The Cougar Chronicle

Students receive take-home lab kits

CSTEM gave out over 500 lab kits to students enrolled in virtual lab courses.

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2020

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM) distributed over 500 take-home lab kits to students this semester. The kits corresponded to labs in several disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and computer science and enabled students to have a hands-...

CSU Chancellor-select Joseph I. Castro shares goals during live broadcast

Chancellor-select Joseph I. Castro will take office on Jan. 4, 2021.

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2020

CSU Chancellor-select Joseph I. Castro introduced himself to his constituents and spoke about what he hopes to attain as chancellor during a live broadcast on Sept. 25.  “I am so thrilled to be Chancellor-select for the CSU. It’s an amazing leadership opportunity, a chance to make a positive ...

CSUSM maintains relatively low number of coronavirus cases

CSUSM maintains relatively low number of coronavirus cases

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases connected to other major universities in San Diego County rises, CSUSM has managed to keep its case numbers low.  There are just three known active cases at CSUSM as of Sept. 25. All three cases are students and are considered on-campus cases, meaning that the individual w...

Campus Notes

Campus Notes

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2020

New CSU Chancellor chosen The CSU Board of Trustees appointed Joseph I. Castro to serve as the eighth chancellor of the 23-campus CSU system on Sept. 23. Castro will assume the position on Jan. 4, 2021.  Castro is the first Mexican American and the first native Californian to serve as CSU chanc...

Students and professors adjust to online learning

Students and professors must make changes to their normal routine as they adapt to virtual classes.

Kat Parra, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Students and professors who are struggling to adapt to online learning have to be creative with their teaching and studying methods this semester. Online learning has been reported to affect students emotionally, physically and mentally.  In an online discussion on a Facebook group called CSUS...

CSUSM will not remove controversial Instagram comment, citing First Amendment rights

On an official CSUSM Instagram post, a user tagged the Instagram account of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a comment to an undocumented CSUSM student. The university will leave up the comment because of First Amendment rights.

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2020

A comment on a CSUSM Instagram post sparked differing opinions on whether the university should censor speech deemed contrary to its values or allow such speech because of First Amendment rights.  A user with the handle @_fear_no_evil responded to a comment by a CSUSM student who identified them...

Never Forget: Campus community reflects on 9/11’s impact at powerful Day of Remembrance

CSUSM hosted a virtual Day of Remembrance to commemorate the events of 9/11.

Jules Appleton, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

To commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the CSUSM’s Veterans Services in coalition with the 9/11 Remembrance Project hosted a Day of Remembrance on Zoom. Led by Veterans Services’ Communications and Outreach Manager Sin Kook, the event was the culmination of a Virtual Week of Service. Kook...

Virtual instruction to continue into spring 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, CSU campuses will continue with mainly online learning for the spring semester.

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor

September 11, 2020

All 23 California State University campuses will continue with predominantly virtual instruction for the spring 2021 semester, according to the CSU chancellor -- a decision that may make disappoint some. After considering the ongoing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and consulting with all CSU presiden...

Kellogg Library offers a variety of online services for fall 2020

Despite being closed for in-person services,  Kellogg Library will still be serving students virtually during the fall 2020 semester.

Ariana L. Kitts, Staff Writer

September 7, 2020

Although Kellogg Library is closed for all in-person services this semester, CSUSM students can still access vital library resources virtually.  Kellogg Library currently offers services such as 24/7 live chatting with a librarian, virtual course reserves and access to millions of other articles, film...

CSUSM gears up for mainly virtual semester

Over 90 percent of CSUSM courses will be offered online for fall 2020.

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2020

For the first time in its 30 year history, CSUSM will begin the academic year as a majority-online institution.  More than 90 percent of courses are occurring virtually this fall, with the in-person courses being certain labs in the biology and nursing departments.  The other CSU campuses are ...

University Library to create community archive in light of pandemic

University Library to create community archive in light of pandemic

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2020

The reverberations of COVID-19 are far and wide, but much can also be said for how communities across the world respond to their new reality. One of our own campus entities is aiming to document that very response on a communal level. Headed by the Special Collections department of CSUSM’s Univer...

ASI reports $80,000 in misused funds

ASI’s office is located at USU 3700.

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2020

Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) reported today that a former professional staff member used $80,000 of its funds for personal gain.  The report comes from a memorandum made by Kenneth Tran, president and CEO of ASI. “I am extremely disappointed to report that a former ASI professional staff member, whose responsibilities were to empower the student voice, allegedly too...