The Cougar Chronicle

About Us


The Cougar Chronicle

The Cougar Chronicle was founded in 1999 on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. Published twice a month on Wednesdays during the academic year, The Chronicle distributes approximately 1,500 free copies at over 6 distribution sites across the CSUSM campus* and has an active online presence through our website and our various social media platforms.

Our Mission

The Cougar Chronicle is dedicated to the education and the enlightenment of students and the campus community. The news section will inform the campus community of news from an objective and truthful point of view, representing every available aspect of an issue or story. The features section will inform and entertain the campus community with articles pertinent to college life. The arts and entertainment section will inform and entertain the campus community with the latest information about arts and events. The opinion section will create a forum for debate for the campus community. As we challenge the institution – administration, faculty and student population — to think carefully about controversial issues, we are dedicated to representing diverse student voices.

The Cougar Chronicle commits itself to uphold professional standards regarding journalism ethics and responsibility. It commits itself to autonomy, uninhibited by undue influence from institutional entities. The Cougar Chronicle, as a 21st-century medium of mass communications, commits itself to technological awareness, advancement and integration.

Thank you for your interest in contacting The Cougar Chronicle, the independent student newspaper at California State University, San Marcos.  Please reference the contact  information below.


Craven Hall 3500
Cal State San Marcos
333 N Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

[email protected]

(760) 750-6099*

Office Hours
The Cougar Chronicle editors hold a weekly news meeting at noon on Tuesdays, where the public is invited to attend to pitch and promote stories for the newspaper, and get information on writing for the publication. For  a one-on-one meeting with an editor, please email one of their addresses.*

*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Cougar Chronicle is suspending print editions of our publication and will remain virtual only. In addition, there will be no in person meetings and our phone number will not be answered. Should you wish to contact us, please get in touch via our email address [email protected] Thank you!