The Cougar Chronicle

Student makes earrings to support Black Lives Matter movement

Val Battle Haddock's passion for making earrings and her dedication to the Black Lives Matter movement allowed her to raise money for Black organizations in need.

Ariana L. Kitts, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

CSUSM junior Val Battle Haddock’s passion for social justice ignited her to begin making earrings in support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Battle Haddock, a Women’s and Gender Sexualities Studies major and Criminology minor, became more aware of widespread injustice in college.  Batt...

Cougar of the Week: Women in Engineering Q&A with Sarahi Alvarez

Sarahi Alvarez created the Women In Engineering club to help join together others  that share her passions.

Diana Beas Soto, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Sarahi Alvarez is a third year student majoring in software engineering at CSUSM. Alvarez started a club here at campus named Women in Engineering that aims to expand STEM opportunities to female students and to create an environment where women can support one another.   What inspired you to start Women in Engineering here ...

Student organizations navigate COVID limitations, adapt to virtual engagements

With the campus going online, the student organizations have had to adjust the way they conduct their meetings. However, the strong sense of teamwork they have helps keep them going.

Kristie Castillo, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Student organizations and clubs previously hosted all of their meetings, events and workshops in-person, but now they’re looking at a year of staying virtual.  At one of the first virtual engagements this year, the Sept. 3 “Meet the Greeks” event held on Microsoft Teams, Greek Life leaders met wi...

Healthy snacks to keep your body motivated

Make sure to remember to get in a nutritious meal. With these quick and easy recipes, you can get in a healthy bite in between Zoom meetings.

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 11, 2020

Time is something that many people do not have enough of these days, and because of this, many important things get pushed aside. One of the most common things that often gets forgotten about is nutrition.    Most people get so caught up in their schoolwork and jobs that they do not have ti...

Ways to successfully manage online learning

Even though the switch to online learning has been challenging, these tips can help make it a bit easier.

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 11, 2020

A lot has changed in the world recently and with the different style of learning put in place this semester, it can be even more stressful staying on top of classes and assignments. Here are a few things you can do to make online classes a little bit easier.    Make a to do list: Making a to do list can hel...

Laugh a little with these jokes

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 11, 2020

If you’re tired of your schoolwork, job or just need a laugh, take a look at these jokes:    Q: Why did the sun skip college? A: It already has a million degrees.   Q: What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college? A: Bi-son. Q: If pilgrims traveled on the Mayflower, what do colleg...

Take time to unwind with playdough craft

Take some time to unwind with a fun craft, or a nice snack.

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 11, 2020

Stress relief is an important part of self care and these days especially, it can be hard to stop and relax. Things such as stress balls or fidget spinners are popular toys that people use to de-stress. If you're looking for something fun to do while you take a break from Zoom classes, here is a craft y...

Stay safe from COVID-19 with these masks

Since masks are mandatory when going in public now, making these can help keep others safe while also giving you something to do in quarantine.

Kat Parra, Photographer, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Unfortunately, as much as many of us desperately try to stay indoors, there are days in which we have to go outside to restock. To minimize the spread of the virus and prevent our health from being jeopardized, wearing masks has become a requirement. Here are two DIYs for mask making. The first mask...

Learn the importance of minimalism

Cutting down on spending and decluttering your living space can help clear your mind as well as help you fi nd a new sense of appreci- ation for what you have, especially during these uncertain times.

Sasha Anand, Features Edtior

May 2, 2020

According to the website becomingminimalist.com, “Minimalism is countercultural. It is contrary to every advertisement we have ever seen because we live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of possessions.” Minimalism is one of those things that seems very difficult at first, but...

A tribute to some of our graduating seniors

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

May 2, 2020

Thank you to all the graduating seniors who took the time to share some of their most valuable memories with us. We asked some of you to share positive moments that you experienced during your academic journey and you all surely delivered. We are grateful to have received glimpses of the work you put...

ASI Cougar Pantry provides food for students during pandemic

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

May 2, 2020

As of April 22, ASI Cougar Pantry resumed operations but due to health and safety measures, the food distributions will only be conducted via a drive-through. Food will be available every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Village Apartments (UVA) in parking lot O. Cougar Pantry Coordinator...

COVID-19 has shifted the worlds of students and staff members

Take your mind off of academics and the strange situations of the world and try a few of these ideas while in self isolation.

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

April 17, 2020

While society is currently still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, classes have now returned in an online format. However, if you need a break from schoolwork and lesson planning, here are some things you can do while remaining in your home as much as possible. Keep a quarantine diary. Write down all y...