The Cougar Chronicle

CSUSM presents the Coming Out Monologues

CSUSM presents the Coming Out Monologues

Meghan Taylor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2017


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Sharing life-changing personal stories, with a large audience, brings on a sense of vulnerability some may never have to experience in their lifetimes. 11 individuals of the CSUSM community stepped outside of their comfort zones to tell their story of the times they came out to their loved ones, regard...

San Diego Asian Film Festival presents a profusion of films in its 18th year

San Diego Asian Film Festival presents a profusion of films in its 18th year

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

A showcase of more than 150 films from 20 countries in 30 different languages, the Pacific Arts Movement hosted the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival from Nov. 9 to Nov. 18 across six venues. On top of the plethora of films, attendees also had opportunities to meet the cast and crew of t...

Review: Justice League, unity with decent execution

Review: Justice League, unity with decent execution

Justin Sanchez, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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Justice is served with this ensemble of superheroes saving the world from pitfall. Justice League continues the story of previously established DC characters. With Superman’s death leaving Earth unprotected, Batman and Wonder Woman unite forces to recruit a team of metahumans to fight against a powerful ...

Writing community gathers for final event of Community & World Literary Series

Writing community gathers for final event of Community & World Literary Series

Annelisa Zamora, Assistant Arts Editor

November 27, 2017


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On Nov. 16, CSUSM’s Literature & Writing department hosted its final event of the fall semester’s four-part Community & World Literary series. The night was filled with readings from two authors: Hugo García Manriquez, whose work has been published extensively in Mexico and the U.S., and ...

Live, laugh, learn with the DLH Foundation

Live, laugh, learn with the DLH Foundation

Dylan McCall, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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On Nov. 9, the Deana LaRae Hamilton Hughes (DLH) Foundation and the Senior Experience Program hosted a comedy night in the USU ballroom. It was a fun night filled with jokes and laughs, all to raise awareness for the foundation's cause. The DLH Foundation was created in 2008 by the friends and family...

CSUSM hosts haunted house

CSUSM hosts haunted house

Annelisa Zamora, Assistant Arts Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Oct. 27 Campus Rec, ASI and Tukwut Life hosted a night of Halloween fun in the USU ballroom. The event provided students a way to kick off the fall season with themed activities and haunted attractions. The USU was divided into four sections, each with their own “ghostly events.” One room ...

CA Conrad Reads for CSUSM

CA Conrad Reads for CSUSM

Dylan McCall, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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On Oct. 26, the Community and World Literary Series (CWLS) invited Pew Fellow poet, CA Conrad, to perform for public literary readings. The CWLS hosts on-campus literary readings several times a semester which feature different authors from around the world. Conrad, author of nine other books of poetry...

Thor: Ragnarok is a thunderous riot

Thor: Ragnarok is a thunderous riot

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

November 13, 2017


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In his third film installment, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself imprisoned on the scrap ridden planet of Sakaar after a clash with the almighty goddess of death, Hela (Cate Blanchett). Captured and forced to fight for his freedom against his old ally, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor must assemble a team and r...

Walking Out: Maturity through Experience

Walking Out: Maturity through Experience

Justin Sanchez, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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There’s a difference between information and knowledge. Andrew and Alex Smith’s  Walking Out reflects themes affiliated with masculinity and coming of age. The premise of the film, which was screened at the USU ballroom on Nov. 2, concerns the journey of a teenager named David (Josh Wiggins) visiting his...

Marshall gives light to civil rights activist

Justin Sanchez, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017


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Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, was one of the main drives for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in representing people of color. Reginald Huldin’s Marshall (2017) displays the titular character’s ambition during unjust times wh...

[email protected] Center hosts first Rappers Corner

Antonio Pequeño IV, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2017


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“I just remember always being into rap music,” said Kosi Bunguy, a member of the Palomar College based rap group, WavPhilez. Located in USU 3300, CSUSM’s [email protected] Center hosted their first ever Rappers Corner on Oct. 19. The theme behind the Rappers Corner is rooted within constructive and empo...

Not a “Mexican Halloween”

Annelisa Zamora, Assistant Arts Editor

October 28, 2017


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On Oct. 18, Grace Alvarez Sesma spoke to CSUSM students about the Mexican celebration, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Sesma is a curandera, a traditional native healer that specializes in leading ceremonies, prayers, healing and helping people with the dying process. Alejandra Sánc...