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Graduating Cougar Chronicle Editor shares experiences as a CSUSM student

Graduating Cougar Chronicle Editor shares experiences as a CSUSM student

Cory Kay, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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Madison Scrivano, Mass Media major and current Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Cougar Chronicle, will be graduating this Fall 2016 semester. Looking back on her time here at CSUSM, Scrivano discussed the memories and connections she has made as a student and as a Cougar Chronicle staff member. â...

Editor’s Christmas Memories

Editor’s Christmas Memories

December 14, 2016


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1.) What is/was your favorite Holiday tradition? 2.) What was your favorite gift that you received as a kid? 3.) What does your holiday mean to you?   4.) How has what you wanted when you were younger changed from what you want now? Do you view things differently? Rebecca Sykes Sports Edi...

Making personalized ornaments

Making personalized ornaments

LiAnn Le, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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Each year, my sisters and I  make sure to have the Christmas tree up no later than Thanksgiving day. We remove ours from the box and set it up in the usual spot in the living room. At this point, it is just a pine tree. So what separates a plain, old tree from an actual Christmas tree? The lights, tre...

Baking the perfect Christmas Cookie

Baking the perfect Christmas Cookie

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

December 14, 2016


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Christmas is less than a month away and it is officially acceptable to unleash your inner Christmas spirit! And what better way than baking cookies? Searching for the perfect recipe can be difficult. However, I found one that is a sure winner . Today, I am going to tell you how to bake the perfect ...

Help fight hunger this Christmas

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

December 14, 2016


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Christmas is rapidly approaching and while it’s easy to get caught up in what we may be receiving, we shouldn’t forget about the beauty of giving.  If you are looking for ways to give back this Holiday season, look no further. The first way you can make a difference is by visiting a local V...

Honoring those who serve

Hannah Snider, Club Sports Reporter

December 1, 2016


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Veteran’s Day is a time to honor those who served to make this country what it is today, a land of the free and home of the brave. Many people observe Veteran’s Day differently but to CSUSM junior and Marine Jordan Beaver, he sees the holiday as a time to appreciate how far our country has co...

Thanksgiving Q&A with professor, USA Triathlon Hall of Famer Scott Tinley

Gayana Parsegova, Opinion Editor

December 1, 2016


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Scott Tinley is a former professional athlete, with the title of being a triathlete and a two-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman endurance race. He’s currently an author and is a professor at San Diego State University and California State University of San Marcos. Q: What does Thanksgiving mean to you as a former pro...

Thanksgiving 5K offers great way to pay it forward

Thanksgiving 5K offers great way to pay it forward

Mackenzie Waldron, Features Reporter

December 1, 2016


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If you’re looking for a great way to help others during the holidays, the Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K is the perfect event for you. Not only do the proceeds go towards feeding the homeless year-round, but it also provides them with a nice, hot meal on Thanksgiving.  The money ...

Hosting a successful Friendsgiving

LiAnn Le, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016


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With Thanksgiving only days away, I dare to ask the question, what are you thankful for? Most students would say their loved ones or more specifically, their friends! This Thanksgiving, take the time to show friends how thankful you are by hosting a party just for them. First and foremost, gather ...

Cooking my first turkey

Cooking my first turkey

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

December 1, 2016


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I’m going to be honest, when I first started the process of preparing a turkey, I had no idea what to do. I went to the store, bought a turkey, opened it and thought, “What in the world did I get myself into?” The only thing I knew how to do was preheat my oven to 350 degrees. Despite my questio...

Discovering the hauntings of Questhaven

Briana Osuna, Assistant Features Editor

October 29, 2016


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Questhaven and Elfin Forest in San Diego county are rumored to contain haunted trails and there are several urban legends and myths that have circulated the community for years. These tales include a story about gypsies who once occupied the land. These gypsies were forcefully driven off by natives....

Spirits lurk in local lagoon and food chain

Spirits lurk in local lagoon and food chain

Briana Osuna, Assistant Features Editor

October 29, 2016


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Buena Vista Lagoon, located off of I-5 between Oceanside and Carlsbad is known for being the only fresh water lagoon in California. Many people visit the site and are able to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather. However, many don’t know that underneath the placid water it is rumored that a burial gro...