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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

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CSUSM’s Professor Wescott takes the stage

December 9, 2016

Ever wonder what lives professors lead outside of campus? Brian Wescott, a new American Indian Studies Professor at CSUSM, gives an inside look into the interesting life he leads. Born and raised...

(from left) J. Bernard Calloway as The Grinch and Tyrone Davis, Jr. as Young Max in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, directed by James Vásquez, running Nov. 5 – Dec. 26, 2016 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

Actor’s commentary on playing Young Max

December 9, 2016

Tyrone Davis, Jr. is a fresh face on the Old Globe stage and knows all about the termites in the Grinch’s smile as he gets up close and personal with the Grinch himself. Davis plays the loveable character...

How The Grinch Stole Christmas delights audiences at Old Globe Theater

December 9, 2016

“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville ‒ did not. The Grinch hated Christmas ‒  the whole Christmas season. Now, please don't ask why;...

What else will The Simpsons get right?

November 28, 2016

Time travel? A crystal ball? The world may never know how sixteen years before Donald Trump was elected President, the laughable cartoon, The Simpsons, predicted the outcome of this election. This...

CSUSM student wins three Emmys

CSUSM student wins three Emmys

November 28, 2016

Ever wonder what it’d be like to take home not one, not two, but three Emmys? 46-year-old CSUSM student Luke Bisagna knows just the feeling. Known for his musical collaborations with environmental...

CSUSM Wind Ensemble seeks recruits

CSUSM Wind Ensemble seeks recruits

November 11, 2016

Have you ever had the desire to partake in a school band? Now’s your chance! CSUSM is currently in the process of recruiting members to join a new musical ensemble that will hopefully expand in years...

California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival is coming to CSUSM

California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival is coming to CSUSM

November 11, 2016

Mark your calendars for a unique and empowering experience when the fourth annual American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival will be hosted  at  USU on Nov. 17 and 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and...

The cast of the West Coast premiere of October Sky, with book by Brian Hill and Aaron Thielen, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell, inspired by the Universal Pictures film and Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr., running Sept. 10 - Oct. 23, 2016 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

October Sky blasts off at The Old Globe

October 28, 2016

A timeless tale about following dreams, defying the odds, rebellious acts and love, the musical October Sky launched from the Old Globe stage on Sept. 22. Based on the 1999 original feel-good film,...

Spooktacular Halloween event ideas for everyone

October 28, 2016

Goblins, Ghosts and Ghouls, Oh My! Looking for fun and scary ways to celebrate All Hallows Eve? Look no further! Both San Diego county and CSUSM offer fun and creepy activities that will scare the...

Students to debut Agora

Students to debut Agora

October 24, 2016

  A feeling of paranoia is what drives the plot line of a CSUSM student-made film titled, Agora. The film’s title is a reference to a disorder where anxiety is triggered by the perception...

Dr. Joely Proudfit featured in “Chelsea Handler Does”

Dr. Joely Proudfit featured in “Chelsea Handler Does”

September 28, 2016

Chelsea Handler, who many may be familiar with from her television show “Chelsea Lately”, released a new Netflix show in January 2016 entitled “Chelsea Does”.   During each segment,...

CSUSM fraternities hosts Rush Week

CSUSM fraternities hosts Rush Week

September 13, 2016

With the beginning of the semester already upon us, students find themselves meeting new people, stressing out about starting new classes and joining new organizations.   The Greek fraternities...

The Lion King takes center stage in San Diego

September 13, 2016

“Nants ingonyama bagithi baba!”   The iconic opening line to a beloved childhood classic echoed through the theatre, as expressions of awe and delight could be seen on the faces of every...

Conversation with Lion King performer Zazu

Conversation with Lion King performer Zazu

September 13, 2016

Lights, Camera, Broadway!   Drew Hirshfield, a fairly new face to The Lion King Broadway stage, gives a brief insider's look into the incredibly fun and somewhat challenging lifestyle he has...

(In)Visible art exhibit visits CSUSM’s Kellogg Library

(In)Visible art exhibit visits CSUSM’s Kellogg Library

September 13, 2016

A new photographic art exhibit has taken center stage at CSUSM’s library gallery. The exhibit includes the work of photographer Roberto (Bear) Guerra and beautifully showcases a portion of San Diego's...

The 2016 Coachella Music Festival took place from April 15 to April 17 and April 22 to April 24 in Indio, California.

A first timer’s guide to survive Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

April 27, 2016

On Friday, April 15, the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival made its annual arrival to Indio, California with the three-day Weekend 1 event, wrapping it up with Weekend 2 from April 22 to...

The Cougar Chronicle talks with ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ actors

The Cougar Chronicle talks with ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ actors

April 13, 2016

  Attending college is a unique experience. You make new friends, enjoy social outings and learn things about yourself and your identity. Directing a film to describe the college journey,...

Hawaiian musician Makana breaks the Hawaiian stigma through music

Hawaiian musician Makana breaks the Hawaiian stigma through music

April 13, 2016

  When one thinks of Hawaii, one typically thinks of sand, surf, coconuts and sunburnt tourists. Yet, there is an entire Pacific Islander culture that lies beyond the surface level of tourism. Among...

CSUSM senior incorporates human development ideologies with dance

CSUSM senior incorporates human development ideologies with dance

March 29, 2016

  CSUSM senior Cierra Potts is a human development major who has found a way to connect ideas of the study to how she sees, feels and teaches dance. She first got involved in dance at a...

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