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Love Wedding Repeat teaches us to take a chance when it comes to love

Netflix’s Love Wedding Repeat is an enjoyable rom-com about taking a chance.

Kat Parra, Photographer, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

While there are countless movies and TV shows to watch, sometimes a little romantic comedy is just what we need. Netflix recently released a new film titled Love Wedding Repeat, with a wide cast from Sam Cla-fl into Olivia Munn. This film is not a traditional rom-com; instead, it’s centered around...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

May 1, 2020

Book: “Educated: A Memoir” Tara Westover’s 2018 memoir chronicles her inspiring quest to gain an education despite her tumultuous upbringing. Westover was raised in rural Idaho by survivalist Morman parents who un- schooled their children and attempted to keep them isolated from the outside...

What to watch depending on your quarantine mood

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

May 1, 2020

For many people living in quarantine, it’s a roller coaster of emotions. One moment you’re convinced that the world is ending, the next you’re having a lengthy conversation with your dog. Below are suggestions for what to watch based on four of the many moods or situations you may be experiencing...

The Cougar Corner

May 1, 2020

Between By Franchesca Faggiolly   “She doesn’t speak Spanish.” I don’t speak Spanish.   “Oh, what are you?” What, am I? “   You look Mexican.” I am Mexican.   “But you don’t speak Spanish.” I don’t speak Spanish. “   What...

Students showcase creativity despite campus shutdown

The 16th Annual CSUSM Media Festival has been moved to a virtual format and will take place on May 15.

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

May 1, 2020

The end of the spring semester is usually a time where students showcase their creative projects to the campus community. While this familiar tradition has been disrupted because of the pandemic, departments and student organizations are taking steps to ensure that students’ work can still be displayed...

Sunrise in Heaven reveals faith in the face of death

Sunrise in Heaven depicts the romance between Jan (Caylee Cowan) and Steve (Travis Burns).

Kat Parra, Photographer, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

With the world still in quarantine, binge-watching films is a highly beloved method to pass time. With everything on the news, perhaps a few tears wouldn’t hurt. This month, Netfl ix released a film inspired by the true story written in the novel “His Sunrise, My Sunset” by Jan Hurst. Undoubtedly,...

THE CHRONICLE ENTERTAINMENT RUNDOWN

April 17, 2020

TV Show: Running Wild with Bear Grylls British survivalist turned reality TV star Bear Grylls might be best known for his iconic series Man vs. Wild, but he does something a little different in Running Wild with Bear Grylls. In every episode of the show, Grylls brings along a celebrity into the w...

Cultural and outdoor virtual adventures to pass the time throughout COVID-19

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Most of us will be on extended staycations in the confinement of our homes until further notice. As we all adapt to this new reality, many cultural and outdoor tourist destinations have begun to promote virtual tours in this time of social distancing guidelines. Given these strange times, explore...

Onward shines with fresh, coming-of-age story

In Pixar’s Onward, brothers Barley (left) and Ian (right) go on an adventurous journey to bring back their father.

Jaelyn Decena, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Pixar’s new movie, Onward, follows the adventure of two brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who go on a quest to find a stone that will cast a spell to bring back their deceased father for a day. The story takes place in a society where magic is lost and magical creatures are no different than us average...

The Cougar Corner

April 17, 2020

The road that chokes on its own gravel By Alyssa Laird A waving light tricking the eyes of headlights lost wanderers spectate over how dark it is when they aren’t even wearing shades. Scanning the road hanging tightly to the right against the cheek of the mountain that cuts and bruises where kisses...

Read these four contemporary poets to celebrate National Poetry Month

Joy Harjo, a Native American feminist writer, is the current U.S. Poet Laureate.

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

April 17, 2020

Ever since 1996, April has been designated as National Poetry Month, where we take the time to recognize and appreciate the art of words. We might tend to think of poetry as a flowery, outdated art form, but in fact, writers are still creating incredible new poetry to this day. The best way to celebrate...

Live stream entertainment from the comfort of your couch

Annelisa Zamora, Managing Editor

April 5, 2020

As we’re all practicing social distancing and self-isolation, binging countless episodes of The Office or dwindling down your watch- list on Netfl ix can feel a little repetitive. So here’s a list of live streams to mix up your schedule and get you laughing, crying or dancing; may-be even all three. The...