The Cougar Chronicle

Editorial: #MeToo movement impacts our society

February 20, 2019

The #MeToo movement has influenced not only the world, but our campus, as well.   #MeToo has generated differing opinions. Some people believe that the movement is revolutionary, while others believe it gives light to potentially false accusations.   While people may have their differing...

The impact of an unnecessary government shutdown

The impact of an unnecessary government shutdown

Adrianna Adame, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history delayed two paychecks from 800,000 federal workers from Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 25, creating disorder in the financial state of many Americans. The purpose of President Donald Trump ordering the government shutdown was an attempt to receive $5.7 billion...

The contemporary reality of toxic masculinity

The contemporary reality of toxic masculinity

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2019

The word “toxic masculinity” has resurfaced within the media and has caused students to talk about the negative impact it has had in our society. Toxic masculinity is a term that describes an idea about male gender roles and generally defines masculine traits as aggressive and unemotional. It’s...

Valentine’s Day comes with a price tag

Valentine’s Day comes with a price tag

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

February 8, 2019

According to a National Retail Federation survey, people are expected to spend an average of $161.96 this coming Valentine’s Day.   Total national spending is even expected to reach $20.7 billion this year. Those are shockingly big numbers, but what do these numbers mean to those of us ...

Take pressure off yourself for being single on Valentine’s Day

Take pressure off yourself for being  single on Valentine’s Day

Kathleen Carpio, Student Life Reporter

February 8, 2019

If you are reading this section of the newspaper, chances are you might be single. If you aren’t, then look away. Those who are single on campus, don’t freak out this coming Valentine’s Day!   According to the National Public Radio there is approximately 7.5 billion people on Earth and co...

Migrant Caravans

Migrant Caravans

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 7, 2018

As students at CSUSM, our campus is close to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which is the border between San Diego and Tijuana.   It is imperative that we understand what is occurring on the border. Yes, this is about the migrant caravans.   According to an ABC 10 News article, on...

The war on Christmas in the U.S.

The war on Christmas in the U.S.

Lauren Brown, News Reporter

December 7, 2018

It seems that every year the same debate and controversy arises.   Though the season calls for joy, cheer and merriment, the debate about the war on Christmas and saying “Happy Holidays” rears its ugly head. Why do we get so upset over these miniscule details when we’re supposed to ...

Trump and his border challenged by caravan

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018

Some call it an invasion, others call it human compassion. Either way, the migrant caravan has thoroughly divided our country. Since early April, some 7,000 to 10,000 immigrants from South and Central America have trekked thousands of miles in hopes of reaching the U.S. Their goal is to claim asylum. ...

Inclusivity spreads holiday cheer

Inclusivity spreads holiday cheer

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s essential we talk about the importance of saying “Happy Holidays” to others. This is a matter of remaining inclusive, considerate and respectful to others around you.   It’s unfortunate to hear the statement, “How dare someone tell us that we...

The never ending war waged between ourselves

Kevin Kilpatrick, Contributor

December 7, 2018

Another traumatic episode in America? It must be the white supremacists. No wait, it’s the gay community’s fault. No, it’s the Hondurans moving through Mexico toward the American border. It’s their fault.   But wait, what about Black Americans? Or Hispanics? Or Asians, Native Amer...

EDITORIAL

December 7, 2018

  The fall semester is coming at an end, and as we all cram for our finals and get ready to say farewell to our friends, we can’t help but be relieved that it’s almost over.   The past few months have been overwhelming for all of us and we cannot wait for the last day of school, but there...

The strength of the First Amendment

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018

In a time of divisive rhetoric and opposing viewpoints, we must remember to appreciate the First Amendment that allows us to express ourselves freely.   The First Amendment maintains a separation between government and religion, allows for people to protest against the government and prot...