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Dating in the turbulent tides of the digital age By Rebecca Caladiao You feel a hand on your inner thigh and a wetness on your neck. “This is what I got myself into…” you think, as you buck up and let everything drift away. Dazed with haze you fade away as expectations flood and your… View Article

The Wonders of Pebble Beach

World-famous sights right in our backyard By Kaitlyn Faris There is always something to do in Pebble Beach, whether it’s a hike in the forest or a day at the beach. People come from all over the world to visit the Central Coast, and it just so happens that Pebble Beach is in CSUMB’s backyard.… View Article

Monterey loses hard battle against San Marcos

Soccer team falls during defense of home field By Noah Owens The CSU Monterey Bay men’s soccer team returned home hoping to end a four-game losing streak as they played CSU San Marcos at the Otter Sports Complex. However, the Otters have been battling a plague of injuries that have caused the loss of many… View Article

Otters come up short against Cougars

Women’s Soccer team loses to CSU San Marcos, 3-1 By Noah Owens The CSU Monterey Bay women’s soccer team returned home on Oct. 7, after two weeks on the road, to play against CSU San Marcos. The Otters hoped to end a losing streak that began when they went on the road to Southern California.… View Article

Otter Open House

New students and new developments By Carolyn Hinman Thousands of people visited Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB) to learn about the campus offerings and atmosphere during the 2016 Open House on Oct. 8. An estimated 2,700 prospective students and supporters confirmed registration for the event, where they had the opportunity to meet professors and heads… View Article

Clery Report provides insight into campus crime patterns

By Lydia Martin The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report for CSU Monterey Bay was released to the college community and public on Oct. 1. Chief Earl Lawson, of the University Police Department (UPD), said he is legally obliged to release a public report of all the crimes on and around the campus for… View Article

From Toilet to Table

Not sure about what plants crave? By Kaitlyn Faris If we’re in a drought, how is there enough water for agriculture? Ever heard of sewage water? Yes, that’s right! Sewage water is recycled and used on foods we eat. Now I’m sure you’re wondering: how is it safe to eat crops that have been sprayed… View Article

MythBuster: Going Abroad

Clarifying the misconceptions you may have about international studies in three easy steps By Lydia Martin I can’t afford to study abroad, it’s too expensive! As college students, worrying about money is inevitable, especially when a single textbook can cost $200. When it comes to studying abroad, some students assume they cannot afford it. According… View Article

¿Quiénes somos?

Searching for Identity By Michelle Ortiz Hispanic Heritage Month, which ran from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, offered Mexican-Americans a chance to reflect on what it means to live in the United States, as well as who they are and with what they identify. Words like Hispanic, Latino, Mexican-American, Mexican, and Chicanx, are common in… View Article

Otters of the Bay: Why do you think this coming presidential election is important?

Leilani Garcia Freshman, Marine Science Major “Both of the people that are running are kind of hated by many people, so that kind of makes it harder for everyone. We don’t know which one is better than the other one, which is why it is hard for me. I think people should…know that whoever is… View Article

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