The Cougar Chronicle

YOLO Is About Living Right, Not Wild

YOLO Is About Living Right, Not Wild

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2019

  You only live once. We’ve all read it on social media at some point, probably more often in its popular abbreviated form: YOLO. The problem is, despite however much we tweet or share or story about it, most of us probably don’t live a true YOLO lifestyle. That is a shame, considering ho...

Cougars on Campus Gun Violence

Cougars on Campus Gun Violence

Anon, Opinion Writer

November 9, 2019

As of October 2019 the United States has had over 300 mass shootings. Eight of those shootings have occurred at schools or universities. The media typically covers these tragedies with full coverage, highlighting the shooter, motives, and the number of people wounded and killed. It may feel to some tha...

To Judge or Not To Judge: Measuring CC Unit’s Actions

To Judge or Not To Judge: Measuring CC Unit’s Actions

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Writer

November 9, 2019

  Do right. It’s the basic, fundamental rule that helps form the foundation of the fabric of societies. However, this seemingly-basic rule can lead to legally-gray waters in cases of vigilantism: the action of a member of the public taking justice and the work of law enforcement into his or ...

Football Is Not Impossible at CSUSM!

Football Is Not Impossible at CSUSM!

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

The fall season is in full swing. With that season comes everything-pumpkin-related, ghouls, horror and what many consider to be the beginning of the holidays. For college campuses across the nation, the advent of fall also means that football is back. This begs the age-old question our campus has said no...

Summer Research Trumps Summer Vacation

Summer Research Trumps Summer Vacation

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

Doing research over the summer can be beneficial and valuable for future professional and career development.   No, I don’t mean the boring, dull, book research reports many of us had to do over our high school careers. Nor do I mean the writing of college-level research papers on some obs...

Cougars should call for university-wide audit

To sustain a trustworthy university, CSUSM must limit faculty misconduct.

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2019

The payment of tuition and fees is the bane of many a student and the Cougars of CSUSM are no exception.   As a paying student myself, I understand and commiserate with the dismayed reactions of many students and administrators when news broke of CSUSM Extended Learning Dean Michael Schroder’s a...

Campus safety improvements needed

Well-lit walkways and paths are vital to students safety during the night.

Cedric Lansangan, Opinon Editor

October 10, 2019

If you walk on campus at night, it sure seems like the cost for light is at a premium.    But if you walk on the pathway towards the sprinter station and even towards the student housing and parking structures available on-campus, you wouldn’t be faulted for thinking that the cost for li...

Late-night student needs should precede cost concerns

CSUSM's current lights out policy must be changed to accomodate students.

Cedric Lansangan, Opinon Editor

October 10, 2019

Lights-out on campus is way too conversative.    That’s right, I said it: CSUSM needs to tone down their power-saving platform.    I completed my undergraduate degree at my alma mater San Diego State University (SDSU), where the lights did not automatically get switched off a...

Student-Professor communication benefits both parties

Exceptional student-professor relationships improve the quality of every class.

Tanya Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 10, 2019

We all have our opinions of our professors throughout the semesters we’ve spent at CSUSM. Thinking about past professors can either bring good or bad memories to mind. Every professor on campus is different and creates different dynamics for each of their sections. Some may provide an effective...

Recent gun violence calls for an adjustment to our new reality

In our day and age, being prepared for on-campus shootings is a must.

Tanya Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 10, 2019

Mass shooting after mass shooting,t has become a new normal in American society and prayers won’t help  stop them. They can occur anywhere at this point: schools, places of worship, your workplace, concerts and even the grocery store. There isn’t really a way you can be prepared for this type o...

Cougars Creating a Sustainable Campus

Cougars Creating a Sustainable Campus

Tanya Ortiz, Opinion Writer

September 25, 2019

Save the trees. Save the Amazon. Think about the sea turtles.   You might have heard these phrases in the past couple of months, all of them concerning the environment and the sustainability of the place we call home. Advocating for and spreading the word concerning this issue has spread in a multi...

Cougars must learn how to be Human

Cougars must learn how to be Human

Cedric Lansangan, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2019

Humans are social animals. The only problem is that we aren’t taught how to be effective at being “social.”   Regular social interaction is key to a healthy life. Thanks to technology and social norms, however, many of us lack such regular interactions.    I am one of those...