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College of San Mateo students have the week off for spring break this week. We hope that you are having a rest filled break and recharging your batteries or catching up on some studying you may have missed. The office will be open all week except tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2, when the College Center (Building 10) will be closed all day due to construction.

Today, March 20th is the International Day of Happiness. I know you must be busy and anxious for your assignments and tests right now. As a student who is transferring this semester, I feel so nervous when waiting for decision(s) from schools right now as well. However, the good news is, ONLY 8 DAYS UNTIL SPRING BREAK!!!!!! So cheer up and be happy!

There are three things I usually do to make me happy when I’m at College of San Mateo. I hope they will help you somehow.

1. Go to the piano practice room and try to finish Chopin Minute Waltz in one minute (always fail).
2. 30 minutes of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) at the gym (aerobics really work!).
3. Argue with the crows that are walking by or are standing on the campus street lamps (I am not serious, and they always lose).

Wish you a happy day!

Shawn Zhang, China
Student Assistant
International Student Center

The International Student Center is bidding farewell to our Project Director Patty Kwok. Today is her last day at College of San Mateo as she transitions to a new school in San Francisco. She will be dearly missed!

Patty sent the following email to CSM students earlier this month:

From: Kwok, Patricia
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:03 PM
Subject: Changes at the International Student Center

Dear CSM International Student,

I hope this email finds you well and you are enjoying your spring semester.  I am writing to let you know that I will be leaving CSM and my last day in the office will be next Wednesday, March 12th.  I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your journey to reach your academic goals and I wish you all the best in your future.

All the best,


Hunger Games

Nebraska is as slow-paced as the small-town life it depicts, and about as interesting, featuring a premise of an old man who, convinced he’s won a million dollars, makes his son drive him to Nebraska to collect his winnings. Recommended only if you want a glimpse of small-town American life. Makes me awfully glad I decided not to go to Minot.

Courtesy of Sharon Ho, Singapore