The Cougar Chronicle

Local journalists discuss media in a healthy democracy

Local journalists discuss media in a healthy democracy

Meghan Taylor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2017


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On Nov. 1 in the USU ballroom, the American Democracy Project (ADP) at CSUSM presented “Freedom and the Press: The role of Media in a Healthy Democracy” moderated by Dr. Dilcie Perez. Esteemed journalists, now local to San Diego County, discussed topics which ranged from journalistic responsibilit...

MEChA celebrates Dia de los Muertos at CSUSM

MEChA celebrates Dia de los Muertos at CSUSM

Stephany Meija, News Editor

November 9, 2017


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Sugar skulls, flowers and the smell of sage filled Kellogg Plaza in celebration of Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead). On Nov. 2, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx Aztlán (MEChA) and other organizations had tables full of decorations and marigolds for the celebration. The celebration began at approximat...

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

Angelica Peña, Photographer

November 1, 2017


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To celebrate Coming Out Day, nationally observed on October 11, CSUSM’s LGBTQA+ Pride Center held a u-hour event on October 12. This event spreads awareness of LGBTQA+ issues and honors all those who come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, etc. The LGBTQA+ Pride Center observ...

CSUSM plans for a future building

CSUSM plans for a future building

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

October 29, 2017


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The Extended Learning program is maxed out by more than 2,200 students.  A new building is needed. On Feb. 23, President Karen Haynes announced in a forum to students and faculty about the plans of a new building. The plan was viewed by the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees in M...

President Haynes continues to support Dreamers at CSUSM

President Haynes continues to support Dreamers at CSUSM

Tyler Abrahams, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2017


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Cal State San Marcos has joined lobbying efforts to protect Dreamers -- those undocumented people brought to this country as children. University President Karen Haynes joined officials from about 800 other colleges and universities across the nation by co-signing the American Council on Education...

American Indian film festival on tap

Layda Galvan and Karen Ambrocio

October 26, 2017


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The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center and American Indian Student Alliance will host their Fifth Annual California’s American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival in Pechanga Resort and Casino from Nov. 2 to 4. The festival will have films, short films and documentaries by American In...

SHCS gives awareness to domestic violence

SHCS gives awareness to domestic violence

Marielle Alindogan, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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On Oct. 12, the Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) held the event “Put the Nail in it,” in Kellogg Plaza during U-hour to support people who are dealing or have dealt with domestic violence. By painting one’s nail color purple or signing a pledge, students showed their support a...

Breaking News: Female student report an indecent exposure caused by a male suspect

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

October 24, 2017


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On Oct. 24, a female student reported to the CSUSM University Police Department, an indecent exposure caused by a male suspect. The suspect was seated in the driver’s seat as he exposed his genitals to the female student when she was walking from class near Chavez Circle. The suspect’s vehicle...

Breaking News: Student and a visiting friend assaulted in student housing

Layda Galvan, Editor-In-Chief

October 21, 2017


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At around 3:15 p.m., Oct. 21,  a female student and a visiting male friend were assaulted in in the Quad student housing, according to an email bulletin from UPD. Police described the suspect as an 18-year old white male with short brown hair, wearing a turquoise blue shirt, blue jeans, and whit...

Students learn about immigration rights

Students learn about immigration rights

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

October 12, 2017


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The rights of an undocumented person could be violated without them knowing. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that protect civil rights. The San Diego ACLU has been advocating since 1993. Two representatives of ACLU, Community Organizer Cassie Purdy...

Ballet Folklorico teaches diverse Mexican dances to students

Ballet Folklorico teaches diverse Mexican dances to students

Stephany Mejia, News Editor

October 12, 2017


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Ballet Folklorico de CSUSM dances to teach students diversity. On Oct. 5 Ballet Folklorico de CSUSM hosted, “La Raza del Folklore.” The organization held three tables where other student cultural groups taught students the differences of Mexican folklore in specific regions. Ballet Folklorico...

The importance of Mental Health in San Marcos

The importance of Mental Health in San Marcos

Pamela Gomez, News Reporter

October 12, 2017


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On Oct. 5, the Student Health and Counseling Center provided a “What’s your mood? National Depression Screening Day” at the USU Arcade that emphasized the importance of mental health and how Cal State San Marcos staff can reach out to students. Student Maria Linares works for the health center. She shared im...