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The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

Micaela Johansson

Micaela Johansson, Photo Editor

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All content by Micaela Johansson
Proud cougars join in solidarity to walk in CSUSM’s annual Pride Walk on Apr. 3.

[Photo] CSUSM community march for LGBTQA+ pride

April 12, 2018

Proud cougars join in solidarity to walk in CSUSM’s annual Pride Walk on Apr. 3.

From left to right: John Walsh and Club president Chyann Cox want to bring back the College Democrats of CSUSM.

[Photo] Students organize to revive College Democrats club

March 27, 2018

From left to right: John Walsh and Club president Chyann Cox want to bring back the College Democrats of CSUSM.

Associated Student Inc. increased their fees for spring semester 2018 to better the student life at CSUSM.

[Photo] Students fund ASI campus initiatives

February 7, 2018

Associated Student Inc. increased their fees for spring semester 2018 to better the student life at CSUSM.

: Participants at the spring semesters first Speaking of Democracy discussion in USU 2310 during u-hour on Tuesday Feb. 6

[Photo] Discussion arises about the power of political intimidation

February 7, 2018

: Participants at the spring semesters first Speaking of Democracy discussion in USU 2310 during u-hour on Tuesday Feb. 6

A&E Editor & Cougar Chronicle Audio Scout Antonio Pequeño

[Photo] Audio Scout: Spring 2018 Edition 8

February 6, 2018

A&E Editor & Cougar Chronicle Audio Scout Antonio Pequeño

Wrap up the year with unique Christmas gift wrap tips

Wrap up the year with unique Christmas gift wrap tips

December 8, 2017

Tired of the millions of different wrapping papers and lack of personality? There are plenty of simple ways to create individuality to each of you Christmas gifts this year. I personally like to have a...

Collect memories in a photo format to help remember the material-free moments in life.

Turn this year’s resolutions into next year’s conclusions

December 8, 2017

Are you tired of all the weight loss promises and “stop smoking” goals as New Year's resolutions? As that time of year approaches, I encourage you to make your goals purposeful and reachable. Last...

Maria Sandoval dancing Ballet Folklorico from Baja California Northe during the Cultural Expo hosted by Alpha Pi Sigma on Nov. 9.

Sorority hosts 13 annual Cultural Expo

November 27, 2017

The sound of Latino music echoed over the USU Amphitheatre and displays of flags from all over the world were set up. A long line of students waited to participate in the 13th annual Culture Expo held...

Samantha Carillo is reading one of the articles she’s extra thankful for in The Cougar Chronicle on Thursday, Nov.16.

[Photo] I’m thankful for my first semester at CSUSM

November 23, 2017

Samantha Carillo is reading one of the articles she’s extra thankful for in The Cougar Chronicle on Thursday, Nov.16.

Donate a meal or volunteer with Gobble Gobble Give this Thanksgiving to help the less fortunate.

[Photo] Put the giving back in Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

Donate a meal or volunteer with Gobble Gobble Give this Thanksgiving to help the less fortunate.

Happy International Men’s Day

November 13, 2017

Yes, you read the headline correctly, International MEN’s Day. As if 364 days aren’t enough, we actually have a day to celebrate the accomplishments of men, worldwide. This year, Nov. 19 is not...

Dr. Chris Kaczor speaks to the audience about abortion on Oct. 25 in the Arts building 240.

[Photo] Students for life presents pro-life talk

November 10, 2017

Dr. Chris Kaczor speaks to the audience about abortion on Oct. 25 in the Arts building 240.

From left: Ruben Navarrette, Alison St.John, Matt Hall and Scott Lewis represents the panel discussing freedom and the press facilitator is Dr. Dilcie Perez to the right.

[Photo] Local journalists discuss media in a healthy democracy

November 9, 2017

From left: Ruben Navarrette, Alison St.John, Matt Hall and Scott Lewis represents the panel discussing freedom and the press facilitator is Dr. Dilcie Perez to the right.

2016 King winner Taylor Mumin a.k.a. Oliver Clozhoff performing to Lil Wayne before the judges announces the winner

[Photo] Fourth annual drag show with a purpose

October 17, 2017

2016 King winner Taylor Mumin a.k.a. Oliver Clozhoff performing to Lil Wayne before the judges announces the winner

Shout out to CSUSM’s best and most inspiring professors

October 12, 2017

I’ve reached my senior year here at CSUSM and my last fall semester in school, as I don’t plan on pursuing a master’s degree. My choice to not continue studying is partly because it is rare to find...

