The Cougar Chronicle

Equality is not the only suitable answer for society’s problems

Celine Holguín, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2018

Equality is constantly preached as the perfect way to achieve a better world, but this is not always the case. I used to support the idea of an equal world until about a year ago when a more suitable answer was brought to my attention. One would assume that having equality would mean that everything would be fair, but...

New parking system follows with questions and concerns

Parking lots K and N at CSUSM, always filled with cars throughout the school days.

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

October 13, 2018

My tires stutter and slide, struggling to grab anything in the loose gravel. The dust surrounds my car as I roll to a stop in what I can only assume is an actual parking spot. My new PayByPhone app struggles to gain a signal as I slog beneath the Lot X sign posted overhead. I walk for a minute or ...

The drastic difference between feminism and radical feminism

Feminism represents much more than just extreme stereotypes.

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 13, 2018

I’m a feminist. I didn’t know it before because I wasn’t sure if I fit the description until I took my first sociology class at CSUSM. My professor’s powerpoint presentation directed the class to raise their hands if anyone considered themselves a feminist. Only 3 people raised their hand and ...

Freedom of speech becomes restricted in today’s society

Freedom of speech entails civil discourse and respectability, not silencing and hatred.

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

October 13, 2018

Freedom of speech is defined as “the right to express an opinion without any censorship in the process.” In the United States, we are granted this right by the first amendment of the Constitution. So whether you are an American citizen or not, you are allowed to voice your opinion without anyone t...

Go out and vote this midterm election

As the midterm election approaches, voting becomes more important.

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

October 13, 2018

Have you registered to vote for this upcoming midterm election? If yes, good job! If not, go register, you have until Oct. 22. Now, just because you registered to vote, doesn’t mean you’re done. You have to actually do your research ahead of time and show up to the polls to vote on Nov. 6 (or ...

Look beyond stereotypes of Hispanic community

Celine Holguin, Opinion Editor

September 27, 2018

After asking, “what do you think of when you hear the word ‘Hispanic’?” I received a variety of answers, quizzical and uneasy looks.   As a way to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed between Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, I conducted an experiment and asked this question...

CSUSM’s new graduation requirement allows student growth

Sonya Makkanji, opinion writer

September 27, 2018

A university degree has long been thought to provide students with the means to push forward and lead by example.   Students from most colleges within a university are required to take specific classes to show competence in subjects such as writing, math and language in order to complete th...

Don’t forget to love and treasure yourself this semester

Editorial

September 27, 2018

Hello, Cougars! Welcome to another wonderful edition of The Cougar Chronicle. We hope this semester is treating you right so far. As we all adjust to our classes, remember about self-care and self-love. Don’t forget to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per day (your body will really appr...

The problem with the plastic straw ban

The problem with the plastic straw ban

Celine Holguin, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2018

The ecological crusade has once again taken a big step towards reducing plastic consumption, first with the ban on plastic bags and now the impending doom of the ban of plastic straws.   It may seem like banning plastic straws will bring nothing but positive change, but in reality it would...

Editorial – 9/13/18

September 13, 2018

Greetings to our fellow readers! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful semester so far and have had luck with finding parking because we certainly have not.   We would expect that if students are paying over $300 a semester, we would be able to find a parking spot in a short amount of time, but...

Learn about campus resources

The various student centers in the USU are a valuable resource students should know about and utilize.

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 13, 2018

The start of the fall 2018 semester welcomed nearly 2,500 freshman and 2,000 transfer students to campus according to an article in the CSUSM Newscenter.   As a second year, I recently started getting used to the layout of CSUSM and fully appreciating the programs and support systems offered t...

Annelisa Zamora, with family, enjoys her summer vacation at Vatican City, Italy on July 1,2018.

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

September 13, 2018

If there is one thing my summer vacation taught me, it is that I romanticized places more than I realized.   I was lucky enough to travel to Ireland and Italy this past summer and it was a bit of a reality check. The places I visited were undoubtedly beautiful and incredible to experience...