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A career change from astrophysics to diversity

A career change from astrophysics to diversity

Stephany Mejia, Assistant Features Editor

September 13, 2018


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At the age of eight, Chief Diversity Officer Dr. McManus worked at his first job scooping ice for ice bags at the liquor store in front of his home. He would buy pants with his pay of five cents per bag.   Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Joe-Joe McManus spent his youth playing basketball....

CSUSM Alpha Xi Delta strives to help families through Autism Speaks organization

Layda Galvan, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


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Every year, the sorority Alpha Xi Delta contributes to the San Diego organization Autism Speaks. Last year they raised $33,000 where 100 percent of the proceeds went to Autism Speaks. “Since we started the AmaXIng challenge event, we have raised [more than] $160,000, which is the highest c...

Strive to understand individuals with disabilities

Strive to understand individuals with disabilities

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018


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“Oh, you have autism? I am sorry, I didn’t realize!” During the 19th and 20th centuries, individuals who had developmental and/or mental disabilities were placed in institutions and faced stigmatization. Living with a disability was frowned upon and was not acceptable by social standards in soc...

REVIEW: Jalisco Cantina spices up ideal Mexican food in Oceanside

March 29, 2018


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Mexican food can sometimes be a challenge; it has to have the right amount of authenticity, and combination of flavors that leave you wanting more. Located in Downtown Oceanside on Pacific Coast Highway across from the local library is the rustic adobe-like restaurant, Jalisco Cantina. This small...

An edible way to remember the importance of Easter Day

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

March 29, 2018


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The Easter holiday is rapidly approaching, and while it’s easy to get caught up in the chocolate eggs, jelly beans and sugary goodness, it is important to not lose sight of the true meaning of this day. Easter Sunday, or as my family refers to it, Resurrection Day is celebrated to honor Jesus Christ...

Align your passions for travel with summer study abroad programs

Align your passions for travel with summer study abroad programs

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Are you interested in studying intercultural medicine in the Andes? CSUSM Summer Study Abroad Programs give students the opportunity to travel to foreign destinations, while earning credit for their studies. Here is a glimpse of just one of the nine options that the program has to offer. For further...

Get plugged in with the Features section

Get plugged in with the Features section

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

March 7, 2018


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Upon reading The Cougar Chronicle, you may have wondered, “what exactly is the Features section?” As you may have seen in previous editions, the Features section highlights students, staff and organizations that are making a positive impact on campus. In addition, this section provides fun thin...

Easy to make shamrock pretzel bites for St. Patrick’s Day

Easy to make shamrock pretzel bites for  St. Patrick’s Day

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

March 7, 2018


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Make this St. Patrick’s Day the luckiest one yet and create your own shamrock pretzel bites. This four-ingredient recipe from thatswhatchesaid.net is effortlessly delectable and is sure to be a hit at any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Here is what you’ll need: Cookie sheet Parch...

San Diego is a perfect place to enjoy spring break

San Diego is a perfect place to enjoy spring break

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

March 7, 2018


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If you’re sleuthing for spots to spend spring break ‘18, your vacation getaway may be closer than you think. Spring break is an invigorating time for all of academia; it is a week-long teaser of the glimmerings of summer. As the sun decides to stay out a little while longer, a sense of adventure...

Psychology professor defies odds and inspires students to succeed

February 26, 2018


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Ask Sara Yerushalmian to pick a favorite word from one of the three languages she speaks and she would (and did) reply: “‘Sweetie’...” “... Because, I think that everybody is sweet and kind,” the psychology professor, who teaches Statistics for Behavioral Sciences and Introductory Psychology,...

Dean of CSM shares experiences and accomplishments

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 24, 2018


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Katherine Kantardjieff is the founding Dean of CSUSM’s College of Science and Mathematics. Kantardjieff received her B.S. degrees from the University of Southern California in both Chemistry and Biology. In addition, she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles in P...

Dr. Basu tells her graduate school experience

Dr. Basu tells her graduate school experience

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

February 21, 2018


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On Feb. 13, Economics professor Dr. Ranjeeta Basu told her story of how she travelled across the world for graduate school at 22 years old. Originally from Mumbai, India, Dr. Basu began her studies in St. Xavier College in India. She began studying statistics but after taking an economics class, she...