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CSUSM NewsCenter (Students)

2020
November
18,
2020
| 09:58 AM America/Los_Angeles
Every morning, Gladys Guzman would be dropped off at her Encinitas elementary school by her father before he went on to work. And every afternoon, she had the same vision, terrifying for a young girl: her waiting outside the school to be picked up, a...
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November
16,
2020
| 10:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
These are the seven CSUSM students who are representing the university this school year as part of the STEAM Ambassadors program.  Leah Amparan, School of Education teaching credential student Amy Brunolli, School of Education teaching credential...
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November
06,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Daniela Carreon had been preparing for several months for the second Social Justice Symposium at Cal State San Marcos last spring when the coronavirus crisis began to disrupt nearly every aspect of daily life in the United States and beyond.   The...
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November
05,
2020
| 08:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nancy Meza knows how vital teachers are to a student’s success. It’s what inspired her to pursue teaching as a career. Knowing firsthand the impact a teacher can have on a child made it all the more special for Nancy to have her students present v...
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October
30,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Shortly after the announcement was made in May that the fall semester would be primarily virtual, members of the Associated Students, Inc., Media and Communications Team (MCT) met to brainstorm ideas for reaching Cal State San Marcos students remotel...
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October
12,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Juliana Abraham’s epiphany about what to do with her life occurred when she was barely a teenager. Abraham’s life to that point had been devoted to gymnastics, the sport she loved and excelled at on a national level. At 12 years old in 2015, she w...
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October
01,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
On Oct. 10, 2019, the Saddle Ridge fire erupted in northern Los Angeles just as residents were settling in for the night. Over the next 20 days, the wildfire incinerated 8,799 acres, damaged or destroyed 107 structures, injured eight people and cause...
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September
25,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Megan Hansen began envisioning life as a physical therapist very early. At a martial arts class one morning a dozen years ago, she watched her mom spar with the instructor and, in throwing a roundhouse kick, her mom tore her ACL, a major ligament in ...
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September
24,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Associated Students, Inc., Board of Directors has approved allocating undesignated portions of its reserves to help students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The reallocation was approved at the ASI Board of Directors’ Sept. 4 meeting. “O...
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September
22,
2020
| 16:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos will have an on-campus election polling location from Oct. 31-Nov. 3. The polling site will be at the Clarke Field House next to The Sports Center. Parking will be available in Lot L and Parking Structure 1. The poll will b...
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September
21,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Kayla Nguyen knows first-hand the challenges that come with being a first-generation college student. For Nguyen, it’s occasionally compounded by being a first-generation American. One of those challenges was trying to explain to her family why sh...
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September
14,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Latin@/x Center (LXC) will host a virtual celebration to mark its fifth anniversary at noon on Sept. 17. “Given the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status of the university and the high percentage of Latin@/x identifying students on campus ...
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August
31,
2020
| 14:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Cal State San Marcos chose a graphic novel by George Takei as its Common Read in February, there was little reason to hope that students might be able to hear the writer talk about the book.  After all, the actor who became famous by playing ...
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August
28,
2020
| 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos expects to welcome more than 16,000 students Monday as it kicks off a fall semester unlike any in its history. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in alignment with the California State University’s decision for ...
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August
27,
2020
| 12:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
The University Student Union and IITS have partnered to establish a computer lab in the USU Ballroom and Meeting Rooms for students who need access to computers, printing services, power and/or Wi-Fi. Beginning Aug. 31, the USU computer lab is ope...
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August
26,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
It would be difficult to overstate the challenge that Norm Bishop faced the first time he attempted a virtual therapy session through the Cal State San Marcos Speech-Language Clinic.  For the previous few years, Bishop had been a steady and famili...
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August
12,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Marlene Salazar puts air quotes around the word “friends” when describing the people who tried to dissuade her from pursuing an education. Some told her she was too old. Others said her focus should be on having kids, not school. “I lost a lot ...
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July
30,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos received a best practice award for social equity and justice at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for the second straight year. The award was for a collaboration with Cal State Northridge on a project t...
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July
28,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Kathleen Parra always knew that TRIO Student Support Services played a big role in her success at Cal State San Marcos. But it wasn’t until she was applying for financial assistance for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that she realized jus...
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July
22,
2020
| 09:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos students have an opportunity to foster real-life solutions to a specific community challenge in the upcoming Summer Innovation Challenge, which is managed by the CSUSM Innovation Hub. Individuals and teams interested in partic...
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July
22,
2020
| 08:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
Fernando Soriano remembers well what it was like to be a professor at Cal State San Marcos during the Great Recession about a dozen years ago.  As the U.S. economy cratered and his graduating students confronted a dire job market, Soriano was over...
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July
16,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Ruby Reyes has only been able to see her parents and siblings twice over the past four years. The first time came after Reyes got a job as a cashier and saved enough money to buy a plane ticket to Oaxaca, Mexico, surprising her family during sprin...
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July
15,
2020
| 14:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Even under the best of circumstances, organizing and putting on summer orientation at Cal State San Marcos can feel like a herculean task. It’s easy to understand why, given that the annual program for first-year students and their families as well a...
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June
30,
2020
| 13:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
April Dawson came to Cal State San Marcos to study biotechnology. She left with a mission — and a viable method — to help feed the world. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from Idaho State University, Dawson saw the Master of Biotechnol...
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June
26,
2020
| 07:42 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last month, there was a changing of the guard atop Associated Students, Inc., at Cal State San Marcos.  Of course, the fact that the transition happened virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic is merely the most obvious sign that this won’t ...
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June
24,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Kiya Pasley is grateful for the support she has received during the COVID-19 pandemic – both financial and from her professors at Cal State San Marcos. In fact, Pasley may not have learned about some of the financial assistance available were it n...
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June
22,
2020
| 15:46 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot execute its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was instituted in 2012 to protect eligible undocumented people from deportation ...
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June
15,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
While planning and preparation are always important, life can change in the blink of an eye. When China essentially shut down the entire city of Wuhan – home to 11 million people – in January, many residents had to immediately flee their apartment...
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June
11,
2020
| 17:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear CSUSM Community, This month, the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to make a decision about the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides protection from deportation and a work permit to ...
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June
04,
2020
| 14:21 PM America/Los_Angeles
Since taking over as director of the Black Student Center at Cal State San Marcos last summer, John Rawlins III has facilitated many discussions with Black students about race relations in America.  But given the emotionally wrenching events of th...
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