The Cougar Chronicle

Tragedy of late son motivates father to create social change

Tragedy of late son motivates father to  create social change

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

October 13, 2018


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World renowned speaker Azim Khamisa started the Tariq Khamisa Foundation in 1995 after he lost his son to gang violence at the age of 20 by Tony Hicks. Khamisa’s only son, Tariq, was studying at San Diego State and working part-time as a pizza delivery boy. It was during a delivery, after being lure...

Job Fair gives students various employment possibilities

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

October 12, 2018


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About 40 employers offered aid to students seeking employment and volunteer opportunities at the Fall Job Fair. The Career Center hosted their semestral Job Fair in the USU Ballroom on Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. GEICO, Escondido Union School District and Peet’s Coffee attended the event. Students...

Professor shares perception and insight on sexual misconduct

Professor shares perception and insight on sexual misconduct

Antonio Pequeño IV, News Editor

October 12, 2018


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Dr. Susie Lan Cassel has been a victim of stalking and sexual violence. Her warning to others: Don’t wait to take action. At an installment of “Tukwut Talks: Conversations with Faculty” hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center on Oct. 4, Cassel, a professor of Literature and Writing Studies spoke ab...

Food insecurity initiative aids CSUSM students

Food insecurity initiative aids CSUSM students

Citlally Arroyo and Stephany Mejia

October 12, 2018


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An Associated Students Inc. (ASI) initiative called Fresh Market Mondays provides free fruits and vegetables to CSUSM students to decrease food insecurity. The ASI Cougar Pantry, composed of staff, interns and volunteers organizes the Fresh Market Mondays which take place every Monday from 10 a.m. to...

Annual Security Report shows net decrease in crime

Antonio Pequeño IV, News Editor

September 27, 2018


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A national trade association for safety and security ranked CSUSM as the safest college campus in California - a rating that is backed by the university’s annual security report earlier this month.   CSUSM Chief of Police Scott Ybarrondo said, “The campus’ safety is everybody’s respons...

RAINN combats sexual assault and violence in campus community

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

September 27, 2018


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On a table outside the USU last week, students could pick up a condom, grab some lube or learn about rape and sexual violence.   The annual RAINN Day event, held on Sept. 13, focused on the resources available for victims and survivors of sexual assault, incest and violence.   RAI...

Yellow Pinwheel Project brings suicide awareness to students

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Presented by Student Health and Counseling Services and Active Minds, the Yellow Pinwheel Project raises awareness for college suicide victims. On Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. stu- dents could observe more than 1,100 pinwheels in the Forum Plaza. Each yellow pinwheel commemorated a college student ...

Students celebrate and honor the Latinx Heritage Month

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Long lines extended outside the [email protected] Center for the Latinx Heritage Month Kick Off on Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. For the next month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, it is National Latinx Heritage Month. During this time, the accomplishments, contributions, heritage and culture of Latinx people are celebrated. ...

CSUSM President Karen Haynes plans to retire in 2019

Layda Galvan, Antonio Pequeno IV and Karen Ambrocio, Editor in Chief, News Editor, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018


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CSUSM President Karen Haynes has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2019.   “While many have called this moment of deciding to retire bittersweet, and while we all know it is an inevitable moment in one’s lifetime, it has been one of the most difficult and emotional decisions of our c...

Gender Equity Center holds first Women of Color Social

Gender Equity Center holds first Women of Color Social

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

September 14, 2018


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Students made connections with their peers at the first Women of Color Social, which was hosted by the Gender Equity Center on Aug. 28. The center held the event to encourage students, particularly those who identify as women of color, to meet one another and create bonds. This social was also a way for ...

Back to school event raises awareness about student mental health

Back to school event raises awareness about student mental health

Citlally Arroyo, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2018


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Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) along with the HOPE and Wellness Center organized CSUSM #4mind4body to educate students on the importance of healthy minds and bodies.   Cherryl Berry, Mental Health Educator at CSUSM said, “We [SHCS] always want to be a part of weeks of welco...

The Student Organization fair offers opportunity for involvement

The Student Organization fair offers opportunity for involvement

Jayla Young, News Reporter

September 14, 2018


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On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the fall 2018 Student Organization fair was held in the USU Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The event was organized by the Coordinator of Student Involvement, LaPorcha Ingram. Of CSUSM’s 130 student organizations, 80 were in attendance at the fair alongside various sororities an...