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Books every college graduate should read

May 11, 2016

  While graduation is an exciting time in any student's life, it can also bring nerves, doubts and lead you to a quarter-­life crisis. If you're graduating this year, in need of some advice...

The A Store offers platform for local authors, clothing vendors

The A Store offers platform for local authors, clothing vendors

May 11, 2016

  When people have dreams, it can be hard to stay positive that those dreams will come true. Local entrepreneur Adam Lottes said that if anyone has a passion for what they do, they deserve...

Tiffany Trent (left) and Lexy Perez (right) all smiles.

Grad Spotlight: Tiffany Trent

May 11, 2016

  Sometimes it can be hard to have a kind heart in a cruel world, but for graduating senior Tiffany Trent, following her heart is the only way she knows how to live her life. For as long...

Rat Park Foundation founders Gabriela Martinez (left) and Anrea Santos (right).

Former CSUSM student, friend aim to create compassionate community in Rat Park

April 27, 2016

Ghandi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Former CSUSM student Gabriela Martinez and her friend, Anrea Santos, found something that they truly believe in and strive to make...

CSUSM Human Development students (from left to right) Lauren, Nicole and Emily, and Dr. Eliza Bigham
(far right) help paint a mural for Operation Art at one of their biweekly Friday meetings.

Operation Art brings support to local veterans, homeless

April 27, 2016

It is believed that art holds the power to heal. In Operation Art, those struggling to share their voice find comfort in art, for it allows them to express themselves in ways they never imagined. Run...

CSUSM senior and musician David Yuter finds solace in music.

Musician Spotlight: David Yuter has strong drive for music success

April 27, 2016

Growing up, it can be common for people to be unsure of what they want for their future. For senior and musician David Yuter, his calling was known for as long as he could remember. Raised by musical...

The beauty of Guam, an unrecognized culture

The beauty of Guam, an unrecognized culture

April 13, 2016

  In today’s world, people are encouraged to love the skin they’re in. My skin color is brown, and I am proud of it. But it can be hard to for one to love his/her skin when society as...

Artist Spotlight: Cecelia Linayao finds her voice through chalk art

Artist Spotlight: Cecelia Linayao finds her voice through chalk art

April 13, 2016

  Successful Filipina street artist Cecelia Linayao uses her work as a creative outlet and freedom of expression. Growing up with a shy demeanor, Linayao always believed that art is a magical process...

Seventh annual Chamorro Cultural Festival celebrates Pacific Islanders

Seventh annual Chamorro Cultural Festival celebrates Pacific Islanders

April 13, 2016

  On March 19, the Chamorro Hands in Education Links Unity (CHE’LU) organization presented the 7th annual Chamorro Cultural Festival (CCF) at CSUSM. CHE’LU is a non­profit, San Diego...

The Cougar Chronicle talks with ‘Divergent’ actors Nadia Hilker, Bill Skarsgård

March 30, 2016

  What first began as another dystopian book adaption has now grown to become a box office success. Part one of the third installment of the “Divergent” series, “Allegiant” was...

Local ‘Project Runway’ winner discusses the importance of full-­figured women in fashion

Local ‘Project Runway’ winner discusses the importance of full-­figured women in fashion

March 29, 2016

  In the fashion industry, the image of a “normal” body is contrived, making many feel as though they aren’t beautiful or good enough. ‘Project Runway’ season 14 winner Ashley...

The best looks from 56th annual Grammys

The best looks from 56th annual Grammys

February 23, 2016

  If I’m being brutally honest, with every award season, the fashion normally takes precedent over the actual award shows. While it’s entertaining to see favored performers honored...

Romantic movies perfect for Valentines Day

Romantic movies perfect for Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2016

Whether you're in a relationship or single, there are a myriad of films ideal to watch on Valentine's Day. There are the romantic films that portray the ultimate love stories that everyone finds themselves pining...

“‘Grease: Live!’ the Musical” becomes broadcast success

February 9, 2016

If there was any way a time machine could be built and transport us all back to 1978 as students at Rydell High, nothing could be more magical. Being that we don’t have Doc Brown’s Delorean time...

The importance of loving yourself

The importance of loving yourself

February 9, 2016

It's that time of the year when stores, social media posts and advertisements remind us that it is Valentine’s Day. While Valentine's Day can be a special day to celebrate with your significant other,...

Why you should eat healthy on Thanksgiving

Why you should eat healthy on Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015

  Thanksgiving is the one day when we all have the excuse to stuff our faces and have no shame. Food comas are expected and after attacking our food within seconds, we all feel some sort...

Del Mar’s Scream Zone is successful horror experience

Del Mar’s Scream Zone is successful horror experience

October 29, 2015

  It’s that time of the year again when we count the days until Halloween. To ease the impatience, Halloween based events are already under way and horror fans could not be more excited. Aside...

Cultures unite in library exhibit

Cultures unite in library exhibit

September 30, 2015

  The new CSUSM library exhibit “Patterned Heritages,” featuring the exquisite artwork of well-acclaimed artist Doris Bittar, opened to the public on Sept. 17. It features a collection...

Culinary Corner: New take on a food classic

Culinary Corner: New take on a food classic

September 29, 2015

If you look through the special recipe by the name of Pinterest, it's clear that the Mason Jar Craze has taken over. While there are a myriad of recipes a Mason Jar can be utilized for, overnight oats...

MTVs Scream continues a legacy

MTV’s Scream continues a legacy

September 29, 2015

  I am a complete TV junkie, therefore I can’t help but watch many of the new shows premiering. While there weren’t too many shows I watched on a consistent basis this summer, there...

Graduation Spotlight: Tricia Alcid, hard work well deserved

Graduation Spotlight: Tricia Alcid, hard work well deserved

May 11, 2015

College can normally be considered a time where students may face their most stressful moments. While college brings a heavy workload to students, for Tricia Alcid it was the hard work that made her enjoy...

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