About Us

About Us

The Lutrinae (formerly The Otter Realm) is a weekly student-run newspaper covering California State University, Monterey Bay and its neighboring communities. Our goal is not only to educate and inform the public, but to entertain, to spark creativity, to encourage diversity of opinion, and to build a sense of community on campus and with the neighboring cities.

In light of COVID-19, The Lutrinae will now be available in online formats only. You can follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for additional content.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

100 Campus Center Building 4
Seaside, CA 93955

Office Phone

(831) 582-4066


For pricing, publication dates, and demographics, view our Fall 2019 Media Kit. If you would like to advertise with us, please fill out a form here. For further questions or concerns, contact us at [email protected].

Web Services

For questions, feedback, or concerns regarding our website, social media, or other web services, contact us at [email protected].

General Inquiries

See below for content submissions. For general questions or concerns, contact our Editor-in-Chief [email protected].

How to Contribute

Join the team

Are you a writer, reporter, and/or photographer attending CSUMB looking to build your portfolio and gain valuable experience at a news publication? The Lutrinae needs you! Amateur writers and expert reporters alike are welcomed. Just show us your enthusiasm and ambition and we can provide the tools necessary for you to succeed.

For details, contact Editor-in-Chief Sydney Brown at [email protected].

Submit Content

Don't feel like committing quite yet? We'd love to see your submissions! Follow these simple guidelines below and send your original content to [email protected].

  • Please submit each written piece as its own file and attach additional media separately.
  • Be sure to submit original, high-resolution media that is suitable for printing.
  • When submitting content via links (e.g. Google Drive), please make sure that link sharing is turned on to allow your content to be viewable.

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