The Cougar Chronicle

Haunted Harvest Festival hosts Halloween Festivities

Haunted Harvest Festival hosts Halloween Festivities

Sydney Bayaca, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

The spooky sounds of classic Halloween tracks echoed across campus, along with the glow of the orange string lights that were spread throughout the Haunted Harvest Festival on Oct. 30.    Hundreds of students gathered in front of the USU on the chilly evening to celebrate Halloween and p...

Students hear perspective of immigration reporter

Students hear perspective of immigration reporter

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

November 10, 2019

Hundreds of students filled the seats of the USU Ballroom to attend Deconstructing the Border: A Reporter’s Perspective, on the evening of Oct. 23. Kate Morrissey, a journalist at the San Diego Union Tribune discussed her experience as an immigration reporter, which she had been working as since 2016. ...

Ideas and improvements discussed for the Cross-Cultural Center at community luncheon

Ideas and improvements discussed for the Cross-Cultural Center at community luncheon

Rachel Maddux, News Reporter

November 10, 2019

Twelve students attended the Cross-Cultural Center Community Luncheon at the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) to discuss current events on campus, cultures that need more campus recognition and ways to enhance the outreach of the CCC.   Faculty of the CCC gathers students for a luncheon twice a semes...

Students honor victims and advocate against domestic violence

Students honor victims and advocate against domestic violence

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

November 10, 2019

Students, wrapped in blankets against the dark night’s cold, stood surrounding a candlelit heart and remembered murdered victims of local domestic violence. Students put flowers inside the center of a candle formed heart as victims’ names were read aloud during the Breaking the Silence Speak Out & ...

Spotlight on Antonio Riggins

Spotlight on Antonio Riggins

Nicholas Heid, Sports Writer

October 30, 2019

Antonio Riggins sets hopes on making nationals   Antonio Riggins is a Senior here at California State University San Marcos. He’s been on the men’s Track and Field team all four of his years and this year, he’s set his hopes high. Riggins attended Olympian High School in San Diego and...

Summer Research Trumps Summer Vacation

Summer Research Trumps Summer Vacation

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

Doing research over the summer can be beneficial and valuable for future professional and career development.   No, I don’t mean the boring, dull, book research reports many of us had to do over our high school careers. Nor do I mean the writing of college-level research papers on some obs...

Author discusses the Filipinx identity

Author discusses the Filipinx identity

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

October 24, 2019

Students came out to spend an evening with Dr. Anthony Ocampo to discuss the struggle of Filipinix identity at The Latinos of Asia on Oct. 10.The Cross-Cultural Center, who hosted the event in collaboration with the [email protected] Center and USU Live!, first introduced Dr. Ocampo.  Dr. Ocampo, an associate professor of sociol...

Cougars assess student mental health

Cougars assess student mental health

Katherine Buell, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

For National Depression Screening Day, the Hope and Wellness Center provided students with a depression screening event on Oct. 17 where internal and external resources were present for those in need of further care.  The screening test is based on the Harvard Department of Psychiatry’s scale from z...

Students celebrate and participate in National Coming Out Day

Students celebrate and participate in National Coming Out Day

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

October 24, 2019

Students were cheered on by peers and members of the LGBTQA Pride Center as they came out of the closet by walking through a large red door in celebration of National Coming Out Day. The LGBTQA Pride Center collaborated with the [email protected] Center and Intervarsity to host the National Coming Out Day Cel...

Campus reopens renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center with ceremony

Campus reopens renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center with ceremony

Anneliese Esparza, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2019

CSUSM formally unveiled the newly renovated and expanded Epstein Family Veterans Center in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 10.    The existing building was renovated and an additional building was constructed. A large wooden deck connects the two adjacent structures. The project was made...

Sting triggers investigation of CSUSM employee

Sting triggers investigation of CSUSM employee

Antonio Pequeño IV, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

An anonymous group by the name of Creep Catchers Unit (CC Unit) has spurred an investigation of a CSUSM employee who allegedly engaged in inappropriate contact with someone posing as a minor. In an Oct. 18 email, Vice President of Student Affairs Lorena Checa confirmed the investigation is under way. Checa’s...

GEC encourages sustainable menstruation

GEC encourages sustainable menstruation

Alyssa Zurita, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

With environmental issues becoming increasingly apparent, CSUSM students are spreading awareness about sustainability and the effects unsustainability has on the environment.   On Sept. 26, the Gender Equity Center held a meeting during U-hour to discuss the issues of sustainable menstruat...