Opinion & Columns

Learn about student opinions on a variety of hot topics and social issues.

Crazy Rich Asians

I realize I’m a little behind the curve with this one, but I had enough I wanted to say about this film that I...

Dear Abby, Weekly advice column

To All Students, We are starting a Dear Abby column here at The Lutrinae. We encourage all people regardless of background, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity...

What does America believe about global warming?

What do Americans think about global warming? That is one question research scientists Jennifer Marlon, Peter Howe, Matto Mildenberger, and Anthony Leiserowitz at Yale...

How I became passionate

Growing up, I didn't know I would be passionate about sustainability or the environment. I was interested in working the stock market, my focus...

What a concept: The concept of concept albums

If you have ever listened to a movie soundtrack, Christmas album or compilation of an artist’s greatest hits, you have listened to a conceptual...

Upcoming Concerts

With summer now behind us, our attention has diverted from anticipated album releases to the announcements of artists touring their new material. September is...

Dear Abby #1

Dear Abby, I had a class with a person who was a know-it-all. They would take every opportunity to answer questions in class. In an...

¡Verde!

There are many issues that may pop into your mind when you see or hear the word “sustainability,” “environmental conservation,” or “environmental justice.” Perhaps...

Heartbreaks to hits: Mitski “Be the Cowboy” album review

Rating: 8.5 With her fifth studio album, “Be the Cowboy”, having been released on August 17, Mitski Miyawaki is back with a vengeance. Known mononymously...

Letter from the AS President (August 30)

Hello Otters! My name is Jared Reyes, I will be your Associated Students (AS) President for this 2018-2019 academic year. I am a fifth year...

Sex-tion

To start off the Sex-tion, I will share a story about a first attempt at sex that I feel all people can learn from....

Welcome to campus…now get outside!

As we begin a new school year, I encourage everyone to get out into nature: explore Fort Ord, visit the beach, or just walk...

Letter from the AS President (May 10)

Hey Otters! It is with both great joy and great sadness that I write my final letter to you as your Associated Students President.  It...

Students on Executive Order 1100

Many people are still unaware of what Executive Order (EO) 1100 is and what that means for the students here at California State University,...

What is Psychosis?

There is a great deal of misinformation about psychosis. And for those suffering through this,  being confronted with such stereotypes may create a feeling...

Class schedule issues

“So basically what it comes down to—If I don’t get into this class I will have to stay another semester at California State University,...

Struggles of being vegan at CSUMB

Going vegan has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has opened my eyes to the cruelty that goes on...

Dating and hook-ups

It’s kind of hard to concentrate on anything when all you can think about is BOYS. Yes, this is college. Yes, we are all...

Testing stress

This is it, we’re wrapping up the Spring 2018 semester! Congratulate yourself for making it this far! This is a difficult time during the...

National Park Week is better than Shark Week

The parks service is celebrating National Park Week next week between April 21-29, which made me think of another week we celebrate every year,...