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Students win tons of prizes at casino night

Cassidy Lovell, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

CSUSM’s annual casino night event made its return Sept. 3  after being forced to go virtual last year due to COVID-19. Upon arrival, students were given $500 in play money to gamble throughout the...

The return of film night at CSUSM

Julieta Enriquez, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

The official return of movie night at CSUSM after being on hiatus from Covid-19 was hosted for the first time on September 8, 2021. The film that was screened was one of Marvel’s latest films, Black...

RECIPE: Breakfast Burrito Wrap

Magali Castillo, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” a common phrase that many people can agree on. Skipping breakfast is not an ideal thing to do, especially if there is a long day ahead. There are...

College of Business Administration Dean Jim Hamerly is retiring this semester. He shares his thoughts on his retirement and gives advice to graduating students.

Cougar of the Week: Q&A with College of Business Administration Dean Jim Hamerly

Melanie Ramirez, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Jim Hamerly is the dean of the College of Business Administration at CSUSM. He plans to retire from his position after the spring 2021 semester. Hamerly specializes in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.  What...

CSUSM alum Alfred Chu (‘07) suffered a stroke at age 28, but used the experience to write a memoir.

CSUSM alum writes memoir detailing life after stroke

Jose Valdovinos, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

After graduation, students are sent out into the world to either apply what they learned in their job or to improve their skills through a master’s program. However, at a moment’s notice, a student’s...

A salad is a simple and easy thing to make on the go. Put it in a mason jar and it’s ready to eat wherever you are

Salad Jars: A quick and healthy meal

Sasha Anand, Features Editor May 10, 2021

Meals can be hard to make, especially when you have a busy schedule and are on the go.  Oftentimes, people sacrifice the nutritional value of food for the convenience factor. Salads are a simple and...

Senior music students will complete their capstone projects virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured is Sarah Lehman singing.

Music majors complete senior capstones virtually

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2021

Ten music students specializing in vocal performance, composition, piano, bass guitar and more performed or will perform in three livestreamed recitals this month. An additional six music seniors performed...

Cartoon: Not quite a Cal State Stair Master...

Cartoon: Not quite a Cal State Stair Master…

May 8, 2021

Carolyn Cheng is a graphic design intern for The Cougar Chronicle.  She is currently a third year student at CSUSM and is majoring in arts and technology with a double minor in video/film production...

Cartoon: Congratulations Graduates!

Cartoon: Congratulations Graduates!

May 5, 2021

Melanie Ramirez is a graphic design intern for The Cougar Chronicle. She is currently a junior at CSUSM as an arts and technology major. Melanie hopes to work in the entertainment industry after graduating....

 Repurposing an old T-shirt into a pillowcase is a great way to take a break from stress and a great way to show off those T-shirts that are taking up space in your closet.

Try out these crafts to decorate your home

Sasha Anand, Features Editor May 3, 2021

As the semester is winding down, things may be getting more stressful. If you are looking for a way to relax, here are a few quick and easy crafts you can do.  Make a pillow cover out of a T-shirt If...

Cartoon: Counting down the days

Cartoon: Counting down the days

April 30, 2021

Melanie Ramirez is a graphic design intern for The Cougar Chronicle. She is currently a junior at CSUSM as an arts and technology major. Melanie hopes to work in the entertainment industry after graduating....

CSUSM is only permitting 2020-2021 graduates to bring two guests to prevent COVID cases from spreading.

Graduating students share thoughts on two-guest limit for commencement

Jaelyn Decena, A&E Editor April 30, 2021

CSUSM’s Office of the President sent out emails announcing that they are hosting a traditional in-person graduation ceremony on March 19. The graduation ceremonies will take place on May 22 and 23, planning...

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