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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

Samantha Carrillo

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

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All content by Samantha Carrillo

Reliable political information found on social media platforms

March 25, 2019

As college students in a new age, we don’t necessarily consume news and political information the way that generations before us used to.   The popularization of various social media platforms...

Perspectives on Ted Bundy skew with recent media coverage

February 7, 2019

Though he was convicted and sentenced to death over 30 years ago, the horrendous and inhumane acts committed by Ted Bundy continue to be discussed in today’s media. Netflix released an original documentary...

Migrant Caravans

Migrant Caravans

December 7, 2018

As students at CSUSM, our campus is close to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which is the border between San Diego and Tijuana.   It is imperative that we understand what is occurring on the border....

Feminism represents much more than just extreme stereotypes.

The drastic difference between feminism and radical feminism

October 13, 2018

I’m a feminist. I didn’t know it before because I wasn’t sure if I fit the description until I took my first sociology class at CSUSM. My professor’s powerpoint presentation directed the class...

The various student centers in the USU are a valuable resource students should know about and utilize.

Learn about campus resources

September 13, 2018

The start of the fall 2018 semester welcomed nearly 2,500 freshman and 2,000 transfer students to campus according to an article in the CSUSM Newscenter.   As a second year, I recently started...

Become aware of the prevalence of heart disease in women

March 7, 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. It accounts for one in every four female deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a...

Introducing our Spring Sport Players Isaias Torres and Kat Calderon

March 6, 2018

Isaias Torres, Catcher/Designated Hitter, Senior.   What is your major and what do you plan to do with your degree?   Kinesiology with a pre-health emphasis and a minor in Biology....

Zero Discrimination Day creates awareness for equality

March 3, 2018

As we near this year’s Zero Discrimination Day, it is important that we all try and tap into our inner qualities of friendliness and positivity. Accepting people of all backgrounds, races and sexual...

Illustration of a same sex couples.

Heteronormative Valentine’s depictions marginalize LGBTQIA+ community

February 7, 2018

Valentine’s Day is stressful for a multitude of reasons. It can be easy to be consumed by conceivably heteronormative problems -- such as celebrating alone, being away from loved ones or having confusion...

Human Rights Day, a reminder for awareness and gratefulness

Human Rights Day, a reminder for awareness and gratefulness

December 8, 2017

Freedom is a privilege. Waking up everyday with no second guesses about your liberty is a blessing.  Realization of that privilege is important, because few stop and think about lack of human rights as...

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

I’m thankful for my first semester at CSUSM

November 23, 2017

I currently find myself in an environment that I never expected to become a part of. A year ago, I had no idea which university I would end up at. I did have my heart set on a few other universities...

The Las Vegas Strip was home of the traumatic mass shooting which occurred on the night of Sunday, Oct. 2.

Las Vegas shooting instigates urgency for stricter gun control laws

October 12, 2017

On Monday, Oct. 2, millions woke up to devastating news. A man terrorized a country music festival in Las Vegas making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Fifty nine people are dead...

How we face the reality of white supremacy

How we face the reality of white supremacy

September 13, 2017

From the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement to the Black Lives Matter movement in more recent years, the average American person could assume that ideals of equality and open-mindedness in the United...

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