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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

Christina Suarez, News Reporter

All content by Christina Suarez
Local activist open the discussion on HIV while attendees listen in.

Experts on HIV share experiences to educate the public

November 21, 2019

HIV advocates gathered for Destigmatizing HIV, a panel that focused on educating an audience of about 25 people on why HIV needs to be destigmatized. Destigmatizing HIV was the final panel in the Activist...

Questioning CSUSM’s food options and whether they offer inclusivity and sustainability

March 16, 2019

CSUSM has seven places on campus where students can buy food and drinks. Out of these seven places however, the vegan options and options for students with milk and egg allergies are limited.   The...

President Haynes addresses the crowd during her final report to the community on Feb.7.

President Haynes congratulated for her service on campus

February 20, 2019

More than 600 guests of the San Diego community gathered to celebrate President Karen Haynes’ 15 and a half years of dedication to CSUSM as she prepares to retire this June.   This was the...

 Founder of the Me Too movement, Tarana Burke speaks to a crowd of students.
Students sit gathered in the USU ballroom to listen to Tarana Burke’s speech.

Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo movement visits CSUSM

February 20, 2019

  About 900 people filled the USU Ballroom as Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke to the campus community about the true meaning of the movement since it went viral in October of...

Mental health educator Cheryl Berry, M.Ed. and cougar chronicle news reporter Christina Suarez pose for a photo on Jan 29.

Students learn about the importance of being mindful while in school

February 5, 2019

Outside the USU, tables were set for AMP Up Mindfulness on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., each organized with a different perspective on promoting mindfulness in activities students do.   AMP...

Maskulinity-Revolution Starts at Home

December 7, 2018

To begin the discussion about hypermasculinity Cross-Cultural Center program specialist Elisa Serna asked the question, “What do you picture when you hear the word man?” “strong,” “tall,” “overpowering”...

The true meaning of Thanksgiving has been betrayed, lead to consumerism

November 30, 2018

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? For many individuals, Thanksgiving is celebrated as a time for family and friends to come together, remember the things they have to be thankful for and eat a...

Award winning author and peace activist Azim Khamisa speaks to audience members at the USU ballroom on Sept. 27.

Tragedy of late son motivates father to create social change

October 13, 2018

World renowned speaker Azim Khamisa started the Tariq Khamisa Foundation in 1995 after he lost his son to gang violence at the age of 20 by Tony Hicks. Khamisa’s only son, Tariq, was studying at San...

RAINN combats sexual assault and violence in campus community

September 27, 2018

On a table outside the USU last week, students could pick up a condom, grab some lube or learn about rape and sexual violence.   The annual RAINN Day event, held on Sept. 13, focused on the...

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