The Cougar Chronicle

Student provides awareness about Coast Guard scholarship

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

December 7, 2018


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Jessica Guerra, the first CSUSM student to receive the College Pre-Commissioning Initiative, a Coast Guard scholarship, shares her experience in hopes of CSUSM students to apply.   “Not many people know about this scholarship in the Coast Guard, so I wanted to share it with my fellow CSUSM Couga...

Graduating senior reminisces about her college experience

Graduating senior reminisces about her college experience

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Stephany Mejia began her first year on a rocky start, but through the participation in an extracurricular activity and the guidance of her professors she discovered a few of her passions.   When Mejia started university she said it was a big transition for her from high school. ...

CSUSM student receives degree at a young age

CSUSM student receives degree at a young age

Stephany Mejia, Features Assistant Editor

December 7, 2018


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Twenty-year-old accomplishes graduating college in two and a half years.   Psychology major Jeni Scaturro will be finishing her studies this December. In order to accomplish graduating in two and a half years, Scaturro had to take approximately 20 to 25 units per semester and working a pa...

New organization creates transitions

Stephany Mejia, Assistant Features Editor

December 7, 2018


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Transitions Collective is an organization that helps those who have been impacted by the prison system and  are transitioning from prison to school.   Co-Chair of Transitions Collective Nayeli Gonzalez said the organization is always looking for ways to outreach the youth and invite the public...

New club aims to leave their mark

New club aims to leave their mark

Stephany Mejia, Assistant Features Editor

November 30, 2018


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With only a few members in hopes for growth, the new club Saudi Students Association claims hunger for success.   The Saudi Students Association represents the students of Saudi Arabia. Some objectives the association focuses on are organizing and sponsoring social, cultural and sports activitie...

Indulge in a healthier dessert this Thanksgiving

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

November 29, 2018


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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and the sudden feeling of wanting to eat every carb in sight emerges.   While it is okay to treat yourself to some of the decadent, carb-loaded items in your Thanksgiving meal, consider swapping out some desserts for healthier choices.     Keto spice...

Keep earbuds untangled with an easy DIY

Keep earbuds untangled with an easy DIY

Stephany Mejia, Assistant Features Editor

November 7, 2018


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Earbuds are light and easy to carry, but they can be a hassle when they get tangled in our bag, pockets or drawers.   Material needed are: poster board paper or any thick paper, glue, scissors and thin yarn.   First, cut up four pieces of the thick paper. It can be approxi...

Ocean Conservation club creates plastic alternative

Ocean Conservation club creates plastic alternative

Marielle Alindogan, A&E Assistant

November 7, 2018


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The use of plastic hurts the ocean.   The Ocean Conservation Club focuses on making the ocean “cleaner and safer” says the President of the club, Neftali Carranza.   Sometimes they collaborate with the Environmental Club and the Garden Club such as researching current sustainability o...

Grit coffee has quality caffeine and a quiet study space

Grit coffee has quality caffeine and a quiet study space

Kathleen Capiro, Features Writer

October 27, 2018


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It is believed that the nectar of the ancient Greek gods was ambrosia. Here, on the campus of CSUSM the nectar that runs through our veins is coffee. Yeah, water is kind of important, but who are we kidding?   As the academic semester is hitting that grindstone, students are reaching for more do...

Make balloons into an easy Halloween costume

Make balloons into an easy  Halloween costume

Stephany Mejia, Features Assistant Editor

October 27, 2018


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Halloween only comes once a year and it is a great opportunity to show your creativity. Costume stores sell expensive costumes in which will only be used once. Instead of spending too much money on a costume, create a fun DIY!   Make a  jelly bean bag. It is easy  and will take less than 20...

Old California Mining Company strikes gold

Old California Mining Company strikes gold

Kamal Elliott, Features Reporter

October 13, 2018


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The moment I pulled up to the front door and sat on the comfortable patio of the Old California Mining Company I was transported back in time. Whether it be replicas of antique mining equipment on the walls, soulful crooning of jazz legend Howlin' Wolf through the sound system or just the titillat...

Learn to create an artistic book cover to protect your textbook

Learn to create an artistic book cover to protect your textbook

Stephany Mejia, Assistant Features

October 13, 2018


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Three simple materials can create an amazing and cute look for all books. Although it is halfway through the semester and this fun DIY can be done as a fun study break or as an excuse to procrastinate. Paper bag book covers is a great way to maintain your books uniformed, protected and unique. It can als...