The Cougar Chronicle

The Cougar Corner

Mekala Lehmunn, A&E Editor

September 17, 2019

Happiness From awful to great When I let things go Remember that I'm Beautiful Good Right Worthy Wonderful Safe And stop believing the voices that say I'm Ugly Bad Wrong Unworthy Monstrous In danger That's when I remember the truth. When I stop trying to find peace, validation, confirmation of my worth e...

BROCKHAMPTON celebrates album release with pop-up concert

BROCKHAMPTON celebrates album release with pop-up concert

Sydney Bayaca, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

With a large group of boys who express different personalities and have such a diverse background from one another, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact musical influence and genre that BROCKHAMPTON has.   They are unique, fresh and ahead of their time.   “The best boy band...

CSUSM showcases student centers at the Cougars in Solidarity Block Party

Sydney Bayaca and Marielle Alindogan

September 17, 2019

CSUSM’s Forum Plaza held the Cougars in Solidarity Block Party on a warm, Thursday night. Hundreds of students gathered together to inquire about the many organizations that the University Student Union (USU) has to offer. On Sept. 5, students lined up at the check-in booth for the eve...

USU movie night brings nostalgia with Aladdin

USU movie night brings nostalgia with Aladdin

September 17, 2019

Movie nights are a fun and often free way for students to make new friends at the be-ginning of the semester. The USU hosted the first monthly Cougar Cinema event of the year on Aug. 28 in the amphitheater, screening the 2019 remake of Disney’s Aladdin. The film stars Mena Massoud as Aladdi...

Hundreds of students start new school year at annual First Night Celebration

Hundreds of students start new school year at annual First Night Celebration

Mekala Lehmunn, A&E Editor

September 17, 2019

Over 650 students enjoyed free food, bumper cars and other activities while learn- ing about CSUSM’s Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) at this year’s First Night Celebration on Aug. 26.   ASI Pride & Traditions Specialist and First Night’s main programmer, Jeanie Maidona, said that the event “we...

THE CHRONICLE ENTERTAINMENT RUNDOWN

Lara Amin, Anneliese Esperza, and Tanya Ortiz

September 17, 2019

Podcast: “A Little Forward” Looking for a new way to tolerate traffic on your commute to school? The television channel Freeform introduced its first original podcast series “A Little Forward.” The podcast explores topics like money, relationships, imposter syndrome and more...

Student artists pay tribute to original artist with memorial renovation

Student artists pay tribute to original artist with memorial renovation

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

May 8, 2019

Approximately one year ago, students Sarah Bricke and Kimberly Lopez started planning their vision in re-dedicating CSUSM’s White Rose memorial.   Originally designed in 2003 by Cynthia Joseph in a class taught by Dr. Andrea Liss, the White Rose memorial is dedicated to a group of studen...

Moulin Rouge! dazzles as a musical master piece

Moulin Rouge! dazzles as a  musical master piece

Izzi Harris, Film Analyst

May 8, 2019

A rowdy, colourful and unashamed portrayal of cabaret-era France, Moulin Rouge! dives headfirst into a love that will live forever.   A musical unlike any other, this film precedes movie giants from the creator of The Great Gatsby and Romeo +  Juliet. Anyone who has seen a Baz Luhrmann fil...

Eleven year saga comes to a close in Avengers: Endgame

Eleven year saga comes to a close in Avengers: Endgame

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

May 8, 2019

After 11 years, 22 films, countless hours of suspense and emotional investment, the Infinity War saga came to a close in Marvel’s latest cinematic installment, Avengers: Endgame.   The movie picks up right where Avengers: Infinity War left off. After Thanos wiped out 50 percent of the population Tony Stark is...

Ballet Folklorico Showcase honors Mexican heritage, delights audience

Mekala Lehmunn, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

During an evening of tamales, mariachi music and traditional dances, the Ballet Folklorico de CSUSM celebrated Mexican heritage with an enthusiastic and inspired audience. The fourth annual Ballet Folklorico Showcase took place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 4 in the USU Ballroom. “We are hosting this showcase . ...

Entertainment Rundown

Entertainment Rundown

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

April 25, 2019

Show: Love, Death and Robots Netflix’s new anthology series premiered March 15 with 18 episodes ranging from 6 to 17 minute long. The series is funny, vulgar, gory, heartfelt, entertaining and definitely not safe for work. Each episode is an independent story that deals with sci-fi and dystopian themes.....

Teddy Van Alst visits CSUSM for Community and Writing Series

Laura Jefchak, Features Writer

April 25, 2019

Black and white images of Chicago, by photographer Bob Rehak, played on the screens behind Dr. Theodore (Teddy) Van Alst Jr., adding context to the stories about being American Indian in the gang neighborhoods of Chicago’s north side. His energetic reading transported the audience to a time when the...