The Cougar Chronicle

Student dedicates time to volunteer

Laura Jefchak, Student Life Reporter

March 9, 2019


Filed under Features

CSUSM senior Katie Bass says volunteering for for Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is a way of giving back to the community and helps raise money for cancer research.   She became involved with the organization seven years ago as a senior in high sch...

Black Sistahood works to create a unified community

Black Sistahood works to create a unified community

Julia Gallagher, Student Life Reporter

March 9, 2019


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“Everybody needs to be equal.”   That is the philosophy that the President of the Black Sistahood, Sunni Bates, lives by.   Bates created the organization in the fall of 2018 after the Black Brothahood disbanded when all but one of the members graduated. The Black Sistahood i...

Student to present research paper in conference

Dania Meza, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Features

On Jan. 3, Uriel Montes learned he would present his research paper at the Western States Communication Association Conference on Feb. 22 to Feb. 25 held in Seattle.   Montes is a first generation college student of color who grew up in the San Diego punk scene. He transferred to CSUSM in fa...

Study Abroad Fair provides students with options

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Features

Querétaro, Seoul and Florence are some cities that perhaps most students at CSUSM can only dream of visiting.   The idea of traveling is something that many college students cannot consider with the cost of airfare, food and hotel expenses. Luckily this may be an option with the help of the...

Editorial: Ring in the new semester

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features

Welcome back, Cougars! Hopefully, your winter break was fun and relaxing enough to be back in school, ready to get through the semester. If you’re new here, editorials are our little corner to talk about several types of topics from serious and controversial to light and funny. Now that we are...

Find a great place to study on campus

Find a great place to study on campus

Karen Ambrocio & Antonio Pequeño IV, Managing Team

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Grit A laid back environment complemented by good brews and atmospheric music is what you can expect at Grit Coffee. Despite its distance from campus and early closing time of 8 p.m.. This particular study site is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of CSUSM. Cozying up with some tea or coff...

Have a stress-free semester

Have a stress-free semester

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features

As the school year kicks off and classes begin to pile up, staying organized becomes difficult. However, organization is key to ensuring you stay on track and have a balanced semester. The most important thing to remember is to ensure you are staying on top of all due dates, especially when it comes...

Student provides awareness about Coast Guard scholarship

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...