The Cougar Chronicle

CAHM forum addresses significance of Adverse Childhood Experiences

CAHM forum addresses significance of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

October 26, 2018

The Community Alliance for Healthy Minds (CAHM) Forum: From Hopelessness… to Hope and Healing returned to CSUSM for the twelth year to educate individuals on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) scores, while providing a space for people to talk about their experiences and seek support.   ...

Civility Campaign examines midterm elections and polarization

Inique Wilson, News Reporter

October 26, 2018

The Civility Campaign hosted another installment of their Civility Café Series with a discussion about the upcoming midterm elections.   The discussion took place in the Cross-Cultural Center on Oct. 18 and featured Christopher Nayve, the associate vice president for community engagement and ancho...

ACE forum highlights the importance of women in leadership roles

Antonio Pequeño IV, News Editor

October 26, 2018

Speakers at this year’s ACE Women Leadership Forum urged listeners to discuss the significance of women leaders in today’s educational and sociopolitical systems.   The forum was hosted at CSUSM in the USU Ballroom on Oct. 19 and began with a keynote speech from Ana Navarro, a Republi...

Street preacher and Pride center advocates clash

Street preacher and Pride center advocates clash

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

October 26, 2018

Tensions arose in Kellogg Plaza between the LGBTQIA+ Pride Center and a campus street preacher during the National Coming Out Day celebration.   While the CSUSM Republicans Club held its first ever public debate.   The tenth annual National Coming Out Day celebration was held on Oct. 11 from 11 a....

Art with Impact returns with Movies for Mental Health

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

October 13, 2018

The goal of Movies for Mental Health is to erase the stigma of mental illness by showing three short films, having a open group discussion and having a guest talk about conquering mental illness. Art with Impact, an organization that focuses on creating discussions and showing films about mental he...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...