The Cougar Chronicle

Observe the significance of American Indian presence

Native American Heritage Month logo graphic.

Anissa Ocansey, News Reporter

November 7, 2018

One morning on my way to school, one particular sign caught my eye. It was a sign promoting “horse heritage month” as a holiday, or observation of equestrian culture I’ve never seen before. I mentally tucked it away in the sector of my brain where interesting holidays like national, “No Pan...

Speaking Truth to Power

Cecili Chadwick, Contributor

November 7, 2018

Editor’s note: Article has been edited to remove a sentence about speaking truth that was not in the author’s original submission, we regret altering the submission.   Speaking truth to power is not something we do as individuals and it does not come in the form of a sign that reads, “white privilege is a...

Our veterans deserve appreciation

The American flag flies high in front of the CSUSM campus.

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

November 7, 2018

Veteran’s Day is celebrated Nov. 11 and is an official U.S. holiday that recognizes and honors those who have served in the military.   Veteran’s Day is held on the anniversary of the end of World War I and is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who have died whi...

EDITORIAL: Several questions arise along with white nationalist flyers

Anonymous

November 7, 2018

We believe we speak for many when we say we were surprised when we saw flyers that advocated for white nationalism on campus.   To sum up what happened, flyers promoting a white nationalist organization called Identity Evropa were posted throughout campus on Oct. 29. The flyers were swift...

North County Transit District disregards CSUSM students

Celine Holguin, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2018

It has been approximately three weeks since the North County Transit District (NCTD) has changed the Breeze bus schedule, and students have grown weary of walking since then.   Due to the change of the bus schedule, many students, especially coming from the west, such as Oceanside, are unab...

Horror and the lack of black representation in films

Production still from the Black Mirror episode, “Black Museum.”

Anissa Ocansey, News Reporter

October 29, 2018

Spooky season would be nothing without a jump-scare or two. Therefore, with some inspiration from a close friend, I’ve decided to attempt to watch a horror, psychological thriller or a sci-fi film everyday in honor of Halloween.   As a black woman and multifaceted nerd, I’ve been confronted w...

Upper division GE requirements delays graduation

Many students struggle to pay for classes.

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

You’ve studied hard and you’re nearing graduation. However, there’s another semester of coursework completely unrelated to your interests that you must complete before you can receive your diploma. Mandatory upper division general education (GE) requirements are not just an expensive waste of...

Social justice warriors aim for advocacy and solutions

A fist in the air is one way to represent social justice.

Samantha Carillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 29, 2018

Social justice issues have plagued humankind since the establishment of societies and expectations of living.   In 2018, it might seem like the work of so-called Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) is done, but that is entirely untrue.   The Heritage Foundation defines social justice as...

White communication in a racially charged climate

White communication in a racially charged climate

Sonya Makkanji, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

When presented with a course option to take COMM 454 Communication and Whiteness class as a senior at CSUSM, I was intrigued.   A whole semester on how white people communicate, what could that possibly be about? I was anxious to find out, and to see how communication would present itself...

Bringing cultural sensitivity to Halloween

Carved pumpkins for the Halloween spirit.

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

In the U.S., there is a constant battle between the freedom of expression and upholding sensitivity to cultures one is unfamiliar with.   Now that Halloween is around the corner, everyone should be more mindful about what they wear as a costume and if it could be considered as cultural appro...

EDITORIAL: Message to LGBTQIA+ community on National Coming Out Day

Coming Out day serves as a reminder to the LGBT community to embrace and celebrate your true identity.

Anonymous

October 29, 2018

We have come a long way from when National Coming Out Day was first celebrated 30 years ago. The LGBTQIA+ community continues to thrive and we as a society can celebrate together more than ever.   Although National Coming Out Day has already passed, we want to acknowledge and celebrate along...

Congratulations and farewell to President Karen Haynes

President Haynes poses for a photo

Anonymous

October 13, 2018

As we all may know, beloved CSUSM President Karen Haynes will be retiring within the next year. For this edition, we wanted to take the time to give our gratitude to President Haynes. President Haynes has accomplished so much during the past 14 years, her work at CSUSM has been nothing short of incredi...