The Cougar Chronicle

Lowrider Experience celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25, 2019

CSUSM’s Latino Association of Faculty and Staff (LAFS) hosted its annual Lowrider Experience on Sept. 21. The event aims to “foster a culture where our University Po- lice Department interacts with its community in a non-enforcement environment.” The Lowrider Experience works with local ...

Students learn about local health services and risks of substance abuse

Clear The Air students advocate a smoke-free campus.

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

September 25, 2019

Students gathered at the USU Arcade for Let’s Talk About It, an event set up by the Student Health and Counseling Services to spread awareness about the risks of alcohol and smoking while providing information about local health services on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Each table re...

Sexologist: ‘Don’t yuck someone’s yum’

Jillian McDevitt has been a sexologist for 12 years.

Rachael Maddux, News Reporter

September 25, 2019

Sexologist, Jill McDevitt, had advice for her listeners: There is no “normal” sex life to be conformed to, so why are we “showing up with biases and how do we challenge them?”   McDevitt, who holds a doctorate in human sexuality, spoke to a dozen students gathered for the Sept. 17 S...

Lecture series educates students on diverse culture of India

Devanshi Upadhyaya (left) and Tony Chahal (right) share various aspects of their Indian culture at the Cross-Cultural Center.

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

September 25, 2019

Members from the CSUSM Indian Student Organization educated students and dispelled myths about the misconceptions of Indian culture at Beyond the Taj Mahal: Desi Identities and Experiences.   The Cross-Cultural Center collaborated with the CSUSM Indian Student Organization to host Beyond the Taj Maha...

Study Abroad Fair informs students of international opportunities

Leila Barth from Seamester informs students about a different kind of study abroad program.

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

September 25, 2019

Students interested in studying abroad got to learn about the different opportunities provided during the Traveling Tukwut Study Abroad Fair.   Global Education hosted over a dozen study abroad programs in front of the USU on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so that students interested in ...

Hundreds protest in support of Global Climate Strike

Estefania Fraticelli (left) and Lindsey Cain (right) lead protestors in a solidarity march on Sept. 24.

Antonio Pequeño IV, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

Waves of students and activists marched in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, a movement that has seen immense mobilization and support since its start on Sept. 20. The Global Climate Strike runs until Sept. 27 and according to globalclimatestrike.net, the strike, “is a joint response by...

Student Organization Fair presents variety of involvement opportunities

Kayla Bailey, Web and Social Media Assistant

September 17, 2019

The biannual Student Organization Fair provides students an opportunity to get more involved on campus and to network for their potential careers. There are more than 100 student organizations at CSUSM and over 80 of those organizations gathered together at the fall 2019 Student Organizati...

Campus Recreation provides students a way to stay fit, healthy and active on campus

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Students gathered at the Forum Plaza for Rec Fest to learn and experience how they could be involved with Campus Recreation on Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The outdoor event felt unpleasant with the summer heat, but that did not stop over 200 students from participating in the event. &nbs...

Say goodbye to the Compass Card

The Sprinter is a favored form of alternative transportation for some CSUSM students.

Tanya Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 17, 2019

As the 2019 fall semester begins, students, faculty and staff who use public transportation have returned to a price hike and changes in their monthly commuter passes.    Effective Sept. 1, the Compass Card that many commuters are familiar with will now be called the Regional Adult Pass. The pass...

New Extended Learning Building draws praise, some criticism

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

September 17, 2019

The new $80 million Extended Learning Building has some staff and students garnering praise for its modern design and accessibility to many programs in a single space. But a few students said improvements need to be made.      The new building, located in the North City San Marcos neighborhood on Barham Stree...

CSU Chancellor’s Office initiates audit on CSUSM dean

Michael Schroder’s business expenses are currently subjected to an audit.

Adrianna Adame and Antonio Pequeño

September 17, 2019

Expense reports by the dean of Extended Learning are being subjected to an audit, according to a campus-wide email from CSUSM President Ellen Neufeldt. The Sept. 5 email followed a San Diego Union-Tribune (U-T) story on the same date about Dean Michael Schroder’s travel expenses. In...

Miiyu Welcomes Freshmen to CSUSM

Miiyu Welcomes Freshmen to CSUSM

September 16, 2019

The Orientation Team, Dean of Students, Department of Athletics, USU Live! and ASI worked together to organize Miiyu to welcome freshmen to CSUSM. One of the MC’s at the event explained that the word Miiyu means “hello” in Luiseno.   During the beginning of Miiyu, students were given a free “I p...