The Cougar Chronicle

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 ...

Reliable political information found on social media platforms

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019

As college students in a new age, we don’t necessarily consume news and political information the way that generations before us used to.   The popularization of various social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and most notably Twitter have allowed for a unique type of discourse t...

Detrimental change is upon us

Celine Holguín, Assistant managing editor

March 16, 2019

Habitats are disappearing, wildlife is scrambling to survive, sea levels are rising, our oceans are warming up and our entire planet hangs in the balance.   This might sound extremely exaggerated, but its not. Earth’s temperature has increased by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, sea le...

International Women’s Day promotes gender-balanced society

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

March 16, 2019

International Women’s Day isn’t being promoted as women gaining power over everyone else, it’s about promoting balance between all genders, including women.   According to the International Women's Day website, International Women’s Day is a year long campaign that promotes for change and gro...

Questioning CSUSM’s food options and whether they offer inclusivity and sustainability

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

March 16, 2019

CSUSM has seven places on campus where students can buy food and drinks. Out of these seven places however, the vegan options and options for students with milk and egg allergies are limited.   The coffee shop, Jazzman’s in the USU has a few vegan snacks ranging from pretzel mix, gummy bear...

Vaccinations have become a choice in our society

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2019

Vaccinations have been around for more than 100 years and have proven to eradicate certain diseases from resurfacing. However, the anti-vaccination movement has become more popular throughout the last few years.   The biggest argument against vaccinations is: are you threatening public health by...