The Cougar Chronicle

Artist speaks on combating environmental problems with art

Artist speaks on combating environmental problems with art

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 23, 2020

Nina Elder, an artist, researcher and lecturer, visited campus on March 3 for a public lecture as part of the Department of Art, Media and Design’s CoLab Series of Visiting Artists. “I make work about disruptions. I’m obsessed with holes in the ground and piles of rocks,” said Elder, whose prim...

CSUSM to postpone 2020 commencement

CSUSM to postpone 2020 commencement

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

March 21, 2020

The 2020 CSUSM commencement ceremony will be postponed, announced the Office of the President via email on Wednesday, March 18. Commencement was originally scheduled to have 3,641 students walk on May 15-16, but the ceremony will be postponed to a later date this year according to the Office of Comm...

Transnational, multi-genre poet visits campus to share writing

Transnational, multi-genre poet visits campus to share writing

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

March 8, 2020

On Feb. 28, CSUSM students had the opportunity of hearing from author Kazim Ali read from and speak about his work. The reading was hosted by the Literature and Writing department as part of their Community and World Literary Series (CWLS), a series where acclaimed contemporary authors visit campus ...

Coronavirus prompts campus preparations

Coronavirus prompts campus preparations

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

As new updates on the coronavirus entered the news cycle over the past week, CSUSM shared further information on the respiratory disease with respect to the campus community. Campus Risk Manager & Director of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Erin Fullerton said that IRM is “taking the appropriat...

Results of audit expands to campus-wide investigation

Results of audit expands to campus-wide investigation

Adrianna Adame, News Editor

February 22, 2020

An investigation by California State University Office of Audit and Advisory Services has found 33 instances of fraud by the former Dean of Extended Learning. Results from the Dean of Extended Learning’s audit investigation was recently announced in a campus-wide email by CSUSM President Ellen Neufel...

Extravagant spending questions where tuition is distributed to

Extravagant spending questions where tuition is distributed to

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 22, 2020

Have you ever wondered where our tuition and fees go? As students, we pay so much for our schooling whether it be out of pocket or with help from financial aid. But where does it go and how much of this investment returns to us? Last semester, we learned about the extravagant spending of Dean of...

CSU, ASI to integrate policy changes following lawsuit

CSU, ASI to integrate policy changes following lawsuit

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) and the California State University system will undergo changes to funding regulations and neutrality policies following the conclusion of a 2017 viewpoint discrimination lawsuit from CSUSM pro-life student organization, Students for Life (SFL). In spring 2017, SFL...

Visual Arts professor wins award for innovation and excellence in teaching

Visual Arts professor wins award for innovation and excellence in teaching

Lewis Jones Jr., Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The CSUSM President’s Award for the academic year 2019-2020 named eleven recipients including Kristin Moss, Conner Whitten, Megan Hammerschmidt, Carla Jordan, Ruben Alamo, Alan Brown, Regina Eisenbach, Christina Simokat, Marshall Whittlesey, David Barsky and Keith Trujillo. Representing the School...

CSUSM to implement mandatory resident meal plan for upcoming fall semester

CSUSM to implement mandatory resident meal plan for upcoming fall semester

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

CSUSM will implement a mandatory, multi-thousand dollar meal plan for on-campus residents in the fall of 2020.The resident meal plan rates will vary between first year students and second year students or beyond. First year student plans are $2,299 a semester and total out to $4,598 annually. Second ...

Ideas and improvements discussed for the Cross-Cultural Center at community luncheon

Ideas and improvements discussed for the Cross-Cultural Center at community luncheon

Rachel Maddux, News Reporter

November 10, 2019

Twelve students attended the Cross-Cultural Center Community Luncheon at the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) to discuss current events on campus, cultures that need more campus recognition and ways to enhance the outreach of the CCC.   Faculty of the CCC gathers students for a luncheon twice a semes...

JUNCTURE exhibit showcases talent of San Marcos artist community

JUNCTURE exhibit showcases talent of San Marcos artist community

Annelisa Zamora, Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

In May of this year, CSUSM alumni Kimberly Lopez and SofA fourth-year student Sarah Bricke put out an open call for artwork. According to CSUSM News, of the 30 submissions they received, 11 artists were chosen to have their work presented in the JUNCTURE art exhibit.   The work of  these 11 artists was  showcas...

Game of Thrones actor visits CSUSM

Game of Thrones actor visits CSUSM

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

October 24, 2019

The fantasy of the hit television show Game of Thrones, which ended earlier this year, was brought to CSUSM when Kristian Nairn, who portrayed Hodor on the series, visited campus on Oct. 15.    Nairn, who visited as part of the Arts & Lectures series, spoke to a crowd of about 200 peopl...