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The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

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Adrianna Adame

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor

Adrianna Adame is a senior at CSUSM majoring in history and minoring in communication. When not writing articles or studying, she spends her time reading books and watching Netflix dramas. Once she graduates, she hopes to go to graduate school and eventually become a news reporter.
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Don’t doubt yourself and take the chance applying to grad school.

So, you want to go to journalism school?

May 18, 2021

While I wanted to apply to grad school, I wasn’t sure if I would get accepted to the programs I applied to, since I didn’t have a perfect GPA or any experience in the field, outside of The Cougar Chronicle. But,...

Students discuss anti-Blackness in the Latinx community

May 14, 2021

The [email protected] Center and Black Students Center collaborated on “Anti-Blackness in the Latinx Community” on April 29, a Zoom conversation about colorism and racism in Hispanic culture. According to...

Students discuss how gentrification affects minorities

May 9, 2021

Gentrification is an ongoing issue that continues to affect minorities across the country. Staff from the CSUSM Black Student Center discussed how gentrification has personally affected them and educated...

ASI held several events of the last few weeks in preparation for their upcoming elections.

ASI holds elections virtually

March 14, 2021

The ASI elections for the 2021-22 academic year will be held solely online. In past years, candidates for ASI positions campaigned both on campus and virtually through platforms such as Instagram. Due...

The struggles of being biracial

December 7, 2020

-Column- While being biracial means that you get to be a part of two different cultures, it can come with identity issues. At times, it almost feels like you’re a part of two different worlds....

Thanksgiving is a controversial holiday among American Indians; some celebrate it and some do not.

What Thanksgiving means to Indigenous peoples

November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is a controversial holiday among American Indians. Some Indigenous people completely disregard and protest against the holiday for its dark history, while others continue to celebrate it...

The 1619 Project reminds us of our nation’s history of slavery.

1619 Project reeducates Americans on the history of slavery

November 10, 2020

Despite the controversy surrounding the 1619 Project, the initiative is important and should be brought to attention because it’s reeducating Americans about the often overlooked history of slavery in...

Student homeless and food insecurity at CSUSM are now bigger concerns because of the pandemic.

Student homelessness and food insecurity remain concerns amid pandemic

September 29, 2020

Student homelessness and food insecurity continue to be ongoing issues at CSUSM, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. To combat student homelessness, the Cougar Care Network is working to connect...

Due to the ongoing pandemic, CSU campuses will continue with mainly online learning for the spring semester.

Virtual instruction to continue into spring 2021

September 11, 2020

All 23 California State University campuses will continue with predominantly virtual instruction for the spring 2021 semester, according to the CSU chancellor -- a decision that may make disappoint some. After...

Interim Medical Director of CSUSMs Student Health & Counseling Services Dr. James Chun discusses vaccine distribution and campus reopening.

Student Health and Counseling Services advises students to take precautions and continues to offer resources

April 15, 2020

CSUSM’s Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) are providing services to students throughout the coronavirus crisis. Though SHCS currently does not provide testing for COVID-19, medical staff...

Michael Garrett to become ASI president

March 28, 2020

Third-year student Michael Garrett will be the next ASI president. Garrett, a sociology and criminology double major, won 56.73 percent of the votes, tallying 472 ballots. The ASI Board of Directors...

ASI Election ballot becomes available to students

March 25, 2020

Three candidates are running for ASI President and 7 others are running for various ASI positions for the 2020-2021 academic school year. ASI Elections occur from March 23 at 7 a.m. until March 25 at...

CSUSM to postpone 2020 commencement

CSUSM to postpone 2020 commencement

March 21, 2020

The 2020 CSUSM commencement ceremony will be postponed, announced the Office of the President via email on Wednesday, March 18. Commencement was originally scheduled to have 3,641 students walk on May...

Graduate student peer interns and a nursing student were amongst others that ran the Eating Disorder Screenings.

Eating Disorder Screening Day offers resources to students

March 8, 2020

Around 150 students took part in the Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) annual Eating Disorder Screening Day, getting the chance to learn about how to prevent an eating disorder and where to...

Workshop informs students of unhealthy digital relationship habits and abuse

Workshop informs students of unhealthy digital relationship habits and abuse

February 22, 2020

Student Health & Counseling Services held their Healthy Tech Relationships workshop which informed students on the nuances of digital relationships. “The plan is…to touch on people that are thinking...

Students learn about voter registration rights

February 22, 2020

The Cross-Cultural Center held the Politics and Voter Registration Rights discussion as a part of the Civility Dialogue series, a series by the Civility Campaign focused on bringing students together to...

Michael Schroder’s business expenses are currently subjected to an audit.

Results of audit expands to campus-wide investigation

February 22, 2020

An investigation by California State University Office of Audit and Advisory Services has found 33 instances of fraud by the former Dean of Extended Learning. Results from the Dean of Extended Learning’s...

The composting program will soon be available in the USU Dining Hall.

Sustainability Program provides opportunity to compost food waste

February 6, 2020

CSUSM Sustainability Program announced their plan to launch their upcoming compost program in the USU Dining Hall in January. Sustainability is collaborating with The Compost Company, a local Encinitas...

