The Cougar Chronicle

10 CLASSES TO TAKE BEFORE YOU GRADUATE

December 8, 2010


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A SURVEY OF CLASSES THAT PROMOTE SOCIAL AWARENESS AND LIFE ENJOYMENT BY ASHLEY DAY PRIDE STAFF WRITER photo courtesy of blogspot.com Many students are leaving CSUSM soon, but have not fulfilled all their graduation requirements.  Before they step into the “real” world, here are some classes tha...

TO COMMUTE OR NOT TO COMMUTE? I’m a student and a commuter

December 8, 2010


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BY DEVONNE EDORA PRIDE STAFF WRITER photo courtesy of caradvice.com CSUSM is still recognized as a four year university; however it is still strongly considered a commuter school. Our school’s on-campus housing at the University Village Apartments (UVA) is only able to accommodate a total of about...

PROWLIN’ THE KITCHEN: Chilaquiles Verdes

December 8, 2010


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BY JENNA JAUREGUI DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER photos courtesy of Chelsea Jauregui and kathleeniscookinginmexico.wordpress.com Those who think the day after Christmas is the worst day of the year are seriously overlooking New Year’s Day.  If the mess of streamers, confetti, and champagne spills on the...

GIVING BACK DURING THE HOLIDAYS: Donation events around the county

December 8, 2010


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BY REBEKAH GREEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER photo courtesy of thingstodo.com The holidays are the time for giving, and each year hundreds of charity drives are held throughout the country. Listed below are some local charities that you can contribute and be a part of this season. The Annual Holiday Basket ...

CSUSM RUNNER UP in the Red Bull Barmaster competition

November 23, 2010


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SUSANNE BERGSTEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER On Nov. 18, Steven Greene represented CSUSM at the Red Bull Barmaster Competition held at Beachwood in Pacific Beach. The Red Bull Barmaster Competition is a collegiate battle between CSUSM, SDSU, USD and UCSD where college students are chosen to represent their...

FACULTY VISIT TO STUDY VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL TOPICS IN CUBA: “Busquedas investigativas”

November 23, 2010


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TORIA BODDEN FEATURES EDITOR In late October, three faculty members from CSUSM had a unique opportunity to visit Cuba and pursue academic research with the help of Cuban educators. The trip was organized by Sheryl Lutjens, director of the Women’s Studies program, who has academic ties to Cuba going...

LGBTQ PRIDE CENTER: Safe space and fun place

November 23, 2010


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FAITH ORCINO PRIDE STAFF WRITER The LGBTQ Pride Center is located in Commons 201. It is campus’s main “SafeZone” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and questioning students, where individuals can feel supported, safe and affirmed. The center provides resources including...

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...