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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

Jadan Smithers

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

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Is Technology Hijacking Our Self-Identity?

Is Technology Hijacking Our Self-Identity?

April 21, 2018

In recent years the role of technology in our lives has grown to the extent that it plays a key role in our self-identity and the way we perceive reality. This is a development that is reinforced in society’s...

Editorial: Both Sides of the Gun Debate Are Right (And Both Are Wrong)

April 21, 2018

The debate around our Second Amendment right is raging like wildfire since the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Unfortunately, the national conversation always...

Sexual assault advocate urges support for survivors

April 18, 2018

CSUSM has began its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and programs with Start By Believing Day on April 4. “This is sort of our kickoff event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is...

From left to right: John Walsh and Club president Chyann Cox want to bring back the College Democrats of CSUSM.

Students organize to revive College Democrats club

March 27, 2018

A small group of political science students are working to bring the College Democrats at CSUSM back to campus after it dissolved in fall 2016. If successful, it would join the CSUSM College Republicans,...

ASI plans support program for formerly incarcerated students

March 27, 2018

The Associated Students Incorporation (ASI) Board of Directors passed a resolution on Feb. 2 to bring Project Rebound, a support program for students who have served jail or prison time, to CSUSM. ASI...

CSUSM Police chief plans to expand shooter training for campus safety

CSUSM Police chief plans to expand shooter training for campus safety

March 27, 2018

What if an active shooter appeared on this campus? “If we’re hearing gunshots, we are not stopping to help victims, we are not stopping to talk to people, we are actively moving toward that threat...

Understand globalization through different perspective—The world is globalizing and we should all pay attention

March 3, 2018

As I reach the end of my time at CSUSM, I’ve become aware of a common theme in the majority of the courses I’ve taken. This theme is currently being explored in a course I’m taking called “Perspectives...

LA college free speech lawsuit won’t affect CSUSM policy

February 21, 2018

CSUSM officials are aware of a recent lawsuit by a Los Angeles community college student against his school for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights by enforcing its free speech zone policy. In...

How a study abroad program opened my eyes

How a study abroad program opened my eyes

February 7, 2018

During the recent winter break, I travelled to the mountains of Guatemala to spend two weeks with a group of indigenous Mayans called the Ixhil as part of a CSUSM study abroad program. The trip humbled...

FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, a danger to a healthy democracy

FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, a danger to a healthy democracy

February 7, 2018

On Thursday, Dec. 14, just as CSUSM students wrapped up finals and prepared for winter break, a pivotal decision in Washington threatened to drastically change the scape of internet and media as we know...

Associated Student Inc. increased their fees for spring semester 2018 to better the student life at CSUSM.

Students fund ASI campus initiatives

February 7, 2018

The budget for Associated Students Inc. (ASI) increased by roughly $700,000 after students passed a referendum to increase the ASI semester fee from $50 to $75 last spring. This fee increase will fund...

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