The Cougar Chronicle

Faculty, staff and students share priorities for new CSU chancellor at open forum

Anneliese Esparza

December 7, 2019

The CSU Board of Trustees Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor continued their search for the next chancellor of the CSU system during an open forum at CSUSM on Dec. 3. With the current chancellor of the CSU system, Timothy P. White, recently announcing his intent to retire,...

Panel discusses importance of careers in foreign language

Sasha Anand

December 7, 2019

Students assembled to attend a panel with members from campus organizations to learn about careers that utilize the use of a foreign language. The Academic Success Center, Office of Global Education and Career Center collaborated to host the panel during U-hour on Nov. 20. Hillary Taylor, the Academic...

Audit finds irregularities in ASI accounting records

ASI’s office is located at USU 3700.

Antonio Pequeño

December 7, 2019

Law enforcement officials are investigating accounting irregularities involving as much as $80,000 following an audit of Associated Students Inc. by Aldrich CPA+Advisors LLP released on Sept. 26. Analysis of the “Other” expenses shows that “Management and General” expenses tallied up to $79,504...

No update available on CC unit probe

Antonio Pequeño

November 21, 2019

Last month, The Cougar Chronicle published a story regarding a university employee who is currently under investigation for allegedly having an inappropriate interaction with someone the employee believed to be a minor. The person’s employment is under the CSUSM Corporation, not the university itself....

CSUSM takes steps towards a smoke free campus

Left to right: Luke Zuniga, Demi Akindele, AJ Armendi, Cheri Barnes, Daniell Derry advocate a smoke and vapor free campus.

Rachael Maddux, New Reporter

November 21, 2019

The Safety, Health & Sustainability organization held its annual Let’s Clear the Air Together event to institute advocacy for a smoke-free campus, promote awareness that tobacco use creates toxic waste and inform students about the impact of second- hand smoke. Approximately 40 students gathered...

Greek life competes in sixth annual drag show

Drag show winner, Anita Marg aka Alex Villa, takes the stage.

Sydney Bayaca ,Jaelyn Decena, Staff Wrtiers

November 21, 2019

Throughout an evening of drag kings and queens, students were entertained by dance routines, poetic rapping and lip sync battles. The LGBTQA Pride Center and Nu Alpha Kappa (NAK), a fraternity at CSUSM, collaborated to host their sixth annual drag show competition at the USU Ballroom on Nov.8 from...

Faculty raises concerns on provost search

Faculty raises concerns on provost search

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Editor’s note: This story has been edited since its original print publication on Nov. 20, 2019. CSUSM faculty and staff attended a campus open forum to discuss and share their insights into what each department is looking for when it comes to a new provost. Representatives from various academic ...

Experts on HIV share experiences to educate the public

Local activist open the discussion on HIV while attendees listen in.

Christina Suarez, News Reporer

November 21, 2019

HIV advocates gathered for Destigmatizing HIV, a panel that focused on educating an audience of about 25 people on why HIV needs to be destigmatized. Destigmatizing HIV was the final panel in the Activist Lab Series organized by the Cross-Cultural Center. The panel occurred on Nov. 13 at the USU Ballroom...

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

San Diego Tribune's journalist, Kate Morrissey speaks to attendees during a Q&A session on October 23rd.

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

Faculty and students gather in front of the Cross-Cultural Center mural for a photo.

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

Candles lit as students 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 & ...