Students go head to head in a game of foosball.

Students celebrate the new semester with Tukwut Nights

February 6, 2020

As students walked through a white cloth draped tunnel, the glow of a rainbow and boom of music greeted them as they entered Tukwut Nights, a welcome back celebration for the semester.The annual celebration...

Homelessness often carries a negative stigma.

Cougar Care Network addresses student homelessness at CSUSM

December 7, 2019

Representatives from the Cougar Care Network and YMCA came out to discuss the rising issue of student homelessness and food insecurity at the Hunger and Homelessness Panel during the evening of Nov. 20...

Faculty raises concerns on provost search

Faculty raises concerns on provost search

November 21, 2019

Editor’s note: This story has been edited since its original print publication on Nov. 20, 2019. CSUSM faculty and staff attended a campus open forum to discuss and share their insights into what...

San Diego Tribunes journalist, Kate Morrissey speaks to attendees during a Q&A session on October 23rd.

Students hear perspective of immigration reporter

November 10, 2019

Hundreds of students filled the seats of the USU Ballroom to attend Deconstructing the Border: A Reporter’s Perspective, on the evening of Oct. 23. Kate Morrissey, a journalist at the San Diego Union...

Candles lit as students advocate against domestic violence.

Students honor victims and advocate against domestic violence

November 10, 2019

Students, wrapped in blankets against the dark night’s cold, stood surrounding a candlelit heart and remembered murdered victims of local domestic violence. Students put flowers inside the center...

Dr. Anthony Ocampo is the author of “The Latinos of Asia.”

Author discusses the Filipinx identity

October 24, 2019

Students came out to spend an evening with Dr. Anthony Ocampo to discuss the struggle of Filipinix identity at The Latinos of Asia on Oct. 10.The Cross-Cultural Center, who hosted the event in collaboration...

J Morales (left) and Alicia Silva (right) show their pride.

Students celebrate and participate in National Coming Out Day

October 24, 2019

Students were cheered on by peers and members of the LGBTQA Pride Center as they came out of the closet by walking through a large red door in celebration of National Coming Out Day. The LGBTQA Pride...

Dr. Anne Macias (left), Pedro Lebron Guzman III (middle), and Danni Flowers (right) share personal stories about their Afro-Latinx heritage.

Students learn about [email protected]/x identity and community

October 10, 2019

Three panelists shared their experiences of being Afro-Latinx with students at the Intersections of [email protected]/x panel. The [email protected] Center collaborated with the Black Student Union Center to host Intersections...

Devanshi Upadhyaya (left) and Tony Chahal (right) share various aspects of their Indian culture at the Cross-Cultural Center.

Lecture series educates students on diverse culture of India

September 25, 2019

Members from the CSUSM Indian Student Organization educated students and dispelled myths about the misconceptions of Indian culture at Beyond the Taj Mahal: Desi Identities and Experiences.   The...

Leila Barth from Seamester informs students about a different kind of study abroad program.

Study Abroad Fair informs students of international opportunities

September 25, 2019

Students interested in studying abroad got to learn about the different opportunities provided during the Traveling Tukwut Study Abroad Fair.   Global Education hosted over a dozen study abroad...

New Extended Learning Building draws praise, some criticism

September 17, 2019

The new $80 million Extended Learning Building has some staff and students garnering praise for its modern design and accessibility to many programs in a single space. But a few students said improvements...

Michael Schroder’s business expenses are currently subjected to an audit.

CSU Chancellor’s Office initiates audit on CSUSM dean

September 17, 2019

Expense reports by the dean of Extended Learning are being subjected to an audit, according to a campus-wide email from CSUSM President Ellen Neufeldt. The Sept. 5 email followed a San Diego...

Participants at the cougars in solidarity event listen to speakers on May 2.

Student activists come together for Cougars in Solidarity

May 8, 2019

CSUSM students gathered in solidarity to discuss the need for social justice, healing and action after the fatal April 27 shooting at the Chabad of Poway on April 27. Around 300 people  filled up the...

Poway Synagogue Shooting

Poway Synagogue Shooting

April 29, 2019

The alleged gunman of the Chabad of Poway shooting on Saturday, April 27, is a CSUSM student, according to a statement by President Karen Haynes. John T. Earnest, the alleged gunman, is accused of...

CSUSM honors César Chávez through community service

CSUSM honors César Chávez through community service

April 11, 2019

Students honored the legacy of César Chávez through the César Chávez Day of Service by volunteering on various projects that focused on revitalizing areas around North County.   César Chávez...

ASI candidates share their plans on the ASI candidate open forum event on March 21.

ASI Elections Committee announces new ASI officers

April 11, 2019

The ASI Election results for the 2019/20 academic school year came in on Thursday, March 28 at noon.   A crowd of students gathered at the USU Arcade to hear the election results.   Before...

