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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

Cassidy Lovell

Cassidy Lovell, A&E Editor

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.

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The Oscars: Winners

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 3, 2023

Missed the 2023 Oscars? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a complete list of winners from the event. Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All at Once Best Actor: Brendan Fraser, for The Whale Best...

Upcoming Releases of March 2023

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 7, 2023

Here are new and upcoming games, movies, and shows to look out for! Games Leap - March 1st Wo Lang: Fallen Dynasty - March 3rd Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon - March 17th WWE 2K23 -...

Full Review: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 1, 2022

Warning: This review contains spoilers. First, I feel it’s necessary to address the passing of Chadwick Boseman, as it plays a significant role in the film's plot. Boseman played King T’Challa,...

Rose Schindler shares Holocaust survival story

Rose Schindler shares Holocaust survival story

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 20, 2022

Rose Schindler, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to the campus community on April 11. As part of CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures event series, the panel was free for students, $5 for faculty, staff, and alumni,...

Entertainment Rundown 3/30

Entertainment Rundown 3/30

Kinsey Canez and Cassidy Lovell March 29, 2022

TV Show: The Dropout by Kinsey Canez Elizabeth Holmes built a company valued at $9 billion around one idea: making it so people don’t have to say goodbye to loved ones sooner than they have to....

What’s up with Wordle?

What’s up with Wordle?

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 29, 2022

Wondering what’s up with Wordle? Wordle is a word-guessing game created by Josh Wardle. During the pandemic, Wardle and his partner became very interested in The New York Times’ word puzzles. Having...

Entertainment Rundown 3/9

Movie: West Side Story by Eric Hendricks Telling the story of two clashing gangs and an ill-fated love affair in 1950s New York, West Side Story is not uncharted territory. Steven Spielberg’s latest...

HBO docu-series screens for Arts & Lectures event

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 15, 2022

The American Indian Studies department screened part one of Exterminate All The Brutes on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m in the USU Ballroom. This was the second Arts & Lectures event of the semester. The event...

Uncharted review

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 15, 2022

This review contains spoilers. If you’re considering whether to watch the new Uncharted movie, you should probably save your money. Uncharted is a series of action-adventure video games developed...

Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng is also set to perform at the Museum of Making Music

Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng’s piano recital is the key to euphoria

Cassidy Lovell, A&E Editor February 24, 2022

Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng, associate professor and CSUSM’s current department chair for music was joined by Janet Kao, her longtime friend and faculty pianist at Chapman University, for a two-piano concert....

Entertainment Rundown 2/24

Entertainment Rundown 2/24

Kinsey Canez, Eric Hendricks, and Cassidy Lovell February 24, 2022

T.V. Show: Abbott Elementary by Kinsey Canez This new sit-com series follows a group of teachers at an underfunded public elementary school in Philadelphia. The lives of the school’s educators...

The Purrfect Place for Coffee and Cats

The Purrfect Place for Coffee and Cats

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 22, 2022

Cat & Craft is a cat cafe located in Vista, CA. The building is split into two parts: the coffee house and a cat lounge. The cat lounge is a large room filled with cat towers, toys, and most importantly,...

Entertainment Rundown 2/9

Single: "Surface Pressure" from Encanto by Koushiki Bhattacharya While people are talking about “We Don’t Talk About Bruno’’ calling it the new “‘Let it Go”, there is another song from...

Animated DND campaign premieres on Amazon Prime

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 9, 2022

This review may contain spoilers. The Critical Role company’s animated Dungeons and Dragons campaign The Legend of Vox Machina premiered Jan. 28 on Amazon Prime. Critical Role began as a group...

Entertainment Rundown (12/8)

Entertainment Rundown (12/8)

Tania Ortiz, Jaiden Quiroz, and Cassidy Lovell December 8, 2021

Album: Formula of Love: O+T=<3 by Twice by Tania Ortiz South Korean girl group Twice released their third studio album, Formula of Love: O+T=<3 on Nov. 12. The nine-member group channels...

The third season of You is available to stream on Netflix.

Entertainment Rundown

Kristin Bergmann, Jaiden Quiroz, and Cassidy Lovell December 3, 2021

Kristin Bergmann  Movie: Spencer Released on Nov. 5, Spencer follows the story of Princess Diana’s struggles with her family, a pending divorce, and her mental health. Kristen Stewart portrays...

Spring 2022 course schedule now available

Spring 2022 course schedule now available

Cassidy Lovell, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

The Spring 2022 class schedule officially became available on Nov. 19. Students are now able to view classes and add them to their shopping carts. Classes are available in a variety of formats: in-person,...

Yolk is the first novel from Mary H.K. Choi.

Entertainment Rundown 11/10

Jaelyn Decena, Cassidy Lovell, and Tania Ortiz November 10, 2021

Book: Yolk by Jaelyn Decena On Mar. 1,  Mary H.K. Choi released her first novel titled Yolk. The novel follows the story of two Korean-American sisters who are nothing alike: Jayne and June Baek....

Students were able to learn more about CalFresh and its resources.

Students learn about CalFresh resources during info session

Cassidy Lovell, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

ASI hosted CalFresh Extravaganza, their annual CalFresh information session, during U-Hour on Oct. 28, around 50 people attended the Zoom meeting. The session included two presentations: one from David...

“Edith!” is available on Apple Podcasts.

Entertainment Rundown

Kinsey Canez, Cassidy Lovell, and Jaelyn Decena November 2, 2021

Podcast: “Edith!” by Kinsey Canez President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke in 1919, leaving some to believe that his wife, Edith Wilson, took over Presidential responsibilities that once came...

Back 4 Blood is a fresh take on apocalyptic video games.

Back 4 Blood is a fresh take on first-person apocalyptic games

Cassidy Lovell, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Back 4 Blood, a popular new first-person shooter, was released Oct. 12. The game was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, who is also behind the original Left 4 Dead game and is published by Warner Bros....

Star Crossed is Musgraves’ sophomore album.

Entertainment Rundown 10/12

Album: Star-Crossed by Brittany Stroffolino Kacey Musgraves crosses from solely country to country-pop in her newly released album Star-Crossed. Everyone has experienced a difficult love scene filled...

STICKER is the third studio album from Korean subunit NCT 127.

Entertainment Rundown 9/30

Album: STICKER by Marbella Ramirez NCT 127, a Korean subunit belonging to global themed boy group NCT, released their long-awaited third full-length album STICKER on Sept. 17. The album consists...

Tortilla soup is a great dish to enjoy during the fall season.

Get into the fall spirit with this tortilla soup recipe

Cassidy Lovell, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

As the weather begins to cool and the pumpkin-spice season approaches, warm drinks and hot food are becoming more desirable. Looking for the perfect soup recipe to keep you warm on winter nights? Look...

Students win tons of prizes at casino night

Cassidy Lovell, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

CSUSM’s annual casino night event made its return Sept. 3  after being forced to go virtual last year due to COVID-19. Upon arrival, students were given $500 in play money to gamble throughout the...

Entertainment Rundown 9/12

Tania Ortiz, Cassidy Lovell, and Diana Beas Soto September 12, 2021

Single: “LO$ER=LOVER" by Tania Ortiz K-Pop group, Tomorrow by Together released “LO$ER=LOVER '' on Aug. 17 as a part of their first repackaged album, The Chaos Chapter: Fight or Escape. “LO$ER=LOVER''...

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