The Cougar Chronicle

CSUSM Homecoming Game a Memorable Event

October 26, 2010


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By Michael Rawson Photos by Aaron Jaffe It was not your average, run-of-the-mill soccer Saturday at Mangrum Field. My first clue, as I trudged up the dirt road from the parking lot, was a group of students behind the bus of the visiting Embry-Riddle Eagles. The body paint they were applying was Cougar...

Pumpkin Carving – A Halloween Tradition

October 26, 2010


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By Rebekah Green Pumpkin carving may be a long tradition started in childhood for some, while to others it may be completely new. Either way, pumpkin carving is a simple and fun way to put your creativity on display for the Halloween season. The practice of pumpkin carving is a tradition that spans...

The Safety of CSUSM: Reviewing campus resources in the wake of school shootings

October 26, 2010


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By Faith Orcino On October 8th, shots were fired at Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad.  Many of the young students were on the playground, but luckily, only two were injured.  Local construction worker Carlos Partida stopped the gunman, Brendan O’Rourke, with his truck.  Steven Kane, a co-worke...

Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial to Life

October 26, 2010


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By Maya Lifton Image courtesy of veteransforpeace.org This week, California State University San Marcos will host an installation commemorating military members and civilians that have perished during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This commemoration, the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial to Life, will...

Creative Writing on Campus: Student writers forming a community

October 12, 2010


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Above: Students in the Creative Writing Community and Workshop at CSUSM By Chris Giancamilli Photo by Chris Giancamilli Here at Cal State San Marcos, the list of activities available for students is always expanding. For those interested in the field of creative writing, the Creative Writing Community and...

Homecoming Week gives students sweet treats in celebration of CSUSM’s 20th anniversary

October 12, 2010


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By Sandra Chalmers: Editor-in-Chief CSUSM will be celebrating Homecoming week Oct. 18 through Oct. 23 with an array of festivities including free food, carnival booths, and live music.  Attendees are encouraged to bring in nonperishable foods to each Homecoming event, as CSUSM competes against other...

Roommate 101: Survival Guide

October 12, 2010


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By Devonne Edora Photos courtesy of Devonne Edora Fall semester is kicking into high gear. Our college years have begun and many new and different experiences are yet to come. Do you live in the University Village Apartments (UVA) or off-campus housing? Then there is high chance that at some point ...

It Might Not Be Too Late: Scholarship Opportunities for Spring Semester

October 12, 2010


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By Rebekah Green With spring semester already on the horizon, new students will have the opportunity to compete for a variety of scholarships. Students transferring into CSUSM for the spring will be able to apply for financial aid after registering for classes. Students applying should also check to...

Bring Your Tent and Hiking Boots: Camping Experiences in Southern California

October 12, 2010


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Above: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Thumbnail Image: Guajome Gazebo at Dos Picos County Park By Rebekah Green Thumbnail photo courtesy of www.sdcounty.ca.gov Top photo by Rebekah Green With the stress of school and work, it is no question that a quick getaway will provide a remedy for day-to-day cha...

Geocaching: Modern-Day Treasure Hunting

October 7, 2010


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ADVENTURES IN YOUR BACKYARD By Jimmy Piraino Photos courtesy of Jimmy Piraino Ever feel like going treasure hunting, but you don’t have a map with a big fat "X" marking the spot? In this day and age, who needs a map at all? Geocaching is riding the wave of the future and giving treasure hunters...

Choosing Your Career

October 7, 2010


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  By Maya Lifton As a student, I know how hard it is to choose a major and figure out what you want to do in life. Luckily for us, CSUSM offers many programs that help students decide which career path to take. One resource for these programs is the Career Center. The Career Center is a welcoming...

New Men’s Basketball Coach Familiar to Success

October 5, 2010


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Jim Saia brings experience and achievement to CSUSM By Michael Rawson Photos by Aaron Jaffe When asked his opinion of the CSUSM campus, new basketball coach Jim Saia nearly jumps out of his khakis. “I think the campus is great,” he said, nodding enthusiastically. “It’s why I came down here...