Opinion

Discover the opinions expressed by CSUMB students and our local readers.

How I pissed off my professor

As college students, we are have very strange relationships with our professors. There are some professors that we love and consider our best friends,...

The importance of Vocational Training

According to recent economic research it is believed that trade schools may prove more effective in closing United States income gap than four year colleges. Roughly...

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...

Letter from the Editor

Hello! My name is Ashley Orcutt and I am the editor in chief of The Lutrinae. I am excited to welcome everyone to CSUMB’s...

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...

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,...

Arrests in Tunisia

Recent protests in Tunisia, resulting from tax increases and other government policies, have led to a clash between protesters and police. Mass arrests have...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I believe that most Americans have been victims of bullying and/or some form of abuse at some time in our lives. As a...

An Obituary to Asma Jahangir

Pakistani activist and human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir passed away. Jahangir died at 66, due to cardiac arrest. She led the way in human...

Valentine’s day Cliché

Valentine’s day—the one day a year that we are obligated to make our special someone feel special. And how do we make that someone...

A Japanese student’s perspective on studying abroad

Question: What has your experience been like at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)? Answer: As for my first impression after coming all the way...

The value of skepticism

In a world that is increasingly digital we come across a great deal of information within a short span of time. It is important...

The issue with Photoshop

There comes a time in every person’s life when the issue of self-image comes into play. Behind every selfie, there are 75 other selfies...

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...

Antidepressant effects on neurogenesis

Recent studies have shown that neurogenesis continues into adulthood and that the central nervous system (CNS) has the capability for self repair. The function...

New Lime scooters take CSUMB by storm

Sept. 29 was a pretty average Saturday on California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) campus, that is, except for one seemingly small change that...

Letter from the Editor

Hello Otters, I hope everyone is enjoying their spring semester at California State University, Monterey Bay! I just want to remind everyone that elections are...

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,...

International WomXn’s Day

Let me begin by saying that I am not anti-Feminist, and I am not some crazy person who is trying to get rid of International Women’s...

No link between depression and birth control

Women have various options to choose from when it comes to birth control, so they must take into account possible side effects when deciding which medicine...