The Cougar Chronicle

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. ...

Inclusivity spreads holiday cheer

Inclusivity spreads holiday cheer

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s essential we talk about the importance of saying “Happy Holidays” to others. This is a matter of remaining inclusive, considerate and respectful to others around you.   It’s unfortunate to hear the statement, “How dare someone tell us that we...

The never ending war waged between ourselves

Kevin Kilpatrick, Contributor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Another traumatic episode in America? It must be the white supremacists. No wait, it’s the gay community’s fault. No, it’s the Hondurans moving through Mexico toward the American border. It’s their fault.   But wait, what about Black Americans? Or Hispanics? Or Asians, Native Amer...

EDITORIAL

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  The fall semester is coming at an end, and as we all cram for our finals and get ready to say farewell to our friends, we can’t help but be relieved that it’s almost over.   The past few months have been overwhelming for all of us and we cannot wait for the last day of school, but there...

The strength of the First Amendment

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a time of divisive rhetoric and opposing viewpoints, we must remember to appreciate the First Amendment that allows us to express ourselves freely.   The First Amendment maintains a separation between government and religion, allows for people to protest against the government and prot...

Thanksgiving as a Native American

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, marking the official beginning of the holiday season.   I have always celebrated Thanksgiving, the stereotypical American way: watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, eating a big dinner with my family with the traditional ...

Let’s agree to disagree, the state of U.S. politics

Chase Spear, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When one turns on the television to watch the nightly news, political drama and controversy tend to dominate the headlines.   Scandals and social justice continue to be the face of U.S. politics, but these themes are no more relevant than the massive amount of conflict between the two poli...

The true meaning of Thanksgiving has been betrayed, lead to consumerism

Christina Suarez, Opinion Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? For many individuals, Thanksgiving is celebrated as a time for family and friends to come together, remember the things they have to be thankful for and eat a big turkey for dinner.   However, the real meaning of Thanksgiving is something very dif...

Become aware of white privilege

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

White privilege is a societal privilege that white people benefit from, and it is more prevalent than it may seem.   There are many people in the U.S. who believe that white privilege is no longer a problem since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 abolished any laws involving any kind of discrimina...

Help the victims of the California fires

Help the victims of the California fires

Celine Holguin, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My heart goes out to all of those who have been affected by the fires that continue to engulf California.   As I see videos and photographs of the areas affected by major fires, like the Camp and Woolsey fires, I can’t imagine how frightening it is to witness the destruction. With the Cam...