The Cougar Chronicle

Student Nursing Association diaper drive for babies in need

celine holguin, Assistant managing editor

February 20, 2019

  The CSUSM Student Nursing Association (NSA) has been hosting a Diaper Drive for the month of February for low income families in need of a helping hand when it comes to diapers.   According to the NSA website (https://www.csusmsna.org/), there is no federal or state programs tha...

Organization Fair provides student involvement

Chase Spear, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2019

Around 350 students attended the Student Organization Fair to become involved in the various clubs on campus.   On Tuesday, Feb. 5, a total of 84 student organizations and clubs ranging from academic, culture, religion, sports, political, sororities and special interests gathered in the US...

Welcome back event shares Hawaiian culture

Chase Spear, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2019

CSUSM Campus Recreation and the Cross-Cultural Center hosted Welcome Back Luau, a Tukwut Life event where students gathered to enjoy a night of dancing and Hawaiian cuisine. Sonya Starr-McLin, pro staff of operations with Campus Recreation, coordinated the event, which took place on Friday, Jan. 25....

Students learn about the importance of being mindful while in school

Students learn about the importance of being mindful while in school

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

February 5, 2019

Outside the USU, tables were set for AMP Up Mindfulness on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., each organized with a different perspective on promoting mindfulness in activities students do.   AMP Up Mindfulness is a branch of Student Health and Counseling Services designed to bring awareness ...

CSU Chancellor Timothy White announces no tuition increase

Layda Galvan, Editor-in-Cheif

February 5, 2019

The California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White confirmed a no tuition increase for the fall 2019. According to the CSU twitter account @CalState, posted a quote saying that due to Governor Newsom’s budget, there will be no tuition increase. “In response to Gov. Newsom’s visionary...

CougarFest brings the carnival to CSUSM

CougarFest brings the carnival to CSUSM

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

February 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...