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AS Pushes for Student Involvement

While this year offered perhaps the most contentious election in American history, Cal State Monterey Bay responded with an election of its own that was quite the opposite. Free of even a hint of controversy (most candidates ran unopposed,) the Associate Students (AS) elections came and went without a hitch. Now, CSUMB is left with…
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Construction begins for Student Union

Quiet study time and lectures on campus will now be punctuated by the sound jackhammers, tractors, and construction workers, as the construction of the new Student Union is planned to begin next semester. The Student Union will take the location of the parking lot on the corner of Inter-Garrison and 5th avenue. This construction is…
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Celebrating Queer and Trans History

Legacy Week aims to educate and inform students on the trials, fears, and issues facing the Queer and Trans communities. Queer and Trans Legacy week celebrates the history of the Queer and Trans communities. The week consists of a diverse array of events for students to participate in. The object of these events is to…
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Students and Staff fight for Ethnic Studies

Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB) prides itself on inclusivity, but there is no ethnic studies major. Approximately 40 students, staff, and faculty were at the Ethnic Studies Town Hall on April 17 at the UC Ballroom. Ethnic studies focuses on the intersection of identities in order to dismantle Eurocentrism. Sonia Olmos, 3rd year Humanities and…
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Monterey Marches to Save Science

Community, politicians, and students walk in Monterey to protest legislation over science, education and the EPA April 22nd local scientists, activists, and educators lead a March for Science around Monterey country to support science-influenced policy and fact-based teaching in schools and universities. The march began at 1pm at Colton Hall (City Hall) and end at…
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Reclaiming the name of Slut

“Slut” is now a term of empowerment. Approximately 40 students participated in Slutwalk, a march and rally on April 19 at the Main Quad. The movement aims to emphasize that every person has ownership of their body, and can express themselves through all types of clothing without fear. Nellie Dominguez, 3rd-year Humanities and Communication major,…
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Social Change Scholarship Awarded

The Cooperative Argumentation courses taught by Lisa Watson had a unique opportunity to apply for the Elfenworks Scholarship, offered by the Elfenworks Foundation. First place in this year’s competition was Ashley Orcutt, followed by Rita Correa in second and Leslie Moldonado in third. The winners were announced on Monday, May 8. There was a short…
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100 Days of Trump

Faculty, students, and staff react to the 45th president, Trump’s first days in office. These are the so-called honeymoon days for most presidents. But not for President Trump. After 24 executive orders that includes travel ban version one and two (blocked by the courts), a thin budget proposal that shrinks resources for education, science, environment…
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Summer Arts Hosted By Fresno State

The Summer Arts Festival 2017 will be hosted at Cal State University Fresno (CSUF) instead of our lovely campus. Summer Arts is a two-week course where students engage with experts and other students from other CSU’s. It offers 20 intensive master classes in the visual, literary, media, and performing arts. Students are able to sign…
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Registration Hassle ongoing for 2017-18

Beware and prepare for the upcoming registration period beginning on April 17th 2017; it’s the time of the year where most let worry and fear get the best of us. Registering for classes has become more of a difficult task as the semesters pass by. When it comes to the registration period, every otter is…
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Its Unanimous!

A Resolution that Challenges the Donald California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) faculty association made a unanimous decision, Monday April 10, affirming CSUMB’s resolution to invest in a support strategy for undocumented, immigrant, foreign, and minority CSU students and campus community members. The resolution sets forth to challenge the Presidential Executive order, with an extensive…
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Veteran’s Resource Center now official

Students, Faculty, Veterans, and community partners alike came together to celebrate on Friday the 7th of April. Room H112 of Building 47(Student Services) is now the proud home of the official Veteran’s Resource Center. Light speeches followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony kicked off the four hour open house to showcase the new addition. Inside…
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Mending Monologues: Sexual Abuse Affects Everyone

Cal State Monterey Bay’s World Theater presents another year of “Healing Through Empowerment” In response to Vagina Monologues, California State University,Monterey Bay put on its annual performance of The Mending Monologues. The show was originally brought to CSUMB over 5 years ago; it is present at many college campuses, and even internationally present. This production,…
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Learning the meaning of Hijab

April 4th the Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) held a Seminar /Workshop in the East Lounge of the Student Center. This event was based off the basics of Islam. The Q and A forum with guest speaker Nashwan Hamza answered all the questions about Islam that create a misconception between people today and what it…
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LatinX Protest Trump’s orders

and Samantha Calderon. Approximately 500 people united on April 1 in East Salinas to march in honor of Latino activist Cesar Chavez – and to send President Trump the message that he will not split the community. Arturo Rodriguez, President of the United Farm Workers, wants to make sure President Trump understand that our community feeds…
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Kappa Brothers Walk Against Sexual Assault

and Samantha Calderon. Fraternity marches for women’s safety and to break Greek stereotypes 1 in 5 college students are survivors of sexual assault. Fraternity Kappa Sigma organized the 1st annual “Walk for Them,” a movement for Fraternity Brothers and allies to unite against sexual harassment. Approximately 50 students marched around campus and fostered a dialogue on…
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Board of Tustees Raises Tuition

Students might graduate later due to the California State University (CSU) system’s five percent tuition increase, effective this fall. Approximately 350 students from 23 CSU campuses gathered to voice their opinions on the tuition hike at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach on March 22. “Chancellor White, do what’s right!” The Board…
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Music majors are Playing the Hits

Students perform music’s most popular songs in the Music Department’s weekly recitals Student musicians and vocalists share a stage in a collaborative effort to cover some of music’s most popular songs. Through the exploration of musical genres, students are tasked each week to perform cover versions of well-known artists from a specific genre. It is…
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Baseball Player Profile: Hayden Duer

Cal State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) 22-year-old starting catcher Hayden Duer has been the fulcrum of the Otters baseball offense this year. Only 18 games into the 2017 season and the Davis, The Human Communication major leads the team in: RBI’s (21), Hits (27), as well as in Home Runs (4). The numbers have been…
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