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Part one of a series on feminism, an unfinished marathon

Part one of a series on feminism, an unfinished marathon

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What marathon runner reaches 25 miles and gives up, saying “that’s good enough”?  In the same way, how can we -- educated constituents -- give up and say, “society is good enough”? There are misconceptions about a particular eight-letter “ism,” otherwise known as feminism.  When talking ab...

Heteronormative Valentine’s depictions marginalize LGBTQIA+ community

Heteronormative Valentine’s depictions marginalize LGBTQIA+ community

Samantha Carrillo, Opinion Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Valentine’s Day is stressful for a multitude of reasons. It can be easy to be consumed by conceivably heteronormative problems -- such as celebrating alone, being away from loved ones or having confusion about what to buy for a significant other -- predicaments abound on this holiday. Consequent...

The hardest part is getting started

Celine Holguin, A&E writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The beginning of a new year is almost always accompanied with a lengthy list of resolutions that we are oh-so determined to accomplish; yet, more than half end up being stuffed in the back of our brains only to be sheepishly remembered on New Years Eve. Do not feel ashamed, we are all human and mo...

How a study abroad program opened my eyes

How a study abroad program opened my eyes

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

During the recent winter break, I travelled to the mountains of Guatemala to spend two weeks with a group of indigenous Mayans called the Ixhil as part of a CSUSM study abroad program. The trip humbled me and opened my eyes in a way that nothing has before, and at the same time gave me the units ...

Why you should get out of your bubble over the school break

Why you should get out of your bubble over the school break

Brad Kremer, Opinion Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Over the recent break, I’m sure a lot of you went to see family for the holiday or traveled outside of your own bubble. If you live in the dorms, Corte Bella, or somewhere else where you could hit the USU with a pebble from your front door (after a proper stretch and warm up of course), then your bubble...

Prison expenditures outweigh increased tuition costs

Prison expenditures outweigh increased tuition costs

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A year spent at Harvard University may be considered one of the most costly ways to spend said time; yet, the fiscal demands of an unexpected institution surpass even those of this Ivy League. According to the LA Times, a year spent in a California state prison costs more per inmate than aforesaid year at Harvard ...

FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, a danger to a healthy democracy

FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, a danger to a healthy democracy

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Thursday, Dec. 14, just as CSUSM students wrapped up finals and prepared for winter break, a pivotal decision in Washington threatened to drastically change the scape of internet and media as we know it: the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality regulations. Repealed net neutrality rules prevented inte...

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK

Kody Cowell, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Valentine's Day is coming up soon, and only a couple of months after we made it through several weeks of New Year's Resolutions. These two traditions tend to polarize people toward a "love it!" or "hate it!" attitude. Realizing that both are valid opinions is imperative.  This 2018 New Year, I sa...

Shift into high gear and cruise into the holidays!

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Another semester is almost under our belts, Cougars!  Amazing job making it through the readings, assignments, tests, projects and papers, thus far.  We’re in the home stretch, and it’s time to shift into high gear.  Your friends at The Cougar Chronicle are rooting for you, have faith in your abilit...

Response to International Men’s Day article

Marcus Cicero, Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Letters, Opinion

It befuddles me to read such a blatantly biased article published in our school newspaper. The article which attacks International Men’s Day as “unnecessary” is such an affront to reason, that it begs a response. First, the author’s bias is clearly shown numerous times throughout the article...

Human Rights Day, a reminder for awareness and gratefulness

Human Rights Day, a reminder for awareness and gratefulness

Samantha Carrillo, Opinion Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Freedom is a privilege. Waking up everyday with no second guesses about your liberty is a blessing.  Realization of that privilege is important, because few stop and think about lack of human rights as a reality. To honor these rights, Human Rights Day is observed on Dec. 10. The day commemorates ...

The three generations of Christmas, how the Saiz family celebrates Christmas

The three generations of Christmas, how the Saiz family celebrates Christmas

Bryanna Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Growing up, the delectable smells wafting from our kitchen, the charm of holiday music and the beauty of lights shining in tiny Christmas towns warmed my home. For each of the last 15 years living in Oceanside, my family and I have begun decorating for Christmas during the week after Thanksgiving...