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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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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...

Recipe: Smores Bars

Recipe: S’mores Bars

Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor December 6, 2022

I don’t know about you, but for me, S’mores are one of the best cultural goods the U.S. has ever gifted us with. Chocolate, unnecessarily sweet crackers, and cute little marshmallows - what could be better than that? Oh, I know! Add A LOT of melted butter to the mix! Let me introduce you to a S’mores...

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

5 Holiday Activities in San Diego

Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor December 1, 2022

Christmas is less than four weeks away - about time for some holiday fun! The mild climate here in San Diego with a daily average of 7 hours of sunshine in December can make it hard to get in a Christmas mood. Luckily, America’s Finest City offers a variety of holiday activities that will get you in...

As San Marcos temperatures cool down winter fashion essentials are a must

As San Marcos temperatures cool down winter fashion essentials are a must

Kristin Bergmann, Opinions Editor November 28, 2022

Winter has arrived and Southern California has cooled down. While afternoons are still sunny, San Marcos is getting gloomy mornings and temperatures below 60. For the people living in the East Coast, Californias’s definition of cold is greeted with eye rolls, but hey, for us Californians, “chilly”...

Professor Dyno of Dance Studies talks Hip Hop, Culture and More

Fiona Fox, Staff Writer November 20, 2022

Fiona Fox of The Cougar Chronicle talks to hip hop professor 'Mister Dyno' about his start in the scene, what its like teaching at CSUSM and more! 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...

CSUSM’s Fitness Center

Luke Vore, Video Editor November 15, 2022

This week Luke shows you around CSUSM's fitness center, located in the Clarke Field House. 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/

Q&A : Oluwaseun Emmanuel Ojelade recounts his experience in the Marine Corps

Q&A : Oluwaseun Emmanuel Ojelade recounts his experience in the Marine Corps

Fiona Fox, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

The United States celebrates Veterans Day on November 11, one day after The Marine Corps' birthday. This year the Marine Corps turns 247 years old and in its lengthy history has multiple dedicated soldiers turned veterans—including Oluwaseun Emmanuel Ojelade.   Veterans Day is about honoring those...

This small local pumpkin patch has been a San Marcos favorite for years.

Halloween marks the last day for this season’s pumpkin patch

Brittany Stroffolino, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Fall is upon us once again! The air is (supposed to be) cooling down, pumpkin spice candles are on display and the once empty dirt lots are filled with pumpkins again. Every year around the end of September pumpkin patches start to pop up all around the states. They are great places to bond with...

What Are the Top 5 Candies?

Luke Vore, Video Editor October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween Cougars. This week Luke went on the campus to ask students what they think the top 5 candies are according to USA Today with the reward of cash! 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...

5 Easy Recipes Anyone Can Make

Luke Vore, Video Editor October 28, 2022

This week, Luke shows you simple recipes he feels anyone can make. If you are a student, an aspiring cook, or someone who wants to try something new, all of these are perfect for you. Don't forget to subscribe and like this video! If you have any suggestions for future videos let us know in the...

CSUSM’s Kellogg Library Tour

Luke Vore, Video Editor October 25, 2022

This week, Luke takes you on a tour of all five levels of the Kellogg Library. Learn about all the ways you can use the library for your benefit. 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...

Bates Nut Farm Tour

Luke Vore, Video Editor October 11, 2022

This week, Luke shows you around Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, highlighting just a few of the fun activities you can do this fall. Check out Luke's top 10 horror movies this season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVki5W7-h98 Don't forget to subscribe and like this video! If you have any...

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