The Cougar Chronicle

Student artists pay tribute to original artist with memorial renovation

Student artists pay tribute to original artist with memorial renovation

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

May 8, 2019

Approximately one year ago, students Sarah Bricke and Kimberly Lopez started planning their vision in re-dedicating CSUSM’s White Rose memorial.   Originally designed in 2003 by Cynthia Joseph in a class taught by Dr. Andrea Liss, the White Rose memorial is dedicated to a group of studen...

Moulin Rouge! dazzles as a musical master piece

Moulin Rouge! dazzles as a  musical master piece

Izzi Harris, Film Analyst

May 8, 2019

A rowdy, colourful and unashamed portrayal of cabaret-era France, Moulin Rouge! dives headfirst into a love that will live forever.   A musical unlike any other, this film precedes movie giants from the creator of The Great Gatsby and Romeo +  Juliet. Anyone who has seen a Baz Luhrmann fil...

Eleven year saga comes to a close in Avengers: Endgame

Eleven year saga comes to a close in Avengers: Endgame

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

May 8, 2019

After 11 years, 22 films, countless hours of suspense and emotional investment, the Infinity War saga came to a close in Marvel’s latest cinematic installment, Avengers: Endgame.   The movie picks up right where Avengers: Infinity War left off. After Thanos wiped out 50 percent of the population Tony Stark is...

Ballet Folklorico Showcase honors Mexican heritage, delights audience

Mekala Lehmunn, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

During an evening of tamales, mariachi music and traditional dances, the Ballet Folklorico de CSUSM celebrated Mexican heritage with an enthusiastic and inspired audience. The fourth annual Ballet Folklorico Showcase took place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 4 in the USU Ballroom. “We are hosting this showcase . ...

Entertainment Rundown

Entertainment Rundown

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

April 25, 2019

Show: Love, Death and Robots Netflix’s new anthology series premiered March 15 with 18 episodes ranging from 6 to 17 minute long. The series is funny, vulgar, gory, heartfelt, entertaining and definitely not safe for work. Each episode is an independent story that deals with sci-fi and dystopian themes.....

Teddy Van Alst visits CSUSM for Community and Writing Series

Laura Jefchak, Features Writer

April 25, 2019

Black and white images of Chicago, by photographer Bob Rehak, played on the screens behind Dr. Theodore (Teddy) Van Alst Jr., adding context to the stories about being American Indian in the gang neighborhoods of Chicago’s north side. His energetic reading transported the audience to a time when the...

REVIEW: The World’s End concludes the Cornetto trilogy with apocalyptic comedy

Izzi Harris, Film Analyst

April 25, 2019

Edgar Wright again teams up with best mates Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to create the final film in the “Cornetto Trilogy”, and arguably the greatest film of their careers - The World’s End. Following hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, The World's End features five men who return to their home...

Important Rwandan tragedy depicted in film/ Film Something in April depicts important tragedy

Sasha Anand, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2019

Twenty five years ago this April, the Hutu people killed as many as 800,000 of the Tutsi minority in Africa during the horrific Rwandan Genocide.   To honor the victims of the 1994 genocide, CSUSM’s History and Global Studies departments, along with the Global Commitment Committee, scree...

Teddy Van Alst visits CSUSM for Community and Writing Series

Laura Jefchak, Features Writer

April 25, 2019

Black and white images of Chicago, by photographer Bob Rehak, played on the screens behind Dr. Theodore (Teddy) Van Alst Jr., adding context to the stories about being American Indian in the gang neighborhoods of Chicago’s north side. His energetic reading transported the audience to a time when the...

The Best of Enemies highlights relationship between KKK leader and black activist

The Best of Enemies highlights relationship  between KKK leader and black activist

Mekala Lehmunn, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

It’s one thing to make a film about an African American civil rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader discussing school desegregation in a small southern town. It’s another thing if this actually happened. Based on Osha Gray Davidson’s nonfiction book “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption...

Entertainment Rundown

Annelisa Zamora, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2019

Show: Love, Death and Robots Netflix’s new anthology series premiered March 15 with 18 episodes ranging from 6 to 17 minute runtimes. This series is funny, vulgar, gory, heartfelt, entertaining and definitely not safe for work. Each episode takes on its own story that ranges from sci-fi to dystopi...

Audience enters “artistic inner circle” of Hell in Trovao’s “No Exit”

Mekala Lehmunn, Staff writer

April 12, 2019

Assignment: Report on the third and final Theater Student Work Series production of the semester, which was the play “No Exit,” directed by Ingrid Trovão Word count: 598 During her moderate adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's “No Exit,” Ingrid Trovão broke the fourth wall by inviting the a...