The Cougar Chronicle

Campus Recreation provides students a way to stay fit, healthy and active on campus

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Students gathered at the Forum Plaza for Rec Fest to learn and experience how they could be involved with Campus Recreation on Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The outdoor event felt unpleasant with the summer heat, but that did not stop over 200 students from participating in the event. &nbs...

Say goodbye to the Compass Card

Say goodbye to the Compass Card

Tanya Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 17, 2019

As the 2019 fall semester begins, students, faculty and staff who use public transportation have returned to a price hike and changes in their monthly commuter passes.    Effective Sept. 1, the Compass Card that many commuters are familiar with will now be called the Regional Adult Pass. The pass...

New Extended Learning Building draws praise, some criticism

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

September 17, 2019

The new $80 million Extended Learning Building has some staff and students garnering praise for its modern design and accessibility to many programs in a single space. But a few students said improvements need to be made.      The new building, located in the North City San Marcos neighborhood on Barham Stree...

CSU Chancellor’s Office initiates audit on CSUSM dean

CSU Chancellor’s Office initiates audit on CSUSM dean

Adrianna Adame and Antonio Pequeño

September 17, 2019

Expense reports by the dean of Extended Learning are being subjected to an audit, according to a campus-wide email from CSUSM President Ellen Neufeldt. The Sept. 5 email followed a published story on the same date about Dean Michael Schroder’s travel expenses. In June, someone made ...

Miiyu Welcomes Freshmen to CSUSM

Miiyu Welcomes Freshmen to CSUSM

September 16, 2019

The Orientation Team, Dean of Students, Department of Athletics, USU Live! and ASI worked together to organize Miiyu to welcome freshmen to CSUSM. One of the MC’s at the event explained that the word Miiyu means “hello” in Luiseno.   During the beginning of Miiyu, students were given a free “I p...

Meal Planning for the College Student Budget

Meal Planning for the College Student Budget

September 16, 2019

School is now back in session. If you’re here on campus you’re most likely renting textbooks and crashing courses. However, does this list include figuring out what to eat the next day? Balancing academics with family obligations, work and life in general consumes any person’s day. So it’s m...

Students and faculty celebrate Kellogg Library’s 15 years of service

Students and faculty celebrate Kellogg Library’s 15 years of service

Chase Spear, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2019

Spring 2019 marks 15 years since Kellogg Library opened its doors to students at CSUSM.   A celebratory event was hosted by Library Dean Jennifer Fabbi, librarian service specialist Rosa Conrad and Engagement & Inclusion librarian Toni Olivas. Multiple booths were set up in Kellogg Plaza on...

CSUSM’s largest class to graduate this year

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

May 8, 2019

The class of 2019 with approximately 3,800 students will be the largest class in CSUSM history to graduate this May. Last year nearly 3,500 students graduated.   Due to the size of the class, for the first time, the commencement ceremonies will be extended to three days instead of two and six cerem...

Student coalition accuses UPD of malpractice

Antonio Pequeño IV, Assistant Managing

May 8, 2019

Five CSUSM organizations combined to form the Students for Justice Coalition (SFJC) in response to a Feb. 22 incident that involved an alleged misuse of force by UPD on a student.   According to an Instagram post made by student organization The Black SistaHood, the SFJC is comprised of the...

White Rose Memorial commemorates Jewish community in recent attack

White Rose Memorial commemorates Jewish community in recent attack

Citlally Arroyo, News Editor

May 8, 2019

Students, faculty and the public gathered at the Forum Plaza on the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) for the rededication ceremony of the White Rose Memorial on campus.     The memorial honors a group of German students from the University of Munich, known as the White Rose...

Student activists come together for Cougars in Solidarity

Student activists come together for Cougars in Solidarity

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 8, 2019

CSUSM students gathered in solidarity to discuss the need for social justice, healing and action after the fatal April 27 shooting at the Chabad of Poway on April 27.   Around 300 people  filled up the USU Amphitheatre from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 to attend Cougars in Solidari...

Poway Synagogue Shooting

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 29, 2019

The alleged gunman of the Chabad of Poway shooting on Saturday, April 27, is a CSUSM student, according to a statement by President Karen Haynes.   John T. Earnest, the alleged gunman, is accused of killing a woman and injuring three others, including an eight-year-old girl and a rabbi du...