The Cougar Chronicle

EDITORIAL: Message to LGBTQIA+ community on National Coming Out Day

EDITORIAL: Message to LGBTQIA+ community on National Coming Out Day

Anonymous

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We have come a long way from when National Coming Out Day was first celebrated 30 years ago. The LGBTQIA+ community continues to thrive and we as a society can celebrate together more than ever.   Although National Coming Out Day has already passed, we want to acknowledge and celebrate along...

Congratulations and farewell to President Karen Haynes

Congratulations and farewell to President Karen Haynes

Anonymous

October 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As we all may know, beloved CSUSM President Karen Haynes will be retiring within the next year. For this edition, we wanted to take the time to give our gratitude to President Haynes. President Haynes has accomplished so much during the past 14 years, her work at CSUSM has been nothing short of incredi...

Equality is not the only suitable answer for society’s problems

Celine Holguín, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Equality is constantly preached as the perfect way to achieve a better world, but this is not always the case. I used to support the idea of an equal world until about a year ago when a more suitable answer was brought to my attention. One would assume that having equality would mean that everything would be fair, but...

New parking system follows with questions and concerns

New parking system follows with questions and concerns

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My tires stutter and slide, struggling to grab anything in the loose gravel. The dust surrounds my car as I roll to a stop in what I can only assume is an actual parking spot. My new PayByPhone app struggles to gain a signal as I slog beneath the Lot X sign posted overhead. I walk for a minute or ...

The drastic difference between feminism and radical feminism

The drastic difference between feminism and radical feminism

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I’m a feminist. I didn’t know it before because I wasn’t sure if I fit the description until I took my first sociology class at CSUSM. My professor’s powerpoint presentation directed the class to raise their hands if anyone considered themselves a feminist. Only 3 people raised their hand and ...

Freedom of speech becomes restricted in today’s society

Freedom of speech becomes restricted in today’s society

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech is defined as “the right to express an opinion without any censorship in the process.” In the United States, we are granted this right by the first amendment of the Constitution. So whether you are an American citizen or not, you are allowed to voice your opinion without anyone t...

Go out and vote this midterm election

Go out and vote this midterm election

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Have you registered to vote for this upcoming midterm election? If yes, good job! If not, go register, you have until Oct. 22. Now, just because you registered to vote, doesn’t mean you’re done. You have to actually do your research ahead of time and show up to the polls to vote on Nov. 6 (or ...

Look beyond stereotypes of Hispanic community

Celine Holguin, Opinion Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After asking, “what do you think of when you hear the word ‘Hispanic’?” I received a variety of answers, quizzical and uneasy looks.   As a way to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed between Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, I conducted an experiment and asked this question...

CSUSM’s new graduation requirement allows student growth

Sonya Makkanji, opinion writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A university degree has long been thought to provide students with the means to push forward and lead by example.   Students from most colleges within a university are required to take specific classes to show competence in subjects such as writing, math and language in order to complete th...

Don’t forget to love and treasure yourself this semester

Editorial

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Hello, Cougars! Welcome to another wonderful edition of The Cougar Chronicle. We hope this semester is treating you right so far. As we all adjust to our classes, remember about self-care and self-love. Don’t forget to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per day (your body will really appr...

The problem with the plastic straw ban

The problem with the plastic straw ban

Celine Holguin, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The ecological crusade has once again taken a big step towards reducing plastic consumption, first with the ban on plastic bags and now the impending doom of the ban of plastic straws.   It may seem like banning plastic straws will bring nothing but positive change, but in reality it would...

Editorial – 9/13/18

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Greetings to our fellow readers! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful semester so far and have had luck with finding parking because we certainly have not.   We would expect that if students are paying over $300 a semester, we would be able to find a parking spot in a short amount of time, but...