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Melanie Ramirez, Graphic Design Intern

Melanie Ramirez is a graphic design intern for The Cougar Chronicle. She is currently a junior at CSUSM as an arts and technology major. Melanie hopes to work in the entertainment industry after graduating. She enjoys watching films and shooting photos and loves to indulge in a good book.
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College of Business Administration Dean Jim Hamerly is retiring this semester. He shares his thoughts on his retirement and gives advice to graduating students.

Cougar of the Week: Q&A with College of Business Administration Dean Jim Hamerly

May 18, 2021

Jim Hamerly is the dean of the College of Business Administration at CSUSM. He plans to retire from his position after the spring 2021 semester. Hamerly specializes in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.  What...

Images posted on social media by celebrities and influencers can have a lasting impact on one’s mental health.

[Photo] Social media provides unrealistic images that impact mental health

May 3, 2021

Images posted on social media by celebrities and influencers can have a lasting impact on one’s mental health.

REVIEW: True-crime documentary Why Did You Kill Me? exposes the power of social media and false identities to solve a murder

April 26, 2021

Netflix released Why Did You Kill Me?, a true-crime documentary about the tragic death of Crystal Theobald, on April 14. This Netflix original brings to light to the fatal 2006 shooting of the innocent...

CSUSM is only permitting 2020-2021 graduates to bring two guests to prevent COVID cases from spreading.

[Photo] Although disappointing, limited guest seating for commencement makes sense as a way to protect peers and loved ones

April 26, 2021

CSUSM is only permitting 2020-2021 graduates to bring two guests to prevent COVID cases from spreading.

The librarys goal is for all textbooks to be free in the future.

[Photo] Library promotes textbook affordability

April 2, 2021

The library's goal is for all textbooks to be free in the future.

DACA recipients must remain hopeful as they wait for more news on the status of the program.

[Photo] DACA recipients may have to wait to see positive changes to the program

March 13, 2021

DACA recipients must remain hopeful as they wait for more news on the status of the program.

With the unpredictable nature of life, graduating college in four years is an almost impossible feat.

[Photo] Finding a balance: Why it’s perfectly okay for college students to take more than four years to graduate

March 7, 2021

With the unpredictable nature of life, graduating college in four years is an almost impossible feat.

Student involvement in campus organizations has decreased during the pandemic.

[Photo] Student organizations struggle with participation during the pandemic

February 27, 2021

Student involvement in campus organizations has decreased during the pandemic.

With the shift to a virtual school year, CSUSM Athletics launched a podcast, “The Roar,” to discuss different aspects about their department.

[Photo] Podcast virtually creates discussions about CSUSM Athletics

February 21, 2021

With the shift to a virtual school year, CSUSM Athletics launched a podcast, “The Roar,” to discuss different aspects about their department.

The breakdown of 2019s total offenses reveals that the vast majority of offenses were arrests and referrals for disciplinary action for weapons, drug and liquor law violations.

[Photo] Annual security report shows increase in reported crime

February 5, 2021

The breakdown of 2019's total offenses reveals that the vast majority of offenses were arrests and referrals for disciplinary action for weapons, drug and liquor law violations.

As this cartoon shows, most CSUSM students dont have a very long commute this semester.

[Photo] Cartoon: Get Plugged Into Online Classes

February 3, 2021

As this cartoon shows, most CSUSM students don't have a very long commute this semester.

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