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The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

ASI Announces Festival 78 Headliners
ASI Announces Festival 78 Headliners
Justin Gans, News Editor • February 15, 2024

ASI announced on Tuesday the headliners for CSUSM’s art and music festival, Festival 78. The event will take place April 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mangrum Track and Field.  The two headliners are The Driver Era and Snakehips. (In addition to the music, there will be a mural and some art...

The USU Live staff made the whole place shimmer at their Taylor Swift themed event.
USU Live Celebrates “Taylor Swift Night”
Danya Rodriguez, Editor in Chief • February 22, 2024

On February 13th, USU Live hosted a tribute event for American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift. The event was heavily inspired by Swift’s discography, fan traditions, and the Eras Tour. Students were...

An Interview with Professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Historian of the Middle East
An Interview with Professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Historian of the Middle East
Justin Gans, News Editor • February 9, 2024

First off, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Could you start by introducing yourself and the general focus of your work? My name is Ibrahim Al-Marashi, and I am a professor of history. The area...

Sports
CSUSM Winter Sports Rundown - Final of the Semester
Nadia Houneini and Cole Mirza December 7, 2022
Cougar Sports Report 2/12/24-2/18/24
Cougar Sports Report 2/12/24-2/18/24
David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor • February 20, 2024

Welcome back to the Cougar Sports report! This week was filled with lots of sports action from our CSUSM teams.    Starting off on Monday...

Cougar Sports Report 2/5/24 – 2/11/24
Cougar Sports Report 2/5/24 – 2/11/24
David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor • February 13, 2024

While most of this week’s sports attention has been devoted to Super Bowl 58, CSUSM has had their fair share of sports action. On Thursday...

Thanks For Watching - Fall '22
Luke Vore, Nadia Houneini, and Cole Mirza December 16, 2022
What's Your Favorite Gift?
Luke Vore, Video Editor • December 15, 2022
Best Restaurants in San Marcos, CA
Luke Vore, Video Editor • December 12, 2022
CSUSM's Fall Concert Preview '22
Luke Vore, Video Editor • December 6, 2022
Should you Skip or Stream? “Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them”
Should you Skip or Stream? “Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them”
Nahomi Garcia Alarcon, Arts & Entertainment Editor • February 23, 2024

Selena's captivating melodies and infectious rhythms were a constant soundtrack of my life. Her voice and stage presence made her an icon not just in Tejano music but across the entire music industry....

Your Reading List for Black History Month
Your Reading List for Black History Month
Nahomi Garcia Alarcon, Arts & Entertainment Editor • February 16, 2024

February is Black History Month, a period dedicated to celebrating the Black community and their many contributions to our society. The curated list below offers you a roadmap to diversify your reading...

Valentine’s Day Movie Staff Picks 
Valentine’s Day Movie Staff Picks 
David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

Valentine’s Day is here, and however you celebrate this day, nothing reminds us of those warm fuzzy feelings quite like our favorite romantic movies. We asked our staff what some of their favorites were,...

Picture at Galentines Day event in Barbarella.
The Rise of Galentine's Day
Nahomi Garcia Alarcon, Arts & Entertainment Editor • February 14, 2024

In recent years, there has been a shift in the way that people celebrate love and friendship around Valentine’s Day. While we still hold the traditional way of celebrating, for example, couples getting...

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The Elephant in the GOP
Justin Gans, News Editor • February 8, 2024

Mainstream media’s portrayal of the upcoming 2024 presidential election is seriously flawed. Right now, there is a dire need for the press to stop covering the election like business-as-usual.  Democratic...

Grammys 2024 Predictions
Kayla McCarthy, Opinion Editor • February 2, 2024

The 66th annual Grammy Awards will be taking place on February 4 and can be watched live on CBS. This year the nominations in many of the major categories are dominated by female artists and the level...

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