The Cougar Chronicle

Graduating senior reminisces about her college experience

Graduating senior reminisces about her college experience

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Stephany Mejia began her first year on a rocky start, but through the participation in an extracurricular activity and the guidance of her professors she discovered a few of her passions.   When Mejia started university she said it was a big transition for her from high school. ...

San Diegan sculptor, Manuelita Brown, visits CSUSM

San Diegan sculptor, Manuelita Brown, visits CSUSM

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Manuelita Brown says on her website that her goal as an artist is to “edify and give expression to the human spirit, and to convey the strength, character and beauty of her own people, the descendants of African survivors in the Americas.”   The San Diego sculptor came to CSUSM to disc...

CSUSM celebrates one year smoke and tobacco-free campus

CSUSM celebrates one year smoke and tobacco-free campus

Adrianna Adame, News Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Let’s Clear the Air celebrated CSUSM’s one year anniversary of being a smoke and tobacco-free campus on Nov. 15.   The event, sponsored by CSUSM Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs and Safety Health and Sustainability, was held at Kellogg Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   In Ap...

Campus prepares for CSUSM Giving Day

Campus prepares for CSUSM Giving Day

Citlally Arroyo, Assistant News Editor

November 30, 2018


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CSUSM Giving Day is a 24-hour social media driven campaign to raise money for scholarships, programs and departments throughout the university.   It will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, or #GivingTuesday that occurs each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiv...

New club aims to leave their mark

New club aims to leave their mark

Stephany Mejia, Assistant Features Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

With only a few members in hopes for growth, the new club Saudi Students Association claims hunger for success.   The Saudi Students Association represents the students of Saudi Arabia. Some objectives the association focuses on are organizing and sponsoring social, cultural and sports activitie...

Women at War speaks on the realities of being a soldier

Women at War speaks on the realities of being a soldier

Annelisa Zamora, A&E Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Playwright, Rebecca Johannsen, debuted the latest edition of her play, Women at War at CSUSM on Nov. 7.   The play retells the true stories of four women soldiers from the U.S. Army’s Female Engagement Team (FET) that was deployed to Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013. These four soldiers ...

Upper division GE requirements delays graduation

Upper division GE requirements delays graduation

Tyler Hudson, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Bringing cultural sensitivity to Halloween

Bringing cultural sensitivity to Halloween

Kayla Bailey, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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

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

Anonymous

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

International student reflects on her study abroad experience

International student reflects on her study abroad experience

Kathleen Caprio, Features Writer

October 13, 2018


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Maki Amano landed in California from thousands of miles away from her home in Yokohama, Japan. This became her first opportunity to study abroad.   Her experience as a child sparked a hunger in her to see more of the culture of California and  gain more of an integrated English learning experienc...

Ballet Folklorico performs for Hispanic Heritage month

Ballet Folklorico performs for Hispanic Heritage month

Marielle Alindogan, A&E Assistant Editor

October 13, 2018


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Hispanic Heritage month brings students to Kellogg Plaza for a very special show. Ballet Folklorico de CSUSM created a two part region dance showcase, La Raza de Folklore,  for students on Thursday, Oct. 4 during U-hour. President of Ballet Folklorico Veronica Vaca gathers everyone in the orga...

Food insecurity initiative aids CSUSM students

Food insecurity initiative aids CSUSM students

Citlally Arroyo and Stephany Mejia

October 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

An Associated Students Inc. (ASI) initiative called Fresh Market Mondays provides free fruits and vegetables to CSUSM students to decrease food insecurity. The ASI Cougar Pantry, composed of staff, interns and volunteers organizes the Fresh Market Mondays which take place every Monday from 10 a.m. to...