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

Tania Ortiz

Tania Ortiz, Editor-In-Chief

Tania Ortiz is a senior communication major serving as the Editor-in-Chief for The Cougar Chronicle. Before transferring to CSUSM, Tania served as Print Editor for The Chariot News at MiraCosta College. After graduation, she hopes to attend journalism school and become a reporter. In her free time, Tania enjoys reading and spending time with friends.

All content by Tania Ortiz

To the Cougar Chronicle: thank you

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

The past two and half years have been eventful. My time here at Cal State San Marcos started during the fall 2019 semester; I had just transferred from MiraCosta College, eager to start this new chapter...

Entertainment Rundown (12/8)

Entertainment Rundown (12/8)

Tania Ortiz, Jaiden Quiroz, and Cassidy Lovell December 8, 2021

Album: Formula of Love: O+T=<3 by Twice by Tania Ortiz South Korean girl group Twice released their third studio album, Formula of Love: O+T=<3 on Nov. 12. The nine-member group channels...

Mens basketball is keeping the moment going with their win against CSUDH.

Sports Recap

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2021

Men’s basketball earns win against Cal State Dominguez Hills  CSUSM men’s basketball earned a landslide victory against Cal State Dominguez Hills at The Sports Center on Dec.1. The Cougars won...

Campus Notes (12/7)

Campus Notes (12/7)

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2021

CSUSM lecturer appointed to California Native American Heritage Commission American Indian studies lecturer Stanley Rodriguez has been appointed to the California Native American Heritage Commission...

A little over 2,600 undergraduate students have applied for fall graduation.

CSUSM expects to graduate over 2,500 students for fall term

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2021

Roughly about 2,900 students are expected to earn their degrees from CSUSM at the end of the fall term. According to the Office of Registrar, 2,698 undergraduate students and 197 graduate students applied...

Cuccia reflects back on the tough season for men’s soccer.

Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with Jacob Cuccia

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with Jacob Cuccia Jacob Cuccia is a fifth-year biological science major at CSUSM. He plays as winger/forward on the men’s soccer team. The 2021 fall season marked his fourth...

Sports Recap 11/24

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

Women’s volleyball fall short in CCAA Tournament quarterfinal against SF State  CSUSM women’s volleyball run in the 2021 CCAA Tournament was cut short after facing defeat against San Francisco...

Eternals introduces a new set of characters to the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Eternals sets up a new beginning in the Marvel Universe

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

This review may contain spoilers. The Marvel Universe is continually expanding, introducing new characters in Disney+ shows, ushering in Shang Chi, and now presenting the Eternals. The latest film...

CSUSM to participate in Giving Day

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

CSUSM will hold its own Giving Day fundraising on Nov. 30 for 24 hours. The fundraising event will be held on global Giving Tuesday. Giving Day donations impact “students as they strive toward their...

Edition 6 Campus Notes

Edition 6 Campus Notes

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

IITS reveals findings of security audit Following the cyber security hack last fall, CSUSM underwent a security audit in Spring 2021, according to CSUSM’s Institutional and Information Technology...

Yolk is the first novel from Mary H.K. Choi.

Entertainment Rundown 11/10

Jaelyn Decena, Cassidy Lovell, and Tania Ortiz November 10, 2021

Book: Yolk by Jaelyn Decena On Mar. 1,  Mary H.K. Choi released her first novel titled Yolk. The novel follows the story of two Korean-American sisters who are nothing alike: Jayne and June Baek....

Campus Notes 11/10

Campus Notes 11/10

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

Professor Leads Second Report on COVID Impact on Farmworkers| CSUSM News Center Cal State San Marcos professor Bonnie Bade is part of a team of academic researchers who came together last year to study...

The final weeks of the semester tend to become very stressful for students.

Five ways to prevent end-of-semester jitters

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

As we enter the final weeks of the semester, anxiety and stress tend to make their regular appearances in college students nationwide. Fear of missing assignments, balancing a proper school-work-life balance...

The Craven Task force was created following the events of the Academic Senate vote in April.

Task force to evaluate legacy of late Senator Craven

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

CSUSM President Ellen Neufeldt recently charged a task force to examine the legacy of the late state legislator William Craven, following the Academic Senate resolution last spring endorsing the removal...

Aragon shares that CSUSM Athletics coaches athletes for life.

