The Cougar Chronicle

Fresh, Local, Affordable Food: Exploring CSUSM’s Farmers’ Market

September 15, 2010

By Jenna Jauregui: Digital Media Manager Pictures by Toria Bodden Above Image: Gaytan Farms In a world of pre-packaged, frozen edibles, farmers markets are a fresh reminder of food’s more natural origins.  Comprised of many different vendors selling their locally grown and homemade wares, farmers’...

ASI Excursions

September 15, 2010

Adventures to enrich your college experience By Toria Bodden: Features Editor Media Credit: Office of Campus Recreation In last week’s issue, we reviewed some adventures to raise your happiness level without plundering your wallet. But what about exciting activities right here in our own proverbi...

Fun, Fit, and FABULOUS!

September 15, 2010

ASI Campus Recreation offers variety of fitness classes By Jenna Jauregui Media Credit: Office of Campus Recreation From September 20 to December 10, you can take your pick of a variety of fun ways to exercise—and the classes are FREE to CSUSM students!  Faculty must pay a fee of $60 that allows...

Arts and Lectures Joins Social Justice to Bring Arts and Lectures Series

September 6, 2010

By Toria Bodden: Features Editor This fall, the Office of Arts and Lectures has joined forces with the Social Justice and Equity Project to bring a varied and thought-provoking series of events to campus. Having the two departments work together to provide students with experiences that can help them...

Social Justice Centers

September 6, 2010

By Roxanne Eusebio Here at Cal State San Marcos, there are three social justice centers that are open to all students. These centers are places on campus where students can come together, hangout, do homework, and meet new people. Cross Cultural Center: Director: Sara Sheikh Location: Commons 207 Hours:...

Prowlin’ the Kitchen: Oatmeal– so cheap, so sweet!

September 6, 2010

By Jenna Jauregui Digital Media Manager Photo Credits: Thumbnail Image: Chelsea Jauregui Article Image: methodsofhealing.com When faced with a tight food budget, many college students turn to Ramen noodles and the fast-food dollar menu—meals that satisfy the wallet but not always the appetite. ...

Living with What You’ve Got: A Helpful Guide for New Living Situations

September 6, 2010

By Toria Bodden: Features Editor Photo Credit: geekwithlaptop.com Here at the Pride, we understand all the little things that come up in a brand spanking new living arrangement. We’ve seen it all: demented roommates, delusional landlords, terrifying bug infestations, overly friendly stray cats, overly...

The Pride gets a new online face: New website launches

August 31, 2010

By Sandra Chalmers: Editor-in-Chief Photo Credit: Nick Ruiz With the start of a new fresh semester, The Pride brings to its students a new online playground as we unveil the modern, revamped and exciting new website. The Pride’s improved website, www.csusmpride.com, offers a new kind of interaction that connects students wi...

Take Some Action: ‘Weeks of Welcome’ provides tons of ways to get involved

August 31, 2010

By Toria Bodden I vaguely remember a “clubs” fair at the beginning of every semester, where you walked around, looked at different booths, signed up for a couple, and boom, you were involved in student organizations… more or less. The Student Life and Leadership office has taken it to a whole...

Book Smarts: Finding Affordable Textbooks

August 31, 2010

By Jenna Jauregui: Digital Media Manager Textbook buying time is here. No matter how much you resent spending your hard-earned summer dollars on books you will only use for one semester, it’s the reality of going to college.  Fortunately, there are many ways to duck around the high sticker prices...

Student Health and Counseling Services: Keeping you healthier, a little wealthier, and wise

August 31, 2010

By Toria Bodden: Features Editor The beginning of the academic year is a great time for both new and returning students to learn about services offered by CSUSM, especially ones that can not only keep you healthy, but also keep a little more money in your pocket. Student Health and Counseli...