Saul Rojas and Lorena Santiago performing a duet called El Coyote on Oct. 5 in front of University Hall.

[Photo] Ballet Folklorico teaches diverse Mexican dances to students

October 12, 2017

Saul Rojas and Lorena Santiago performing a duet called El Coyote on Oct. 5 in front of University Hall.

Student participants during the ”T” with Me event held by Gender Equity center on Oct. 3.

[Photo] Gender Equity Center’s ‘T’ with me

October 12, 2017

Student participants during the ”T” with Me event held by Gender Equity center on Oct. 3.

Cheryl Corpuz and Creska Radoc collect food for the  Cougar Pantry held on September 21.

[Photo] The Cougar Pantry gives students free food

October 12, 2017

Cheryl Corpuz and Creska Radoc collect food for the Cougar Pantry held on September 21.

A beautiful sunset as seen from CSUSM campus might shine a light of appreciation of the small things.

[Photo] Aspirations for this coming school year

September 28, 2017

A beautiful sunset as seen from CSUSM campus might shine a light of appreciation of the small things.

On Thursday Aug. 31 CSUSM’s dance team kicked off the celebration of CSUSMs official acceptance into NCAA Division II at the sportcenter.

[Photo] Cougars celebrate NCAA reveal

September 15, 2017

On Thursday Aug. 31 CSUSM’s dance team kicked off the celebration of CSUSM's official acceptance into NCAA Division II at the sportcenter.

Students taking advantage of the quiet study area in the Associated success center, located on the Library’s second floor.

[Photo] New program for student success

September 15, 2017

Students taking advantage of the quiet study area in the Associated success center, located on the Library’s second floor.

Positive messages and a journal for your thoughts can serve as a cheaper form of therapy.

[Photo] The time I began to let it go

September 13, 2017

Positive messages and a journal for your thoughts can serve as a cheaper form of therapy.

There are plenty of cozy places on our campus to chill with your new found friends.

[Photo] Words beyond the graduation

September 13, 2017

There are plenty of cozy places on our campus to chill with your new found friends.

No paper ticket needed, you will receive your personal wristband in the mail. KAABOO also introduces for the first time cashless pay when you link your festival wristband to your credit or debit card.

[Photo] KAABOO aims to reformulate festival experience

September 1, 2017

No paper ticket needed, you will receive your personal wristband in the mail. KAABOO also introduces for the first time cashless pay when you link your festival wristband to your credit or debit card....

Enjoy your summer break in sunny San Diego

May 16, 2017

The best time of the year is approaching- summer break! Are you excited about it as I am? It's time to put away the books, close the laptop and enjoy what I believe we college students call freedom. If...

Human history stays on repeat

May 16, 2017

Have you heard about the Holocaust performed by the Nazis during World War II? I bet you have. Now tell me, have you heard of the Armenian Genocide done by the Turkish government in the First World...

What is Patriotism? The leading topic during discussion forum

May 15, 2017

Questioning Patriotism, that was the leading topic during a discussion forum on Thursday, May 4, in Markstein 106 during U-hour. It’s the third and last topic of the series from “Speaking of Democracy,”...

A celebration of cultures at the 15th annual international fair

May 15, 2017

The Office of Global Education hosted its 15th annual international fair between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13 in front of the Library Plaza. International and exchange students showcased food, clothes...

Why I don’t drink alcohol

March 31, 2017

My relationship with alcohol started at the age of 13 or 14. It had been there for celebration and heartbreaks, in secret and out in the open. It had such an impact on me, that I became a bartender  at...

Pride Center informs students about the LGBTQ community

Pride Center informs students about the LGBTQ community

February 24, 2017

Students and faculty attended this semester's first SafeZone Educational Training on Tuesday Feb. 14 between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to gain a better understanding of the LGBTQA+ community.   Participants...

Love for consumption

Love for consumption

February 10, 2017

Does anyone remember when Valentine’s Day consisted of just a box of chocolates and a bouquet of flowers for your significant other?   Today, the consumption for gifts have become ridiculous...

New spirits for our campus

February 9, 2017

CSUSM’s new cheerleading club is kicking off their season cheering at basketball games with stunts, dance routines and tumbles. With positive responses from both the teams and spectators, cheer’s future...

Are those scars real?

Are those scars real?

October 31, 2016

Halloween is a time of year to be scary but you don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to create something nasty and gory. Most of what you need is already found in your makeup bag and if...

Chris Morales speaks at the ASI town hall on April 21.

[Photo] ASI holds town hall meeting to address student questions

April 27, 2016

Chris Morales speaks at the ASI town hall on April 21.

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