The Cougar Chronicle

LIFE ROLLS ON: Surfer Jesse Billauer speaks at CSUSM

November 23, 2010


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SUZANNE BERGSTEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER Jesse Billauer awakened as a quadriplegic after a surfing accident, but was determined he would surf again.  He accomplished that goal, and will be coming to share his story at CSUSM on Nov. 30 in Academic Hall 102 at 12 p.m. Billauer is the founder and amba...

FROM AVERAGE JOE TO TV CHEF

November 23, 2010


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MAYA LIFTON PRIDE STAFF WRITER Sam Zien, better known as “Sam the Cooking Guy,” came to San Diego on Nov 16 and spoke at the Jewish Community Center. The talk covered his life, his background, his experience being on television, and how he reached his current level of success. At first, he expla...

WINTER HOLIDAYS ARRIVE EARLY IN SAN DIEGO: Early December in SD county

November 23, 2010


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FAITH ORCINO PRIDE STAFF WRITER Communities have many fun-filled events for everyone planned during the first few weeks of December, with a few starting even before December begins. To find more holiday events, check out www.sandiego.org. Santa’s Magical Village: Santa stops by San Marcos on Dec. 4 and 5. ...

CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING: Everything from charity events to pumpkin pie feasts

November 23, 2010


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DEVONNE EDORA AND MAYA LIFTON PRIDE STAFF WRITERS With all the classes, studying, and tests the fall semester seems to just have flown by and it’s now officially Thanksgiving break. However, as poor college students, it can be difficult to fly back and forth to see family for the holidays. While...

IPHONE APPS FOR BUSY STUDENTS: Taking a look at five of the most useful apps for college students

November 16, 2010


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BY CHRIS GIANCAMILLI PRIDE STAFF WRITER As the iPhone’s popularity continues to grow, so does the need for apps that serve a wider variety of users. With a wealth of apps and functions, the iPhone’s role in the student life has become an extension of the laptop for some and a mere device to text...

FINDING COMMERCIAL FREE ENTERTAINMENT: Better living sans advertisements

November 16, 2010


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BY JIMMY PIRAINO PRIDE STAFF WRITER I can’t speak for the community at large, but I, for one, am sick and tired of commercials. But I often find myself in a bit of a pickle. While I may hold a deep-seated hatred for commercials, I have an even more powerful love of television. For instance, take The...

BUTT OUT AT THE AMERICAN SMOKE OUT: Annual event on campus to help students quit smoking

November 16, 2010


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BY SUZANNE BERGSTEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER Student Health and Counseling Services is hosting an event on campus at Kellog Library Plaza on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the American Cancer Society’s 35th Annual Great American Smokeout. The Smokeout is a nationwide event for...

THE PRIDE’S GUIDE TO FOOTBALL FOR THOSE WHO JUST DON’T KNOW

November 16, 2010


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BY TORIA BODDEN FEATURES EDITOR Here at CSUSM, we have no football team. You’ve probably noticed. There’s no doubt that we have some great sports teams – dedicated soccer players, never-say-“die” track and field people, even a champion surf team. We just don’t happen to have an organized...

A Community of Courage: Student Veterans Supporting One Another

November 4, 2010


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By Chris Giancamilli Photos by Chris Giancamilli In 2008, Cal State San Marcos became one of the newest schools to feature a veterans center to support students who are current or former members of the military. Today, the CSUSM Veterans Center serves several functions. The center not only provides...

Illegal Immigration: A mock debate about a very real issue

November 4, 2010


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By Toria Bodden Performed by Amy Salisbury and Jillian Kerstetter When two members of the paper staff told me they wanted to do a mock debate for the paper, I raised my eyebrows. I may have also rolled my eyes. We’ve all been inundated with political information during this election cycle, and I’m...

Honoring Heroes In San Diego County: War and Veteran Memorials

November 4, 2010


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By Rebekah Green To celebrate Veteran’s Day, students can take the time to visit one or two of many memorials spread throughout San Diego County. Many of these memorials are well-known tourist spots, while others reside like hidden gems for the community to discover and appreciate. With origins dating...

The Psychological Cost of War: Arts and Lectures event on combat stress

November 4, 2010


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By Toria Bodden On Nov. 9, CSUSM will hold ‘Honoring Our Veterans.’ The event will feature a talk, as part of the Arts and Lectures series, by the a Navy psychiatrist about stress, as well as Operation Art, co-sponsored by Arts and Lectures, the USUAB Clarke Activities Team, and CSUSM Veterans Center....