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Graduating Editor-in-Chief reflects on personal growth, connections at CSUSM

December 14, 2016

Amy Chastain, Mass Media major and current Editor-in-Chief of The Cougar Chronicle, will be graduating from CSUSM this month and discussed points of reflection about what she’s accomplished during her...

Graduating Cougar Chronicle Editor shares experiences as a CSUSM student

Graduating Cougar Chronicle Editor shares experiences as a CSUSM student

December 14, 2016

Madison Scrivano, Mass Media major and current Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Cougar Chronicle, will be graduating this Fall 2016 semester. Looking back on her time here at CSUSM, Scrivano...

Student-run Whiteness Forum provides insight into race relations in the U.S.

December 9, 2016

A Critical Look at Whiteness offered all students the chance to participate and explore what it means to be white versus a person of color in our society. On Dec. 1 in the USU Ballroom, students from...

Campus Crime Report

Campus Crime Report

October 21, 2016

Between the days of Thursday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 1, CSUSM University Police Department recorded a variety of incidence reports, showing both new and recurring trends.   UPD reported...

Campus Crime Report

September 28, 2016

Dozens of police reports were recorded by CSUSM’s University Police Department between Monday, Sept. 12 and Wednesday, Sept. 21.   Three incidents of petty theft were reported, the items...

Largest graduating class in CSUSM history prepares for commencement

Largest graduating class in CSUSM history prepares for commencement

May 11, 2016

In five commencement ceremonies spanning two days, more than 3,000 graduates will receive their degrees while simultaneously becoming the largest graduating class in CSUSM history. Between Friday,...

Muslim life coach discusses misconceptions of Islam with CSUSM students

Muslim life coach discusses misconceptions of Islam with CSUSM students

May 11, 2016

Zohra Sarwari, Muslim author of “No! I am not a Terrorist!,” held a presentation at CSUSM to teach students about misconceptions of Islam in relation to terrorism. Sarwari holds a Bachelor’s...

Open letter to President Haynes calls for increased support for gender-nonconforming students on campus

May 11, 2016

Fourth-year communication major and The Cougar Chronicle Managing Editor Jasmine Demers, led a forum on May 10 to discuss an open letter to President Haynes regarding further development of gender-inclusive...

Homelessness research seeks to create effective student resources

Homelessness research seeks to create effective student resources

May 11, 2016

Professor of Sociology Dr. Jill Weigt and fourth-year Sociology major Rachel Sotomayor are conducting research with hopes to create programs that will effectively help CSUSM students who face homelessness. Weigt...

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Brando Casiño embraces cultural identity through confidence, leadership

April 13, 2016

  CSUSM student leader Brando Casiño draws confidence from his identity and through the communities with which he identifies, aiming to educate others and represent those who share his culture. Casiño...

Border Protection appearance at job fair met with student protest

Border Protection appearance at job fair met with student protest

April 13, 2016

  The presence of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on April 7 at the job fair in the USU Ballroom prompted a student protest aimed at expressing safety concerns. Among numerous organizations...

From left to right: CFA's Jennifer Eagan, Kevin Wher and Kathy Sheffield.

CFA, CSU announce tentative salary agreement

April 10, 2016

After eleven months of negotiation, the California Faculty Association (CFA) and the California State University have reached a tentative agreement regarding faculty salary raises, avoiding a proposed...

Student activism and protests lead to private meeting with President Haynes

Student activism and protests lead to private meeting with President Haynes

March 30, 2016

  CSUSM President Karen Haynes held a private, invitation-based meeting Tuesday, March 28 in which she discussed future social justice actions with a group of student activists. The meeting,...

Students learn about volunteer opportunities with Wounded Warrior Homes.

CHABSS Global Commitment Initiative brings volunteer opportunities to CSUSM students.

March 9, 2016

The College of Humanities, Arts and Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) Global Commitment Initiative coordinated a fair that brought dozens of volunteer organizations that aimed to connect with...

Dr. Joely Proudfit, Department Chair of American Indian Studies 
appointed to National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

Dr. Joely Proudfit appointed by President Obama to Indian Education Advisory Council

March 9, 2016

Dr. Joely Proudfit, Department Chair of American Indian Studies at CSUSM, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. The council advises the...

ASI resolutions on CFA and Sustainability Fee

February 24, 2016

CSUSM Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors held a gathering to discuss its resolutions in support of the California Faculty Association’s “Fight for Five” and the proposed Sustainability...

All lives matter, but some have it harder

All lives matter, but some have it harder

February 23, 2016

  Throughout recent months, activists have taken to the streets and social media to spearhead the Black Lives Matter movement, only to be confronted with the “all lives matter” response. Out...

CSU Chancellor’s Office holds web conference to present issue-solving proposals

February 10, 2016

  Representatives of the CSU Chancellor’s Office held a live web conference on Friday, Feb. 5 to present solutions for Cal State-wide issues, including the possible faculty strike. The...

Dr. Joely Proudfit stands beside film director and producer, Chris Eyre.

Cultural education to increase with new American Indian Studies major

November 27, 2015

  CSUSM is expanding its educational opportunities with the development of an American Indian Studies program to broaden cultural education and inclusion. After years of pushing for the...

Cultural background shapes assistant professor’s identity, teachings, societal views

November 27, 2015

  Within the classroom, assistant human development professor at CSUSM, Dr. Rodney Beaulieu, expresses his ties with the American Indian community. Before he began teaching, Beaulieu was...

Pictured left to right are eight members of the ASI Board of Directors. Grady Mitchell, James Ferrales, Mads Elton Milsen, Rhiannon Ripley, Brian Newbury, Joshua Maffei, Carlos Morales, and Yazmin Doroteo.

Town hall airs concerns over parking, student life

November 16, 2015

  Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) held the first “town hall” style meeting to give students a chance to make their voices heard. Wanting to ensure accurate student representation,...

Comedic sketch performance highlights importance of cultural diversity, equality

October 29, 2015

  A duo of comedic actors with a program called The Black-Jew Dialogues came to CSUSM to put on a performance highlighting the negative impacts of cultural stereotyping and discrimination. This...

Student Health and Counseling Services provides mental health support for students

Student Health and Counseling Services provides mental health support for students

October 15, 2015

  An event on campus encouraged students, faculty and staff with mental health issues to seek help, emphasizing that they would not be stigmatized for it. National Depression Screening Day...

Undocumented photographer shares his personal story

Undocumented photographer shares his personal story

September 30, 2015

  CSUSM’s newly-opened [email protected] Center hosted a Skype session with Ricardo Aca, an undocumented immigrant who is living in New York City and is the center’s [email protected] of the month. During...

Student Leader Spotlight: Student activist is determined to spread cultural awareness

Student Leader Spotlight: Student activist is determined to spread cultural awareness

September 30, 2015

  Selena Arellano is a Sociology major, student activist and Co-Chair of Movimiento Estudiantil [email protected] de Aztlán (MEChA) here at CSUSM. Through her involvement on campus, Arellano has made...

Bringing suicide “out of the darkness...

Bringing suicide “out of the darkness…”

September 29, 2015

  Suicide, a major health problem that is often thought of as a taboo subject, is making its way to the forefront of discussion at CSUSM through Suicide Prevention Week. With the help of...

Faculty Spotlight: Robin Keehn

Faculty Spotlight: Robin Keehn

September 29, 2015

  Dr. Robin Keehn is a dedicated and innovative Literature and Writing Studies lecturer here at Cal State San Marcos. She challenges her students to expand their understandings of literature...

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