Read Edition 5 of The Cougar Chronicle (11/11/20)

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The resolution makes several policy and procedural changes to withdrawal requests. (Anneliese Esparza)

Academic Senate temporarily relaxes withdrawal policy due to pandemic

The Academic Senate passed a resolution that allows for a broader and more relaxed interpretation of course withdrawal policy due to COVID-19 on Sept. 4.  READ MORE


Campus Notes

An update on the Poway shooter, coronavirus cases at CSUSM and more. READ MORE


Octavia Spencer and Anne Hathaway star in HBO Max’s rendition of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. (Photo from Wikipedia, property of Warner Brothers Studios)

REVIEW: The Witches casts a spellbinding story with a sprinkle of wickedness

The new reboot of the beloved 1990 classic film based on Roald Dahl’s book The Witches stirs nostalgia and ups the creep factor from the original.  READ MORE


REVIEW: Ariana Grande’s album Positions gives a chill listening experience

Positions has very chill tracks that can be listened to while studying, doing homework or just vibing. READ MORE


CHABSS Voices “Life in a Pandemic” Winners

View the winners of October’s theme of “Life in a Pandemic.” READ MORE


Artist and activist converses about struggles of Asian American identity

CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures Series hosted “Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court,” a webinar with Simon Tam, an Asian American author, musician and activist, on Oct. 28. READ MORE


Fall is here again and even if you can’t go out to get a Starbucks drink due to the pandemic, here are a few vegan options that you can make quickly from your house.
(Photo by Ekrulila on Pexels)

Try a vegan spin on these Starbucks drinks

Here are a few vegan options of tasty drinks that you can make quickly by yourself for a fraction of the price. READ MORE


The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

The Cougar Chronicle staff highlights the best new entertainment. READ MORE


Cougar Corner

Read a poem by a literature & writing studies student. READ MORE


Practice mindfulness with these free apps

Some days you just need a break, a moment to unwind, a moment to yourself. And, since you’re rarely without your phone, here are a few apps that can help you practice mindfulness. READ MORE


Enjoy your homemade rasmalai from scratch in 10 minutes

Rasmalai is an Indian dessert – sweet, moist and milky dipped cake-like rolls that are delicious and easy to make. READ MORE


Students miss out on building relationships with classmates because of online classes. (Ruben Santana)

OPINION: Lack of social interactions can lead to mental health issues

Effective communication and human interaction is essential to growth and, quite frankly, to being human. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken away what we know to be normal and shaped it into something completely foreign for all of us. READ MORE


OPINION: COVID-19 may press pause on holiday gatherings

The pandemic has already changed how we gather with our loved ones and friends, but now we have to reevaluate how we celebrate the holidays. READ MORE


OPINION: Pandemic poses a problem for students in need of internships

Internships have always been an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience for their desired field of work and study, but COVID-19 has changed the way students find, participate in and learn in internships. READ MORE


The 1619 Project reminds us of our nation’s history of slavery. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

OPINION: 1619 Project reeducates Americans on the history of slavery

Despite the controversy surrounding the 1619 Project, the initiative is important and should be brought to attention because it’s reeducating Americans about the often overlooked history of slavery in the country. READ MORE


OPINION: Double standards continue to exist in 2020

It seems that every year things tend to change, yet one thing remains consistent: double standards.  READ MORE


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