The Cougar Chronicle

A sweet treat for all to eat

A sweet treat for all to eat

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features

Calling all peanut butter and chocolate lovers. This edition I have yet another delightful cupcake recipe for you to impress your friends with, courtesy of gimmesomeoven.com. This cupcake consists of a chocolate based bread, a peanut buttercup filled center and is topped with peanut butter frosting. ...

Hailing from the land of salty licorice and sarcasm

Hailing from the land of salty licorice and sarcasm

Sara Freitag, Staff Writer/Photographer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Shirly Najjar, an International Business Communication major and native to Aalborg, Denmark, is studying abroad at CSUSM this semester.   Najjar gave insight on the experiences she’s had in the month spent at CSUSM, as well as fun facts about Danish culture. One fact is that a favorite snack o...

Study abroad programs offer amazing opportunities

Study abroad programs offer amazing opportunities

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 24, 2017


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If you are a student here at CSUSM and are looking for a sense of adventure and cultural immersion, the study abroad programs offered here are perfect for you!   “We have a wide range of options for our students,” said Tiffany Gabbard, the Study abroad Coordinator.   Gabba...

Speaking out against abortion

Speaking out against abortion

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 24, 2017


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On Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 the Genocide Awareness Project came to CSUSM. Genocide Awareness is one out of four of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reforms (CBR) projects. This organization visits about 10 college campuses per semester. As students walk past their display they encounter several large images depicting ...

Ways to stay organized for Spring semester

Ways to stay organized for Spring semester

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 9, 2017


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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 that you don’t stress about the clutter in your school bag on top of all ...

Valentine’s Day DIY gifts

Valentine’s Day DIY gifts

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s almost Valentine’s Day which means that love is in the air, and both flower and candy shops are receiving some of their best business. If you want to stray away from the cliches such as chocolates and roses this year, there are many DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are personal and cre...

Baking is a sign of thanking

Baking is a sign of thanking

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to show your loved ones you care than to bake them a delicious treat? If you want to make something for multiple people at a time, then cupcakes are the way to go. Love is in the air, and soon the smell of cupcakes will be too. One...

Shogun provides the perfect Valentine’s Day experience

Shogun provides the perfect Valentine’s Day experience

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features

If you are searching for a restaurant to dine at this Valentine’s Day that provides a fun experience and delicious cuisines, Shogun is the perfect place for you.   Shogun is an exceptional restaurant to take your significant other, family, or even your friends on Valentine’s Day.   &nb...

Sorority sister reflects on her time at CSUSM

Sorority sister reflects on her time at CSUSM

Gayana Parsegova, Opinion Editor

February 9, 2017


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Born and raised in Fallbrook, CA Brianna Sampson,  currently a fourth year at CSUSM majoring in Biology. She aspires to attend veterinary school within a year and work alongside animals. She is also a member of Delta Zeta and former treasurer on the executive board of the organization.   ...

Women’s March focuses on inclusion and compassion

Women’s March focuses on inclusion and compassion

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As many as 10,000 people marched while peacefully protesting in the North County San Diego Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 21.  This march added to the men and women marching around the world. “It was an event about inclusion and compassion,” said Nina Deerfield, one of the organizers for the ...

Rethink Greek

Rethink Greek

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

School is back in session, and if one of your regrets last semester was a lack of student involvement, perhaps you’ll consider joining a sorority or fraternity in the Spring. During the first few weeks of February, the Greek Life community will be conducting their recruitment. Students are give...

Graduating Editor-in-Chief reflects on personal growth, connections at CSUSM

Cory Kay, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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Amy Chastain, Mass Media major and current Editor-in-Chief of The Cougar Chronicle, will be graduating from CSUSM this month and discussed points of reflection about what she’s accomplished during her time here. Chastain served as the Editor-in-Chief during the Fall 2016 semester, and previously h...