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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

The Cougar Chronicle

Richard Ho

Richard Ho, Staff Writer

Richard Ho is a staff writer for The Cougar Chronicle. He is currently a junior computer science major and mathematics minor. Richard is considering applying to graduate school with the emphasis of artificial intelligence next year.  During his free time, he enjoys running outside early in the morning and being with his family. 
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Increasing the amount of aid given by federal Pell Grants will help relieve students from their financial burdens.

Doubling Pell Grants may provide financial relief for low-income students

April 18, 2021

With the pandemic causing high unemployment rates, the financial situation for low-income students has only worsened this past year. To help low-income students struggling to pay their tuition, the government...

Universities are considering mandating a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the fall semester.

CSUSM should require students returning to campus in the fall to be vaccinated

April 7, 2021

Since the COVID-19 vaccine has become gradually available in California, universities, including CSUSM, are planning to open in-person instruction for the new academic year.  However, there are questions...

Computer science students should consider getting a master’s degree

March 21, 2021

For every computer science major, junior year is when they begin to plan for the future. Students have to decide whether to find an internship in hopes of landing a job offer or go to graduate school.   While...

[Video] VIDEO: Cougars on the run: Seniors and Online Learning

March 17, 2021

Three CSUSM seniors reflect on their experience with online learning and give their thoughts on life after graduation.

Grocery store employees deserve to have hero pay for working throughout the pandemic.

Grocery workers deserve hero pay for working in hazardous conditions

March 6, 2021

Hero pay, also known as hazard pay, is a bonus pay that boosts grocery workers’ salaries during the pandemic due to hazardous conditions of their workplace.  Grocery store workers and their respective...

Introverts have both advantages and challenges with learning in a virtual environment

February 27, 2021

In the virtual academic world, many introverts are motivated to learn in the online classroom because they have the flexibility of posting their creative arguments in forums. They can balance their...

Check out four movies to watch depending on your quarantine mood.

GRE scores should not be the sole indicator of students’ success at the graduate level

February 21, 2021

The landmark decision from the UC Board of Regents on suspension of standardized exams required for undergraduate admissions of fall 2021 and 2022 for students applying to UC schools has made critics question...

The Academic Senate approved to relax the academic policy on pass/fail grades due to the pandemic, which will lighten students’ stress.

CSUSM makes the right decision on expanding pass/fail grading

February 10, 2021

The CSUSM Academic Senate acknowledged students’ concerns and passed a resolution to relax academic policies, allowing pass and fail grades and withdrawal policy for the spring 2020 semester.  Since...

The Academic Senate voted to expand the credit/no credit (CR/NC) grading option for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Academic Senate alters credit/no credit policy

February 9, 2021

The Academic Senate passed a resolution on Wednesday to expand the credit/no credit (CR/NC) grading option for the 2020-2021 academic year. The resolution passed with 57 votes for, three against and one...

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