The Cougar Chronicle

Acclaimed fantasy author visits campus to give students advice and inspiration

Acclaimed fantasy author visits campus to give students advice and inspiration

Anneliese Esparza, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

A room of about 200 people had the privilege of sitting down and hearing from fantasy author Tomi Adeyemi on Sept. 26.    Part of the Arts & Lectures series, the event gave students a chance to learn about Adeyemi’s writing journey, ask questions, receive a copy of her debut novel “C...

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Jacy Frazee

October 10, 2019

Lonely Feelings I Hope you get lonely tonight The bottles line up My phone lighting up Your number flashing, causing memories to surface The pleasantries start.  “How have you been?” With familiarity riddled in every line “Fine, how are your folks?” Yet also restrictio...

‘Joker’ delivers sobering and polished cinematic experience

‘Joker’ delivers sobering and polished cinematic experience

Antonio Pequeño IV, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

With respect to the divisive dialogue surrounding the release of Todd Phillips’ Joker, let’s make something abundantly clear: When art discards its true vision and message so that it may comfort the anxieties and insecurities of the climate it is created for, art dies. Suffice to say, Joker does...

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Britney Corvin

September 25, 2019

TITLE OF PIECE: Not Afraid Anymore Artist Statement: “For this piece I wanted to demonstrate the concept of facing and conquering your fears. I created a scene where there is a person who has encountered a giant killer clown. I drew the person in a way in which his standing position is not depicted as fr...

Afro-Indigenous poet shares story of immigration

Katie-Rose Arias, News Reporter

September 25, 2019

Five years ago, the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) moved into the University Student Union and since then, has been anticipating a new community mural.    Sept. 12 marked the end of the five-year wait as the center welcomed the Love Generator Community Mural into their office. Local artist, Is...

THE CHRONICLE ENTERTAINMENT RUNDOWN

Anneliese Esparza, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Album: Lover Taylor Swift fans were ecstatic when the 29-year-old released her seventh album over the summer. As Swift herself said, Lover is a “love letter to love,” and it showcases the whole spectrum of love, including casual romance, dedicated relationships and affection for family. The a...

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Mekala Lehmunn, A&E Editor

September 17, 2019

Happiness From awful to great When I let things go Remember that I'm Beautiful Good Right Worthy Wonderful Safe And stop believing the voices that say I'm Ugly Bad Wrong Unworthy Monstrous In danger That's when I remember the truth. When I stop trying to find peace, validation, confirmation of my worth e...

BROCKHAMPTON celebrates album release with pop-up concert

BROCKHAMPTON celebrates album release with pop-up concert

Sydney Bayaca, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

With a large group of boys who express different personalities and have such a diverse background from one another, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact musical influence and genre that BROCKHAMPTON has.   They are unique, fresh and ahead of their time.   “The best boy band...

CSUSM showcases student centers at the Cougars in Solidarity Block Party

Sydney Bayaca and Marielle Alindogan

September 17, 2019

CSUSM’s Forum Plaza held the Cougars in Solidarity Block Party on a warm, Thursday night. Hundreds of students gathered together to inquire about the many organizations that the University Student Union (USU) has to offer. On Sept. 5, students lined up at the check-in booth for the eve...

USU movie night brings nostalgia with Aladdin

USU movie night brings nostalgia with Aladdin

September 17, 2019

Movie nights are a fun and often free way for students to make new friends at the be-ginning of the semester. The USU hosted the first monthly Cougar Cinema event of the year on Aug. 28 in the amphitheater, screening the 2019 remake of Disney’s Aladdin. The film stars Mena Massoud as Aladdi...

Hundreds of students start new school year at annual First Night Celebration

Hundreds of students start new school year at annual First Night Celebration

Mekala Lehmunn, A&E Editor

September 17, 2019

Over 650 students enjoyed free food, bumper cars and other activities while learn- ing about CSUSM’s Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) at this year’s First Night Celebration on Aug. 26.   ASI Pride & Traditions Specialist and First Night’s main programmer, Jeanie Maidona, said that the event “we...

THE CHRONICLE ENTERTAINMENT RUNDOWN

Lara Amin, Anneliese Esperza, and Tanya Ortiz

September 17, 2019

Podcast: “A Little Forward” Looking for a new way to tolerate traffic on your commute to school? The television channel Freeform introduced its first original podcast series “A Little Forward.” The podcast explores topics like money, relationships, imposter syndrome and more...