The Cougar Chronicle

Cooking my first turkey

Cooking my first turkey

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

December 1, 2016


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I’m going to be honest, when I first started the process of preparing a turkey, I had no idea what to do. I went to the store, bought a turkey, opened it and thought, “What in the world did I get myself into?” The only thing I knew how to do was preheat my oven to 350 degrees. Despite my questio...

Discovering the hauntings of Questhaven

Briana Osuna, Assistant Features Editor

October 29, 2016


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Questhaven and Elfin Forest in San Diego county are rumored to contain haunted trails and there are several urban legends and myths that have circulated the community for years. These tales include a story about gypsies who once occupied the land. These gypsies were forcefully driven off by natives....

Spirits lurk in local lagoon and food chain

Spirits lurk in local lagoon and food chain

Briana Osuna, Assistant Features Editor

October 29, 2016


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Buena Vista Lagoon, located off of I-5 between Oceanside and Carlsbad is known for being the only fresh water lagoon in California. Many people visit the site and are able to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather. However, many don’t know that underneath the placid water it is rumored that a burial gro...

Get cozy at the Old California Coffee House

Get cozy at the Old California Coffee House

Mackenzie Waldron, Features Reporter

October 29, 2016


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If you are looking for a warm and cozy environment to study in, then The Old California Coffee House is the perfect place for you. As the air becomes cooler and the leaves begin to change color, it’s nice to hide away in the quiet environment the coffee house provides. It is located in Resta...

CSUSM professor finds joy in volunteering

CSUSM professor finds joy in volunteering

Briana Osuna, Assistant Features Editor

October 29, 2016


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If you’ve ever driven down Twin Oaks Valley Rd., odds are, you’ve seen people walking large dogs on the side of the road. These people are volunteers for the Coastal German Shepherds Rescue, San Marcos location. Coastal German Shepherds Rescue of San Diego is a non-profit charity that seeks to fi...

Refuel your mind and stomach

Briana Osuna, Assistant Features Editor

October 24, 2016


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School has been back in session for about a month now and while it’s fun and exciting getting back to school and getting involved in all the campus events, it can also be incredibly exhausting. This is especially true if you took a deadly 7 a.m. class. Students are so often caught up in act...

How to make it through midterm week

How to make it through midterm week

Mackenzie Waldron, Features Reporter

October 24, 2016


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It is that time of year when students are being tested for what they have learned so far in the semester.   Midterm week is one of the most stressful periods of the semester, making it important to consider a strategic plan for studying without the angst. Here are some tips on how to make it through ...

NFL Sunday Dishes

NFL Sunday Dishes

Mackenzie Waldron, Features Reporter

October 24, 2016


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It’s that time of year to wear our favorite football jerseys, yell at our TV screens and eat our favorite greasy foods.  It is NFL season.   A lot of people like to host Sunday football parties and most are there to watch the game. But let’s face it, some of us are going to these parties for ...

Players Sports Grill: A local campus hangout

Players Sports Grill: A local campus hangout

Rebecca Sykes, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016


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Players Sports Grill, located across the street from CSUSM, is a place for students and faculty to unwind after a long week of hard work. Players Sports Grill has two locations, Poway and San Marcos, and the San Marcos location has been in business since July 7, 2011. Ted Semprini, owner and c...

Should CSUSM get a football team?

Should CSUSM get a football team?

Hannah Snider, Club Sports Reporter

October 24, 2016


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Cal State San Marcos has a wide variety of sports like cross country, soccer and basketball. However, students often define their school’s worth by the presence of a football team, which CSUSM does not have. The questions remains: should we? Freshman Steven Farmer said he is sure a football team will rais...

Graduating Latina Leaders

Graduating Latina Leaders

Katlin Sweeney, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2016


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Monet Valdez Major: Political Science Years spent at CSUSM: Three Involvement/Employment: Pre­Law Society, National Latino Research Center, [email protected] Center, Community Legal Project Plans after graduation: “I am taking the LSAT this summer and submitting applications to law school in t...

Soon to be graduate shares her CSUSM experience

Soon to be graduate shares her CSUSM experience

Briana Osuna, Student Life Reporter

May 12, 2016


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  Justine Ronas, one of the founding members of the Theta Iota chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, will be saying farewell to CSUSM in just a few short weeks. When Ronas first began college, she expected to be the type of student who went to class, went straight back to her dorm and only inter...