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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

Kristin Bergmann

Kristin Bergmann, Opinion Editor

Kristin is a Communication major and the opinion editor for The Cougar Chronicle. Before transferring to CSUSM, she studied Journalism in Berlin, Germany for 1.5 years. After graduation she wants to work as a reporter or show host in either television or radio. In her free time, she likes writing for her blog, spending time with friends and reading.

All content by Kristin Bergmann
Recipe: Smores Bars

Recipe: S’mores Bars

December 6, 2022

I don’t know about you, but for me, S’mores are one of the best cultural goods the U.S. has ever gifted us with. Chocolate, unnecessarily sweet crackers, and cute little marshmallows - what could be...

Fall semester graduates - Going out without a bang

Fall semester graduates – Going out without a bang

December 5, 2022

The fall semester is coming to an end, and for some CSUSM students, this marks the end of their studies. According to the Office of the Registrar, between 1,300 and 1,500 students are expected to graduate...

The Final Countdown - Time to Grow Up

The Final Countdown – Time to Grow Up

December 1, 2022

The countdown is on: I’m 12 weeks into my last semester, and I only have 4 more weeks to go. I’ve been working towards a communication degree for four years and until recently, I could not wait to...

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

5 Holiday Activities in San Diego

December 1, 2022

Christmas is less than four weeks away - about time for some holiday fun! The mild climate here in San Diego with a daily average of 7 hours of sunshine in December can make it hard to get in a Christmas...

Time to walk - Tips for the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Time to walk – Tips for the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

December 1, 2022

You (almost) made it! Students who are graduating in fall 2022, spring 2023 and summer 2023 are eligible to attend the commencement ceremonies in May 2023. All graduates must apply to graduate for their...

As San Marcos temperatures cool down winter fashion essentials are a must

As San Marcos temperatures cool down winter fashion essentials are a must

November 28, 2022

Winter has arrived and Southern California has cooled down. While afternoons are still sunny, San Marcos is getting gloomy mornings and temperatures below 60. For the people living in the East Coast,...

From Gaslamp to Spain: Spanish culture & cuisine at Cafe Sevilla

April 6, 2022

If you like Spanish culture, music and cuisine, look no further. Cafe Sevilla on 5th Ave in Downtown San Diego opened in 1987, bringing the Spanish lifestyle to Gaslamp Quarter. The restaurant offers...

Self-care 101: learn how to prioritize your mental health

March 8, 2022

In all honesty: the past two years were among the worst years of my life. I have always been an anxious person, but the pandemic fueled my anxiety and dragged me into a downwards-spiral. Especially in...

Mask stations are set up throughout campus to ensure the safety of students

CSUSM will maintain its mandatory masking requirement as state mandate expires

February 24, 2022

Despite the statewide mask mandate ending, CSUSM’s Campus Communications department informed students that the campus-wide indoor mask mandate will remain in place until further notice. According...

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

Entertainment Rundown

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...

Students have faced many struggles with mental health during the pandemic.

COVID-19 has taken its toll on the campus community

November 10, 2021

Symptoms of anxiety or depression have gone up by 30 percent  in the U.S. during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to KFF, four in 10 adults have reported symptoms linked to anxiety or depression in January,...

All CSUSM are eligible to receive food and groceries from the Cougar Pantry.

Cougar Pantry finds a new home on campus

September 29, 2021

The Cougar Pantry moved to a spacious new location on campus, located in Commons 104, adjacent to the bookstore. The Cougar Pantry is a project led by ASI in effort to combat food insecurity on campus....

CSUSM students and faculty gear up for a new semester on campus

September 15, 2021

CSUSM officially welcomed students and faculty back on campus for the fall semester on Aug. 30. According to the Office of the Registrar, 16,723 students enrolled at CSUSM this fall semester, In comparison,...

Virtual vs. in-person learning: Across the Atlantic and back

September 15, 2021

For the Spring 2020 semester, I was an international student at CSUSM. I came here from Germany to experience the ultimate college experience: a big campus, exciting events and parties on the weekend....

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