Q&A with Sarah Aragon

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2021

Sarah Aragon is a senior outside back/defender for the women’s soccer team at Cal State San Marcos. Aragon, majoring in business administration with an emphasis in marketing, currently is the president...

ASI opens applications for student art exhibition

ASI opens applications for student art exhibition

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2021

In 2019, CSUSM’s Associated Students Inc. (ASI) started an art initiative to showcase the art students created in the University Student Union. After becoming a huge success, ASI has decided to continue...

Campus Notes

Campus Notes

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2021

Winter intersession registration now open Classes for the winter intersession are open for enrollment. The class schedule became available to students on Oct. 11. Course topics feature art, media...

Star Crossed is Musgraves’ sophomore album.

Entertainment Rundown 10/12

Album: Star-Crossed by Brittany Stroffolino Kacey Musgraves crosses from solely country to country-pop in her newly released album Star-Crossed. Everyone has experienced a difficult love scene filled...

The Gabby Petito case has highlighted the bias in media coverage on missing people.

Gabby Petito case ignites discussion on bias in media coverage and “missing white woman syndrome”

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2021

In the past three weeks, the media and public have become heavily invested in the Gabby Petito case. A case that started as a missing person case has now turned into a homicide investigation with a...

Campus Notes 10/12

Campus Notes 10/12

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2021

Foundation board welcomes new chairs, three new directors | CSUSM News Center The Cal State San Marcos Foundation Board welcomed two directors into new leadership roles and three new directors during...

President Neufeldt gave her third annual Report to Community address on Sept. 30.

President Neufeldt envisions CSUSM to become a leader in social mobility in third annual address

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

CSUSM President Ellen Neufedlt introduced the CSUSM’s new institutional strategic plan to highlight the university’s power and potential to become a first-choice school for first-generation and future...

The Tomasetti sisters are eager to grow in their sport while playing at CSUSM.

Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with Ally and Megan Tomasetti

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2021

Twin sisters Ally and Megan Tomasetti are midfielders for the women’s soccer team. Both sisters are kinesiology majors and are just starting their journey at CSUSM this fall. The Tomasetti sisters are...

The Clery report covers crimes on campus, areas adjacent to the university and in or on non-campus buildings owned by CSUSM.

Clery report indicates decrease in reported crimes on campus

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2021

CSUSM’s annual security report (ASR) revealed that 2020 showed an overall decrease due to campus closures caused by COVID-19 in reported crimes except for burglary, which showed a slight increase. Reported...

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Campus Notes 9/27

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2021

CSUSM wins top diversity awards for the eighth straight year CSUSM was awarded the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest diversity-focused...

Halsey teams up with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails for their newest album.

Halsey takes musical risks with newest album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Following the success of their autobiographical album Manic, Halsey crosses over to alternative rock with their fourth studio album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. The singer teams up with Nine...

Entertainment Rundown 9/12

Tania Ortiz, Cassidy Lovell, and Diana Beas Soto September 12, 2021

Single: “LO$ER=LOVER" by Tania Ortiz K-Pop group, Tomorrow by Together released “LO$ER=LOVER '' on Aug. 17 as a part of their first repackaged album, The Chaos Chapter: Fight or Escape. “LO$ER=LOVER''...

Kassy Doering (#12) is entering her senior season with CSUSM Women’s Volleyball team.

Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with Kassy Doering

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Kassy Doering is a fifth-year computer science major at CSUSM. Doering is a middle blocker for CSUSM Women’s Volleyball team and has played on the team since the Fall 2017 season. COVID-19 put a strain...

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Campus Notes 9/12

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2021

Veteran program receives $6 million grant to help student veterans discover careers in sustainable energy The Veterans to Energy Careers (VERC) program at Cal State San Marcos that helps student veterans...

CSUSM students, faculty and staff return to campus after spending more than a year of online instruction.

CSUSM campus open to students, faculty and staff for fall semester

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2021

Cal State San Marcos welcomes back students and faculty to campus following a year and a half of online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the campus is open to students, faculty and...

Following graduation, the next step for many graduates is finding a job in their career field.

Simple tips and strategies to help you land a job post-graduation

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 18, 2021

Graduating from college is a big step in everyone’s lives after 4-5 years of working hard to obtain that degree and move on to bigger and better things. Some graduates may continue their educational...

The university plans to rename the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care to the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care after former president Karen Haynes. From left to right: CSU Board of Trustees member Adam Day, former president Karen Haynes, Darlene Shiley and former CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, pictured in May 2019.

