The Cougar Chronicle

HAULING OUR DEGREES TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINES: GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE NO LONGER HOLDS PROMISE OF EMPLOYMENT

May 12, 2011


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MELANIE SLOCUM PRIDE STAFF WRITER The percent of unemployed college graduates in the United States under the age of 25 is 11.2 percent, the percent of unemployed graduate school graduates is even higher (New York Times). Why are we flinging ourselves into lava pits? Well, it’s not a leap; it’s a...

LESSONS LEARNED IN COLLEGE: FAREWELL ADVICE FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

May 12, 2011


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SANDRA CHALMERS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF As I take my last walks up and down the cliffs of stairs that compose most of this campus, I think back on all the things that as a freshman I wish I knew and the most important lessons that my education has armed me with. So to benefit the student population I will be...

AN EDITOR’S ADVICE: “TIME WELL SPENT” IS A RELATIVE TERM

May 12, 2011


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AMY SALISBURY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF I generally advise living “in the moment.” The present really is all we truly have; therefore, there is little sense to be made from musing about the past or future. But after a measly 22 years of life, four years of college, and three years as a newspaper editor, I...

LEARN LESSONS AS WE GO

February 22, 2011


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FINDING HOPE IN CHANGE NANCY ROSSIGNOL PRIDE STAFF WRITER The way people joined to speak out in Egypt during recent events is a good example of how change can come about. “The people of Egypt have spoken, their voices have been heard, and Egypt will never be the same,” President Obama said in his...

THE KOALA FOLLOWS TRENDS

February 22, 2011


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REACTIONARY COMEDY IS BULK OF PAPER’S POWER MICHAEL RAWSON SPORTS EDITOR They stood glaring at each other at the entrance to the elevators on the sixth floor of the parking garage: two men by the bridge, three women near the elevators. The most vocal woman gestured and nearly shouted at one of the...

Free-for-All Speech at CSUSM

February 8, 2011


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By Kit-Bacon Gressitt The Koala, a tabloid launched last week by some CSUSM students, has achieved its publishers’ apparent goal: to inflame the university community with hate speech. “Apparent” because, while The Koala has certainly engendered impassioned responses, the predominantly white males...

LETTER: Secrecy clouds Koala’s free speech claim

February 8, 2011


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Several negative comments in The Koala about students who commute to school suggest that its mission is to create campus solidarity. If more people lived on campus, it seems to say, there wouldn’t be such a “boring ghostly atmosphere” at CSUSM. “No longer will school spirit deteriorate,” not...

STUDY TIPS FOR CRUNCH TIME

December 8, 2010


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BY DEVONNE EDORA PRIDE STAFF WRITER photo courtesy of worthingtonlibraries.org It’s that time of the year when the aroma of caffeine wafts through the corridors, students clad themselves in sweats, and the feeling of sleep deprivation permeates the air. Tis’ the season of Final Exams. Finals...

SHOW ME SOME SCHOOL SPIRIT! Cougar pride: does it exist?

December 8, 2010


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BY AARON JAFFE PRIDE STAFF WRITER photo courtesy of csusm.edu California State University San Marcos has no identity. Quite a bold statement, yes? Over the last seven years, I have clicked the student button in every survey that asks me what my occupation is. I am looking forward to clicking that...

HIV AWARENESS AND PROGRESS GREATEST GIFT

December 8, 2010


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'ONE' PETITIONS TO ERADICATE HIV TRANSMISSION BY 2015 BY DANNY CASTRO CONTRIBUTOR photos courtesy of topnews.in and clicker.com We humans tend to try to find differences between each other and end up segregating based on trivial differences.  This holiday season, I decided to see what kind of diffe...

CALIFORNICATION: A semester abroad

December 8, 2010


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BY SUSANNE BERGSTEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER photo courtesy of Susanne Bergsten As an exchange student from England, I did not know what to expect coming to Cal State San Marcos or the U.S. in general. With that said, I also have to mention that I have had the time of my life. The first thing I noticed...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEATHER Just can’t make up its mind

November 23, 2010


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REBEKAH GREEN PRIDE STAFF WRITER Many say that the four seasons do not exist in southern California. I really cannot disagree with that statement. Often, it feels as though the weather here is either hot or cold. The hot days usually seem to dominate the cold, and it would not be surprising to find...