The Cougar Chronicle

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 6, 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:...

Visual Arts professor wins award for innovation and excellence in teaching

Visual Arts professor wins award for innovation and excellence in teaching

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

The CSUSM President’s Award for the academic year 2019-2020 named eleven recipients including Kristin Moss, Conner Whitten, Megan Hammerschmidt, Carla Jordan, Ruben Alamo, Alan Brown, Regina Eisenbach, Christina Simokat, Marshall Whittlesey, David Barsky and Keith Trujillo. Representing the School...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

February 6, 2020

Single: "Underdog"  It’s hard to believe that Alicia Keys has been on the music scene for nearly twenty years, but her signature soulful vocals and expressive lyrics make her music just as powerful as ever. Keys does not depart from her norm in “Underdog.” Released in January, the song is an i...

CSUSM’s Staircase Exhibition partnership brings awareness to environmental issues on campus

CSUSM’s Staircase Exhibition partnership brings awareness to environmental issues on campus

Jaelyn Decena, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

The Reuse Project Art Exhibition began its display on Jan. 21 on the first floor of the Arts building. Created by the student club Staircase Exhibition in partnership with the Environmental Stewards Association, the project’s goal was to raise awareness of the issue of overconsumption and single-use...

92nd Academy Awards predictions

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

February 6, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards is just around the corner, scheduled to take place this Sunday Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. Despite recent concerns regarding the lack of diversity in its nominees, winners and voters as well as the problem of declining television ratings, the Oscars remain the most highly esteemed awards...

Disneyland opens long-awaited Rise of the Resistance

Disneyland opens long-awaited Rise of the Resistance

Jaelyn Decena, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

One of the long-awaited rides for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened its doors for Disneyland guests on Jan. 17. On Rise of the Resistance, those who are brave enough to become new recruits of the Resistance are sent on a mission to battle against the First Order. However, things go awry when the...

THE CHRONICLE ENTERTAINMENT RUNDOWN

Eduardo Martinez, Lewis Jones Jr, Sydney Bayaca, Britney Corwin, Alyssa Zurita

December 8, 2019

TV Show: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Disney+’s new TV show Star Wars: The Mandalorian is the most recent installation of the Star Wars franchise. The series is a continuation of the Star Wars storyline that takes place after the destruction of the Galactic Empire. The Mandalorian is a lone bounty hunt...

The Cougar Corner

The Cougar Corner

December 7, 2019

Artist Statement: “My name is Gareth Kostolefsky. I’m a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and current student majoring in visual arts and technology. Outside of the classroom, I’m an acrylic painter and pursuing a career as an art- ist. This is my most recent acrylic painting titled ‘Virus.’ The dimensions...

Christmas albums to get you in the holiday spirit this winter break

Christmas albums to get you in the holiday spirit this winter break

Jaelyn Decena

December 7, 2019

As finals season wraps up, either with a nice little bow or the complete opposite, the holidays are getting closer and closer. The transition from the high-stress fi nals season to the holiday sea-son can be quite a jump but thankfully there’s still time to be grateful and spend time with those we...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood advocates kindness and acceptance

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood advocates kindness and acceptance

Anneliese Esparza

December 7, 2019

Rarely does a movie make you truly reflect on what sort of attitude you should have towards others and yourself in your day-to-day life. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood shatters the shallow goal of mere entertainment and travels into much deeper territory, navigating real-life issues with grace and...

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with these 10 festive events

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with these 10 festive events

Anneliese Esparza

December 7, 2019

For many, Christmastime is a busy season filled with visiting, traveling, decorating and shopping. While it’s easy to get overwhelmed, it’s important to relax and fully take in the magical, special season. These fun and lowkey local things to do will help you do just that. All are within 40 miles...

Students speak at open mic to share their mental health struggles

Paul Villines and Britney Corvin, Staff Writers

November 22, 2019

A group of young poets from across campus came together in support of mental health at the Inner Voices open mic on the evening of Nov. 7. Hosted by the Literature and Writing Club in association with ASI, the purpose of the open mic was to raise awareness about an issue that is not often tal...