The Cougar Chronicle

Transnational, multi-genre poet visits campus to share writing

Kazim Ali has written across several genres, including poetry, memoir and fiction.

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

Graduate student peer interns and a nursing student were amongst others that ran the Eating Disorder Screenings.

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

Student Health & Counseling Services is located across from the USU.

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

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

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

The CSU system will soon enact a new, viewpoint inclusive policy directive.

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

The composting program will soon be available in the USU Dining Hall.

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 go head to head in a game of foosball.

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

The USU Dining Hall currently offers four eateries

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

Stralen Cayla Haupt (left) and Taylor Stark (right) provide students with tips for healthy eating.

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

Homelessness often carries a negative stigma.

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...