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Technology provides artificial sense of togetherness for dependent generation

Technology provides artificial sense of togetherness for dependent generation

Tanya Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 17, 2019

In the age of technology, we find ourselves on our phones interacting with people online more than we do in person. We’ve become attached to our phones, treating them as if they are an extension of our bodies, so attached that we begin to panic when we lose our phones for a split second. This...

A Tale of Two Science Halls

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

September 17, 2019

New CSUSM students have a hard time finding the right Science Hall at first.   Granted, being lost appears to be more of a familiarity issue more than anything else at first glance. New students are  making mistakes as to where they and their classes are and learning from those mistakes a...

Conquer your academic fears, Cougars!

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

September 17, 2019

Summer vacation is over. I know, it hurts writing that sentence just as much as it hurt you to read it. Are you one of those stu- dents who can’t shake the “summer vacation”-mode mentality right away once the semester starts? If you said no, good for you! But if you said yes... wel...

Identity crisis with being multiracial

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2019

Being biracial or multiracial has become increasingly common now than it was a few decades ago. Now there’s a new issue that’s arising and it’s the identity crisis that comes with being multiracial.   To start, being biracial entails that you identify with two races, while being multira...

Make Spring Break Work For You and Your Grades

cedric lansangan, Student Life Reporter

April 12, 2019

Sunshine. Tans. Family bonding. Time with friends. Parties. Fun.   All these words and more describe the typical spring break.   Spring break means a time to relax from work. A time to recharge and let loose. A time to not worry about anything other than enjoying yourself, or w...

Climate change, it’s on us

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

April 12, 2019

Is climate change a myth? What records tell us is that it is no myth, it is our reality. The argument isn’t whether or not climate change is here. It already is here.   According to National Geographic, the Earth’s average temperature has risen over by more than one degree over the la...

Party promotes mindful self-indulgence and growth

Dania Meza, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Everyone needs to go to a transformational festival at least once as they are a positive impact to your overall well being.   No, Coachella doesn’t count.   Going to a mainstream music festival generally follows a similar format; travel to venue, watch the musicians, enjoy t...

Edition 12: Editorial

April 12, 2019

Congratulations to those that won the election to represent our campus through ASI. Here at The Cougar Chronicle we believe that our elected officials deserve the positions they were elected as. For one, they all display an intrinsic motivation and deep desire to better and maintain the values on o...

Daylight saving time benefits everyone

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019

Daylight saving time should be permanent due to the negative impact and effects the time transitions cause on people. There are many benefits to having more daylight later in the day than at earlier hours.   Do you find yourself feeling groggy or tired because of the one hour loss of sleep...

Employers scrutinize job applicants’ social media for good reason

Mekala Lehmunn, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

As college students, most of us have applied for a job.   You know how the process works: you create a stellar resume and cover letter, submit your application and cross your fingers. You also update your LinkedIn profile and ensure it showcases your experience, achievements, education and s...

Mental breaks positively affect student well-being

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019

It’s no secret that college can become overwhelmingly stressful.   At this point of the semester, students are overloaded with regular coursework, projects and papers. Many students have completed their midterms by now, after several nights of cramming in extra studying. Getting through co...

Online users should take control on media influences of body image

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

March 25, 2019

These days it is easy to find a link between media and its effect on body image.   We are exposed to platforms such as YouTube and Instagram almost on a daily basis. On those platforms, online personalities do what they do best. They promote their own lifestyle hacks. Lifestyle hacks that ...