The Cougar Chronicle

The strength of the First Amendment

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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...

Thanksgiving as a Native American

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, marking the official beginning of the holiday season.   I have always celebrated Thanksgiving, the stereotypical American way: watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, eating a big dinner with my family with the traditional ...

Let’s agree to disagree, the state of U.S. politics

Chase Spear, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When one turns on the television to watch the nightly news, political drama and controversy tend to dominate the headlines.   Scandals and social justice continue to be the face of U.S. politics, but these themes are no more relevant than the massive amount of conflict between the two poli...

The true meaning of Thanksgiving has been betrayed, lead to consumerism

Christina Suarez, Opinion Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? For many individuals, Thanksgiving is celebrated as a time for family and friends to come together, remember the things they have to be thankful for and eat a big turkey for dinner.   However, the real meaning of Thanksgiving is something very dif...

Become aware of white privilege

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

White privilege is a societal privilege that white people benefit from, and it is more prevalent than it may seem.   There are many people in the U.S. who believe that white privilege is no longer a problem since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 abolished any laws involving any kind of discrimina...

Help the victims of the California fires

Help the victims of the California fires

Celine Holguin, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My heart goes out to all of those who have been affected by the fires that continue to engulf California.   As I see videos and photographs of the areas affected by major fires, like the Camp and Woolsey fires, I can’t imagine how frightening it is to witness the destruction. With the Cam...

Editorial: Give back to your favorite CSUSM cause this year

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It is the time of the year when our spirits have become a little merrier, we begin to write our wish lists and bellies get a little bigger.   It is also the time to give back to our communities more than ever, to give someone or a group a helping hand.   There are many organizations t...

Criminology and Justice Studies students at odds with internships

Criminology and Justice Studies students at odds with internships

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As graduation nears for thousands of seniors, many are struggling with their mandatory internship requirements.   Serving as a condition to graduate, seniors earning a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Justice Studies at CSUSM are required to perform a minimum of 100 hours of community s...

Observe the significance of American Indian presence

Observe the significance of American Indian presence

Anissa Ocansey, News Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One morning on my way to school, one particular sign caught my eye. It was a sign promoting “horse heritage month” as a holiday, or observation of equestrian culture I’ve never seen before. I mentally tucked it away in the sector of my brain where interesting holidays like national, “No Pan...

Speaking Truth to Power

Cecili Chadwick, Contributor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: Article has been edited to remove a sentence about speaking truth that was not in the author’s original submission, we regret altering the submission.   Speaking truth to power is not something we do as individuals and it does not come in the form of a sign that reads, “white privilege is a...

Our veterans deserve appreciation

Our veterans deserve appreciation

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Veteran’s Day is celebrated Nov. 11 and is an official U.S. holiday that recognizes and honors those who have served in the military.   Veteran’s Day is held on the anniversary of the end of World War I and is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who have died whi...

EDITORIAL: Several questions arise along with white nationalist flyers

Anonymous

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We believe we speak for many when we say we were surprised when we saw flyers that advocated for white nationalism on campus.   To sum up what happened, flyers promoting a white nationalist organization called Identity Evropa were posted throughout campus on Oct. 29. The flyers were swift...