The Cougar Chronicle

Horror and the lack of black representation in films

Horror and the lack of black representation in films

Anissa Ocansey, News Reporter

October 29, 2018

Spooky season would be nothing without a jump-scare or two. Therefore, with some inspiration from a close friend, I’ve decided to attempt to watch a horror, psychological thriller or a sci-fi film everyday in honor of Halloween.   As a black woman and multifaceted nerd, I’ve been confronted w...

Upper division GE requirements delays graduation

Upper division GE requirements delays graduation

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

You’ve studied hard and you’re nearing graduation. However, there’s another semester of coursework completely unrelated to your interests that you must complete before you can receive your diploma. Mandatory upper division general education (GE) requirements are not just an expensive waste of...

Social justice warriors aim for advocacy and solutions

Social justice warriors aim for advocacy and solutions

Samantha Carillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 29, 2018

Social justice issues have plagued humankind since the establishment of societies and expectations of living.   In 2018, it might seem like the work of so-called Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) is done, but that is entirely untrue.   The Heritage Foundation defines social justice as...

White communication in a racially charged climate

White communication in a racially charged climate

Sonya Makkanji, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

When presented with a course option to take COMM 454 Communication and Whiteness class as a senior at CSUSM, I was intrigued.   A whole semester on how white people communicate, what could that possibly be about? I was anxious to find out, and to see how communication would present itself...

Bringing cultural sensitivity to Halloween

Bringing cultural sensitivity to Halloween

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

In the U.S., there is a constant battle between the freedom of expression and upholding sensitivity to cultures one is unfamiliar with.   Now that Halloween is around the corner, everyone should be more mindful about what they wear as a costume and if it could be considered as cultural appro...

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

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

Anonymous

October 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...