The Cougar Chronicle

The opening of the Cougar Career Closet

Elizabeth Cruz, Web & Social Media assistant

May 16, 2017


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The idea of Cougar Career Closet derived from Daisy Bueno the secretary of the Latino Business Association. She shared it with the other members in the Association and discussed the urgent need of professional clothing for students.  Based on this realization they all took action to make this idea blossom. The...

Become an advocate this Sexual Assault Awareness month

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

May 16, 2017


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Christa Wencl held the position of Sexual Violence Advocate and Educator since Sept. 1, 2015. She provides support services to students and faculty that are connected to any type of sexual violence. “My role offers a confidential support space for students, meaning that a report to me does not automatically...

Facility Services Spotlight

Layda Galvan, Editor-In-Chief

May 16, 2017


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When you take the time to appreciate the beauty of this campus remember the people who work everyday to make it beautiful. Facility Services’ goal is to “to provide quality facility maintenance, operations and support services that foster a university of first choice while enhancing our learning...

Chick-fil-A is a Chick-fil-YAY!

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

April 18, 2017


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  Looking for yummy food with a wide variety of options that’s affordable and fast? Chick-fil-A is the place for you! Walking into the San Marcos location was a pleasant surprise; a clean and spacious dining room full of happy chatter and warm smiles. It wasn’t exceptionally crowded, h...

Recreating a Resurrection Day scene

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

April 18, 2017


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Bunnies, chocolate, eggs and jelly beans. These are things that come to mind when people hear the word Easter. However, when I think about Easter or Resurrection Day, the words that come to my mind are saviour, sacrifice, freedom and resurrection. For me Easter is a day to remember the great sacrifice...

Make your own Reese’s peanut butter eggs

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

April 18, 2017


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  Easter is approaching, which means stores are flooded with various sweet treats waiting to be devoured. One popular Easter goody is the seasonal Reese’s peanut butter egg. These peanut butter eggs are addicting, once you taste the peanut butter and chocolate duo it’s likely that you’ll...

InterVarsity changes lives

Sara Freitag, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 18, 2017


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  Ryane Fennema, a leader for InterVarsity, shares some of the ways that this Christian club on campus has impacted her throughout her college experience. InterVarsity is formed around small groups, some of which include those for the commuter, Black, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander communit...

Decoy Dockside provides delicious meals and a beautiful view

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

March 31, 2017


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  If you are looking for a cool restaurant with a beautiful view to dine at during the spring, Decoy Dockside is the place for you.   The restaurant is located in 1035 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, CA.  It is a beautiful lake house that provides an amazing view of Lake San Marcos.   &nb...

Daily tasks of a student employee

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

March 31, 2017


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Taylor Quinn, a fourth year student employee at the Circulation desk in the Kellogg Library, gave insight on what it’s like to be employed on campus.   What do you do/ what are your tasks? I check books out to students from course reserves, the stacks on the fourth and fifth floors o...

Student reminisces on study abroad experience

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

March 31, 2017


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Sanam Abedini, a senior at CSUSM, studied abroad in Uppsala, Sweden for a full academic year from fall of 2016 through the spring of 2017.     What was the most influential thing that you took away from the study abroad experience?   I found out who I am. I found that I can be self-re...

Library tips to students from Allison Carr.

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

March 31, 2017


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  What is your position? My position is the Academic Transitions Librarian, and the librarian for Communication & Mass Media, Political Science and Global Studies. Most of my work focuses on the needs of first year students and transfer students, but I’ll help anyone who asks. Wh...

Ways to stay organized for spring semester

Ways to stay organized for spring semester

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

School is back in session, and it is time to get back into the swing of things. The overload of assignments and exams can sometimes stress students out.     It is very important to remain as organized as possible so you don’t stress about the clutter in your school bag on top of all of t...