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CSU vaccine mandate brings new changes to CSUSM policies

Nijat Mamtimen, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

California State University San Marcos has mandated vaccine and face mask policies for faculty, staff and students during the fall semester. A COVID-19 Prevention Program requires CSUSM employees, students...

CSUSM students and faculty gear up for a new semester on campus

Kristin Bergmann, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

CSUSM officially welcomed students and faculty back on campus for the fall semester on Aug. 30. According to the Office of the Registrar, 16,723 students enrolled at CSUSM this fall semester, In comparison,...

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Campus Notes 9/12

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Veteran program receives $6 million grant to help student veterans discover careers in sustainable energy The Veterans to Energy Careers (VERC) program at Cal State San Marcos that helps student veterans...

CSUSM students, faculty and staff return to campus after spending more than a year of online instruction.

CSUSM campus open to students, faculty and staff for fall semester

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2021

Cal State San Marcos welcomes back students and faculty to campus following a year and a half of online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the campus is open to students, faculty and...

3,637 graduating students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 registered to attend a 2021 commencement
ceremony on the weekend of May 22-23. Pictured are graduates from a past commencement ceremony.

University offers in-person commencement ceremonies for classes of 2020, 2021

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2021

CSUSM will hold five separate commencement ceremonies on May 22 and 23. Since last year’s commencement ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19, both the classes of 2020 and 2021 were invited to attend. Each...

Students discuss anti-Blackness in the Latinx community

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor May 14, 2021

The [email protected] Center and Black Students Center collaborated on “Anti-Blackness in the Latinx Community” on April 29, a Zoom conversation about colorism and racism in Hispanic culture. According to...

The Cougar Chronicle selects Tania Ortiz as the fall 2021 editor-in-chief

The Cougar Chronicle selects Tania Ortiz as the fall 2021 editor-in-chief

May 14, 2021

The Cougar Chronicle would like to announce that Tania Ortiz has been selected as the fall 2021 editor-in-chief. Tania received an associate's degree in communication from MiraCosta College in May...

The California Collegiate Athletic Association announced a return to play earlier this month. Pictured is men's soccer player Corbin Thaete, who said he is excited to return to competition.

Athletic conference announces return to play in fall

Brittney Scardina, Sports Editor May 14, 2021

The CSUSM Athletic Department and student athletes have received the news they have been waiting for all semester. Due to COVID-19, student athletes have not participated in competition since March 2020,...

The university plans to rename the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care to the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care after former president Karen Haynes. From left to right: CSU Board of Trustees member Adam Day, former president Karen Haynes, Darlene Shiley and former CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, pictured in May 2019.

CSUSM to add the name of retired president Karen Haynes to CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care despite her controversial history

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 14, 2021

University officials plan to add the name of former president Karen Haynes to the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, named after the well-known philanthropist and longtime CSUSM donor Darlene Shiley. In...

Michael Schroder’s business expenses are currently subjected to an audit.

Former dean under criminal investigation

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

Michael Schroder, the former dean of extended learning, is now under criminal investigation by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for how he spent tens of thousands of dollars in university...

Students discuss how gentrification affects minorities

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor May 9, 2021

Gentrification is an ongoing issue that continues to affect minorities across the country. Staff from the CSUSM Black Student Center discussed how gentrification has personally affected them and educated...

Senior music students will complete their capstone projects virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured is Sarah Lehman singing.

Music majors complete senior capstones virtually

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2021

Ten music students specializing in vocal performance, composition, piano, bass guitar and more performed or will perform in three livestreamed recitals this month. An additional six music seniors performed...

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