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

Maria Jungers

Maria Jungers, Assistant Opinion Editor

Maria Jungers serves as the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Cougar Chronicle. She studies Literature and Writing as a junior here at CSUSM. When she is not writing articles or poetry, she enjoys teaching yoga, mini road trips and investing time with family and friends.
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Finals this semester will feel different for many students due to the pandemic.

The reality of finals has changed this semester due to virtual classes

Maria Jungers, Opinion Editor December 7, 2020

As a transfer student, my first semester at CSUSM has been an interesting adjustment, especially during finals.  Typically, I would be getting together with other classmates to study and cope with...

Some businesses have opted to go paperless to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - but it harms some, like the homeless.

Eliminating cash transactions poses problem for homeless

Maria Jungers, Assistant Opinion Editor October 26, 2020

The pandemic has greatly impacted the way that we use paper money.  In hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus, more signs are popping up in businesses that require customers to pay debit, credit...

Cougar Corner

Maria Jungers, Assistant Opinion Editor October 24, 2020

Change   Half undressed trees Sprinkling silver-colored  Crispy leaves  Around their roots Colorless houses Sinking buildings  And blind skies Sharp and twisted wind  Invading...

F45 fitness instructor Cedrick Martinez said the gym has struggled during these difficult times, but that they are managing to regain business through careful cleaning and community support.

Local community supports small gym

Maria Jungers, Assistant Opinion Editor October 12, 2020

Since the beginning of this year, COVID-19 has affected many small and large businesses. Many people automatically assume restaurants are the only ones that are widely affected.  However, gyms have...

CSUSM offers clubs and events virtually to spark students’ creativity.

CSUSM continues to offer creative outlets to students

Maria Jungers, Assistant A&E Editor October 10, 2020

Although the creative clubs offered at CSUSM aren’t as tangible as they were pre-COVID, they now exist in the comfort of students’ own homes.  2020 has definitely been a rollercoaster of a year,...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Kat Parra, Jaelyn Decena, and Maria Jungers September 29, 2020

Movie - The Frozen Ground Director Scott Walker delivers a suspense-drenched film that manifests fear and urgency as an escapee becomes a breakthrough in a detective’s cold case. Jack Halcombe...

Recent wildfires underscore the need to take climate change more seriously.

Climate action starts with you

Maria Jungers, Assistant Opinion Editor September 29, 2020

The issue of climate change is becoming more concerning, as wildfires are visibly moving faster along the west coast.  Just this year in the states of California, Oregon and Washington, there have...

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