The Cougar Chronicle

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...

International student reflects on her study abroad experience

International student reflects on her study abroad experience

Kathleen Caprio, Features Writer

October 13, 2018


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Maki Amano landed in California from thousands of miles away from her home in Yokohama, Japan. This became her first opportunity to study abroad.   Her experience as a child sparked a hunger in her to see more of the culture of California and  gain more of an integrated English learning experienc...

Student reminisces study abroad trip to South Korea

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

September 27, 2018


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At about midnight last March, Stephanie Martinez called her mother, letting her know her plane had landed safely -- 6,000 miles from home.   In an email interview, Martinez recalled stepping out the airport terminal and being hit by a gust of chilling wind -- these were her first steps on ...

Tahitian and Hula club dances to spread Pacific Islander awareness

Stephany Mejia, Features Assistant Editor

September 27, 2018


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The Tahitian Hula club is a multicultural club on campus that has been performing for approximately seven years. President of the club, Di- anne Bawit has approximately 10 years of experience. Itis her first year as the president of the club and said she has a passion for dancing hula and spreading ...

I strive for education for all women in my society

Benazir Liaquat, Contributor

September 27, 2018


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Narrative   Pursuing my education was difficult. I come from a society where they did not allow me to go out of my home due to the negative stereotypes against women.   I am a tribal girl of Kurram Agency FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) which is located at the border of ...

A career change from astrophysics to diversity

A career change from astrophysics to diversity

Stephany Mejia, Assistant Features Editor

September 13, 2018


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At the age of eight, Chief Diversity Officer Dr. McManus worked at his first job scooping ice for ice bags at the liquor store in front of his home. He would buy pants with his pay of five cents per bag.   Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Joe-Joe McManus spent his youth playing basketball....

CSUSM Alpha Xi Delta strives to help families through Autism Speaks organization

Layda Galvan, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


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Every year, the sorority Alpha Xi Delta contributes to the San Diego organization Autism Speaks. Last year they raised $33,000 where 100 percent of the proceeds went to Autism Speaks. “Since we started the AmaXIng challenge event, we have raised [more than] $160,000, which is the highest c...