The Cougar Chronicle

Guelaguetza celebrates the diverse Oaxacan culture

Guelaguetza celebrates the diverse Oaxacan culture

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

October 28, 2017


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Ka’a tu’un su’un (kaa·tuun·soon) The phrase above is in the Mixtec language which translates to “speak your language.” This phrase was written out on the Guelaguetza 2017 festival tickets. The festival celebrated various indigenous communities such as, the Mixtec, Zapotec and Triqui from th...

Black Student Center hosts former Black Panthers in discussion panel

Black Student Center hosts former Black Panthers in discussion panel

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

October 19, 2017


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This is a repost from our Edition 2 print. New information was added to this article.    A time of extreme polarization and heated race relations, the 1960’s were a turbulent time for the United States of America. A product of this divisive American era was the Black Panther Party for S...

Fourth annual drag show with a purpose

Fourth annual drag show with a purpose

October 17, 2017


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Successful Inaugural Lowrider Experience at CSUSM

Successful Inaugural Lowrider Experience at CSUSM

Meghan Taylor and Annelisa Zamora

October 17, 2017


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Saturday September 23, from 4pm-10pm, marked the inauguration of the Lowrider Experience on the CSUSM campus, a community outreach event hosted by CSUSMs’ Latino Association of Faculty and Staff (LAFS), the University Police Department (UPD), and Slowlane Familia Classic Car Club Brethren. Bringing ...

New Blade Runner sequel illustrates exceptional plot and powerful direction

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

October 17, 2017


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35 years ago, director Ridley Scott introduced the world to Blade Runner, a science fiction neo-noir that explored the concept of what it means to be human in groundbreaking fashion. Fast forward to 2017 and we now have Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival). One is warranted in being...

Audio Scout

Audio Scout

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

October 12, 2017


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Linkin Park Linkin Park will be hosting a tribute concert for their late lead singer, Chester Bennington, on Oct. 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Bennington’s suicide blindsided many back in July and left family, friends, fans and members of the music industry in mourning. Several music...

KAABOO’s third year breeds success

Antonio Pequeño, A&E Editor

September 28, 2017


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The eclectic music festival, KAABOO, concluded on Sept. 17 after three days of diverse music, gut-busting comedy, creative art and all kinds of delicious food. With a lineup of over 80 performing music acts, well-ranged is the best word to describe the music that the festival brought to the table. ...

CSUSM hosts former Black Panthers

CSUSM hosts former Black Panthers

Antonio Pequeño, A&E Editor

September 28, 2017


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A time of extreme polarization and heated race relations, the 1960’s were a turbulent time for the United States of America. A product of this divisive American era was the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, the party attracted several thousands ...

CSUSM presents ‘The Woman in Black’

Dylan McCall, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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“I am not a performer — I have no pretensions to be — nor inclination — but — those terrible things that happened to me — they must — I have to — let them be told. For my health and reason.” In this quote, Arthur Kipps, one of the main characters of “The Woman in Black: A Ghost Ad...

Demi Lovato to debut sixth album

Bryanna Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 28, 2017


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Two years ago Grammy nominated, multi-platinum and singer-songwriter Demi Lovato released her fifth studio album Confident. The album became number two on the Billboard charts and nominated for “Best Pop Vocal Album” at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. On Sept. 29, Lovato is back with Tell Me You Lo...

Fergie Ferg is back with new album

Bryanna Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 28, 2017


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Fergie, singer-songwriter and “Grammy” winning, releases her sophomore album, Double Dutchess, with a visual experience per song on Sept. 22. It has been 11 years since Fergie released the critically acclaimed album The Dutchess and people are dying for the new album to debut, after bopping to “Fe...

All eyes on Brockhampton

All eyes on Brockhampton

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

September 13, 2017


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The eccentric hip-hop collective and All-American Boy Band Brockhampton is a unique project of the digital age. The group consists of around 12 members which is made up of vocalists/rappers, producers, sound engineers and managers who all take pride in their internal cohesion and commercial independence....