The Cougar Chronicle

Stay safe from COVID-19 with these masks

Since masks are mandatory when going in public now, making these can help keep others safe while also giving you something to do in quarantine.

Kat Parra, Photographer, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Unfortunately, as much as many of us desperately try to stay indoors, there are days in which we have to go outside to restock. To minimize the spread of the virus and prevent our health from being jeopardized, wearing masks has become a requirement. Here are two DIYs for mask making. The first mask...

Learn the importance of minimalism

Cutting down on spending and decluttering your living space can help clear your mind as well as help you fi nd a new sense of appreci- ation for what you have, especially during these uncertain times.

Sasha Anand, Features Edtior

May 2, 2020

According to the website becomingminimalist.com, “Minimalism is countercultural. It is contrary to every advertisement we have ever seen because we live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of possessions.” Minimalism is one of those things that seems very difficult at first, but...

A tribute to some of our graduating seniors

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

May 2, 2020

Thank you to all the graduating seniors who took the time to share some of their most valuable memories with us. We asked some of you to share positive moments that you experienced during your academic journey and you all surely delivered. We are grateful to have received glimpses of the work you put...

ASI Cougar Pantry provides food for students during pandemic

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

May 2, 2020

As of April 22, ASI Cougar Pantry resumed operations but due to health and safety measures, the food distributions will only be conducted via a drive-through. Food will be available every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Village Apartments (UVA) in parking lot O. Cougar Pantry Coordinator...

COVID-19 has shifted the worlds of students and staff members

Take your mind off of academics and the strange situations of the world and try a few of these ideas while in self isolation.

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

April 17, 2020

While society is currently still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, classes have now returned in an online format. However, if you need a break from schoolwork and lesson planning, here are some things you can do while remaining in your home as much as possible. Keep a quarantine diary. Write down all y...

Tongue Twisters

April 17, 2020

1) Seventy-seven benevolent elephants. 2) We’re real rear wheels. 3) On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser. 4) If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can’t I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can. 5) If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch? 6)...

COVID-19 has shifted the worlds of student and staff members

AMD 308 class refl ecting on the changes to the normal classroom setting with professor Luke Bisagna.

Kat Parra, Photographer, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

A year with great promise and goals has taken a drastic turn of events ever since the COVID-19 virus forced the world to step out of their normal routines and undergo quarantine. All around, the virus has affected much more than our health; it has infiltrated our lives and turned them upside down. Students...

Cougar Care Network continues to provide for students during COVID-19

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

April 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly made an impact on the public’s health, however, the effects of the virus don’t end there. Thousands of Americans may find themselves financially impacted. These may include some CSUSM students and their families. If you are one of these students, please know...

Crafts to keep you busy during self-isolation

During this time, you may want to try something new or to take your mind off of the current situation in the world.

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

April 5, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading and no real end to the self-isolation period insight, you may find yourself with a bit more free time now that you are not having to attend classes on campus. Keeping yourself busy is a good way to get your mind off of the crazy things that are going on in the world...

Activities to do while in self-quarantine

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

April 5, 2020

With the threat of the Coronavirus outbreak get- ting worse, the world is experiencing a pandemic at the moment, and it is something, unlike anything anyone has experienced in a long time. With these uncertain times that society is in, many people are having fears and doubts about the effects that...

International public health student shares insight on coronavirus pandemic

Magne Wallacher explains what the public students here are doing to further research COVID-19 and ways to fix it.

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

April 5, 2020

Magne Wallacher, a graduate student of the CSUSM’s Master’s in Public Health, shared his opinions on how COVID-19 is currently affecting our communities. He believes that the practice of social distancing is necessary, “ …it is important to try and stop the spread because the vulnerable population...

Discover rich Salvadorian flavor hidden in Escondido

Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine gives a fl avorful representation of the Salvadorian culture.

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

A restaurant recommendation in the CSUSM orbit that I always enjoy visiting for a delicious meal is Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine. The eatery is in the heart of Escondido, CA between Kalmia St. & Juniper St at 221 E Grand Avenue. The Cuscatlan is an authentic cuisine experience. According to its...