CSUSM to add the name of retired president Karen Haynes to CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care despite her controversial history

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 14, 2021

University officials plan to add the name of former president Karen Haynes to the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, named after the well-known philanthropist and longtime CSUSM donor Darlene Shiley. In...

CSUSM students and employees who plan to step on campus in the fall must be vaccinated as per the new mandate.

New vaccine requirement for next fall may cause backlash

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 10, 2021

As vaccines are becoming more available to college-aged students, universities have carefully considered their plans for the forthcoming semester.  The topic of requiring anyone who steps on a college...

With the pandemic still going on, not every course is offered in person for the fall semester.

Limited amount of in-person fall classes may disappoint students, but CSUSM is making the right call to prioritize safety

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 10, 2021

Registration for the 2021 fall semester is in full swing, and students are hurrying to secure a spot in their desired classes.  The upcoming semester will be the first in over a year that students...

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

Social media provides unrealistic images that impact mental health

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 3, 2021

A conversation we always seem to have is surrounding the way social media implies certain body image expectations. Images of celebrities, like the Kardashian-Jenner family and other influencers, have flooded...

Colleges shouldn’t have the power to withhold student transcripts over an unpaid balance

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor April 26, 2021

As we are aware, the price of higher education is high, causing students to scramble for any kind of financial aid that they can get. They sometimes resort to student loans that pile up with interest....

Code-switching can be beneficial in the workplace but oftentimes reduces opportunities for self-expression.

Code-switching is a double-edged sword: it can be oppressive or work in your favor

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor April 18, 2021

Growing up as a first generation Mexican American, I would constantly be reminded that I needed to speak English properly, especially in an academic setting with teachers and peers. The need to fit in...

Girl boss feminism ignores almost every aspect of feminism, while presenting itself as such.

Girl boss feminism symbolizes regressive gender politics

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor April 11, 2021

We have all seen those shirts with the phrase “girl boss” plastered on them in the name of women empowerment. While the shirts and accessories made women feel empowered to be a “boss” in their...

The future of this year’s graduation celebrations are still up in the air, leaving students wondering if it will happen.

CSUSM’s commencement announcement brings graduates a cautious sense of optimism

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 21, 2021

As we reach the midpoint of our spring semester, seniors are getting ready for commencement — buying caps and gowns, taking photos for announcements — all while wondering whether it will happen this...

While internships give a chance for college students to get experience, many do not pay interns for their hard work.

Unpaid internships force students to choose between gaining experience or getting paid for quality work

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 13, 2021

Internships are usually a rite of passage for any profession, allowing college students to have a foot in the door in their preferred field.  Studies show that students acquire new skills and expand...

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

DACA recipients may have to wait to see positive changes to the program

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 13, 2021

It has been almost two months since President Biden was inaugurated, and while there is still a long way to go, many Americans are waiting for the Biden administration to fulfill campaign promises. Throughout...

Victim-blaming questions the actions of the survivor and unfortunately has been normalized in our society.

Society needs to break away from normalizing victim-blaming

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor March 7, 2021

The #MeToo movement has mobilized the fight against sexual harassment, assault and everyday sexism that has been internalized in our society.  The campaign has empowered many survivors of sexual assault...

Working women have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic.

The pandemic pulls back the curtain at gender inequalities for working women

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor February 28, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the job market in America has suffered a lot.  Women, 2.5 million to be exact, have felt the repercussions of the pandemic-induced recession. The pandemic has pushed...

Student involvement in campus organizations has decreased during the pandemic.

Student organizations struggle with participation during the pandemic

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor February 27, 2021

Student life has drastically been impacted during the pandemic. Since the campus has been closed for almost a year, the “Zoom university” era has created hurdles for campus clubs to thrive. Clubs...

Cultural appropriation disrespects minority cultures at the benefit of the privileged

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor February 21, 2021

The debate surrounding cultural appropriation and appreciation is nothing new. While we have  come across social media forums on the topic of cultural appropriation versus appreciation, it still tends...

Talking to someone can help overcome imposter syndrome.

Imposter syndrome impacts college students’ mental health

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor February 8, 2021

The feeling like you don’t belong or feeling like a fake is not a great feeling. Imposter syndrome impacts many college students and how they view themselves, sometimes without even realizing it affects...

Spring break gives students a mental health break during these unprecedented times.

