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Virtual vs. in-person learning: Across the Atlantic and back

Kristin Bergmann, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

For the Spring 2020 semester, I was an international student at CSUSM. I came here from Germany to experience the ultimate college experience: a big campus, exciting events and parties on the weekend....

Hurricane Ida is the beginning of climate change-induced weather

Natalie Navarro, Opinion Editor September 15, 2021

Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the state of Louisiana and destroyed everything in its path. The natural disaster cost a significant amount of lives and billions in damages. Since...

California voters to participate in recall election during on-going pandemic

Sayna Nassertorabi, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

Ballots have already been sent out to registered voters in California for Governor Newsom’s recall election. To some this may come as a surprise since it happens to take place during a pandemic. Which...

COLUMN: What I look forward to next semester

Natalie Navarro, Assistant Opinion Editor May 18, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic seems to calm down throughout the state, CSUSM has scheduled for some classes to be in-person next semester. Because of the move, many students expect to spend some time on campus...

Don’t doubt yourself and take the chance applying to grad school.

So, you want to go to journalism school?

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor May 18, 2021

While I wanted to apply to grad school, I wasn’t sure if I would get accepted to the programs I applied to, since I didn’t have a perfect GPA or any experience in the field, outside of The Cougar Chronicle. But,...

Congratulations graduates for crossing the finish line and getting a degree despite a pandemic.

COLUMN: Here’s to four years at CSUSM

Kat Parra, Assistant A&E Editor May 18, 2021

Dear Graduates, While I don’t know your name, degree or experience, I know for a fact that what you are feeling today is an overwhelming sensation. After all these months, we swapped our pajama pants...

COLUMN: Thank you, Cougar Chronicle

COLUMN: Thank you, Cougar Chronicle

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2021

I remember the first time I walked into a Cougar Chronicle staff meeting. It was September 2019, my first semester at CSUSM after transferring from Palomar College. I had never been on a newspaper staff...

Following graduation, the next step for many graduates is finding a job in their career field.

Simple tips and strategies to help you land a job post-graduation

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 18, 2021

Graduating from college is a big step in everyone’s lives after 4-5 years of working hard to obtain that degree and move on to bigger and better things. Some graduates may continue their educational...

CSUSM students and employees who plan to step on campus in the fall must be vaccinated as per the new mandate.

New vaccine requirement for next fall may cause backlash

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 10, 2021

As vaccines are becoming more available to college-aged students, universities have carefully considered their plans for the forthcoming semester.  The topic of requiring anyone who steps on a college...

While online learning has taught students about adaptability, many still prefer in-person classes.

In-person classes provide more for students than online courses

Natalie Navarro, Assistant Opinion Editor May 10, 2021

After over a year of virtual learning, CSUSM has allowed several classes to be hosted in person for the fall semester. To many, the transition may seem like a light at the end of a tunnel, while others...

With the pandemic still going on, not every course is offered in person for the fall semester.

Limited amount of in-person fall classes may disappoint students, but CSUSM is making the right call to prioritize safety

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 10, 2021

Registration for the 2021 fall semester is in full swing, and students are hurrying to secure a spot in their desired classes.  The upcoming semester will be the first in over a year that students...

Stan culture can become toxic once fans blindly ignore the wrongs of their idols and defend their every move.

Stan culture is problematic for both the celebrity and the fans

Natalie Navarro, Assistant Opinion Editor May 3, 2021

With the popularity of social media in today’s digital age, it is easy to connect with others about shared interests and activities. Social media has also allowed celebrities and prominent companies...

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