The Cougar Chronicle

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...

STUDY TIPS FOR CRUNCH TIME

December 8, 2010

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

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

'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

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

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...

OPINION CORNER: LOTER

November 16, 2010

BY AARON JAFFE PRIDE STAFF WRITER All students at Cal State San Marcos must know what the LOTER is and what needs to be done to make it happy. LOTER stands for Language Other Than English Requirement and it is necessary for graduation. CSUSM wants its students to be “prepared for the demands of a...

The Pride gets a new online face: New website launches

August 31, 2010

By Sandra Chalmers: Editor-in-Chief Photo Credit: Nick Ruiz With the start of a new fresh semester, The Pride brings to its students a new online playground as we unveil the modern, revamped and exciting new website. The Pride’s improved website, www.csusmpride.com, offers a new kind of interaction that connects students wi...