The Cougar Chronicle

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...

Learn about campus resources

Learn about campus resources

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The start of the fall 2018 semester welcomed nearly 2,500 freshman and 2,000 transfer students to campus according to an article in the CSUSM Newscenter.   As a second year, I recently started getting used to the layout of CSUSM and fully appreciating the programs and support systems offered t...

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If there is one thing my summer vacation taught me, it is that I romanticized places more than I realized.   I was lucky enough to travel to Ireland and Italy this past summer and it was a bit of a reality check. The places I visited were undoubtedly beautiful and incredible to experience...

Perspective sheds light on perceptions of education

Perspective sheds light on perceptions of education

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Perspective. Smile-crinkled faces gleamed at twinkling eyes which were hidden by laughter-contorted cheeks. Agile bodies leapt through the street, as small children played tag and weaved their way in and out of dilapidated houses. Graffiti-painted walls and water-stained wood constituted home to the ...

Why you should add laughing yoga to your list of things to try

Mikayla Mitchell, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When I first saw the sign, conveniently located before my eyes, I knew I needed to inquire.   It read, “Laughing Yoga: Join Us and Add a Smile to Your a Day,” and I mean, who wouldn’t want to stop for that? I cautiously approached the woman sitting in her lawn chair and asked, “Is this t...

Is Technology Hijacking Our Self-Identity?

Is Technology Hijacking Our Self-Identity?

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In recent years the role of technology in our lives has grown to the extent that it plays a key role in our self-identity and the way we perceive reality. This is a development that is reinforced in society’s collective subconscious with every new Facebook account created, each Amazon Echo purchased, and...

Metaphor for Whiteness

Kody Cowell, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Racial politics in Western society play around whether you’re “ethnic” or not. The issue with this is that everybody is ethnic.   There is no default race. There is no standard, no “normal.” It’s all relative.   The concept of “whiteness” exists because Western culture ...