The Cougar Chronicle

The Poet presents literary works to students

The Poet presents literary works to students

Lara Amin, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018


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On Feb. 15, CSUSM’s Literature & Writing department welcomed American poet Mathias Svalina for the first Community & World Literary Series (CWLS) event for spring 2018. The event was held in Markstein Hall 125 and began at 7 p.m. The night ended with a meet and greet and a book signing from...

Students “Wipeout” on interactive obstacle courses clock.

Students “Wipeout” on interactive obstacle courses clock.

Dylan McCall, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 24, 2018


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On Feb. 16 Tukwut Life hosted a Wipeout inspired event in the Forum Plaza at 4 p.m. Students were able to partake in a cordial competition against friends and fellow students on Wipeout inspired inflatables. You could also receive $50,000 if you won! Just kidding that’s the actual show, Wipeout. Wipeout...

Feminist activists speak of LGBTQ equity and empowerment

Feminist activists speak of LGBTQ equity and empowerment

Marielle Alindogan, A&E Writer

February 22, 2018


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Latinas and supporters of the LGBTQ community gathered on Feb. 13 in the USU Ballroom to hear Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro and Zulma Olivera Vega, writers and activists of feminism. They shared their experiences hoping to achieve equity for race, LGBTQ and women’s rights. To start the show, Pizarro...

CSUSM play “I & You” tells the story of an unlikely pair

CSUSM play “I & You” tells the story of an unlikely pair

Celine Holguin, A&E Writer

February 22, 2018


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CSUSM’s School of Arts presented “I & You” from Jan. 8 to 10. Directed by CSUSM professor Jason Heil, the play portrayed a story about two strangers that go through a life changing experience together, one which will not be forgotten. The play begins by introducing Caroline, a cynical, creative...

USU Live! sings in the spring semester

USU Live! sings in the spring semester

Annelisa Zamora, Assistant Arts Editor

February 6, 2018


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The beginning of the semester is typically a stressful time as students assimilate to their new classes, spend hundreds on textbooks and adjust to their new sleeping schedule. What better way to kick off the semester than with a karaoke night? Jan. 24 proved to be an entertaining and stress-free Wednesday night...

Comedians bring laughter to CSUSM

Comedians bring laughter to CSUSM

Dylan McCall, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 6, 2018


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Carter G. Woodson, a historian who focused on African-American history, worked with other prominent Black figures to implement Black History Month, which has been recognized by every US president since Gerald Ford in 1976. Black History Month honors the contributions of Black Americans to American soc...

Audio Scout: Spring 2018 Edition 8

Audio Scout: Spring 2018 Edition 8

Antonio Pequeño, A&E Editor

February 6, 2018


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    MGMT                       Feb. 9 will mark the release of MGMT’s “Little Dark Age.” The indie rock/synth pop collective shared three cuts off of the new record, all of which champ...

REVIEW…Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Nate Borie, A&E Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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You’re in for the craziest film since Guillermo Del Toro released Pacific Rim. That’s right, it’s the arrival of Maze Runner: The Death Cure. We’re talking action, romance, drama, the embodiment of every major genre in cinema, all topped off with a lovely display of acting, impressive visual...

Literature and Writing club presents a student open mic

Literature and Writing club presents a student open mic

Meghan Taylor and Annelisa Zamora

December 8, 2017


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Carefully pieced together poems and short stories were brought to life by more than 15 CSUSM students, on Nov. 30 during the Open Mic event hosted by CSUSM’s Literature and Writing Club. From readings that tugged on our heart strings, to pieces that had students laughing so hard, that keeping th...

Audio Scout: Fall 2017 Edition 7

Audio Scout: Fall 2017 Edition 7

Antonio Pequeño, A&E Editor

December 8, 2017


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Miguel The singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album, War & Leisure released on Dec. 1. From the crisp and wavy instrumental on “Sky Walker (feat. Travis Scott)” to the rollicking strings and catchy flow on “Come Through and Chill (feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi),” Miguel boasts ...

ASI hosts The Ball: An Old Hollywood Dance

ASI hosts The Ball: An Old Hollywood Dance

Dylan McCall, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Fellow Cougars showed off their dates, glitz, and glamor all on the red carpet Dec. 1 at the Associated Students, Inc. Campus Activities Board’s (ASI CAB) annual homecoming dance - The Ball. Students, and staff were invited to wear their best cocktail party attire with the theme being ‘Old Hollywoo...

Review: Pixar’s Coco delivers a heartfelt film on Mexican tradition and family

Review: Pixar’s Coco delivers a heartfelt film on Mexican tradition and family

Bryanna Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017


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Cue the beautiful lights, a heartwarming story and traditional Mexican folk dance music. Pixar and Disney have done it again, another blockbuster hit, the film, Coco. The film is about a boy, named Miguel Rivera, who is cursed because his family does not like music yet he plays guitar and idolize...