The Cougar Chronicle

Global Student from Moscow Shares His Time Abroad

Global Student from Moscow Shares His Time Abroad

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

November 9, 2019

The journey from Moscow to Southern California was one filled with excitement for Mikhail Elerdashvili. This, however, was not his first experience abroad in the United States.    “I was in the United States as a tourist before and I absolutely could imagine myself studying here,” said El...

How To Effectively Cope with Pain

How To Effectively Cope with Pain

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

November 7, 2019

Many people are stressed out, especially now with the end of the semester drawing near. Busy schedules have made both students and faculty preoccupied with many things. Because of this, self-care in handling emotional or physical troubles gets pushed back in people’s heads, getting ignored in order...

Learn to relieve stress with a little laughter

Learn to relieve stress with a little laughter

Jessica Zamudio, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

  Why didn’t the ghost go to prom? He didn’t have ghoul-friend   What did the person say when they dropped their pumpkin? Oh my gourd!   What did the mummy say to the sick vampire? Stop coffin on me   Why didn’t the skeleton eve...

International Student from France Shares His Experience as a Student Abroad

International Student from France Shares His Experience as a Student Abroad

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

October 30, 2019

On his journey from France to California, Cedric Cescutti encountered a flight delay at his stop in Manchester. Cescutti noted that it was a disappointing start for his journey but this did not kill his excitement or his confidence to study abroad in the United States for the first time.   ...

Get in the Halloween spirit with these easy tips/Halloween inspired crafts!

Get in the Halloween spirit with these easy tips/Halloween inspired crafts!

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

October 30, 2019

The fall season is here and with it comes Halloween. Halloween is usually a holiday geared towards smaller children who enjoy going trick-or-treating. Unfortunately for many students on campus, the festivities for Halloween clash with the grind of the fall semester. However, there are ways to enjoy the hol...

Quick and easy tips for students to stay energized this semester

Quick and easy tips for students to stay energized this semester

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

October 10, 2019

The fall season is coming to campus and that often inspires a sense of wanting to adopt a new and healthy lifestyle, but given that midterms are fast-approaching for many, eating healthy (or even eating a proper meal at all) can be a challenge.    If you find yourself in a hurry to run out t...

CSUSM Orientation Team member encourages campus participation

CSUSM Orientation Team member encourages campus participation

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

October 10, 2019

Three years ago, Stacey Strubhar transferred to Cal State San Marcos. It was this very campus where she experienced excitement but also some nervousness as she chose to continue her academics here at CSUSM.    “I was a transfer student from Mt. San Jacinto College and… as a transfer s...

CSUSM’s new president shares personal story and plans for student success

CSUSM’s new president shares personal story and plans for student success

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 25, 2019

The new school year did not only bring in new students, but also a new school president. Doctor Ellen Neufeldt became CSUSM’s fourth president in July of this year, replacing Dr. Karen Haynes.    Neufeldt was born in Lansing, Michigan, where her father attended Michigan State University...

Professor inspires students and athletes

Professor inspires students and athletes

Nick Heid, Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

As students, we don’t always dig too deep into who our professors are. Rather, we check out their ratings on Rate My Professor, listen to what fellow students have to say about them and go from there. This principle does not apply to Erik Blekeberg. Blekeberg has been a professor here at Cal State S...

Affordable and easy breakfast ideas for a college student’s budget

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

September 25, 2019

  The morning rush is stressful for many students and faculty members of our campus. If you scramble for time in figuring out what to eat for breakfast, meal prepping could be the solution for you.    The idea of meal prepping might look intimidating with all the glamour shots th...

Learn to reduce stress with a little laughter

Learn to reduce stress with a little laughter

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 25, 2019

If you need a bit of laughter in your life, look no further.    Q: Did you hear about the mathematician who’s afraid of negative numbers? A:He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them!   Q: Why don’t scientists trust atoms? A: Because they make up everything!   Q: Wha...

CSUSM’s new president and her plan for success

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 19, 2019

The new school year not only brought in new students, but also a new school president. Dr. Ellen J. Neufeldt became CSUSM’s fourth president in July of this year, replacing Dr. Karen Haynes. Neufeldt was born in Lansing, Michigan, where her father attended Michigan State University. Neufeldt ...