The Cougar Chronicle

Student led solutions to tackle environmental injustic

Kathleen Carpio

March 25, 2019

When students were asked if they lived within one mile of a freeway, or if anyone in their family has asthma, or were required to use hazardous materials at work, a majority of students stood.   This provided a visual as to how often and how many people are being affected by their enviro...

CSU Board of Trustees appoints new CSUSM president

CSU Board of Trustees appoints new CSUSM president

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

March 25, 2019

After eight months of searching for a new president, Ellen J. Neufeldt Ed.D. was appointed as CSUSM’s fourth president at the March Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, March 20.   Neufeldt is currently vice president of student engagement and enrollment services for Old Dominion Univers...

ASI Open Forum

Adrianna Adame, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

ASI candidates gathered for the ASI Open Forum to introduce themselves to students and to present their plans for what they intend to do if they get elected the position that they are running for.   The ASI Open Forum was held on Thursday, March 21 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Arts 240 by the A...

Next year budget proposal remains uncertain

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

March 16, 2019

Following the confirmation that there will not be a tuition increase for students during the 2019/20 school year, new information pertaining to the new budget plan will not be certain until CSUSM’s new president is appointed.   At the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, a new budget for CS...

Speaking of Democracy discusses impact of social media

Chase Spear, Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2019

Students had the opportunity to debate amongst themselves on whether social media has helped or harmed the foundations of democracy.   The American Democracy Project at CSUSM hosted their annual Speaking of Democracy panel, a seminar designed to inform students on the basics of democracy and h...

TEDxCSUSM to return to campus

Citlally Arroyo, News Editor

March 16, 2019

  A team of five students and an alumnus organized the second TEDxCSUSM event. Five speakers will give TED-like talks to the campus and to guests outside of CSUSM on Saturday, March 23 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the USU Ballroom.   “The mission of TEDxCSUSM is to create a platform that celebra...

Film reflects Japanese American internment on Day of Remembrance

Chase Spear, Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2019

Students watched archival footage revealing thousands of Japanese Americans being forcibly removed from their homes and transported to internment camps in the desert.   The Cross-Cultural Center showcased the film, And Then They Came for Us on Feb. 19 in the USU Ballroom as part of Day of Remembrance...

CALM makes affordable textbooks an option for students

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

March 7, 2019

A CSUSM initiative called Cougars Affordable Learning Materials (CALM) Project encourages and aids faculty to reduce the costs of their textbooks.   The event, CALMing Textbook Costs served as a platform to inform students how to make affordable textbooks an option. Associated Students Inc. (...

CSUSM spreads awareness on eating disorders

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2019

Students had the opportunity to be confidentially screened for eating disorders and learn about how to seek treatment to achieve recovery.   The Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS), HOPE & Wellness Center and Active Minds CSUSM held Eating Disorder Screening Day at the Forum...

CSUSM celebrates campaign completion

CSUSM celebrates campaign completion

Citlally Arroyo, News Editor

February 20, 2019

After seven years, CSUSM, the youngest university in the 23-campus California State University  (CSU) system, surpassed its goal of $50 million for its first comprehensive fundraising campaign called Forward Together.   On Thursday, Feb. 7, students, faculty and staff gathered outside in the ...

President Haynes congratulated for her service on campus

President Haynes congratulated for her service on campus

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

February 20, 2019

More than 600 guests of the San Diego community gathered to celebrate President Karen Haynes’ 15 and a half years of dedication to CSUSM as she prepares to retire this June.   This was the 15th annual Report to the Community hosted by the CSUSM counsel on Feb. 7 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.  ...

Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo movement visits CSUSM

Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo movement visits CSUSM

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

February 20, 2019

  About 900 people filled the USU Ballroom as Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke to the campus community about the true meaning of the movement since it went viral in October of 2017.   Burke grew up in the Bronx during the 80’s and 90’s and was immersed in black...