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The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

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The USU Live staff made the whole place shimmer at their Taylor Swift themed event.

USU Live Celebrates “Taylor Swift Night”

Danya Rodriguez, Editor in Chief February 22, 2024

On February 13th, USU Live hosted a tribute event for American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift. The event was heavily inspired by Swift’s discography, fan traditions, and the Eras Tour. Students were encouraged to dress as their favorite era and make friendship bracelets to share with fellow Swifties.  The...

An Interview with Professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Historian of the Middle East

An Interview with Professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Historian of the Middle East

Justin Gans, News Editor February 9, 2024

First off, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Could you start by introducing yourself and the general focus of your work? My name is Ibrahim Al-Marashi, and I am a professor of history. The area I work on is the modern history of Iraq—but with specialties ranging from the history of climate...

Jade Teserio, the current president of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.

Jade Teserio is living for the hope of it all

Danya Rodriguez, Editor in Chief December 8, 2023

Taylor Swift’s timeless music has played a pivotal role in forging an unbreakable bond between Jade Teserio and her sorority sisters, serving as the invisible string that connects them.   Originally from the Grand Canyon State, Teserio is a third-year Communications major and the current chapter...

Zachary Dybeck, president of CSUSM’s Speech and Debate Club.

Interview with President of the Speech and Debate Club Zachary Dybeck

Justin Gans, Assistant News Editor December 8, 2023

What is the speech and debate club, and what do you guys do? An analogy I would give for our club is that it is similar to something like track and field. You are running and doing hurdles, but there are many smaller events within it—hundred-meter dashes, relays—and speech and debate is like...

The accessibility walk through took place on October 27.

Student-Led Task Force aims to Increase Campus Accessibility

Hannah Crawford, Staff Writer November 4, 2023

Erin Hila, a second-year student, took to social media to express her grievances as a mobility aid user on the San Marcos campus. This led her to begin the task force with fellow campus faculty and students' support. Since the Spring 2023 semester, there are 15 faculty members and around 10 students...

Chingona Fest is an annual event hosted by both the Women and Gender Equity Center and the Latinx Center.

Chingona Fest empowers and educates the campus community

Emily Lopez, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

Historically, the word Chingona originates from the masculine word Chingon, which refers to a strong, intelligent, and capable man. In Latin American culture, the word Chingon has a positive connotation, and it is perceived as a good thing to be referred to as a Chingon. Whereas, Chingona is said to...

Ellen Young

Ellen Young Paves the Way for a New Student Body

Fiona Fox, Features Editor April 17, 2023

If you don’t feel you look like the “typical” college student, think again- Non-Traditional Students in Solidarity club is changing the way we view CSUSM’s student body. We’ve been sold a vision of what the typical college student looks like: barely out of high school, rushing in a fraternity/sorority...

All My Love: A weekly love letter from our hearts to yours

All My Love: A weekly love letter from our hearts to yours

Danya Rodriguez, Social Media Manager April 1, 2023

All My Love, a podcast published weekly on Spotify, is dedicated to uplifting and inspiring creatives to choose love and to embrace authenticity. Created by students Natalia Betancur and Sofía Folwarski, I had the chance to catch up with these two at the Latinx Center to learn how their collaboration...

What’s Your Favorite Gift?

Luke Vore, Video Editor December 15, 2022

Luke goes on campus to ask students what their favorite gift was and why, and because it is the holiday season, gifts are given to all! Don't forget to subscribe and like this video! If you have any suggestions for future videos let us know in the comment section down below or contact us at https://csusmchronicle.com/

Best Restaurants in San Marcos, CA

Luke Vore, Video Editor December 12, 2022

This week Luke shows you his favorite places to go eat in San Marcos, CA! Don't forget to subscribe and like this video! If you have any suggestions for future videos let us know in the comment section down below or contact us at https://csusmchronicle.com/

ChatGPT is here – Will AIs take over the world?

Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor December 10, 2022

Imagine you could carry around a tiny expert in your pocket at all times that can answer any question within seconds. No matter if you need to solve a math problem, want to learn the basics of quantum mechanics, or a random question just pops up in your head. Unlike Google, this expert does not require...

CSUSM’s Fall Concert Preview ’22

Luke Vore, Video Editor December 6, 2022

CSUSM's Fall concert is this week! Luke talks to Aaron Humble and Mackenzie Leighton, the instructors for the Vocal and Jazz ensemble respectively and shows you what they've been cooking up for their performances. More info on the concerts: https://www.csusm.edu/sofa/music/concerts.html Don't forget...

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