The Cougar Chronicle

Holiday crafting for all ages

Holiday crafting for all ages

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, these are just a few things that come to mind when people think about Thanksgiving. However, the things that come to my mind are family and togetherness. I love not having to worry about assignments or due dates and just spending time with my family during the...

Police officer and his dog build dynamic duo

Police officer and his dog build dynamic duo

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

CSUSM Police Officer David Angulo and his K-9, Armor, are together, even on their days off. The duo teamed up in 2015, when the german shepherd arrived from Germany. Ever since, they worked in protests, concerts, marathons, presidential candidate debates and the Palm Springs International Film Festival -- ...

Slater’s 50/50 gets A-plus

Slater’s 50/50 gets A-plus

Bryanna Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Just off Knoll Road in San Marcos is a delicious, mouthwatering burger place, so be prepared to bring your appetite. Slater’s 50/50  is a burger house where there are variety styles of ordering a burger: a customized burger, the classic burger or the 50/50 -- the 50/50 consists of beef patty and grounded...

Halcyon, a perfect coffee shop for college students

Halcyon, a perfect coffee shop for college students

Sabrina Belknap, Assistant Features Editor

November 10, 2017


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As a college student, one of my favorite ways to hit the books is by surrounding myself in an inspiring environment. For me, that place is a coffee shop. I love finding local coffee shops that offer both a warm, welcoming ambiance and a great cup of brew, so there’s no doubt that I glimmered with ...

Pumpkin at the heart of healthy, guilt-free treat

Pumpkin at the heart of healthy, guilt-free treat

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

November 10, 2017


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The fall season is here which means colder weather, leafless trees and pumpkin flavored everything. It is the season of the pumpkin and almost every grocery store takes part in selling some sort of pumpkin flavored dessert. It is hard to not be tempted to eat every pumpkin spice flavored treat in...

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...