The Cougar Chronicle

ASI plans support program for formerly incarcerated students

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2018


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The Associated Students Incorporation (ASI) Board of Directors passed a resolution on Feb. 2 to bring Project Rebound, a support program for students who have served jail or prison time, to CSUSM. ASI Vice President of Student and University Affairs Yomira Zamora said Project Rebound currently provides...

CSUSM Police chief plans to expand shooter training for campus safety

CSUSM Police chief plans to expand shooter training for campus safety

Stephany Mejia and Jadan Smithers

March 27, 2018


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What if an active shooter appeared on this campus? “If we’re hearing gunshots, we are not stopping to help victims, we are not stopping to talk to people, we are actively moving toward that threat until we can address the threat. So it is an immediate action response,” said University Chief of...

Eating disorder survivor shares her struggle and recovery

Eating disorder survivor shares her struggle and recovery

Adrianna Adame

March 15, 2018


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On Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., CSUSM’s Student Health & Counseling Center hosted keynote speaker Stephanie Covington Armstrong for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This year’s theme is Let’s Get Real focusing on tearing down the stereotypes of eating disorders.   Armstrong, aut...

ASI initiates a straw-free campus

ASI initiates a straw-free campus

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

March 15, 2018


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A new Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) initiative discourages student’s use of plastic straws. During the month of February, ASI Sustainability Representative Kimberly Anderson helped create the Straw Free February campaign. Students were only given straws upon request along with a 10 cent...

Cross-Cultural center invites CSUSM community to their 15th anniversary celebration

Layda Galvan, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


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In a closet adjacent to the Student Life and Leadership office on the fourth floor of Craven Hall, the Multicultural programs office was inaugurated in March of 2003. By 2007, the program was renamed as the Cross-Cultural center. “We were one of the first or longer serving here on campus. It...

Students learn the importance of Brazilian carnival

Students learn the importance  of Brazilian carnival

Adrianna Adame, Assistant News Editor

February 21, 2018


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On Feb. 15 at 12 p.m., the [email protected] Center held a Carnival of Brazil Festival, originally a five-day Lent celebration. During this celebration, people don’t eat meat. In many cities in Brazil, this festival fills the streets with parades of people in extravagant costumes, samba music and street block...

CHABSS acknowledges students’ academic success

CHABSS acknowledges students’ academic success

Dylan McCall, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2018


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On Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) hosted their fall 2017 semester Dean’s List Mixer in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building (SBSB) 4111. The Dean’s List Mixer is an informal opportunity for students excelling academically, a 3.5...

LA college free speech lawsuit won’t affect CSUSM policy

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

February 21, 2018


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CSUSM officials are aware of a recent lawsuit by a Los Angeles community college student against his school for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights by enforcing its free speech zone policy. In the lawsuit, student Kevin Shaw from Pierce College says that in November 2016 school officials...

Students reclaim the word ‘chingona’ in a festival

Students reclaim the word ‘chingona’ in a festival

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018


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Art, women empowerment and música (music) are all descriptors of the Xingona Festival. In Spanish, the word ‘chingona’ is used as a derogatory term toward women. The Xingona Festival uses this word as a positive connotation and the term is being reclaimed to signify a “badass” woman. “It’s...

Extended Learning Building and parking structure project approved

Extended Learning Building and parking structure project approved

Tyler Abrahams, Assistant News Editor

February 7, 2018


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The CSU board of trustees have given a green light to a six-story, $81.4 million building and a parking structure that will house the Extended Learning department and offer 709 parking spaces. The project, which will financed by revenue bonds repaid by parking fees and rents, will be located to the...

Students fund ASI campus initiatives

Students fund ASI campus initiatives

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

February 7, 2018


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The budget for Associated Students Inc. (ASI) increased by roughly $700,000 after students passed a referendum to increase the ASI semester fee from $50 to $75 last spring. This fee increase will fund initiatives, including the library’s 24-hour zone, the Cougar Pantry, Festival 78 and a sustain...

TRAFFIC REPORT

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

February 7, 2018


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On Thursday, Feb. 8, President Karen Haynes will give her “President Report to the Community” from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., resulting the closure of Lot N. More than 550 guests are will be attending. Traffic and delays are expected in Barham Drive and Campus Way entrance. Parking structure entrance will...