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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

Ariana L. Kitts

Ariana L. Kitts, News Reporter

Ariana L. Kitts is a news reporter for The Cougar Chronicle. Her sexual assault story last semester was featured on The Coast News' print edition. She is majoring in communication and minoring in political science, and will be graduating this semester. She stays active with campus life and serves as the president of Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society. She is interning with FOX News and with a Hawai’i news station she grew up watching this semester. She currently works at KUSI News as a News Production Assistant, and aspires to be a news reporter. Twitter handle @arianakittsnews
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ASI canceled their Cougar Pantry for the remainder of the fall semester, a decision some students disagreed with.

ASI suspends Cougar Pantry distributions, drawing criticism from students

December 23, 2020

ASI announced on Dec. 4 that they are canceling Cougar Pantry distributions for the remainder of the fall semester because an ASI team member tested positive for COVID-19.  ASI cannot disclose...

Campus Notes (12/10/20)

Campus Notes (12/10/20)

December 10, 2020

This story was updated on Dec. 16 to include CSUSM's extension of the fall 2021 application deadline, current COVID-19 numbers and an update on CSUSM's plans for spring break. CSU anticipates return to...

Alleged victim of CSUSM student files police report

Alleged victim of CSUSM student files police report

October 27, 2020

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) is investigating a report of a sexual battery allegedly committed by a CSUSM student.  The police report, filed by second-year UC Davis student Angie Pham, was...

[Video] VIDEO: CSU tuition cost to remain the same despite backlash from CSU students

October 23, 2020

While some students believe tuition should be lowered, the CSU says the money from tuition is essential for  funding operations and salaries. Read the written story here.

A petition with over 13,000 signatures is calling for a CSUSM students expulsion for alleged sexual assault and abuse.

Petition calls for expulsion of student

October 13, 2020

A petition on Change.org calling for the expulsion of a CSUSM student for alleged sexual assault and abuse has gathered over 13,000 signatures in five days.   The third-year CSUSM student is being...

Students for Quality Education demanded that CSUs defund university police departments on Oct. 1. However, CSU Chancellor-select Joseph I. Castro told The Cougar Chronicle in a Sept. 30 press conference that universities need police.

Students for Quality Education voices statewide demands to defund UPD

October 12, 2020

This story was updated on Oct. 13 with an explanation of  what SQE is and links to their website. Students for Quality Education (SQE) voiced their demands for CSU campuses to defund UPD on Oct. 1.  SQE...

Close to 1,000 students have signed a petition to reduce tuition costs for next spring, but the CSU is not planning on changing current prices.

Tuition cost to remain unchanged despite student petition

October 4, 2020

This story was updated on Dec. 13 with details on how the CARES Act funds were allocated. CSUs will not lower tuition or fees for the spring 2021 semester despite students calling for reduced costs due...

Protests for racial justice have become widespread across the country. The CSU’s new ethnic studies requirement attempts to promote equity towards all races.

CSU implements ethnic studies graduation requirement

September 29, 2020

Starting in the 2023-2024 academic school year, all CSU freshmen will be required to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduate.  Assembly Bill 1460, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, will require...

[Video] CSUSM library offers virtual services for fall 2020

September 15, 2020

Check out the services that Kellogg Library is offering during the mainly virtual fall 2020 semester. Read the written version of this story here.

Val Battle Haddocks passion for making earrings and her dedication to the Black Lives Matter movement allowed her to raise money for Black organizations in need.

Student makes earrings to support Black Lives Matter movement

September 15, 2020

CSUSM junior Val Battle Haddock’s passion for social justice ignited her to begin making earrings in support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Battle Haddock, a Women’s and Gender Sexualities...

The library’s exhibit on the pandemic hopes to capture and document this historical moment for future generations.

Kellogg Library offers a variety of online services for fall 2020

September 7, 2020

Although Kellogg Library is closed for all in-person services this semester, CSUSM students can still access vital library resources virtually.  Kellogg Library currently offers services such as 24/7...

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