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The importance of environmental stewardship on campus

The importance of environmental stewardship on campus

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Surrounded by heaps of garbage, members of the Environmental Studies Club worked with diligence on a hot September month to rid a sensitive habitat of waste.  This clean up of the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat which is protected by the Escondido Creek Conservancy, was just one of the clubs monthly Coasta...

Sports, Shakespeare and Science Fiction: Story of a LTWR lecturer

Sports, Shakespeare and Science Fiction: Story of a LTWR lecturer

Bryanna Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features

Last January, Dr. Cynthia Headley stood in front of a class and announced her love of science fiction, sports and Shakespeare. Headley is a lecturer within the Literature and Writing Department who got her masters at CSUSM and her PhD at the University of Arizona in 2012, where her thesis is on S...

A nifty, thrifty Halloween costume idea

A nifty, thrifty Halloween costume idea

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

October 26, 2017


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Living in Southern California, chances are you’ve spotted a giddy tourist, complete with a sunscreen-spotted nose, adorned in a multitude of cameras and a rad little fanny pack. This year, I’ve chosen to go for a silly, yet adorable DIY get-up inspired by tacky tourists. This costume idea is great for ...

Tap Yes On Tapioca Express

Tap Yes On Tapioca Express

Dylan McCall, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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Upon moving into the CSUSM dorms, I looked up all the places to eat that were within walking distance. Being the first day of move-in, my fridge was empty and I needed to eat dinner. I saw a sushi bar and grill was just one mile away from the Quad so I grabbed my skateboard and started my mile trek to the...

Create marshmallow s’more pops for your next get-together

Create marshmallow s’more pops for your next get-together

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

October 12, 2017


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Autumn is here, friends, and with this season comes some of the most festive recipes of the year! If you’re looking for a fall-inspired dessert to make for parties and get-togethers, look no further than this marshmallow s’more pops recipe! To create this sweet ‘n salty treat, here are the ingredients ...

Student parents strive to succeed despite difficulty

Student parents strive to succeed despite difficulty

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

September 28, 2017


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Being a college student is not always easy, however, being a student and a parent can be a bit more challenging. Students like single parent, Alisha Donaldson accept the difficulty and choose to persevere. Donaldson is the founder and president of The Student Parent Network (TSPN) organization on campus. The...

Former Dean of CHABSS wants valuable experience for students

Alexa Garcia, Features Writer

September 28, 2017


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Robert Rider former Dean of CHABSS, who now sits as the Chair of Economics department has had nothing, but positive experience throughout his career here at CSUSM. Rider received his B.A in economics from UC Berkeley and obtained his Ph.D. in economics from University of Southern California. Rider s...

Chia seed pudding put the fast in breakfast

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

September 14, 2017


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School is back in session Cougars. This means students are frantically leaving their homes in a hurry, in order to arrive to class on time. Due to the busy schedules and high paced life of a CSUSM student, many often forget to stop and take the time to eat breakfast. While getting to class on tim...

Three ways to revamp your bedroom

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2017


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Whether freshly moved into a cramped dorm or still rocking the same bedroom since childhood, we could all utilize creative ideas to masterfully maximize the space we call our own.  What better way than to show off our most treasured items?   Transform those sterile walls into sublime perfection.  Curate ...

Seniors of the Cougar Chronicle

Layda Galvan, Editor-In-Chief

May 16, 2017


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Laura Cojulun - Assistant Web & Social Media Where are you from?:  I'm from Los Angeles What are you getting your degree in?: Mass media major communications minor and women studies minor How has working at the Cougar Chronicle impacted your college experience?: Impacted in a positive way, p...

Celebrate your graduation with style

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

May 16, 2017


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Congratulations to the class of 2017, you did it!  If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate this exciting milestone with family and friends, I have some perfect DIY graduation party ideas for you. Graduation is an exciting and important event. You should celebrate both your college experience...

Decorate your cap this graduation

Decorate your cap this graduation

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine it's graduation day and the last graduate name has been called. You throw your cap in the air in celebration of your accomplishments. You then go to pick up your cap but are confused and don't know which one is yours because it looks the same as everyone else's. You now have no idea which cap...