The Cougar Chronicle

Michael Garrett to become ASI president

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

March 28, 2020

Third-year student Michael Garrett will be the next ASI president. Garrett, a sociology and criminology double major, won 56.73 percent of the votes, tallying 472 ballots. The ASI Board of Directors released the voting results via email, their election website and on Instagram on March 26 at 2:...

ASI Election ballot becomes available to students

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Three candidates are running for ASI President and 7 others are running for various ASI positions for the 2020-2021 academic school year. ASI Elections occur from March 23 at 7 a.m. until March 25 at 5 p.m. Students were emailed an online ballot to fill out and submit, by the ASI Board of Directors...

CSUSM to postpone 2020 commencement

CSUSM to postpone 2020 commencement

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

March 21, 2020

The 2020 CSUSM commencement ceremony will be postponed, announced the Office of the President via email on Wednesday, March 18. Commencement was originally scheduled to have 3,641 students walk on May 15-16, but the ceremony will be postponed to a later date this year according to the Office of Comm...

Transnational, multi-genre poet visits campus to share writing

Transnational, multi-genre poet visits campus to share writing

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 8, 2020

On Feb. 28, CSUSM students had the opportunity of hearing from author Kazim Ali read from and speak about his work. The reading was hosted by the Literature and Writing department as part of their Community and World Literary Series (CWLS), a series where acclaimed contemporary authors visit campus ...

Eating Disorder Screening Day offers resources to students

Eating Disorder Screening Day offers resources to students

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

March 8, 2020

Around 150 students took part in the Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) annual Eating Disorder Screening Day, getting the chance to learn about how to prevent an eating disorder and where to seek treatment to get on the road to recovery. SHCS held events such as Eating Disorder Screening Da...

Coronavirus prompts campus preparations

Coronavirus prompts campus preparations

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

As new updates on the coronavirus entered the news cycle over the past week, CSUSM shared further information on the respiratory disease with respect to the campus community. Campus Risk Manager & Director of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Erin Fullerton said that IRM is “taking the appropriat...

Workshop informs students of unhealthy digital relationship habits and abuse

Workshop informs students of unhealthy digital relationship habits and abuse

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

February 22, 2020

Student Health & Counseling Services held their Healthy Tech Relationships workshop which informed students on the nuances of digital relationships. “The plan is…to touch on people that are thinking about using online dating for a relationship and just some things to think about with that,” sa...

Students learn about voter registration rights

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

February 22, 2020

The Cross-Cultural Center held the Politics and Voter Registration Rights discussion as a part of the Civility Dialogue series, a series by the Civility Campaign focused on bringing students together to peacefully discuss politics and political issues. A small group of students was in attendance for ...

Results of audit expands to campus-wide investigation

Results of audit expands to campus-wide investigation

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

February 22, 2020

An investigation by California State University Office of Audit and Advisory Services has found 33 instances of fraud by the former Dean of Extended Learning. Results from the Dean of Extended Learning’s audit investigation was recently announced in a campus-wide email by CSUSM President Ellen Neufel...

CSU, ASI to integrate policy changes following lawsuit

CSU, ASI to integrate policy changes following lawsuit

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) and the California State University system will undergo changes to funding regulations and neutrality policies following the conclusion of a 2017 viewpoint discrimination lawsuit from CSUSM pro-life student organization, Students for Life (SFL). In spring 2017, SFL...

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...