The Cougar Chronicle

The Oscars reminds us that we’re human

The Oscars reminds us that we’re human

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2020

The Oscars came and went on Feb. 9 with essentially no drama and scandal. Does that mean there were no calls for activism or political commentary? Absolutely not. The Hollywood Reporter published a good summary of the political moments of the show. Steve Martin and Chris Rock lambasted the Iowa caucus...

Valentine’s Day promotes unrealistic expectations

Valentine’s Day promotes unrealistic expectations

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 22, 2020

As Valentine’s Day has come and gone, many of us single people out there may be making those self-deport cating jokes about how lonely we are amongst a sea of seemingly happy couples. The day is supposed to be filled with love, affection, red roses and everything in between. When you think of it,...

Extravagant spending questions where tuition is distributed to

Extravagant spending questions where tuition is distributed to

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 22, 2020

Have you ever wondered where our tuition and fees go? As students, we pay so much for our schooling whether it be out of pocket or with help from financial aid. But where does it go and how much of this investment returns to us? Last semester, we learned about the extravagant spending of Dean of...

Organize your school work with a bullet journal

Organize your school work with a bullet journal

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

The new year comes with a new sense of excitement and changes. Some students may still be recovering from winter break while others may be ready to start the new semester. For those who may need ideas on how to maintain focus this semester and to release some bursts of creativity, bullet journaling...

How to make sure that your resolutions stick in the new year

How to make sure that your resolutions stick in the new year

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 7, 2020

Weight loss. The oftenshort-lived prototypical new year’s resolution. Based on the way ads for gym memberships and exercise equipment always get put on overdrive in the new year, this resolution frequently doesn’t stick around for long into a new year. This begs an important question: Are new...

Student reflects on repeated representation of whiteness and lack of diversity in Oscars

Student reflects on repeated representation of whiteness and lack of diversity in Oscars

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

2020 ushers in a new decade and many new changes concerning views on diversity, equity and social movements for equal representation in all areas within our society. The Oscars are no exception to this reality. Moreover, this traditional entertainment platform in recent years has received immense public...

Spring semester brings a new chance to improve as a student

Spring semester brings a new chance to improve as a student

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2020

Not only is it a start of a new year, but a new semester too. A new chapter in our academic journeys. Many of us students, myself included, take it upon ourselves to improve on our academic skills set in the previous semester. Improvement in any way shape or form is important for us to grow not only...

Simple steps for a more productive semester

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

February 7, 2020

The start of a new decade brings along new year’s resolutions which may include: eating better, being more physically active or getting better grades but let’s be honest with ourselves: old habits die hard. The beginning of the semester brings along the usual stressors of crashing courses and...

Political conversations during the holidays causes disharmony

Political conversations during the holidays causes disharmony

Tania Oritz, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 8, 2019

We are approaching the time of the year where we come together with our families for the holidays. We take the opportunity to catch up with distant relatives about our lives and everything in between. When we run out of things to talk about, we turn to the news, political events or scandals happening...

Grab finals week by its horns

Grab finals week by its horns

December 8, 2019

The bastion of rest, relaxation and carbohydrate-packing known as Thanksgiving break is over. Unfortunately, elbowing its way into our lives in the turkey-and-mashed-potatoes-laden wake of the November holiday is the rude reality of finals. In the spirit of this stress-laden sea- son, how can one best...

Remember to smile during finals week

Remember to smile during finals week

Cedric Lansangan

December 7, 2019

Finals week is nearly upon us. The question that needs asking, then, is not if you’re studying hard (which is important too), but rather: other than when finals are finally done (pun intended), when was the last time you smiled? Take a moment to really think about that. Got your answer?You probably...

For Cougars, the holiday season has many meanings

For Cougars, the holiday season has many meanings

Cedric Lansangan

December 7, 2019

What does the holiday season mean to you? Chestnuts roasting on an open fi re? Christmas trees and lights? Giving and receiving presents? Quality time with family and friends? Alone time during a much-needed break? For me, it’s sharing and making memories with the family, along with the break...