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Meditation, and how it changed my brain

Anxiety. We all know the feeling, we’ve all been in the mindset. We’ve all heard of pills and therapy as solutions, and those of...

Photos by Nancy Smith

Author Biography As you can tell, I mostly enjoy taking photos involving nature. I love going to new places and discovering brief moments in nature...

Affinity Graduation celebrations

The Affinity Graduations honor the accomplishments and experiences of CSUMB graduates who come from historically marginalized backgrounds. The eight Affinity Graduations center the identities...

Graduating Student Stories

We asked the majors to put forward names of students who are graduating, who they felt had interesting stories to share. Here are a...

UROC Mentor of the Year Award: Dr. Danielle Burchett, Assistant Professor...

Dr. Danielle Burchett, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at CSUMB, is the recipient of this year’s...

California’s controversial water bill

How far would you go to establish a legacy? Perhaps establishing something that will be around for future generations, and every time it’s seen...

Faith on campus

You’re walking around campus, and spot a chalk drawing that reads, “Come Check Out Cru!” Do you ever wonder what Cru stands for? It...

Real Love

Late at night, when he closed his eyes, that’s when his imagination really felt like it belonged to itself. This made it hard for...

United Multicultural Allies host a festival

On Wednesday April 18th, the school of World Languages and Cultures hosted a campus-wide multicultural festival at the main quad and student center to...

Project Rebound at CSU Monterey Bay

The Monterey Bay Justice Project (MBJP) is advocating for a Project Rebound chapter at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Project Rebound started in 1967...

OtterFAQs Desk

The first day in a new school can be challenging for many students. Some can feel lost because they do not know the resources...

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...

Leslie Williams is our new Dean of Students

This March, the Otters welcomed a new member to our raft, Leslie Williams, the new Dean of Students. She comes to Monterey from the...

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...

What is POTS?

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is an autonomic nervous system disorder that affects 1 in 100 teens and 1 to 3 million people in...

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,...

What students can do to help CSUMB be more sustainable

Can you remember the last time that you threw something away? Was it earlier today perhaps? How often do you take into consideration what...

Spring Showcase wraps up Undergraduate Research Week

On Friday April 13, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) hosted the Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Spring Showcase in the library as part...

Untitled Poem

For as long as I can remember I knew I was different than the average human race member Being told since day one To stay ahead and...

Untitled Poem

In the eyes of denial It's no good to be wild Because it makes one a child But when one releases that vibrating growl Shaking the souls Of all...