Spring break serves as a mental break during the stress of a virtual semester

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor February 7, 2021

As the state of the pandemic is ever-shifting, we all have to be on alert for when changes happen. These days, colleges are making changes to their spring semesters by swapping out a week-long spring break...

Harry Styles recently appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine wearing a dress, igniting a debate about gender.

Harry Styles cover ignites debates on gender performance

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor December 13, 2020

When Harry Styles graced the cover of the December edition of Vogue, it made a lot of noise online. Not only was the British pop star the first ever solo male to be featured as a cover star on the fashion...

The CSU announced plans for a vaccine requirement, as long as one of the available vaccines becomes fully approved by the FDA.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan may prolong when we will receive it

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor December 13, 2020

In the past week, strides have been made in the COVID-19 vaccine race, as pharmaceutical giants Moderna and Pfizer have applied to the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for emergency approval for their vaccines. This...

Manifesting can help people develop a positive mindset.

Manifesting lets the universe take the wheel making our goals come true, but may not be for everyone

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor November 23, 2020

During this pandemic, we have witnessed trends come and go. A trend currently circulating the internet is manifesting. Manifesting is the practice of having aspirational thoughts or goals with the purpose...

The pandemic may alter the way we celebrate this holiday season.

COVID-19 may press pause on holiday gatherings

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor November 8, 2020

The holiday season is quickly approaching upon us. Typically, we would be excited to gather around the dinner table with our families and celebrate without a hitch, but not so much this year. The pandemic...

Voting methods have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic places precautionary measures on how we vote

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor October 26, 2020

Voting during a pandemic has become a major issue as election day gets closer.  States including California are taking precautionary methods to ensure that everyone gets a chance to vote this election...

Gentrification can lead to the displacement of residents and businesses.

Cities going through gentrification can displace residents and businesses

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor October 26, 2020

If you haven’t noticed the copious amount of construction in smaller cities and the simultaneous increase in the number of trendy restaurants, shops and breweries, then you might be living under a rock. If...

The Social Dilemma provides insight on the inner workings of tech companies.

Netflix documentary provokes viewers to reevaluate their use of technology

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor October 12, 2020

Ever wondered why we are so addicted to our phones, more specifically to social media? The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma has provoked millions of viewers to rethink how much time they spend...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg rose to rock-star influence in the latter portion of her career.

Death of Justice Ginsburg leaves an impact, creates discussion on the future of the Supreme Court

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor October 12, 2020

The world lost a true icon a few weeks ago when the Supreme Court announced Ruth Bader Ginsburg died due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.  Ginsburg pushed to serve on the Supreme...

Latinx, Hispanic or Latino/a? The debate that has confused a community

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor October 12, 2020

In our current society, we have adapted to using gender-neutral and non-discriminatory identifiers. Using these terms gives those who are non-binary a way to identify themselves properly. More recently,...

Cancel culture promotes a mob mentality and causes damage to people’s lives.

Cancel culture gives a toxic power to people on the internet

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor September 29, 2020

Social media has become a tool for activism, socialization and self-expression. Over the past several years, it has become the ideal platform for cancel culture’s growth.  We have witnessed cancel...

Social media has become a platform for activists during this pandemic.

[Photo] Climate action starts with you

September 29, 2020

Social media has become a platform for activists during this pandemic.

Students will be required to take ethnic studies courses starting 2023.

New graduation requirement will impact students

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor September 15, 2020

With the nation mobilizing and becoming aware of the social injustices occurring to minority communities, there is a growing demand for schools to require an ethnic studies/social justice class for their...

Campus life is on hold until Fall 2021 until then CSUSM classes will be held virtually.

Returning to campus in the future will change campus life

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor September 15, 2020

Campus life is on hold for the time being and now that we know classes will unfortunately remain online through the spring, the question remains if we will feel comfortable returning in fall 2021.  With...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Christopher King, Tania Ortiz, David Faketty, and Kat Parra September 15, 2020

Podcast: “Dissect” Named best podcast of 2018 by the New York Times, “Dissect” is a serialized look into the hidden stories behind today’s most popular albums. Each season covers an album...

Learning from last semester’s mistake will help students succeed in virtual classes.

Learn from last semester’s mistakes to succeed this semester

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor September 14, 2020

As we embark on this new virtual semester, I can’t help but look back to last semester to reflect on what went wrong and what worked for me.  Last semester felt foreign when logging onto Zoom instead...

