The Cougar Chronicle

Food insecurity initiative aids CSUSM students

Food insecurity initiative aids CSUSM students

Citlally Arroyo and Stephany Mejia

October 12, 2018


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An Associated Students Inc. (ASI) initiative called Fresh Market Mondays provides free fruits and vegetables to CSUSM students to decrease food insecurity. The ASI Cougar Pantry, composed of staff, interns and volunteers organizes the Fresh Market Mondays which take place every Monday from 10 a.m. to...

Annual Security Report shows net decrease in crime

Antonio Pequeño IV, News Editor

September 27, 2018


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A national trade association for safety and security ranked CSUSM as the safest college campus in California - a rating that is backed by the university’s annual security report earlier this month.   CSUSM Chief of Police Scott Ybarrondo said, “The campus’ safety is everybody’s respons...

RAINN combats sexual assault and violence in campus community

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

September 27, 2018


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On a table outside the USU last week, students could pick up a condom, grab some lube or learn about rape and sexual violence.   The annual RAINN Day event, held on Sept. 13, focused on the resources available for victims and survivors of sexual assault, incest and violence.   RAI...

Yellow Pinwheel Project brings suicide awareness to students

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Presented by Student Health and Counseling Services and Active Minds, the Yellow Pinwheel Project raises awareness for college suicide victims. On Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. stu- dents could observe more than 1,100 pinwheels in the Forum Plaza. Each yellow pinwheel commemorated a college student ...

Students celebrate and honor the Latinx Heritage Month

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Long lines extended outside the [email protected] Center for the Latinx Heritage Month Kick Off on Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. For the next month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, it is National Latinx Heritage Month. During this time, the accomplishments, contributions, heritage and culture of Latinx people are celebrated. ...

CSUSM President Karen Haynes plans to retire in 2019

Layda Galvan, Antonio Pequeno IV and Karen Ambrocio, Editor in Chief, News Editor, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018


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CSUSM President Karen Haynes has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2019.   “While many have called this moment of deciding to retire bittersweet, and while we all know it is an inevitable moment in one’s lifetime, it has been one of the most difficult and emotional decisions of our c...

Gender Equity Center holds first Women of Color Social

Gender Equity Center holds first Women of Color Social

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

September 14, 2018


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Students made connections with their peers at the first Women of Color Social, which was hosted by the Gender Equity Center on Aug. 28. The center held the event to encourage students, particularly those who identify as women of color, to meet one another and create bonds. This social was also a way for ...

Back to school event raises awareness about student mental health

Back to school event raises awareness about student mental health

Citlally Arroyo, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2018


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Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) along with the HOPE and Wellness Center organized CSUSM #4mind4body to educate students on the importance of healthy minds and bodies.   Cherryl Berry, Mental Health Educator at CSUSM said, “We [SHCS] always want to be a part of weeks of welco...

The Student Organization fair offers opportunity for involvement

The Student Organization fair offers opportunity for involvement

Jayla Young, News Reporter

September 14, 2018


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On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the fall 2018 Student Organization fair was held in the USU Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The event was organized by the Coordinator of Student Involvement, LaPorcha Ingram. Of CSUSM’s 130 student organizations, 80 were in attendance at the fair alongside various sororities an...

Campus adopts new virtual parking permit system

Campus adopts new virtual parking permit system

Antonio Pequeño, News Editor

September 14, 2018


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As the fall semester begins and students get used to virtual parking permits, the complaints about parking continue to bubble up.         The new virtual system, which uses mounted cameras on police vehicles to read license plates, and the accompanying software cost $85,000, said Direc...

Discovering Your Patronus with Pablo Campus

Adrianna Adame, Assistant News Editor

May 10, 2018


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The stigma of mental illness can prevent people from seeking help. On April 26 from 11:30am to 1pm, Pablo Campos spoke about his journey with mental health, addiction and recovery at CSUSM. Campos is a mental health advocate who speaks at schools around the country to encourage students to speak up ...

A space to support Dreamers

A space to support Dreamers

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

May 10, 2018


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In Nov. 2017 the DREAMer resource office opened to offer undocumented students legal support, such as immigration lawyers and counselors. According to their website, DREAMer’s mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for undocumented students. The office also helps students find alternative...