The Cougar Chronicle

Teddy Van Alst visits CSUSM for Community and Writing Series

Laura Jefchak, Features Writer

April 25, 2019

Black and white images of Chicago, by photographer Bob Rehak, played on the screens behind Dr. Theodore (Teddy) Van Alst Jr., adding context to the stories about being American Indian in the gang neighborhoods of Chicago’s north side. His energetic reading transported the audience to a time when the...

REVIEW: The World’s End concludes the Cornetto trilogy with apocalyptic comedy

Izzi Harris, Film Analyst

April 25, 2019

Edgar Wright again teams up with best mates Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to create the final film in the “Cornetto Trilogy”, and arguably the greatest film of their careers - The World’s End. Following hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, The World's End features five men who return to their home...

Important Rwandan tragedy depicted in film/ Film Something in April depicts important tragedy

Sasha Anand, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2019

Twenty five years ago this April, the Hutu people killed as many as 800,000 of the Tutsi minority in Africa during the horrific Rwandan Genocide.   To honor the victims of the 1994 genocide, CSUSM’s History and Global Studies departments, along with the Global Commitment Committee, scree...

Teddy Van Alst visits CSUSM for Community and Writing Series

Laura Jefchak, Features Writer

April 25, 2019

Black and white images of Chicago, by photographer Bob Rehak, played on the screens behind Dr. Theodore (Teddy) Van Alst Jr., adding context to the stories about being American Indian in the gang neighborhoods of Chicago’s north side. His energetic reading transported the audience to a time when the...

The Best of Enemies highlights relationship between KKK leader and black activist

Promotional Poster for the Film The Best of Enemies.

Mekala Lehmunn, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

It’s one thing to make a film about an African American civil rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader discussing school desegregation in a small southern town. It’s another thing if this actually happened. Based on Osha Gray Davidson’s nonfiction book “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption...

Entertainment Rundown

Annelisa Zamora, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2019

Show: Love, Death and Robots Netflix’s new anthology series premiered March 15 with 18 episodes ranging from 6 to 17 minute runtimes. This series is funny, vulgar, gory, heartfelt, entertaining and definitely not safe for work. Each episode takes on its own story that ranges from sci-fi to dystopi...

Audience enters “artistic inner circle” of Hell in Trovao’s “No Exit”

Mekala Lehmunn, Staff writer

April 12, 2019

Assignment: Report on the third and final Theater Student Work Series production of the semester, which was the play “No Exit,” directed by Ingrid Trovão Word count: 598 During her moderate adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's “No Exit,” Ingrid Trovão broke the fourth wall by inviting the a...

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...