The Cougar Chronicle

Editorial: Both Sides of the Gun Debate Are Right (And Both Are Wrong)

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The debate around our Second Amendment right is raging like wildfire since the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Unfortunately, the national conversation always seems to be framed on a binary scale; you’re either for or against guns.   It’s impo...

Words, the beginning of either hate or peace

Words, the beginning of either hate or peace

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To anyone who believes that individuals who advocate for language change are overly sensitive, liberal snowflakes, I would like to ask you a question. Do you believe there is veracity in the statement, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? If you said yes, then...

In honor of National Puppy Day, dogs are better than humans

In honor of National Puppy Day, dogs are better than humans

Bradley Kremer, Opinion Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Listen up, dog lovers, because you will most likely agree. If you are a cat person, still listen because it might apply to your furballs as well. In honor of National Puppy Day on Friday, March 23, I have compiled a short list as to why humans’ best friends are more likeable than most humans th...

Beware our friend, Alexa, and her effects on future generations

Beware our friend, Alexa, and her effects on future generations

Bradley Kremer, Opinion Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We’ve all suspected at least one of our friends of being a robot, and with the advancements of technology today, it is now quite possible to have an A.I. (artificial intelligence) as a friend. In the article “Co-Parenting With Alexa,” written by Rachel Botsman, the author talks about issues of ...

Part three of a series on feminism…one issue in a world of many

Part three of a series on feminism…one issue in a world of many

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Eyes drooping, coffee yet to kick in, you struggle to keep your head up as the steering wheel serves as a brace for your sleep-deprived body. News from Florida jolts your otherwise comatose being awake. Another school shooting. Day after day, we’re hit with tragedies, and so you may ask... Sara,...

Veganism should not demand an all-or-nothing mentality

Veganism should not demand an all-or-nothing mentality

Kody Cowell, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Veganism should not require complete abstinence from animal products. It is a movement with a goal to accomplish: eliminating violence against animals. This should not necessitate rearranging one’s entire life so that they are within the scope of “being vegan.” Veganism is primarily about...

A non-traditional creative’s ode to poetry

Hannah Snider, Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I am a creative person. Always have been and always will be. However, I was never creative in a traditional sense. I was never able to draw or paint, although I could doodle stick figures pretty well. I loved reading and writing; ever since I was little, it has been a passion of mine. Storytelling...

National Clear Your Clutter Day can help you get out of the past

National Clear Your Clutter Day can help you get out of the past

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Emptiness rotted in the pit of my stomach.  Tears welled in my eyes day after day for weeks.  I felt defeated and knew not how I would go on.   Two and a half years ago, I lost what meant more to me than any other physical possession: over a year’s worth of photographs.  As a photographer,...

Become aware of the prevalence of heart disease in women

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. It accounts for one in every four female deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a college student outside of the age range most affected by heart disease, I didn’t spend much of my ...

Down’s syndrome taught me kindness

Rainna Heggenberger, Features Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week is a celebration of the different ways that people with Down’s Syndrome make differences in their communities. Down’s Syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs when a child is born with an extra chromosome. About one in every 700 children born in the U.S. each...

Part two of a series on feminism… forget the labels

Part two of a series on feminism… forget the labels

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Feminists do not always look the same. For example, I wear heels (quite a bit). I over-pack. I love to look and feel feminine. I am at times indecisive. Yes, these are all stereotypes of women... specifically (according to labels), women who are supposedly not feminists. However, I am also competitive....

Ethical consumerism isn’t feasible at a consumer level

Kody Cowell, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We need to talk about consumerism and the ways we’re slowly being taught to be responsible at the consumer level. You know, things like veganism or waste-free living. “Ask for your drink without a straw,” and “don’t buy leather,” or even, “only buy things that don’t come in non-recyclable...