The Cougar Chronicle

“The Mug”

October 11, 2011

AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER I am not ashamed to say that I love TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” even though People Magazine and CNN say I should be. Here in California, child beauty pageants are few and far between. But in the southern U.S., pageants take over hotel conference rooms nearly...

WHAT DO YOU THINK? YOUR OPINION MATTERS!

October 11, 2011

Being a student newspaper, we want to hear your opinion about things that happen on and around campus. The Pride is neutral when it comes to The Koala publication, but we would love to hear what you have to say about the recent backlash to The Koala’s first issue. Some students support the action,...

WHERE TO EAT: EAST OF CAMPUS FOOD FINDS

September 30, 2011

BLAINE H. MOGIL PRIDE STAFF WRITER Eat Here – Debbie’s Restaurant and Pie Shop at 740 Nordahl Road, Suite 114 just north of the 78 freeway. This is good old fashioned, down home cooking. If you’re looking for home style cooking made with fresh ingredients, great taste and reasonable prices, then...

“THE MUG”: THE POLITICS OF ROYALTY

September 30, 2011

AMY SALISBURY PRIDE STAFF WRITER I can’t tell whether this university wants to have a homecoming celebration or not. Based on the limited school spirit and developing athletic department, one can’t really expect to enjoy any sort of traditional homecoming events. Enter King and Queen elections. Yes....

AMY SALISBURY’S “THE MUG”- FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: IMPORTANCE OF MEDIA TRANSPARENCY POST 9-11

September 22, 2011

AMY SALISBURY COPY & OPINION EDITOR As I sat down to write this article, I expected to offer commentary on the American media’s coverage of the events of 9/11. The vast and varied ways that television, film and print journalism told the story of the attacks made for extremely compelling capsules...

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

May 12, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...