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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

Antonio Pequeño

Antonio Pequeño, Editor-in-Chief

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University Library to create community archive in light of pandemic

University Library to create community archive in light of pandemic

April 29, 2020

The reverberations of COVID-19 are far and wide, but much can also be said for how communities across the world respond to their new reality. One of our own campus entities is aiming to document that very...

ASI’s office is located at USU 3700.

ASI reports $80,000 in misused funds

April 25, 2020

Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) reported today that a former professional staff member used $80,000 of its funds for personal gain.  The report comes from a memorandum made by Kenneth Tran,...

ASI Cougar Pantry provides aid to students despite COVID impact

April 4, 2020

In the face of the blow that COVID-19 has dealt to several campus entities and programs, the ASI Cougar Pantry quickly adapted its operations and continued its effort to lessen food insecurity at CSUSM. The...

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

Coronavirus prompts campus preparations

March 6, 2020

As new updates on the coronavirus entered the news cycle over the past week, CSUSM shared further information on the respiratory disease with respect to the campus community. Campus Risk Manager &...

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

[Photo] Sustainability Program provides opportunity to compost food waste

February 6, 2020

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

The USU Dining Hall currently offers four eateries

[Photo] CSUSM to implement mandatory resident meal plan for upcoming fall semester

February 6, 2020

The USU Dining Hall currently offers four eateries

ASI’s office is located at USU 3700.

Audit finds irregularities in ASI accounting records

December 7, 2019

Law enforcement officials are investigating accounting irregularities involving as much as $80,000 following an audit of Associated Students Inc. by Aldrich CPA+Advisors LLP released on Sept. 26. Analysis...

No update available on CC unit probe

November 21, 2019

Last month, The Cougar Chronicle published a story regarding a university employee who is currently under investigation for allegedly having an inappropriate interaction with someone the employee believed...

Parking lots remain full to even the furthest parking lots, X, Y, and Z.

Campus adopts new virtual parking permit system

September 14, 2018

As the fall semester begins and students get used to virtual parking permits, complaints about parking continue to bubble up.    The new virtual system aims to increase purchase convenience, eliminate...

Greta Van Fleet’s rise to rock  and roll prominence

Greta Van Fleet’s rise to rock and roll prominence

March 15, 2018

Boasting dynamic lead vocals, exhilarating guitar riffs and expansive percussion, Greta Van Fleet is a rock band defined by a youthful exuberance that finds its roots within some of rock’s and blues...

A&E Editor & Cougar Chronicle Audio Scout Antonio Pequeño

Audio Scout: Spring 2018 Edition 8

February 6, 2018

    MGMT                       Feb. 9 will mark the release of MGMT’s “Little Dark Age.”...

A&E Editor & Cougar Chronicle Audio Scout Antonio Pequeño

Audio Scout: Fall 2017 Edition 7

December 8, 2017

Miguel The singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album, War & Leisure released on Dec. 1. From the crisp and wavy instrumental on “Sky Walker (feat. Travis Scott)” to the rollicking strings...

KAABOO’s third year breeds success

September 28, 2017

The eclectic music festival, KAABOO, concluded on Sept. 17 after three days of diverse music, gut-busting comedy, creative art and all kinds of delicious food. With a lineup of over 80 performing music...

Former members of the Black Panther Party discuss their experience of the civil rights movement.

CSUSM hosts former Black Panthers

September 28, 2017

A time of extreme polarization and heated race relations, the 1960’s were a turbulent time for the United States of America. A product of this divisive American era was the Black Panther Party for...

No paper ticket needed, you will receive your personal wristband in the mail. KAABOO also introduces for the first time cashless pay when you link your festival wristband to your credit or debit card.

KAABOO aims to reformulate festival experience

September 1, 2017

Set to the backdrop of the crisp California coastline, KAABOO, a multi-layered festival experience which takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, is shaping up to have its most electrifying year yet. The...

CSUSM holds indigenous Guelaguetza Festival

CSUSM holds indigenous Guelaguetza Festival

September 28, 2016

  “La Guelaguetza,” is an idea and celebration held dear to Oaxacan people that promotes unity through communal effort.   CSUSM’s Anthropology department has partnered up with...

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