The Cougar Chronicle

Discover rich Salvadorian flavor hidden in Escondido

Discover rich Salvadorian flavor hidden in Escondido

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...

Ties to home make study abroad a smoother transition for Dubai native

Ties to home make study abroad a smoother transition for Dubai native

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

February 21, 2020

For Altaf Safi , the trip from Dubai to southern California was an international journey filled with layovers at Istanbul, London and a final stop at Los Angeles. Safi was born and raised in Dubai and while she considers it home, her family originated from Afghanistan. She shared that many people...

Learn about the importance of President’s Day

Learn about the importance of President’s Day

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

President’s Day is one of those holidays that we often overlook. For students and staff, it is simply seen as a much needed day off. However, you may not know the true meaning behind the break away from class. President’s Day is celebrated to primarily honor presidents George Washington and Abraham...

Help to keep motivated this semester

Help to keep motivated this semester

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

It is now a new year, spring semester is here whether you like it or not and many may find it difficult to get out of the winter break mindset. Here are some ways to get out of the vacation headspace. Continue to set goals for yourself. Reflect on the goals you set for yourself last semester and see...

Meal plan on a student budget and schedule

Meal plan on a student budget and schedule

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

February 7, 2020

Eating healthy may sound intimidating to all of us amateur cooks out there. It may also seem expensive on top of all the textbook rentals a student goes through in a semester but with a little planning you can eat healthy and pass your classes on a budget. Try and make your meals as much as possible....

Get into the festive spirit with these craft ideas

Get into the festive spirit with these craft ideas

Sasha Anand

December 7, 2019

The holiday season is fast approaching and soon there will be time to relax and take some focus off of academic pressures. If you find yourself with a moment of spare time and want to prepare for the holidays, then try adding some holiday decor to your home. Here are a couple of ideas you can try...

Making Herstory on campus, meet your local eco-feminist

Making Herstory on campus, meet your local eco-feminist

Jessica Zamudio

December 7, 2019

Marina Flowers (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers) was not always involved with student outreach. However, after transferring to CSUSM from community college, she has created and hosted her own featured events on campus. Flowers is a third-year literature and writing major and women and gender sexuality studies...

Find ways to relax during finals

Sasha Anand

December 7, 2019

The end of the semester brings many stresses and one can easily get overwhelmed. If you need to take a break from your studies or work, here are a few easy things you can do without worrying about the cost. Spend time or check in with friends and loved ones. Even though you will be busy during this...

Tukwut member shares insight on what it takes to be a campus leader

Tukwut member shares insight on what it takes to be a campus leader

Kathleen Carpio

December 7, 2019

As a peer leader and student specialist, Mekala Lehmunn certainly has her hands full. But, for her, maintaining the balance between work, volunteering and academics is worth it. She said, “It can be challenging, but the good thing is … I got out of my comfort zone, and that just really prepares you...

Get into the fall spirit with these easy crafts

Get into the fall spirit with these easy crafts

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means there is a much needed, albeit short break for students and faculty. During the break, many will gather around a table with family and friends and enjoy food. There may not be very much space on the table, but a decorative centerpiece will bring...

Express gratitude this Thanksgiving

Express gratitude this Thanksgiving

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

November 22, 2019

This time of year is dedicated for family, friends and usually plenty of food. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many are taking the time to reflect on the people and the things they are most grateful for. Here’s what a few Cougars are thankful for this year. Third year Iridiana Cardenas...

International student from Paris shares his experiences

International student from Paris shares his experiences

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

November 22, 2019

When recalling his flight from Paris to Southern California, graduate student Bryan Guilliod remembers feeling nervous about studying abroad in the United States for the very first time. He and three other friends were worried about finding housing before the fall semester started. “I was thinking...