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An unknown actor infiltrated the CSUSM network in October. The school has now launched a two-step authentication system to improve security. (Screenshot of IITS’ website)

CSUSM’s internal network hacked; university launches two-step authentication system

An unknown actor infiltrated the CSUSM network in October. The school has now launched a two-step authentication system to improve security. READ MORE


Campus Notes

CSUSM anticipates return to in person learning for fall 2021; police report filed against CSUSM student goes to City Attorney; spring break to remain as scheduled; CSUSM extends fall application deadline and more. READ MORE


CSUSM theatre hosted their final performance of the fall semester, Solos. (Photo courtesy of the CSUSM theatre department)

Theatre department hosts performance 

CSUSM’s theatre department hosted their third and final performance of the fall 2020 semester, Solos, on Dec. 4The performance was a compilation of solo performances by various CSUSM theatre students.  READ MORE


COVID-19 restrictions provide a new, accessible way to experience art museums

COVID-19 has changed the way we experience and interact with the art world, shifting us from in-person museum visits to virtual tours, gallery experiences and other forms of media. READ MORE


Season One and part of Season Two of The Mandalorian are now available on Disney+. (Photo from Wikipedia, property of Lucasfilm, Golem Creations and Disney+)

Season Two of The Mandalorian takes you on a new space journey

The show does well in staying true to these “small tale” type of storylines that allows the audience to become emotionally invested while being able to easily follow along the story. The dynamic between the rigid Mandalorian and the cute Child captures the hearts of many. READ MORE


The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown (12/6/20)

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


The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown (12/14/20)

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


Cougar Corner

Read a poem by a CSUSM student. READ MORE

Read a short story by a CSUSM student. READ MORE


Donating is a great way to give back to the community and it will help those in need, especially given the pandemic. (Photo by Marcus Spiske from Pexels)

Help others this holiday season through donations

Many people will not be able to provide for their family this Christmas season due to the pandemic. If you are looking for a few ways to help out those in need, here are a few places that you can donate toys to. READ MORE


Decorate your home for the holidays with these tips

It seems like a lot of people are getting into the holiday spirit this year, and if you want to get ahead on your holiday decorating, here are a few ideas you can use.  READ MORE


Create this special treat for yourself to get you into the holiday spirit. Even if the holidays look a little different, this will surely get your taste buds feeling festive. (Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich from Pexels)

Get into the holiday spirit with this minty, delicious snack

For this upcoming Christmas, one cannot go wrong with some peppermint bark, a sweet, simple and absolutely delicious snack. It requires just four ingredients and one hour. READ MORE


Healthy snacks to get you through finals

With the end of the semester fast approaching, you are probably super busy with finals, papers and exams alike. If you’re looking for something to snack on while you get your work done, here are a few healthy snacks you can easily make. READ MORE



Laugh a bit with these jokes. READ MORE


The CA curfew set by Governor Newsom can impact small businesses negatively. (Photo courtesy of Ellie Burgin on Pexels )

OPINION: CA pandemic curfew impacts the fate of small businesses and housing

At face value, the new curfew seems relatively reasonable and necessary to prevent an influx of COVID-19 cases in California. But the curfew appears to be difficult to enforce and will be devastating to small businesses and employees. The new lockdown raises far more questions than it provides answers. READ MORE


OPINION: The reality of finals has changed this semester due to virtual classes

Previous semesters during finals looked like meeting at crowded coffee shops and struggling to find a table or leaving the library alone at 9 p.m. at night after hours of studying. But the reality of finals has shifted this semester. READ MORE


2020 has been a difficult year for many amid the pandemic and quarantine. (Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels)

COLUMN: Dear 2021, I’d like to say a few words…

Staff writer Kat Parra writes a letter to 2021. READ MORE


OPINION: The COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan may prolong when we receive it

The vaccine is coming, but the discussion surrounding who gets the vaccine first has become a topic of debate. READ MORE


Harry Styles recently appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine wearing a dress, igniting a debate about gender. (Photo by Lovclyhes on Wikimedia Commons)

OPINION: Harry Styles cover ignites debate on gender performance

When Harry Styles graced the cover of the December edition of Vogue, it made a lot of noise online. Not only was the British pop star the first ever solo male to be featured as a cover star on the fashion magazine, he did it while wearing a Gucci gown. READ MORE


COLUMN: The struggles of being biracial

While being biracial means that you get to be a part of two different cultures, it can come with identity issues. At times, it almost feels like you’re a part of two different worlds. Sometimes it feels like you don’t belong. READ MORE


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