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By Travis Mattos Blair Witch Too often nowadays I find myself sitting down in some theatre, eagerly anticipating the sequel to some film that I had a genuinely wonderful experience with. I regret to say that I hadn’t seen the original Blair Witch Project until fairly recently, though I will admit I was overjoyed at… View Article

Close at Heart, Far Apart

A guide to a lasting long-distance relationship in college By Kelly Galten We all know the saying, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Coincidingly, we have also all heard the horror stories of couples in long-distance relationships simply fading away, or falling victim to any number of plagues of the heart. Jealousy, temptation, distance, work,… View Article

Master plan, or traffic nightmare?

By Rebecca Caladiao & Kaitlyn Faris With 7,200 students attending CSUMB, commuters often complain about parking space and traffic jams at the peak hours. The situation will be further impacted when the university reaches the 12,700 student enrollment expected by 2030. In order to prepare for the future and meet the needs of a growing… View Article

Boot camps and Hackathon to teach business of game design

By Sean Roney Two Tech-Boot camps in October and a Hackathon in November are on their way to provide local students a chance to learn about the business of game design. The Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (IIED) will host Startup Tech Boot Camps on Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, meant to introduce students… View Article

Goldfish Syndrome

How our ever decreasing attention span affects our… oh, look, something shiny By Lydia Martin Did you know, according to Statistic Brain, goldfish have longer attention spans than humans? The Microsoft 2015 study shows that in the last 15 years, our attention span has decreased from 12 to 8 seconds; the average attention span of… View Article

How not to major in Overcommitting

The struggle to embrace our own needs in conjunction with life and its responsibilities. By Alex Jensen I’ve always been good at doing too much. If CSUMB had a major in Overcommitting, I like to think I’d have a lot of those major requirements covered! The truth is, I love to pack as many things… View Article

Spiritual… and not

This is a story in a series exploring religious and/or spiritual identities in the CSUMB campus community. Stories are based on interviews with students and faculty about their respective religion, spirituality, and/ or belief system. The beliefs represented do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of the broader faith communities, the university, the Otter Realm, or… View Article

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Otters celebrate and learn about the history and significance of the Holi Festival.

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