Kenny Tran elected as new ASI President

March 28, 2019

The ASI Election results for the 2019/20 academic school year came in on Thursday, March 28 at 12 p.m., announcing Kenny Tran as the new ASI President and the candidates who won other positions in ASI.   In...

Mental breaks positively affect student well-being

March 25, 2019

It’s no secret that college can become overwhelmingly stressful.   At this point of the semester, students are overloaded with regular coursework, projects and papers. Many students have completed...

ASI Open Forum

March 25, 2019

ASI candidates gathered for the ASI Open Forum to introduce themselves to students and to present their plans for what they intend to do if they get elected the position that they are running for.   The...

CSUSM spreads awareness on eating disorders

March 7, 2019

Students had the opportunity to be confidentially screened for eating disorders and learn about how to seek treatment to achieve recovery.   The Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS),...

On Jan. 25, President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks on the government shutdown in the Rose Garden.

The impact of an unnecessary government shutdown

February 8, 2019

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history delayed two paychecks from 800,000 federal workers from Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 25, creating disorder in the financial state of many Americans. The purpose...

Gender Equity Center hosts Black Women in Leadership

December 7, 2018

Female faculty and staff gathered to speak about their experiences in leadership positions.   The Black Student Center and the Gender Equity Center (GEC) hosted the Black Women in Leadership...

Manuelita Brown and her husband, Willie Brown on Nov. 20.

San Diegan sculptor, Manuelita Brown, visits CSUSM

December 7, 2018

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...

Thanksgiving as a Native American

November 30, 2018

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, marking the official beginning of the holiday season.   I have always celebrated Thanksgiving, the stereotypical American way: watching the Macy’s...

CSUSM celebrates one year smoke and tobacco-free campus

CSUSM celebrates one year smoke and tobacco-free campus

November 30, 2018

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...

Students learn about campus drug policies

November 7, 2018

Several guest speakers informed students about the freedoms, consequences and health issues regarding marijuana at “What do you Know?... About Marijuana,” an event hosted by Student Health and Counseling...

Guest speakers at the CAHM forum at CSUSM on Oct.12.

CAHM forum addresses significance of Adverse Childhood Experiences

October 26, 2018

The Community Alliance for Healthy Minds (CAHM) Forum: From Hopelessness… to Hope and Healing returned to CSUSM for the twelth year to educate individuals on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) scores,...

Art with Impact returns with Movies for Mental Health

October 13, 2018

The goal of Movies for Mental Health is to erase the stigma of mental illness by showing three short films, having a open group discussion and having a guest talk about conquering mental illness. Art...

Students celebrate and honor the Latinx Heritage Month

September 27, 2018

Long lines extended outside the [email protected] Center for the Latinx Heritage Month Kick Off on Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. For the next month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, it is National Latinx Heritage Month. During this...

Almost, Maine addresses the realities of relationships

September 27, 2018

Comedy, romance and heartbreak; all of which could be found at the production of Almost, Maine, a tale of nine different love stories that take place in the fictional town of Almost, Maine. Dominique...

Participants laugh and talk as they answer icebreaker questions in the Gender Equity Center on August 28.

Gender Equity Center holds first Women of Color Social

September 14, 2018

Students made connections with their peers at the first Women of Color Social, which was hosted by the Gender Equity Center on Aug. 28. The center held the event to encourage students, particularly those...

Students place their bets at the roulette table during CSUSMs Casino Night on August 31st.

Grand prize winner at casino night wins trip to Nevada

September 13, 2018

Students were able to participate in Casino Night on Aug. 31 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the USU Ballroom to play classic casino games, bingo and possibly participate in game show rounds. There were...

Discovering Your Patronus with Pablo Campus

May 10, 2018

The stigma of mental illness can prevent people from seeking help. On April 26 from 11:30am to 1pm, Pablo Campos spoke about his journey with mental health, addiction and recovery at CSUSM. Campos is a...

Eating disorder survivor shares her struggle and recovery

Eating disorder survivor shares her struggle and recovery

March 15, 2018

On Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., CSUSM’s Student Health & Counseling Center hosted keynote speaker Stephanie Covington Armstrong for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This year’s theme...

Attendees eat fruit cocktails and craft masks in the Latin@ Center on Feb. 15.

Students learn the importance of Brazilian carnival

February 21, 2018

On Feb. 15 at 12 p.m., the [email protected] Center held a Carnival of Brazil Festival, originally a five-day Lent celebration. During this celebration, people don’t eat meat. In many cities in Brazil, this festival...

: Participants at the spring semesters first Speaking of Democracy discussion in USU 2310 during u-hour on Tuesday Feb. 6

Discussion arises about the power of political intimidation

February 7, 2018

On Feb. 6 at 12 p.m., the American Democracy Project (ADP) hosted the first of two Speaking of Democracy talks at CSUSM in the USU Meeting Room 2310 A and B. This first Speaking for Democracy event focused...

University residents donate non-perishable goods for the community

December 8, 2017

On Nov. 21 at 8:30 p.m. resident living hosted the Gift of Giving, a pre-thanksgiving event that allowed residents of The Quad and the University Village Apartments (UVA) to give back to the community....

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