The Cougar Chronicle

THE CHRONICLE ENTERTAINMENT RUNDOWN

Anneliese Esparza, Kat Parra, A&E Editor,Photographer

April 5, 2020

Single: “Didn’t I” OneRepublic released their new single “Didn’t I” on Mar. 13. The song is from the band’s upcoming album Humans and is about love lost. The lyrics reminisce about a pair of lovers’ former connection and lament the eventual demise of their relationship. “Know th...

Eight YouTube channels to watch while you’re social distancing

Watching YouTube is fun way to pass the time while you’re social distancing.

Jaelyn Decena, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

This social distancing has tested us in many ways. Trying to find things to do to pass the time is quite draining. In all honesty, you’ve probably spent a little more time than you would have liked to watching YouTube videos. In our defense, YouTube can provide ways for us to learn about history,...

Stargirl suffers from meandering pace and plot

Stargirl follows the love story of the exuberant Stargirl (Grace Van- derWaal) and the quiet Leo (Graham Verchere).

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

April 5, 2020

With movie screens around the country going dark to help stop the spread of coronavirus, streaming services are the only way to catch a new movie. One such film is Disney+’s recently released coming-of-age drama called Stargirl, which is based on Jerry Spinelli’s 2007 novel of the same name. Released...

The Cougar Corner

April 5, 2020

Sinking Feeling By Peter Lachance Sinking in the brown packages. Tired of the warehouse. Tired of fork-lifts. Tired of pickup trucks. Can’t eat another brown bag lunch, No more apples. No more peanut butter. No more jelly. Curse at the Wonder bread Fight the plastic bag. Fight agai...

Cougar Corner: Shana Medel

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 24, 2020

Shana Medel is a Visual Arts major and vice president of the staircase exhibition, an art club here at CSUSM. She is interested in many mediums of art, but is drawn to patterns, whether that be organic or geometric and how these patterns interact with nature. ...

Artist speaks on combating environmental problems with art

Nina Elder hopes that her drawings will raise concern for environmental problems like species loss and deforestation.

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 23, 2020

Nina Elder, an artist, researcher and lecturer, visited campus on March 3 for a public lecture as part of the Department of Art, Media and Design’s CoLab Series of Visiting Artists. “I make work about disruptions. I’m obsessed with holes in the ground and piles of rocks,” said Elder, whose prim...

Judy Carmichael and Larry Koonse illustrate & discuss the skill of listening through improvisational jazz

Judy Carmichael received a Grammy nomination for her 1982 album Two-Handed Stride

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Grammy nominated jazz pianist and singer Judy Carmichael visited CSUSM for an event titled “Is Anyone Listening,” which was part of the Arts & Lectures series. Co-sponsored by the Museum of Making Music and the CSUSM Music Department, the evening featured a performance and a discussion on the importa...

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these six inspirational films

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these six inspirational films

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 23, 2020

March is Women’s History Month, designated to recognize women’s contribution to history and importance in contemporary society. Given the scope of its influence in the wider culture, the film industry has tremendous power to shape our perceptions of people, including women. While many films cont...

Entertainment Rundown

Anneliese Esparza, Ryan Bloomfield, and Tania Ortiz

March 23, 2020

TV Show: Gentefied Netflix’s newest original series Gentefied follows the Morales family’s life in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The series tackles the generational gap differences between immigrant parents and their children, brown love, identity struggles, chasing the ...

Five shows to binge watch this spring break

Sit back and catch up on these binge worthy TV shows.

Claudia Cervantes, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Spring break is right around the corner. For some, that means traveling to somewhere with warmer weather, for others, it means relaxing at home. Whatever the case may be, here is a list of five shows worth watching that are now available to stream.  Love is Blind: A Netflix original series, Love is...

Students celebrate the energy of Brazilian culture with food, dancing and games

Dancers on stage alongside the Super Sonic Samba School.

Christopher King, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

A warm welcome from the Super Sonic Samba School kicked off the main event of the Brazillian Carnival on Feb. 21. Students and faculty watched as the music, rhythms and dance of the Latin American culture filled the room and, together, experienced what is traditionally a five day celebration held on the s...

Four podcasts to make your commute more enjoyable

Podcasts are a perfect way to pass the time on your daily commute.

Jaelyn Decena, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

The majority of the students here at CSUSM are commuter students. Whether your commute is twenty minutes or over an hour, sitting in morning traffic, only to sit in more in evening traffic, becomes draining and repetitive. Anything to entertain us or enrich our knowledge in any way makes driving back ...