Reflecting the transition to online learning mid semester

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor May 7, 2020

As this whirlwind semester is nearing its end, many students are reflecting on how this last half of the semester has thrown us through the wringer and how unexpected all of this really was. I’m not...

Social distancing can affect our mental health past the COVID-19 crisis

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor May 7, 2020

As we continue social distancing, we are taking everything day by day in hopes of returning to normality. For all we know it could take another couple of weeks, even months, until this is all over. Which...


Anneliese Esparza and Tania Ortiz April 17, 2020

TV Show: Running Wild with Bear Grylls British survivalist turned reality TV star Bear Grylls might be best known for his iconic series Man vs. Wild, but he does something a little different in...

Entertainment Rundown

Anneliese Esparza, Ryan Bloomfield, and Tania Ortiz March 23, 2020

TV Show: Gentefied Netflix’s newest original series Gentefied follows the Morales family’s life in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The series tackles the generational gap differences...

Love songs that stand the test of time

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor February 22, 2020

February is the month for celebrating the love and admiration we have for our significant others and for our families too. Music is one of the many ways to show your feelings for your loved ones. Here...

Commercialism creates pressure on a day meant for love and sincerity.

Valentine’s Day promotes unrealistic expectations

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor February 21, 2020

As Valentine’s Day has come and gone, many of us single people out there may be making those self-deport cating jokes about how lonely we are amongst a sea of seemingly happy couples. The day is supposed...

Students shouldn’t have to mind where their money goes.

Extravagant spending questions where tuition is distributed to

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor February 21, 2020

Have you ever wondered where our tuition and fees go? As students, we pay so much for our schooling whether it be out of pocket or with help from financial aid. But where does it go and how much of...

Student tracking systems are being implemented in campuses nationwide.

How to make sure that your resolutions stick in the new year

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor February 7, 2020

Weight loss. The oftenshort-lived prototypical new year’s resolution. Based on the way ads for gym memberships and exercise equipment always get put on overdrive in the new year, this resolution frequently...

Thanksgiving should be taught right

Thanksgiving should be taught right

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor November 25, 2019

When we think about the origins of Thanksgiving, our minds immediately picture the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indian sit- ting down to have a feast to celebrate the fall harvest. We’ve learned...

The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Tania Ortiz and Anneliese Esparza November 10, 2019

  EP: Hallucinations On Oct. 25, alt-rock band PVRIS released Hallucinations, an EP with five songs. The band explores elements of electro and melodic synth-pop while keeping true to the roots...

New Dining Hall for 2020 Students

New Dining Hall for 2020 Students

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor November 9, 2019

CSUSM is undergoing some dining changes for next fall, A new dining hall will be added to the first floor of The QUAD just in time for the 2020 school year.  The new dining hall reportedly will be...

Exceptional student-professor relationships improve the quality of every class.

Student-Professor communication benefits both parties

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor October 10, 2019

We all have our opinions of our professors throughout the semesters we’ve spent at CSUSM. Thinking about past professors can either bring good or bad memories to mind. Every professor on campus is...

In our day and age, being prepared for on-campus shootings is a must.

Recent gun violence calls for an adjustment to our new reality

Tania Ortiz, Assistant Opinion Editor October 10, 2019

Mass shooting after mass shooting,t has become a new normal in American society and prayers won’t help  stop them. They can occur anywhere at this point: schools, places of worship, your workplace,...

Cougars Creating a Sustainable Campus

Cougars Creating a Sustainable Campus

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Writer September 25, 2019

Save the trees. Save the Amazon. Think about the sea turtles. You might have heard these phrases in the past couple of months, all of them concerning the environment and the sustainability of the place...

Technology, especially modern smartphones, acts as a double edged sword for productivity.

Technology provides artificial sense of togetherness for dependent generation

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Writer September 17, 2019

In the age of technology, we find ourselves on our phones interacting with people online more than we do in person. We’ve become attached to our phones, treating them as if they are an extension...


Lara Amin, Anneliese Esparza, and Tania Ortiz September 17, 2019

Podcast: “A Little Forward” Looking for a new way to tolerate traffic on your commute to school? The television channel Freeform introduced its first original...

The Sprinter is a favored form of alternative transportation for some CSUSM students.

Say goodbye to the Compass Card

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Writer September 17, 2019

As the 2019 fall semester begins, students, faculty and staff who use public transportation have returned to a price hike and changes in their monthly commuter passes.    Effective Sept. 1,...

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