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Cougar Sports Report 4/15/24-4/21/24

Cougar Sports Report 4/15/24-4/21/24

David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor April 23, 2024

Welcome back to the Cougar Sports Report.   On April 16, CSUSM baseball closed last week’s series against Cal Poly Pomona with a 13-10 win. On April 19, CSUSM softball kicked off their home series against Cal State East Bay with two wins, 1-0 and 6-5.   CSUSM baseball also kicked off a successful...

“Pretty Cool, Pretty Special”: Jillian Albayati Makes History

“Pretty Cool, Pretty Special”: Jillian Albayati Makes History

David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor April 23, 2024

On April 7, 2024, CSUSM witnessed history being made. The Cougars were deep into game three hosting Sonoma State as Jillian Albayati took to the mound at the top of the ninth. For Albayati, it was just another game. She had been playing baseball her whole life.   For those in attendance, the number...

Cesar Chavez statue at CSUSM.

How Should CSUSM Commemorate Cesar Chavez?

Editorial April 16, 2024

From Martin Luther King Jr. to Mahatma Gandhi, great leaders tend to become the personal embodiment of historical movements. In both our textbooks and our popular historical memory, a leader’s name can become synonymous with the achievements of a movement. The case of Cesar Chavez is a stark example...

Cougar Sports Report 4/8/24-4/14/24

Cougar Sports Report 4/8/24-4/14/24

David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor April 16, 2024

Welcome back to the cougar sports report!  Our sports week began on April 12 as CSUSM baseball traveled to Cal Poly Pomona to kick off their four-game series with a 6-4 win.   CSUSM softball also traveled to Cal State San Bernardino to kick off their four-game series. Both teams split games...

CSUSM Spring 2024 Context Exhibition

CSUSM Spring 2024 Context Exhibition

Nahomi Garcia Alarcon, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 11, 2024

On March 14, I attended the Kellogg Library’s Spring 2024 Context Exhibit highlighting Monica Zavala’s collection titled “‘Wee ‘Eyoohiinkem (All Our Relatives).” The collection seamlessly intertwined culture, creativity, and community while offering insight into Zavala’s indigenous heritage....

Latinx Center Honors Mexican Culture through Music and Celebration

Latinx Center Honors Mexican Culture through Music and Celebration

Danya Rodriguez, Editor in Chief April 11, 2024

On April 4, the Latinx Center collaborated with NAK (Nu Alpha Kappa), a Latino fraternity, to host “Uniendo Cultura y Educación” at the Forum Plaza. The center’s intention was to unite the campus community in a night full of cultural pride, celebration, and education for community members on Mexican...

Cougar Sports Report 4/1/24-4/7/24

Cougar Sports Report 4/1/24-4/7/24

David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor April 9, 2024

Welcome back to the Cougar Sports Report.  Our sports week kicked off on April 1 and April 2 with Women’s golf taking eighth in the West Texas Desert Invitational in Tucson.  On April 5 and April 6, women’s track and field competed in the Triton Invitational in La Jolla. Lilly McGraw set...

An artist rendering of the proposed facility.

What You Should Know Before Voting on the Wellness and Recreation Facility Referendum

Justin Gans, News Editor April 8, 2024

On April 9-11, CSUSM students will be eligible to take part in a campus-wide vote on a proposed increase to their student fees. This fee increase would support the development of a Wellness and Recreation facility. Students have long voiced their desire for better wellness and recreation facilities....

Unmasking Cushing’s Disease

Unmasking Cushing’s Disease

Nahomi Garcia Alarcon, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 8, 2024

A few months before my 23rd birthday, my life took an unexpected turn. What started as subtle changes in my body soon escalated into a debilitating condition that stole the next few years of my life. Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, Cushing's Disease is an endocrine disorder caused by excessive...

Exploring Beyonces Cowboy Carter

Exploring Beyonce’s Cowboy Carter

Nahomi Garcia Alarcon, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 5, 2024

Listening to “COWBOY CARTER,” Beyonce’s highly anticipated album, felt like stepping into unknown territory. I’ve never listened to one of her albums from start to finish so I knew listening to the full album, which consists of 27 songs, was going to be a journey.   “AMERIICAN REQUIEM,”...

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Nahomi Garcia Alarcon, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 4, 2024

Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered what it would be like to step into it and become a part of that world? With “Beyond Van Gogh,” an immersive exhibition that brings the iconic artist’s work to life, I was able to experience art coming alive.   What sets the exhibit apart is its...

Cougar Sports Report 3/25/24-3/31/24

Cougar Sports Report 3/25/24-3/31/24

David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor April 3, 2024

Welcome back to the Cougar Sports Report! Women’s Basketball kicked off their NCAA Division II Elite Eight run on March 25 beating No. 4 Gannon 85-80 in an overtime thriller. On March 25 through March 26 Men’s golf took 6th place in the Hanny Invitational at the Turlock Golf & Country Club. On...

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