The Cougar Chronicle

Detrimental change is upon us

Celine Holguín, Assistant managing editor

March 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Habitats are disappearing, wildlife is scrambling to survive, sea levels are rising, our oceans are warming up and our entire planet hangs in the balance.   This might sound extremely exaggerated, but its not. Earth’s temperature has increased by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, sea le...

International Women’s Day promotes gender-balanced society

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

March 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

International Women’s Day isn’t being promoted as women gaining power over everyone else, it’s about promoting balance between all genders, including women.   According to the International Women's Day website, International Women’s Day is a year long campaign that promotes for change and gro...

Questioning CSUSM’s food options and whether they offer inclusivity and sustainability

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

March 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

CSUSM has seven places on campus where students can buy food and drinks. Out of these seven places however, the vegan options and options for students with milk and egg allergies are limited.   The coffee shop, Jazzman’s in the USU has a few vegan snacks ranging from pretzel mix, gummy bear...

Vaccinations have become a choice in our society

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Vaccinations have been around for more than 100 years and have proven to eradicate certain diseases from resurfacing. However, the anti-vaccination movement has become more popular throughout the last few years.   The biggest argument against vaccinations is: are you threatening public health by...

Editorial: #MeToo movement impacts our society

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The #MeToo movement has influenced not only the world, but our campus, as well.   #MeToo has generated differing opinions. Some people believe that the movement is revolutionary, while others believe it gives light to potentially false accusations.   While people may have their differing...

The impact of an unnecessary government shutdown

The impact of an unnecessary government shutdown

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history delayed two paychecks from 800,000 federal workers from Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 25, creating disorder in the financial state of many Americans. The purpose of President Donald Trump ordering the government shutdown was an attempt to receive $5.7 billion...

The contemporary reality of toxic masculinity

The contemporary reality of toxic masculinity

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The word “toxic masculinity” has resurfaced within the media and has caused students to talk about the negative impact it has had in our society. Toxic masculinity is a term that describes an idea about male gender roles and generally defines masculine traits as aggressive and unemotional. It’s...

Valentine’s Day comes with a price tag

Valentine’s Day comes with a price tag

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

According to a National Retail Federation survey, people are expected to spend an average of $161.96 this coming Valentine’s Day.   Total national spending is even expected to reach $20.7 billion this year. Those are shockingly big numbers, but what do these numbers mean to those of us ...

Take pressure off yourself for being single on Valentine’s Day

Take pressure off yourself for being  single on Valentine’s Day

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

If you are reading this section of the newspaper, chances are you might be single. If you aren’t, then look away. Those who are single on campus, don’t freak out this coming Valentine’s Day!   According to the National Public Radio there is approximately 7.5 billion people on Earth and co...

Migrant Caravans

Migrant Caravans

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As students at CSUSM, our campus is close to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which is the border between San Diego and Tijuana.   It is imperative that we understand what is occurring on the border. Yes, this is about the migrant caravans.   According to an ABC 10 News article, on...

The war on Christmas in the U.S.

The war on Christmas in the U.S.

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It seems that every year the same debate and controversy arises.   Though the season calls for joy, cheer and merriment, the debate about the war on Christmas and saying “Happy Holidays” rears its ugly head. Why do we get so upset over these miniscule details when we’re supposed to ...

Trump and his border challenged by caravan

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Some call it an invasion, others call it human compassion. Either way, the migrant caravan has thoroughly divided our country. Since early April, some 7,000 to 10,000 immigrants from South and Central America have trekked thousands of miles in hopes of reaching the U.S. Their goal is to claim asylum. ...