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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Alyssa Zurita, Arts and Entertainment

November 9, 2019

Walt Disney Studios is known for its sense of wonder in the movie industry and it is no surprise that Maleficent: Mistress of Evil accomplishes this as well. Through its costume design, score, cinematography and visual effects, Disney has captured the essence of a fairytale with a twist.    ...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Sasha Anand and Annelisa Zamora, Features Editor and Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

  Book: “The Kiss Quotient”   In the 2018 novel “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang, Stella Lane is a 30-year-old woman who is very invested in her career and has completely avoided trying to find someone to settle down with. This has to do with the fact that Stella has A...

JUNCTURE exhibit showcases talent of San Marcos artist community

Juncture exhibit features work from Jake Northington titled “Young Sunsets” (left) and “Altazia Blues” (right).

Annelisa Zamora, Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

In May of this year, CSUSM alumni Kimberly Lopez and SofA fourth-year student Sarah Bricke put out an open call for artwork. According to CSUSM News, of the 30 submissions they received, 11 artists were chosen to have their work presented in the JUNCTURE art exhibit.   The work of  these 11 artists was  showcas...

Students gather for last celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Students enjoy traditional Peruvian cuisine at the Latin American Cultural Showcase on Oct. 17.

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

October 24, 2019

It was a lively, festive night of music, dance, food and games at the Latin American Cultural Showcase on Oct. 17.    “The Latinx Center is closing Heritage Month with a bang tonight as we continue to celebrate Latinx heritage and empowerment,” said Zacil Pech “DJ Sizzle Fantastic,...

Game of Thrones actor visits CSUSM

Kristian Nairn answers questions during Q&A.

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

October 24, 2019

The fantasy of the hit television show Game of Thrones, which ended earlier this year, was brought to CSUSM when Kristian Nairn, who portrayed Hodor on the series, visited campus on Oct. 15.    Nairn, who visited as part of the Arts & Lectures series, spoke to a crowd of about 200 peopl...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Annelisa Zamora and Anneliese Esparza

October 10, 2019

TV show: Dark Tourist The Netflix documentary series follows New Zealand journalist David Farrier as he dives into the world of dark tourism. Visiting nuclear wastelands, the spot of JFK’s assassination and participating in voodoo ceremonies, Farrier gets a look at what the phenomenon of dark touris...

Veterans open up about struggles with mental illness and suicide in The Power of a Story

Panelist for The Power of a Story open the forum for audience questions.

Britney Corvin, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, veterans, and military gathered at the USU Ballroom on Sept. 23 to hear the stories of five resilient veterans at The Power of a Story, part of the Arts & Lectures series.   The Power of a Story’s mission statement is “to build resilience for v...

Acclaimed fantasy author visits campus to give students advice and inspiration

Tomi Adeyemi's next novel is set to release on Dec. 3.

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...

The Cougar Corner

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

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in Todd Phillips' 'Joker'

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 ...

The Cougar Corner

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...