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The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle


Nico Diaz: Not Winning the Conference Championship “Lit a Spark Under Us”

Nico Diaz: Not Winning the Conference Championship “Lit a Spark Under Us”

David Contreras Delgado, Sports Editor May 10, 2024

I'm here with Nico Diaz from CSUSM baseball. Nico just to get started, could you give me a brief timeline of your experience playing baseball, and how you ended up at CSUSM? Yeah, of course. So, I went to Chaparral High School. My first year out of high school I went to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside...

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...

CSU Student Assistants’ Union Election Begins

CSU Student Assistants’ Union Election Begins

Hannah Crawford, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

In October of 2023, the CSU Employees Union (SEIU Local 2579) received approval from the Public Employment Relations Board for a union election that allows CSU student assistants to vote for union representation. The union will represent over 20,000 student assistants across all 23 CSU campuses, which...

Courtesy of Precious Coronel.

Congratulations Sean G Davis

December 17, 2023

"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars...nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." - Jack Kerouac Congratulations on reaching this incredible milestone Sean! We are bursting with pride for your achievements and can't wait to see...

Chingona Fest is an annual event hosted by both the Women and Gender Equity Center and the Latinx Center.

Chingona Fest empowers and educates the campus community

Emily Lopez, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

Historically, the word Chingona originates from the masculine word Chingon, which refers to a strong, intelligent, and capable man. In Latin American culture, the word Chingon has a positive connotation, and it is perceived as a good thing to be referred to as a Chingon. Whereas, Chingona is said to...

CSUSM’s full transition to in-person classes next spring causes worry in students.

University’s push toward mainly in person classes abrupt

Jaden Whitehead, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Personally, this  semester  has been one of the most difficult of my college career. While it is nice to be back on campus, I cannot help but feel that normality has yet to return in  our lives. My schedule is  half in person and half online, making it a strenuous task to balance the two. Despite...

CSUSM students have many suspicions surrounding the Cesar Chavez statue and believe that it brings good luck if you rub the book Chavez is holding.

Statues, seals and superstitions on the CSUSM campus

Kinsey Canez, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Superstitions, they’re easy to write off as irrational. Stepping on a crack will break your mother’s back or eating the entire fortune cookie acting as the only criteria for its message to become a reality seem unlikely. Specific rituals are performed by many.  On the 2007 campaign trail,...

President Neufeldt gave her third annual Report to Community address on Sept. 30.

President Neufeldt envisions CSUSM to become a leader in social mobility in third annual address

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

CSUSM President Ellen Neufedlt introduced the CSUSM’s new institutional strategic plan to highlight the university’s power and potential to become a first-choice school for first-generation and future generations of students.  The university should be the school of choice for “for first-generation...

Joseph Esparza / Major: History / Hometown: West Covina, CA

Joseph Esparza

April 15, 2021

Dear Joseph, Belated congratulations on your graduation! :D It has been a delight to journey with you and we applaud the person you have become. We admire your passion, clear vision and your determination. You have always been an adventurer and have so much joy for life. It is great that you are already...

The future of this year’s graduation celebrations are still up in the air, leaving students wondering if it will happen.

CSUSM’s commencement announcement brings graduates a cautious sense of optimism

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 21, 2021

As we reach the midpoint of our spring semester, seniors are getting ready for commencement — buying caps and gowns, taking photos for announcements — all while wondering whether it will happen this year.  When the pandemic began, colleges all across the country had to cancel their commencement...

Pedro Pascal

February 24, 2021

Pedro Pascal, B.A. in mathematics Corona, CA Congratulations on graduating, etc. etc.    

Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones

February 24, 2021

Congratulations on graduation from Dad.   Maggie Jones is graduating with an M.A. in history.

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