The Cougar Chronicle

CougarFest brings the carnival to CSUSM

CougarFest brings the carnival to CSUSM

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

February 5, 2019


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As part of CSUSM’s homecoming week tradition, Associated Students, Inc. held CougarFest in the Chavez Circle. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, CougarFest gave students the opportunity to enjoy a carnival-themed evening with free food, limited edition T-shirts, carnival games and live music. Some carnival...

UPD chief of police engages in dialogue with students

UPD chief of police engages in dialogue with students

Citlally Arroyo, News Editor

February 5, 2019


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Associated Students, Inc. hosted Conversations with the Chief on Thursday, Jan. 31 during U-hour to give students the opportunity to meet and converse with CSUSM Chief of Police, Scott Ybarrondo, and to learn about the University Police Department (UPD).   Ybarrondo, who worked with the San Diego She...

Tukwut life creates Wizard of Oz activity for the start of the semester

Tukwut life creates Wizard of Oz activity for the start of the semester

Angelica Pena, Photo Editor

February 5, 2019


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On Feb. 1, Tukwut Life hosted a Wizard of Oz themed event to kick off the new semester. Students were invited to dance, play tabletop games, eat food, watch the Wizard of Oz film, or even receive a caricature of themselves.

Speaking of Democracy discusses executive power

Chase Spear, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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On Nov. 29, the American Democracy Project at CSUSM hosted an academic panel  called, “Speaking of Democracy” in the USU, which allowed students and community members to discuss the role of presidential power.   Assistant history professor Dr. Kimber Quinney hosted the event, along with Dr. ...

Presidential Search Open Forum

Citlally Arroyo, Assistant News Editor

December 7, 2018


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Following the announcement of President Karen Haynes’ retirement, effective June 30, 2019, the CSUSM Presidential Committee is searching for a new president.   On Friday, Nov. 30, the CSUSM Presidential Search Committee held its first meeting in an open forum at the USU Ballroom from 1 p.m...

Maskulinity-Revolution Starts at Home

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

December 7, 2018


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To begin the discussion about hypermasculinity Cross-Cultural Center program specialist Elisa Serna asked the question, “What do you picture when you hear the word man?” “strong,” “tall,” “overpowering” were some of the words uttered around the room. At first, these words seem to describe the s...

CSUSM raises double amount of donations

CSUSM raises double amount of donations

Layda Galvan & Karen Ambrocio, EIC & Managing Editor

December 7, 2018


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Within 24 hours the CSUSM community and partners raised $448,955 and received more than 1,400 gifts in their third annual Giving Day.     CSUSM Giving Day was held on Nov. 27 from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m which coincides with the global Giving Tuesday. The purpose of this day is for the communit...

Gender Equity Center hosts Black Women in Leadership

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

December 7, 2018


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Female faculty and staff gathered to speak about their experiences in leadership positions.   The Black Student Center and the Gender Equity Center (GEC) hosted the Black Women in Leadership on Nov. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the GEC.   Black Women in Leadership is a part of t...

Veterans Center hold seminar to aid student veterans

Chase Spear, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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On Nov. 16, the CSUSM Veterans Center hosted a seminar known as the Vet Net Ally Program, which is designed to help faculty raise awareness about the needs of military veterans attending CSUSM.   The program was hosted by the Veterans Center staff, including retired Marine Corps veteran, Moses M...

Social justice panel provides its expertise

Social justice panel provides its expertise

Chase Spear, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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On Nov. 8, the Career Center hosted a discussion panel that gave students insight and information on social justice within the modern career field.   The five panelists were Kesha Dunigan, EEO Specialist for the FAA, Office of Civil Rights, Char Booth, Associate Dean of the CSUSM Library Admin...

CSUSM celebrates one year smoke and tobacco-free campus

CSUSM celebrates one year smoke and tobacco-free campus

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

November 30, 2018


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Let’s Clear the Air celebrated CSUSM’s one year anniversary of being a smoke and tobacco-free campus on Nov. 15.   The event, sponsored by CSUSM Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs and Safety Health and Sustainability, was held at Kellogg Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   In Ap...

Campus prepares for CSUSM Giving Day

Campus prepares for CSUSM Giving Day

Citlally Arroyo, Assistant News Editor

November 30, 2018


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CSUSM Giving Day is a 24-hour social media driven campaign to raise money for scholarships, programs and departments throughout the university.   It will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, or #GivingTuesday that occurs each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiv...