The Cougar Chronicle

President Haynes recollects travel and professional experiences

President Haynes recollects travel and professional experiences

Layda Galvan, Editor-in-Cheif

April 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...