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Sustainability Program provides opportunity to compost food waste

Sustainability Program provides opportunity to compost food waste

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

February 6, 2020

CSUSM Sustainability Program announced their plan to launch their upcoming compost program in the USU Dining Hall in January. Sustainability is collaborating with The Compost Company, a local Encinitas business owned and operated by Naomi Wentworth, EDCO, CSUSM’s current waste hauler and the College...

Students celebrate the new semester with Tukwut Nights

Students celebrate the new semester with Tukwut Nights

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

February 6, 2020

As students walked through a white cloth draped tunnel, the glow of a rainbow and boom of music greeted them as they entered Tukwut Nights, a welcome back celebration for the semester.The annual celebration hosted by USU Live! is a semi-formal dance for CSUSM students over the age of 18. The dance was hel...

CSUSM to implement mandatory resident meal plan for upcoming fall semester

CSUSM to implement mandatory resident meal plan for upcoming fall semester

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

CSUSM will implement a mandatory, multi-thousand dollar meal plan for on-campus residents in the fall of 2020.The resident meal plan rates will vary between first year students and second year students or beyond. First year student plans are $2,299 a semester and total out to $4,598 annually. Second ...

Organizations inform students on health and wellness for the holidays

Organizations inform students on health and wellness for the holidays

Kathleen Carpio

December 7, 2019

Eat Well Eat Wise educated students on healthy eating during the holidays and provided resources from local health organizations to those suffering from eating disorders at the USU on Nov. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, hosted by the Student Health and Counseling Services (NCHS), was organized...

Cougar Care Network addresses student homelessness at CSUSM

Cougar Care Network addresses student homelessness at CSUSM

Adrianna Adame

December 7, 2019

Representatives from the Cougar Care Network and YMCA came out to discuss the rising issue of student homelessness and food insecurity at the Hunger and Homelessness Panel during the evening of Nov. 20 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students who walked into USU 2310-B first had the chance to fill out a...

Faculty, staff and students share priorities for new CSU chancellor at open forum

Anneliese Esparza

December 7, 2019

The CSU Board of Trustees Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor continued their search for the next chancellor of the CSU system during an open forum at CSUSM on Dec. 3. With the current chancellor of the CSU system, Timothy P. White, recently announcing his intent to retire,...

Panel discusses importance of careers in foreign language

Sasha Anand

December 7, 2019

Students assembled to attend a panel with members from campus organizations to learn about careers that utilize the use of a foreign language. The Academic Success Center, Office of Global Education and Career Center collaborated to host the panel during U-hour on Nov. 20. Hillary Taylor, the Academic...

Audit finds irregularities in ASI accounting records

Audit finds irregularities in ASI accounting records

Antonio Pequeño

December 7, 2019

Law enforcement officials are investigating accounting irregularities involving as much as $80,000 following an audit of Associated Students Inc. by Aldrich CPA+Advisors LLP released on Sept. 26. Analysis of the “Other” expenses shows that “Management and General” expenses tallied up to $79,504...

No update available on CC unit probe

Antonio Pequeño

November 21, 2019

Last month, The Cougar Chronicle published a story regarding a university employee who is currently under investigation for allegedly having an inappropriate interaction with someone the employee believed to be a minor. The person’s employment is under the CSUSM Corporation, not the university itself....

CSUSM takes steps towards a smoke free campus

CSUSM takes steps towards a smoke free campus

Rachael Maddux, New Reporter

November 21, 2019

The Safety, Health & Sustainability organization held its annual Let’s Clear the Air Together event to institute advocacy for a smoke-free campus, promote awareness that tobacco use creates toxic waste and inform students about the impact of second- hand smoke. Approximately 40 students gathered...

Greek life competes in sixth annual drag show

Greek life competes in sixth annual drag show

Sydney Bayaca ,Jaelyn Decena, Staff Wrtiers

November 21, 2019

Throughout an evening of drag kings and queens, students were entertained by dance routines, poetic rapping and lip sync battles. The LGBTQA Pride Center and Nu Alpha Kappa (NAK), a fraternity at CSUSM, collaborated to host their sixth annual drag show competition at the USU Ballroom on Nov.8 from...

Faculty raises concerns on provost search

Faculty raises concerns on provost search

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Editor’s note: This story has been edited since its original print publication on Nov. 20, 2019. CSUSM faculty and staff attended a campus open forum to discuss and share their insights into what each department is looking for when it comes to a new provost. Representatives from various academic ...