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The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

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

Fall 2022 Staff

Marbella Ramirez
Editor in Chief

Marbella Ramirez

Marbella Ramirez is the Editor in Chief for The Cougar Chronicle. She is currently a third year student majoring in communication, minoring in chemistry and biology. She previously worked for her high school newspaper and yearbook and has been a contributing writer for EnVi Magazine.

Ashley Fogle
Faculty Advisor

Ashley Fogle

Magali Castillo
Managing Editor

Magali Castillo

Magali Castillo is majoring in Literature and Writing Studies. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has previously been a staff writer and the Features Editor for The Cougar Chronicle. She has plans to attend graduate school after graduation. During her spare time, Magali enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Cassidy Lovell
A&E Editor

Cassidy Lovell

Cassidy Lovell is the Arts and Entertainment editor for The Cougar Chronicle. She is majoring in Literature and Writing Studies and minoring in Arts and Technology. Cassidy is pursuing a career in the video game industry as a game writer. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, watching Star Trek, and drinking boba.

Nik Chrissanthos
Assisstant A&E Editor

Nik Chrissanthos

Sayna Nassertorabi
Features Editor

Sayna Nassertorabi

Sayna Nassertorabi is a third year Political Science major. It is her second year at the Cougar Chronicle and she is the editor for the features section. After graduating from CSUSM Sayna is planning to go to law school. In her downtime she likes to spend time with her family, read and watch movies.

Clara Broderick
News Editor

Clara Broderick

Kristin Bergmann
Opinion Editor

Kristin Bergmann

Kristin is a Communication major and the opinion editor for The Cougar Chronicle. Before transferring to CSUSM, she studied Journalism in Berlin, Germany for 1.5 years. After graduation she wants to work as a reporter or show host in either television or radio. In her free time, she likes writing for her blog, spending time with friends and reading.

Nadia Houneini
Sports Editor

Nadia Houneini

Nadia Houneini serves as the Sports Editor. She is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. Nadia is an aspiring sports broadcaster with a creative ability to tell stories of athletes and sports teams. She admires the power of sports' ability to affect so many lives. Through her growing experience in sports media, Nadia hopes to become the team reporter...

Luke Vore
Video Editor

Luke Vore

Luke Vore is a fourth year media studies major. He is currently the videographer for The Cougar Chronicle. He plans on working in PR or social media for a company once he graduates. In his free time, Luke likes to cook and watch movies.

Mallory Arcena
Creative Director

Mallory Arcena

Mallory Arcena is the creative director for the Cougar Chronicle. She is a third year majoring in Digital and Media arts with a minor in Sustainability. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in the graphic design field. She enjoys drawing, listening to her favorite artists, and hanging out with friends and family.

Danya Rodriguez
Social Media Manager

Danya Rodriguez

Eric Hendricks
Web Manager

Eric Hendricks

Eric Hendricks is a Computer Science major and the Web Manager for the Cougar Chronicle. He hopes for a career in technical writing and is passionate about web design and development. Outside of school, Eric watches a lot of movies and enjoys board games with friends.

Angelina Parra
Graphic Design Intern

Angelina Parra

Angelina Parra is currently a second-year student. She is pursuing a major in Biochemistry and a minor in visual arts. Angelina is a photographer and graphic artist for The Cougar Chronicle. She has also participated in a few written pieces. She is a hard-worker and puts full effort into anything she is working on. Angelina is planning to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

Christopher King
Staff Writer

Christopher King

Christopher King is a Political Science major at CSUSM and a staff writer for The Cougar Chronicle. He enjoys developing his writing skills along with his ability to analyze current events. In his free time he reads and spends time in Encinitas.

Cole Mirza
Staff Writer

Cole Mirza

Cole Mirza is a fourth year communications major and is in his first year working with the Cougar Chronicle. After graduation, Cole plans to work in the sports media. In his free time, Cole enjoys playing golf and watching sports.

Fiona Fox
Staff Writer

Fiona Fox

Nijat Mamtimen
Staff Writer

Nijat Mamtimen

Nijat Mamtimen is a staff writer for the Cougar Chronicle and a political science major student. He believes a good journalist should inform the public what is happening in the world, and he understands journalism is part of politics and laws. Nijat endeavors to publish short stories very soon. He loves to sing and workout.