Luiseño for hello, Miiyu kicked off the fall semester at Cal State San Marcos with an action-packed, late-night celebration on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The opening event for Weeks of Welcome drew 1,200 students and featured games, food...
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August
23,
2018
Talk about a much-needed public awareness campaign. Even though a significant number of Cal State San Marcos students are dealing with issues of food insecurity, a recent survey showed barely half of CSUSM students had heard about the new Cougar Pant...
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July
27,
2018
Many students in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) share two common reasons for wanting to participate – the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and a chance to visit the United States. Rand Al-Khalidi is among 20 Iraqi s...
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