The Cougar Chronicle

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 ...

Learn how to reduce stress with a little laughter

Learn how to reduce stress with a little laughter

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Having a stressful start of the semester? Here are some jokes to help brighten your day. Q: What washes up on very small beaches? A: Microwaves! Q: What did the tie say to the hat? A: You go on ahead and I’ll hang around. Q: What goes through towns, up and over hills, but does...

Social situations made less scary

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

There is something nerve-wracking about being put in a new social situation. Whether it is the first day of school, the first day at a new job, an interview or meeting a new group of people for the first time, these experiences can make many people struggle with conversation anxiety. ...

Study tips for successful semester

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Starting a new school year is a stressful and exciting time, especially if it’s your first year in college. While the workload change from high school to college may be rough at first, there are a few things you can do to make things run a bit smoother. Here are a few tips to make the...

Meal Planning for the College Student Budget

Meal Planning for the College Student Budget

September 16, 2019

School is now back in session. If you’re here on campus you’re most likely renting textbooks and crashing courses. However, does this list include figuring out what to eat the next day? Balancing academics with family obligations, work and life in general consumes any person’s day. So it’s m...

President Haynes recollects travel and professional experiences

President Haynes recollects travel and professional experiences

Layda Galvan, Editor-in-Cheif

April 25, 2019

Before President Karen Haynes’ journey as the longest serving president at CSUSM, her travel experiences allowed her to shape her sense of self and the world. “... I have never been out of the United States or North America to travel. Living in Malaysia in 1970 was another life changing [experience],...

International student shares her experiences in the U.S.

Layda Galvan, Editor-in-Cheif

April 12, 2019

“Nine years ago, my mom was in a accident with her horse. She smashed her head in a tree and her front lobe of her brain is completely smooshed,” said interational student Signe Amalie Kûitse Tornager. After the accident, Tornager became interested in how the brain works and wanted to study psychology...

“I’ll Do It Later” Mentality Improves Work Output

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Writer

April 12, 2019

Procrastination.   A quick internet search for this common practice defines it as the action of delaying or postponing something.   “I can do this later.”   “There’s still plenty of time!”   “I have the whole semester to get this done, I can put it off for now...

Veganism positively impacts environment

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2019

A vegan diet entails that you practice abstaining from any animal products. The reason people may do this is to help preserve wildlife, for a healthier diet and/or to aid the environment.   A negative connotation against veganism has grown especially with those who don’t practice it. Howe...

Fight sickness with natural remedies

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

March 25, 2019

Sickness is spreading like wildfire this semester. It is as if you simply cannot escape the pool of germs surrounding campus. If you’re like me you probably feel like you’ll never get better, I feel like I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be healthy. It seems like you catch one virus, trudge you...

Student dedicates time to volunteer

Laura Jefchak, Student Life Reporter

March 9, 2019

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

“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...