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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

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

Kody Cowell

Kody Cowell, Assistant Opinion Editer

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All content by Kody Cowell

Metaphor for Whiteness

April 21, 2018

Racial politics in Western society play around whether you’re “ethnic” or not. The issue with this is that everybody is ethnic.   There is no default race. There is no standard, no “normal.”...

Veganism should not demand an all-or-nothing mentality

Veganism should not demand an all-or-nothing mentality

March 29, 2018

Veganism should not require complete abstinence from animal products. It is a movement with a goal to accomplish: eliminating violence against animals. This should not necessitate rearranging one’s...

Ethical consumerism isn’t feasible at a consumer level

March 7, 2018

We need to talk about consumerism and the ways we’re slowly being taught to be responsible at the consumer level. You know, things like veganism or waste-free living. “Ask for your drink without...

Equalism is not a useful response to feminism

March 3, 2018

At a glance, equalism sounds like it should be a better alternative to feminism, since it promotes the ideas of the latter without placing one gender over another. It doesn’t. Feminism is fraught...

Valentines Day is on Wednesday Feb. 14.

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK

February 7, 2018

Valentine's Day is coming up soon, and only a couple of months after we made it through several weeks of New Year's Resolutions. These two traditions tend to polarize people toward a "love it!" or "hate...

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