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The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Tanya Ortiz and Anneliese Esparza, Assistant Opinion Editor and A&E Editor

November 10, 2019

  EP: Hallucinations On Oct. 25, alt-rock band PVRIS released Hallucinations, an EP with five songs. The band explores elements of electro and melodic synth-pop while keeping true to the roots and emotions behind their music. The EP opens with the title track, “Hallucinations,” which is ...

Cougar Corner

Sydney Bayaca, A&E Writer

November 9, 2019

Self By Jaelyn Decena   Sore Fresh Effusive Fiery.   Empty tears Erupt. I couldn’t stand it. I wept  For your pain, Wept for your triumphs.   I see you.   I lose sight of how             and when                   ...

Art Exhibit Brings Mental Illness to Life

Art Exhibit Brings Mental Illness to Life

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

November 9, 2019

Halloween may have come and gone this year, taking the goblins and ghouls along with it, but not all monsters are imaginary. There are real-life monsters that are just as scary as the ones that live under your bed – the monsters of mental illnesses. Hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services, the Real Monst...

CSUSM Alum Inspires Future Writers

CSUSM Alum Inspires Future Writers

Lara Amin, A&E Writer

November 9, 2019

Karla Cordero, a CSUSM alum in literature and writing, was warmly welcomed back to campus as a guest speaker for the Community & World Literary Series (CWLS) on Oct. 24.    Cordero is a Chicana poet, educator and ARTtivist. She has received numerous recognitions in the literary world including...

Students Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Altar Display

Students Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Altar Display

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

November 9, 2019

Members of the CSUSM community set up colorful altars to honor those who have died at the annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration on Oct. 31.   Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.), a student organization, hosted the event at Kellogg Library Plaza.   The altars, or...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Alyssa Zurita, Arts and Entertainment

November 9, 2019

Walt Disney Studios is known for its sense of wonder in the movie industry and it is no surprise that Maleficent: Mistress of Evil accomplishes this as well. Through its costume design, score, cinematography and visual effects, Disney has captured the essence of a fairytale with a twist.    ...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Sasha Anand and Annelisa Zamora, Features Editor and Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

  Book: “The Kiss Quotient”   In the 2018 novel “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang, Stella Lane is a 30-year-old woman who is very invested in her career and has completely avoided trying to find someone to settle down with. This has to do with the fact that Stella has A...

JUNCTURE exhibit showcases talent of San Marcos artist community

JUNCTURE exhibit showcases talent of San Marcos artist community

Annelisa Zamora, Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

In May of this year, CSUSM alumni Kimberly Lopez and SofA fourth-year student Sarah Bricke put out an open call for artwork. According to CSUSM News, of the 30 submissions they received, 11 artists were chosen to have their work presented in the JUNCTURE art exhibit.   The work of  these 11 artists was  showcas...

Students gather for last celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Students gather for last celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

October 24, 2019

It was a lively, festive night of music, dance, food and games at the Latin American Cultural Showcase on Oct. 17.    “The Latinx Center is closing Heritage Month with a bang tonight as we continue to celebrate Latinx heritage and empowerment,” said Zacil Pech “DJ Sizzle Fantastic,...

Game of Thrones actor visits CSUSM

Game of Thrones actor visits CSUSM

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

October 24, 2019

The fantasy of the hit television show Game of Thrones, which ended earlier this year, was brought to CSUSM when Kristian Nairn, who portrayed Hodor on the series, visited campus on Oct. 15.    Nairn, who visited as part of the Arts & Lectures series, spoke to a crowd of about 200 peopl...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Annelisa Zamora and Anneliese Esparza

October 10, 2019

TV show: Dark Tourist The Netflix documentary series follows New Zealand journalist David Farrier as he dives into the world of dark tourism. Visiting nuclear wastelands, the spot of JFK’s assassination and participating in voodoo ceremonies, Farrier gets a look at what the phenomenon of dark touris...

Veterans open up about struggles with mental illness and suicide in The Power of a Story

Veterans open up about struggles with mental illness and suicide in The Power of a Story

Britney Corvin, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, veterans, and military gathered at the USU Ballroom on Sept. 23 to hear the stories of five resilient veterans at The Power of a Story, part of the Arts & Lectures series.   The Power of a Story’s mission statement is “to build resilience for v...