The Cougar Chronicle

Cougar Corner: Shana Medel

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 24, 2020

Shana Medel is a Visual Arts major and vice president of the staircase exhibition, an art club here at CSUSM. She is interested in many mediums of art, but is drawn to patterns, whether that be organic or geometric and how these patterns interact with nature. ...

Artist speaks on combating environmental problems with art

Artist speaks on combating environmental problems with art

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 23, 2020

Nina Elder, an artist, researcher and lecturer, visited campus on March 3 for a public lecture as part of the Department of Art, Media and Design’s CoLab Series of Visiting Artists. “I make work about disruptions. I’m obsessed with holes in the ground and piles of rocks,” said Elder, whose prim...

Judy Carmichael and Larry Koonse illustrate & discuss the skill of listening through improvisational jazz

Judy Carmichael and Larry Koonse illustrate & discuss the skill of listening through improvisational jazz

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Grammy nominated jazz pianist and singer Judy Carmichael visited CSUSM for an event titled “Is Anyone Listening,” which was part of the Arts & Lectures series. Co-sponsored by the Museum of Making Music and the CSUSM Music Department, the evening featured a performance and a discussion on the importa...

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these six inspirational films

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these six inspirational films

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 23, 2020

March is Women’s History Month, designated to recognize women’s contribution to history and importance in contemporary society. Given the scope of its influence in the wider culture, the film industry has tremendous power to shape our perceptions of people, including women. While many films cont...

Entertainment Rundown

Anneliese Esparza, Ryan Bloomfield, and Tania Ortiz

March 23, 2020

TV Show: Gentefied Netflix’s newest original series Gentefied follows the Morales family’s life in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The series tackles the generational gap differences between immigrant parents and their children, brown love, identity struggles, chasing the ...

Five shows to binge watch this spring break

Five shows to binge watch this spring break

Claudia Cervantes, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Spring break is right around the corner. For some, that means traveling to somewhere with warmer weather, for others, it means relaxing at home. Whatever the case may be, here is a list of five shows worth watching that are now available to stream.  Love is Blind: A Netflix original series, Love is...

Students celebrate the energy of Brazilian culture with food, dancing and games

Students celebrate the energy of Brazilian culture with food, dancing and games

Christopher King, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

A warm welcome from the Super Sonic Samba School kicked off the main event of the Brazillian Carnival on Feb. 21. Students and faculty watched as the music, rhythms and dance of the Latin American culture filled the room and, together, experienced what is traditionally a five day celebration held on the s...

Four podcasts to make your commute more enjoyable

Four podcasts to make your commute more enjoyable

Jaelyn Decena, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

The majority of the students here at CSUSM are commuter students. Whether your commute is twenty minutes or over an hour, sitting in morning traffic, only to sit in more in evening traffic, becomes draining and repetitive. Anything to entertain us or enrich our knowledge in any way makes driving back ...

Love songs that stand the test of time

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 22, 2020

February is the month for celebrating the love and admiration we have for our significant others and for our families too. Music is one of the many ways to show your feelings for your loved ones. Here are some of the top love songs that stand the test of time: “Your Song” by Elton John: The all-tim...

Expressive arts therapist speaks on Hope Made Visible exhibit

Expressive arts therapist speaks on Hope Made Visible exhibit

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

Hope Made Visible is a traveling art project currently featured at the University Library Gallery that will be on display through May 2020. On Feb. 13, CSUSM hosted Dr. Alessandra Colfi, the creator of the project, for a presentation on the exhibit. Dr. Colfi is a noted expressive arts therapist who s...

Very few mistakes were made in humorous, heartfelt Timmy Failure

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

February 22, 2020

With an eccentric yet likeable young protagonist, valuable messages and lots of humor, Disney+’s newly released Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is a solid film that demonstrates that Disney is putting quality original content on its streaming platform. The story is centered around 5th grader Ti...

Invisible Darkness provides a dark look into the minds of serial killers

Invisible Darkness provides a dark look into the minds of serial killers

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

America has always seemed to have a fascination with serial killers and with recent shows like Making a Murderer and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile on Netfl ix, the obsession does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Stephen Williams’ 1996 nonfiction novel Invisible Darkness:...