The Cougar Chronicle

Love songs that stand the test of time

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 22, 2020

February is the month for celebrating the love and admiration we have for our significant others and for our families too. Music is one of the many ways to show your feelings for your loved ones. Here are some of the top love songs that stand the test of time: “Your Song” by Elton John: The all-tim...

Expressive arts therapist speaks on Hope Made Visible exhibit

Expressive arts therapist speaks on Hope Made Visible exhibit

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

Hope Made Visible is a traveling art project currently featured at the University Library Gallery that will be on display through May 2020. On Feb. 13, CSUSM hosted Dr. Alessandra Colfi, the creator of the project, for a presentation on the exhibit. Dr. Colfi is a noted expressive arts therapist who s...

Very few mistakes were made in humorous, heartfelt Timmy Failure

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

February 22, 2020

With an eccentric yet likeable young protagonist, valuable messages and lots of humor, Disney+’s newly released Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is a solid film that demonstrates that Disney is putting quality original content on its streaming platform. The story is centered around 5th grader Ti...

Invisible Darkness provides a dark look into the minds of serial killers

Canadian serial killers Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, pictured
here as young adults, are the subject of Stephen Williams’ nonfi ction
novel Invisible Darkness

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

America has always seemed to have a fascination with serial killers and with recent shows like Making a Murderer and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile on Netfl ix, the obsession does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Stephen Williams’ 1996 nonfiction novel Invisible Darkness:...

Visual Arts professor wins award for innovation and excellence in teaching

Dr. Kristin Moss poses with her President’s Award for Teaching Innovation & Excellence.

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The CSUSM President’s Award for the academic year 2019-2020 named eleven recipients including Kristin Moss, Conner Whitten, Megan Hammerschmidt, Carla Jordan, Ruben Alamo, Alan Brown, Regina Eisenbach, Christina Simokat, Marshall Whittlesey, David Barsky and Keith Trujillo. Representing the School...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

February 7, 2020

Single: "Underdog"  It’s hard to believe that Alicia Keys has been on the music scene for nearly twenty years, but her signature soulful vocals and expressive lyrics make her music just as powerful as ever. Keys does not depart from her norm in “Underdog.” Released in January, the song is an i...

CSUSM’s Staircase Exhibition partnership brings awareness to environmental issues on campus

The centerpiece of the Reuse Project is a large tree.

Jaelyn Decena, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The Reuse Project Art Exhibition began its display on Jan. 21 on the first floor of the Arts building. Created by the student club Staircase Exhibition in partnership with the Environmental Stewards Association, the project’s goal was to raise awareness of the issue of overconsumption and single-use...

92nd Academy Awards predictions

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

February 7, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards is just around the corner, scheduled to take place this Sunday Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. Despite recent concerns regarding the lack of diversity in its nominees, winners and voters as well as the problem of declining television ratings, the Oscars remain the most highly esteemed awards...

Disneyland opens long-awaited Rise of the Resistance

Stormtroopers guarding a First Order hangar at Disneyland’s Rise of
the Resistance.

Jaelyn Decena, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

One of the long-awaited rides for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened its doors for Disneyland guests on Jan. 17. On Rise of the Resistance, those who are brave enough to become new recruits of the Resistance are sent on a mission to battle against the First Order. However, things go awry when the...

THE CHRONICLE ENTERTAINMENT RUNDOWN

Eduardo Martinez, Lewis Jones Jr, Sydney Bayaca, Britney Corwin, Alyssa Zurita

December 8, 2019

TV Show: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Disney+’s new TV show Star Wars: The Mandalorian is the most recent installation of the Star Wars franchise. The series is a continuation of the Star Wars storyline that takes place after the destruction of the Galactic Empire. The Mandalorian is a lone bounty hunt...

The Cougar Corner

Title of piece: “Virus” Medium: acrylic painting

December 7, 2019

Artist Statement: “My name is Gareth Kostolefsky. I’m a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and current student majoring in visual arts and technology. Outside of the classroom, I’m an acrylic painter and pursuing a career as an art- ist. This is my most recent acrylic painting titled ‘Virus.’ The dimensions...

Christmas albums to get you in the holiday spirit this winter break

Listening to music is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit.

Jaelyn Decena

December 7, 2019

As finals season wraps up, either with a nice little bow or the complete opposite, the holidays are getting closer and closer. The transition from the high-stress fi nals season to the holiday sea-son can be quite a jump but thankfully there’s still time to be grateful and spend time with those we...