The Cougar Chronicle

Impressions Don’t Equal Reality

Impressions Don’t Equal Reality

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2019

“If only people knew X about me, then they wouldn’t think Y.” Or maybe, “I’m not shy, I just don’t like to talk a lot and I like to have only a few close friends.” Perhaps you’re more of a “Once I get to know you, then I can’t stop talking.”    Whichever script you identify with, it’s a...

New Dining Hall for 2020 Students

New Dining Hall for 2020 Students

Tanya Ortiz, Opinion Writer

November 9, 2019

CSUSM is undergoing some dining changes for next fall, A new dining hall will be added to the first floor of The QUAD just in time for the 2020 school year.  The new dining hall reportedly will be 8,000 square feet and have indoor and outdoor seating for approximately 250 people and will bring more f...

YOLO Is About Living Right, Not Wild

YOLO Is About Living Right, Not Wild

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2019

  You only live once. We’ve all read it on social media at some point, probably more often in its popular abbreviated form: YOLO. The problem is, despite however much we tweet or share or story about it, most of us probably don’t live a true YOLO lifestyle. That is a shame, considering ho...

Cougars on Campus Gun Violence

Cougars on Campus Gun Violence

Anon, Opinion Writer

November 9, 2019

As of October 2019 the United States has had over 300 mass shootings. Eight of those shootings have occurred at schools or universities. The media typically covers these tragedies with full coverage, highlighting the shooter, motives, and the number of people wounded and killed. It may feel to some tha...

To Judge or Not To Judge: Measuring CC Unit’s Actions

To Judge or Not To Judge: Measuring CC Unit’s Actions

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Writer

November 9, 2019

  Do right. It’s the basic, fundamental rule that helps form the foundation of the fabric of societies. However, this seemingly-basic rule can lead to legally-gray waters in cases of vigilantism: the action of a member of the public taking justice and the work of law enforcement into his or ...

Football Is Not Impossible at CSUSM!

Football Is Not Impossible at CSUSM!

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

The fall season is in full swing. With that season comes everything-pumpkin-related, ghouls, horror and what many consider to be the beginning of the holidays. For college campuses across the nation, the advent of fall also means that football is back. This begs the age-old question our campus has said no...

Summer Research Trumps Summer Vacation

Summer Research Trumps Summer Vacation

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

Doing research over the summer can be beneficial and valuable for future professional and career development.   No, I don’t mean the boring, dull, book research reports many of us had to do over our high school careers. Nor do I mean the writing of college-level research papers on some obs...

Cougars should call for university-wide audit

Cougars should call for university-wide audit

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2019

The payment of tuition and fees is the bane of many a student and the Cougars of CSUSM are no exception.   As a paying student myself, I understand and commiserate with the dismayed reactions of many students and administrators when news broke of CSUSM Extended Learning Dean Michael Schroder’s a...

Campus safety improvements needed

Campus safety improvements needed

Cedric Lansangan, Opinon Editor

October 10, 2019

If you walk on campus at night, it sure seems like the cost for light is at a premium.    But if you walk on the pathway towards the sprinter station and even towards the student housing and parking structures available on-campus, you wouldn’t be faulted for thinking that the cost for li...

Late-night student needs should precede cost concerns

Late-night student needs should precede cost concerns

Cedric Lansangan, Opinon Editor

October 10, 2019

Lights-out on campus is way too conversative.    That’s right, I said it: CSUSM needs to tone down their power-saving platform.    I completed my undergraduate degree at my alma mater San Diego State University (SDSU), where the lights did not automatically get switched off a...

Student-Professor communication benefits both parties

Student-Professor communication benefits both parties

Tanya Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 10, 2019

We all have our opinions of our professors throughout the semesters we’ve spent at CSUSM. Thinking about past professors can either bring good or bad memories to mind. Every professor on campus is different and creates different dynamics for each of their sections. Some may provide an effective...

Recent gun violence calls for an adjustment to our new reality

Recent gun violence calls for an adjustment to our new reality

Tanya Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 10, 2019

Mass shooting after mass shooting,t has become a new normal in American society and prayers won’t help  stop them. They can occur anywhere at this point: schools, places of worship, your workplace, concerts and even the grocery store. There isn’t really a way you can be prepared for this type o...