The Cougar Chronicle

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...

Students Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Altar Display

Students Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Altar Display

Anneliese Esparza, A&E Editor

November 9, 2019

Members of the CSUSM community set up colorful altars to honor those who have died at the annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration on Oct. 31.   Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.), a student organization, hosted the event at Kellogg Library Plaza.   The altars, or...

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...

Campus reopens renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center with ceremony

Campus reopens renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center with ceremony

Anneliese Esparza, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2019

CSUSM formally unveiled the newly renovated and expanded Epstein Family Veterans Center in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 10.    The existing building was renovated and an additional building was constructed. A large wooden deck connects the two adjacent structures. The project was made...

Conversation with Student-Athlete of the Month

Conversation with Student-Athlete of the Month

Raul Marroquin, Sports Editor

October 10, 2019

Q.What is your major? What do you plan to do with your degree? A: My major is Global Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing. After shooting my shot at the professional golf level, I hope to work up to be a global marketing manager or an operations manager for an international golf compan...

Student-Professor communication benefits both parties

Student-Professor communication benefits both parties

Tanya Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 10, 2019

We all have our opinions of our professors throughout the semesters we’ve spent at CSUSM. Thinking about past professors can either bring good or bad memories to mind. Every professor on campus is different and creates different dynamics for each of their sections. Some may provide an effective...

CSUSM Orientation Team member encourages campus participation

CSUSM Orientation Team member encourages campus participation

Kathleen Carpio, Assistant Features Editor

October 10, 2019

Three years ago, Stacey Strubhar transferred to Cal State San Marcos. It was this very campus where she experienced excitement but also some nervousness as she chose to continue her academics here at CSUSM.    “I was a transfer student from Mt. San Jacinto College and… as a transfer s...

CSUSM President addresses concerns in open forum

CSUSM President addresses concerns in open forum

Antonio Pequeno IV, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2019

Students, faculty and staff gathered for an open forum with President Ellen Neufeldt to discuss CSUSM’s past and future. The forum, held on Oct. 8, began with Neufeldt saying, “One of the things that’s most important to me before making any big decisions is to hear from the campus. It’s vitally...

‘Joker’ delivers sobering and polished cinematic experience

‘Joker’ delivers sobering and polished cinematic experience

Antonio Pequeño IV, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

With respect to the divisive dialogue surrounding the release of Todd Phillips’ Joker, let’s make something abundantly clear: When art discards its true vision and message so that it may comfort the anxieties and insecurities of the climate it is created for, art dies. Suffice to say, Joker does...

CSUSM’s new president shares personal story and plans for student success

CSUSM’s new president shares personal story and plans for student success

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

September 25, 2019

The new school year did not only bring in new students, but also a new school president. Doctor Ellen Neufeldt became CSUSM’s fourth president in July of this year, replacing Dr. Karen Haynes.    Neufeldt was born in Lansing, Michigan, where her father attended Michigan State University...

CSUSM v. Simon Fraser

CSUSM v. Simon Fraser

Mia Enriquez, Sports Writer

September 25, 2019

California State University San Marcos’ women’s soccer team played Simon Fraser University and tied 0-0. The game was held at CSUSM’s “The Cage” on Sat. Sept. 14 at 12:30pm. The game was a long and rigorous one,with the Cougars going into overtime, not once but twice against Simon Fraser. ...