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The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

Time to walk - Tips for the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony
Time to walk - Tips for the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony
Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor • December 1, 2022

You (almost) made it! Students who are graduating in fall 2022, spring 2023 and summer 2023 are eligible to attend the commencement ceremonies in May 2023. All graduates must apply to graduate for their respective semester by March 15, 2023 in order to have their names printed in the Commencement Program....

ASI Election Q&A: Julia Glorioso
Nijat Mamtimen, Assistant Sports Editor • March 15, 2022
Recipe: Smores Bars
Recipe: S'mores Bars
Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor • December 6, 2022

I don’t know about you, but for me, S’mores are one of the best cultural goods the U.S. has ever gifted us with. Chocolate, unnecessarily sweet crackers, and cute little marshmallows - what could be...

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
5 Holiday Activities in San Diego
Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor • December 1, 2022

Christmas is less than four weeks away - about time for some holiday fun! The mild climate here in San Diego with a daily average of 7 hours of sunshine in December can make it hard to get in a Christmas...

Sports
CSUSM Winter Sports Rundown - Final of the Semester
Nadia Houneini and Cole Mirza December 7, 2022
Power Lifting Club Interview
Nadia Houneini, Sports Editor • December 13, 2022

Nadia Houneini sits down and talks to Karissa Grier, Alyssa Ortega, Ryan Hawkins about what the powerlifting club is all about, how competitions...

CSUSM Winter Sports Rundown - Episode 03
Nadia Houneini and Cole Mirza December 1, 2022

This week Nadia Houneini & Cole Mirza previews winter sports for the week of 11/28 - 12/04 Don't forget to subscribe and like this video! If...

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
A Round-Up of News from The Game Awards 2022
Nik Chrissanthos, Assisstant A&E Editor • December 8, 2022

The Game Awards 2022 have just wrapped up and there is a lot to be excited about. For the uninitiated, The Game Awards is an annual awards show run by Geoff Keighly to celebrate video games and look into...

Full Review: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor • December 1, 2022

Warning: This review contains spoilers. First, I feel it’s necessary to address the passing of Chadwick Boseman, as it plays a significant role in the film's plot. Boseman played King T’Challa,...

Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Rogue One (2016)
Andor, the Spectacle of Star Wars for Adults
Nik Chrissanthos, Assisstant A&E Editor • November 17, 2022

(This article contains Spoilers for episodes one through ten of Andor) When you think of Star Wars, what target demographic comes to mind? Obviously, kids would come to mind, as the fun action scenes...

Fall semester graduates - Going out without a bang
Fall semester graduates - Going out without a bang
Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor • December 5, 2022

The fall semester is coming to an end, and for some CSUSM students, this marks the end of their studies. According to the Office of the Registrar, between 1,300 and 1,500 students are expected to graduate...

The Final Countdown - Time to Grow Up
The Final Countdown - Time to Grow Up
Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor • December 1, 2022

The countdown is on: I’m 12 weeks into my last semester, and I only have 4 more weeks to go. I’ve been working towards a communication degree for four years and until recently, I could not wait to...

The mythology of In-N-Out, California’s overhyped burger
The mythology of In-N-Out, California’s overhyped burger
Nik Chrissanthos, Assistant Arts & Entertaintment Editor • October 25, 2022

In-N-Out is a well regarded fast food chain by many. It is synonymous with California in the same way as the Hollywood sign despite having branched out to multiple (albeit few) states. And as a lifelong...