The Cougar Chronicle

Ready Player One, a triumphant return for Steven Spielberg

Ready Player One, a triumphant return for Steven Spielberg

Nate Borie, A&E Writer

April 18, 2018


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Director Steven Spielberg has returned in all his phantasmagorical glory, and this time, appealing to what every pop culture fan has dreamed of: the chance to enter a virtual world where, as Wade Watts puts it, “the limits of reality are your own imagination.” Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the...

REVIEW: Bobby Tarantino II: Logic’s triumphant return to turn up rap

REVIEW: Bobby Tarantino II: Logic’s triumphant  return to turn up rap

Christopher Cox, A&E Writer

March 29, 2018


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Bobby Tarantino II, the sequel to 2016’s Bobby Tarantino, is the second mix tape released by Logic. Tarantino II is the follow up to his ambitious 2017 album, Everybody. Everybody received mixed reviews from both fans and critics alike, earning a 65 on Metacritic and a 6.5 score from fans. After un...

Cougar Con utilizes science and cosplay to celebrate pop culture

Cougar Con utilizes science and cosplay  to celebrate pop culture

Annelisa Zamaro, Assistant A&E Editor

March 29, 2018


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Flash frozen ice cream, a 3D drawing pen and a variety of science displays kept students entertained in the USU ballroom on Mar. 9 during CSUSM’s Cougar Con. The event served as a prelude to Super STEM Saturday and gave students an opportunity to sit back, relax and get to know faces behind Society...

Sage the Gemini to headline at CSUSM’s second annual Festival 78

Sage the Gemini to headline at CSUSM’s second annual Festival 78

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

March 28, 2018


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Free Little Caesars pizza, Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Merchandise, a DJ blasting Drake’s “God’s Plan” and ticket vendors comprised this year’s Festival 78 artist reveal event on Mar. 13 during U-hour. Students signed in and gathered at the USU as ASI announced the artists performing...

REVIEW: Red Sparrow, a gritty and empowerment experience

REVIEW: Red Sparrow, a gritty and empowerment experience

Nate Borie, A&E Writer

March 15, 2018


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20th Century Fox strikes again with yet another engaging spy film, this time telling the story of a former Russian ballet dancer becoming an agent of the Russian government, which brings her into a conflict between her homeland and the Central Intelligence Agency. Though perhaps not as fun or exciting...

Greta Van Fleet’s rise to rock and roll prominence

Greta Van Fleet’s rise to rock  and roll prominence

Antonio Pequeno, A&E Editor

March 15, 2018


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Boasting dynamic lead vocals, exhilarating guitar riffs and expansive percussion, Greta Van Fleet is a rock band defined by a youthful exuberance that finds its roots within some of rock’s and blues most distinguished artists. Hailing from the small town of Frankenmuth, Michigan, the band consists...

Student musicians compete to perform in Festival 78

Student musicians compete to perform in Festival 78

Dylan McCall, A&E Writer

March 15, 2018


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With Festival 78 a month away, it was time for CSUSM to discover it’s next talent. Only a battle of music could determine the victor in CSUSM’s Associated Students Inc (ASI) Student Opener Competition. On Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. 10 students competed in a friendly music competition at the QUAD Courtyard....

REVIEW: CSUSM spark female empowerment through intimate monologues

REVIEW: CSUSM spark female empowerment  through intimate monologues

Annelisa Zamora and Lara Amin

March 14, 2018


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“Relatable, accurate and funny” are the words audience members used to describe the live performances of The Vagina Monologues held on Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the USU Ballroom. Several speakers shared experiences of shameful beginnings and journeys of self-discovery to reach a higher...

REVIEW… Black Panther, a cultural and political masterpiece

REVIEW… Black Panther, a cultural and political masterpiece

Nate Borie, A&E writer

February 24, 2018


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MOVIE REVIEW Marvel’s reputation of delivering heart-pounding stories of superheroes and their adventures continues with the arrival of Black Panther. Making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa’s, aka Black Panther, story continues as he rises to King of Wakanda. Showcasing amazin...

The Poet presents literary works to students

The Poet presents literary works to students

Lara Amin, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018


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On Feb. 15, CSUSM’s Literature & Writing department welcomed American poet Mathias Svalina for the first Community & World Literary Series (CWLS) event for spring 2018. The event was held in Markstein Hall 125 and began at 7 p.m. The night ended with a meet and greet and a book signing from...

Students “Wipeout” on interactive obstacle courses clock.

Students “Wipeout” on interactive obstacle courses clock.

Dylan McCall, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 24, 2018


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On Feb. 16 Tukwut Life hosted a Wipeout inspired event in the Forum Plaza at 4 p.m. Students were able to partake in a cordial competition against friends and fellow students on Wipeout inspired inflatables. You could also receive $50,000 if you won! Just kidding that’s the actual show, Wipeout. Wipeout...

Feminist activists speak of LGBTQ equity and empowerment

Feminist activists speak of LGBTQ equity and empowerment

Marielle Alindogan, A&E Writer

February 22, 2018


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Latinas and supporters of the LGBTQ community gathered on Feb. 13 in the USU Ballroom to hear Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro and Zulma Olivera Vega, writers and activists of feminism. They shared their experiences hoping to achieve equity for race, LGBTQ and women’s rights. To start the show, Pizarro...