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Rise in gas price is an opportunity for environmental change

Rise in gas price is an opportunity for environmental change

Sayna Nassertorabi, Opinion Editor April 20, 2022

It is no surprise that since the war between Russia and Ukraine started, the United States has seen a big jump in gas prices. Prices are double what they were 18 months ago. They are up 20 percent since...

Banning books endangers educational power

Banning books endangers educational power

Tim Peterson March 8, 2022

Tim Petersen wrote this article for Cal State Fullerton’s Daily Titan. It is available for republication or reference. If you think their work is important, you can support it here. Banning books...

Self-care 101: learn how to prioritize your mental health

Kristin Bergmann, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

In all honesty: the past two years were among the worst years of my life. I have always been an anxious person, but the pandemic fueled my anxiety and dragged me into a downwards-spiral. Especially in...

Russias movements have put many nations on alert, including the United States

USA doesn’t have time for war

Sayna Nassertorabi, Opinion Editor February 24, 2022

Russia and the United States have had an unstable relationship for decades, evident throughout the cold war, however, was there ever an end to the coldness? Just when the world thought that their 2022...

The latest update on the mask mandate has many saying sayonara to safety amid Omicrons reign

Reversing the mask mandate is not as good as it sounds

Natalie Navarro, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

As of Feb. 15, California will be reversing its mask mandate for indoor places due to decreasing COVID-19 cases nationwide. This will be the second time the California government has done so throughout...

Major court cases offer opposing views of “justice”

Major court cases offer opposing views of “justice”

Jaden Whitehead, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

In the past month, there have been multiple high profile court cases that have made national headlines: the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery and the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Ahmaud Arbery was...

Column: What I look forward to

Column: What I look forward to

Jaiden Quiroz, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Winter break is right around the corner and I am here for it!  I am counting down the days till I can go on vacation again because traveling is not only one of my main priorities, but it is also my...

To the Cougar Chronicle: thank you

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

The past two and half years have been eventful. My time here at Cal State San Marcos started during the fall 2019 semester; I had just transferred from MiraCosta College, eager to start this new chapter...

Thanksgiving’s origin has been taught incorrectly, contradicting the real history.

Thanksgiving’s origins highlights the impact of inaccurate history

Natalie Navarro, Opinion Editor December 3, 2021

On the last Thursday of November, Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a day where family and friends conjoin to share a meal and express gratitude for their blessings. Many excite...

CSUSM’s full transition to in-person classes next spring causes worry in students.

University’s push toward mainly in person classes abrupt

Jaden Whitehead, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Personally, this  semester  has been one of the most difficult of my college career. While it is nice to be back on campus, I cannot help but feel that normality has yet to return in  our lives. My...

President Biden has plenty of work to do, despite changes.

Despite progress, President Biden has plenty work ahead

Jaden Whitehead, Staff Writer November 15, 2021

Last week  marked  a full year since the 2020 Presidential Election where Joe Biden defeated the incumbent President Donald Trump. President Biden has done plenty within his first year in office to separate...

FAFSA only relieves some students’ financial stress.

FAFSA is the help college students need but do not get

Natalie Navarro, Opinion Editor November 15, 2021

Each year on Oct. 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA) opens for high school seniors and college students nationwide. Universities often require students to apply for two reasons: for...

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