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CHABSS Voices “Get Out the Vote” winners

October 13, 2020

CHABSS Voices is a monthly creative contest hosted by the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences during the 2020-21 academic year. CHABSS faculty, CHABSS majors or minors and students enrolled in at least one CHABSS-focused course are eligible. Each monthly contest will have a new...

Arts & Lectures hosts dancer and creator who brings intersectional identity to life

CSUSM Arts & Lectures hosted an event featuring dancer, director and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly on Oct. 1.

Jaelyn Decena, A&E Editor

October 11, 2020

The Arts & Lectures series hosted an event with dancer, director and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly titled “Honest Reactions to Imaginary Situations” on Oct. 1.  Kelly uses creative expression to explore concepts such as gender, racism and LGBTQ+ identity. Through dance performances and ...

Enola Holmes redefines feminism

Enola Holmes is now available to stream on Netflix.

Angelica Cervantes, Staff Writer

October 11, 2020

The film Enola Holmes is a tale of rebellion and adventure within the universe of Sherlock Holmes.  Enola, played by Millie Bobby Brown, is a young woman with a brilliant mind whose talent lies in the meaning of words and ciphers. She is caught amidst familial troubles, England’s political refo...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Kat Parra, David Faketty, and Esabel Sadek

October 10, 2020

TV Show: Away Netflix released a new show that dives into the lives of an international crew from all around the world with one mission: to land on Mars. The show revolves around Emma Green (Hilary Swank). Emma and her crew members become closer to one another yet are confronted with numerous cat...

CSUSM continues to offer creative outlets to students

CSUSM offers clubs and events virtually to spark students’ creativity.

Maria Jungers, Assistant A&E Editor

October 10, 2020

Although the creative clubs offered at CSUSM aren’t as tangible as they were pre-COVID, they now exist in the comfort of students’ own homes.  2020 has definitely been a rollercoaster of a year, and the ways students express themselves has changed.  The creative clubs are here to breathe cr...

Cougar Corner

Jules Appleton, Staff Writer

October 10, 2020

Poems of Myth and Memory  By Jules Appleton   Bodies of the Wood Bodies of the wood Collide Have you ever seen a more beautiful sight? Olympus hasn’t They become olive trees Their limbs bear fruit Just as the oracle said   Cave Walls Our feet shined on the cave walls ...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Kat Parra, Jaelyn Decena, and Maria Jungers

September 29, 2020

Movie - The Frozen Ground Director Scott Walker delivers a suspense-drenched film that manifests fear and urgency as an escapee becomes a breakthrough in a detective’s cold case. Jack Halcombe (Nicholas Cage) and Cindy Paulson (Vanessa Hudgens) join forces to incarcerate a double-life serial killer...

Mulan brings a realistic approach to the traditional tale

Disney’s live-action Mulan brings a new story to a Disney classic.

Angelica Cervantes, Staff Writer

September 26, 2020

The new live-action remake of Mulan breaks waves in the cinematic universe of Disney. With a slightly different story to tell, this film honors the 1998 original while producing new ways of appreciating Chinese culture.  Although the new film lacked certain memorable aspects of the original, Mulan ...

Remembering Japanese internment camps through George Takei’s novel They Called Us Enemy

Actor, author and Japanese internment survivor George Takei spoke at the “One Book One San Diego” event on Sept. 22.

Bailey Heffernan, Staff Writer

September 26, 2020

Many people know George Takei from his work in the Star Trek franchise, but until recently, many were unaware of a monumental part of Takei’s childhood.  After Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, sending the National Guard to remove any Americans of Japanese d...

CHABSS hosts monthly creative contest, announces September winners

CHABSS announced the September winners for their monthly contest.

Jaelyn Decena, A&E Editor

September 26, 2020

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) is hosting a monthly creative works contest called CHABSS Voices. The intent behind these monthly competitions is to not only encourage student creativity given that classes are online, but to also “help engage and inspire ...

“Alma” highlights the struggles, relationships of Mexican Americans

CSUSM’s theater department hosted the first virtual play of the semester, “Alma,” via YouTube.

Bailey Heffernan, Staff Writer

September 26, 2020

The CSUSM theater department’s first virtual show, titled “Alma,” premiered on YouTube on Sept. 24. More than 80 audience members streamed the first live performance. “Alma” tells the story of a Mexican immigrant mother, Alma, and her 17-year-old daughter, Angel. The story takes place towar...

The Cougar Corner

Magali Castillo, Staff Writer

September 26, 2020

Drown By Magali Castillo   All we know is yesterday, today and tomorrow. All we do is sleep, eat and repeat. All we do is stay in a web of technology.   What does love even mean now? What does talking one on one even feel now? What does a life even mean?   It's like we...