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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

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The Second Amendment should be protected.

Being pro-gun is the only way to maintain rights and freedoms

November 25, 2019

As of Nov. 1, 2019, the United States has suffered from 351 mass shootings with roughly 400 people killed, according to the Gun Violence Archive. For the uninitiated, a mass shooting is defined by the...

Students react to election with peaceful protest

Students react to election with peaceful protest

November 28, 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton has sparked nationwide protests that have even appeared on college campuses like UCLA, Ohio State and here at CSUSM. On Nov. 10 just...

Captain America vs. Iron man: Whose side are you on?

Captain America vs Iron Man

April 27, 2016

In any story, there is a protagonist and an an antagonist. The audience generally rallies behind the protagonist to overcome the antagonist, but what if there is no antagonist? What if there are  two...

How my abuelita has taught me compassion

How my abuelita has taught me compassion

March 30, 2016

  There have been many people that have had a great, positive influence in my life but when I think of someone that truly inspires me, I can think of no one other than my grandmother. For...

Musician Spotlight: Taylor Tickner’s road to country stardom

Musician Spotlight: Taylor Tickner’s road to country stardom

March 30, 2016

  CSUSM is home to talented students like sophomore Taylor Tickner, an aspiring country artist who’s stopping at nothing to make her musical dreams come true. Performing since a very...

From left to right Justin Acala, David Mosley, Connor Shin, Donovan Lay and Sebastian Ring at a booth representing their wrestling club.

Wrestling Club seeks to leave mark on campus

March 9, 2016

The Wrestling Club has been a part of CSUSM since 2013 and consists of five members: Club President Connor Shinn, Vice President David Mosley, Treasurer Justin Acala and members Donovan Lay and Sebastian...

Patrick Willis overcame adversity, inspires many

February 23, 2016

  From living in a backwoods home that did not have running water to becoming one of best middle linebackers in the NFL, Patrick Willis’s journey to achieve success has been long and difficult. After...

How to woo your significant other on Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2016

Valentine's day is one of the most exciting and anxiety filled days of the year. Many people feel pressure from the big day and aren’t quite sure what they should do for their significant other. It can...

The Gentlemen’s Point of View

November 12, 2015

  The modern day interpretation of chivalry is seen as polite and courteous behavior towards women. Men display chivalry when they hold open doors for women or offer them their jacket on a...

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