The Cougar Chronicle

Empowered Womxn, Empower Womxn at Herstory Luncheon

Dania Meza, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

The fifth annual Womxn’s Herstory Month Luncheon culminated the month long events that celebrated the womxn on campus and the theme was, “empowered women, empower women.”   Monia Romero, a peer educator at the Gender Equity Center (GEC), coordinated the event and said the event was mind...

Veteran journalist Ling delivers powerful speech at Women Breaking Boundaries event

Mekala Lehmunn, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

For 90 minutes, world-renowned news correspondent and former co-host of ABC’s The View, Lisa Ling, captivated an audience of almost 350 attendees with tales of war, compassion and struggle during this semester’s Women Breaking Boundaries (WBB) event. This Arts and Lectures Series presentation, the f...

CSUSM honors César Chávez through community service

CSUSM honors César Chávez through community service

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 11, 2019

Students honored the legacy of César Chávez through the César Chávez Day of Service by volunteering on various projects that focused on revitalizing areas around North County.   César Chávez Day of Service is a day of commemorating Mexican American civil rights leader, César Chávez....

ASI Elections Committee announces new ASI officers

ASI candidates share their plans on the ASI candidate open forum event on March 21.

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 11, 2019

The ASI Election results for the 2019/20 academic school year came in on Thursday, March 28 at noon.   A crowd of students gathered at the USU Arcade to hear the election results.   Before Anna Rapada and Paulette Cruz, chair of the ASI Election Committee, announced the election resul...

Kenny Tran elected as new ASI President

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 28, 2019

The ASI Election results for the 2019/20 academic school year came in on Thursday, March 28 at 12 p.m., announcing Kenny Tran as the new ASI President and the candidates who won other positions in ASI.   In front of the USU Arcade, there was a crowd of students surrounding two members from...

ASI candidates discuss goals with students

Chase Spear, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

With ASI student elections around the corner, students had the opportunity to engage with various candidates to hear their goals.   ASI Meet the Candidates was an event hosted in the USU dining area on Thursday, March 7. It gave students the opportunity to personally meet the 2019/20 ASI...

Global Competency Fair announces new certification

Global Competency Fair announces new certification

Chase Spear, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

Students interested in becoming more aware of global events and cultures now have the opportunity to do so with the introduction of the Global Competency Certificate.   The Global Commitment Committee, a part of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABSS), held t...

Student led solutions to tackle environmental injustic

Kathleen Carpio

March 25, 2019

When students were asked if they lived within one mile of a freeway, or if anyone in their family has asthma, or were required to use hazardous materials at work, a majority of students stood.   This provided a visual as to how often and how many people are being affected by their enviro...

CSU Board of Trustees appoints new CSUSM president

CSU Board of Trustees appoints new CSUSM president

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

March 25, 2019

After eight months of searching for a new president, Ellen J. Neufeldt Ed.D. was appointed as CSUSM’s fourth president at the March Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, March 20.   Neufeldt is currently vice president of student engagement and enrollment services for Old Dominion Univers...

ASI Open Forum

Adrianna Adame, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

ASI candidates gathered for the ASI Open Forum to introduce themselves to students and to present their plans for what they intend to do if they get elected the position that they are running for.   The ASI Open Forum was held on Thursday, March 21 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Arts 240 by the A...

Next year budget proposal remains uncertain

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

March 16, 2019

Following the confirmation that there will not be a tuition increase for students during the 2019/20 school year, new information pertaining to the new budget plan will not be certain until CSUSM’s new president is appointed.   At the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, a new budget for CS...

Speaking of Democracy discusses impact of social media

Chase Spear, Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2019

Students had the opportunity to debate amongst themselves on whether social media has helped or harmed the foundations of democracy.   The American Democracy Project at CSUSM hosted their annual Speaking of Democracy panel, a seminar designed to inform students on the basics of democracy and h...