The Cougar Chronicle

Game of Thrones fantasy meets physics in lecture

Sasha Anand, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2019

Game of Thrones is a fantastical world full of fire breathing dragons and high-stakes duels and a giant ice wall.   Scientist, comic book series writer and Game of Thrones enthusiast Dr. Rebecca C. Thompson, gave a talk called Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones. She e...

Cult classic ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ inspires new spin-off.

Izzi Harris, Film Analyst

April 12, 2019

With the new spin-off television series coming to FX in the coming weeks, I thought I'd do an article on the film that started it all; What We Do In The Shadows (WWDITS). A comedic horror mockumentary based on present-day vampires, this 2014 film goes into the lives of three flatmates, who happen...

Organization breaks down negative stereotypes

Organization breaks down negative stereotypes

Julia Gallagher, A&E writer

April 11, 2019

The Black Sistahood held their first annual Ideal Black Woman event on March 21. This event was a follow-up to their first annual Ideal Black Man event.   The Ideal Black Woman is intended “to break negative stereotypes against black women,” according to Sunni Bates, President of the Bla...

REVIEW: Los Angeles based band takes stage at Temecula bar

March 25, 2019

L.A. based band brings their stamina at a Temecula local bar, the Boiling Room. The audience seemed to be more suitable and likeable for older, middle-aged groups.   The electronic-rock band called the LA Calling  was found by musician, David Corral. The band started in 2008 and have bee...

Student rolls the dice with stand-up comedy

Julia Gallagher, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

The spring student work series gives students a chance to exhibit their talent through directing and performing work that they enjoy.   A mix of personal stories and celebrity impersonations, the stand-up comedy “Rolling for Persuasion” was the second installment of CSUSM’s spring stude...

Event inspires others by sharing personal stories

Event inspires others by sharing personal stories

Sasha Anand, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019

Self-expression is a feat not easily performed in front of others, but five CSUSM students and staff members braved a crowd to share their stories.   Workshops led by Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dr. Mary Robertson, preceded the event titled “A Common Story: Finding Joy in the Face o...

Unforgettable forgotten movies

Unforgettable forgotten movies

Izzi Harris, Film Analyst

March 25, 2019

Re-visit some of the forgotten, ‘bombed-at the box office’ films that may have the potential to become late cult-classic hits. This is less of a review and more of a suggestion for what to watch when Netflix keeps recommending Bird Box.   Today's recommendation: The Skeleton Twins, dir. by Cra...

Captain Marvel holds its own among other Marvel films

Captain Marvel holds its own among other Marvel films

Annelisa Zamora, Annelisa Zamora

March 25, 2019

Before we see how it all “ends” on April 26, Marvel Studios has taken us back to the 90’s to see how the Avengers began. Captain Marvel is the origin story of Vers/Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and is one full of heart. A woman who spent her life being told that she couldn’t do it, to slow down and t...

Literary series invites two poets to share their works

Laura Jefchak, Student Life Reporter

March 9, 2019

The Community and World Literary series started on Feb.21 with readings from Maureen Owen and Barbara Henning -- two published authors on a tour through the states. Owen is an American Book Award winning poet who found the literary magazine Telephone in 1969. She read many poems from her book Erosion...

Kellogg Studios serves student production needs

Kellogg Studios serves student production needs

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

March 9, 2019

“Lights, camera, action” is a lot easier said than done when you’re a college student working on a budget. Luckily, CSUSM has a hidden gem on campus for all your video and audio service needs.   Located on the second floor of the Kellogg Library is Kellogg Studios, an entire section of ...

Library exhibit sheds light on incarceration issues

Library exhibit sheds light on incarceration issues

Sasha Anand, A&E Assistant Editor

March 9, 2019

Art pieces and pictures were exhibited by imprisoned students, which depicted the struggle that inmates in the prison-industrial complex faced while being behind bars and once they are released.   Cultures Confined: Impacts of Incarceration exhibited a large portion of artwork throughout the t...

Sing Street spans musical generations

Sing Street spans musical generations

Izzi Harris, Film Analyst

March 9, 2019

Re-visit some of the forgotten, ‘bombed-at the box office’ films that have the potential to become late cult-classic hits. Today’s suggestion: the fantastic Sing Street.   Perhaps the film that was most robbed at the 2016 Oscars, this Irish film will far surpass your expectations. The main prota...