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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

AAFSA holds welcoming event for new African American students.

Ramon Flores, Assistant News editor September 13, 2016

African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) welcomed incoming African American freshmen to campus with their Each One Teach One event on Friday, Sept. 9.   AAFSA held the event to provide the new students with information they might not have gotten at orientation and to help them...

Black Student Union BBQ kicks off semester of events

Black Student Union BBQ kicks off semester of events

Amy Chastain, Editor in Chief September 13, 2016

CSUSM's Black Student Union (BSU) hosted it's Back to School Barbeque from 2 to 7pm on Sept. 9 at the University Village Apartments pool. The event acted as a look into what's to come this semester.   BSU aims to be a organization for students that fosters fellowship and community.   “[BSU...

BSU aims to be a voice for minority students

Lex Garcia, Assistant Features Editor February 24, 2016

Black students are concerned about their presence at CSUSM and are striving for more recognition across campus. In recent months, the Black Student Union (BSU) has become the voice of minorities on campus. President Daniesha Thornton has set high standards for the BSU in regards to what it should...

CSUSM Black Student Union prepares to celebrate student community leaders

Nicole Holman, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2016

CSUSM’s Black Student Union (BSU) will be holding a night of recognition to honor the contributions of campus and community members to the organization. The BSU Night of Recognition will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the USU Ballroom. The event will feature faculty, staff, students...

Black Student Union hosts Black History Month Festival

Shannon Gallacher, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor February 24, 2016

  With February marking the celebration of Black History Month, CSUSM’s Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a festival to celebrate African American culture on Feb. 18. The festival consisted of dance performances, free food and information on various clubs and organizations to commemorate...

Black Student Union Presents first annual Natural Hair Show

Black Student Union Presents first annual Natural Hair Show

February 20, 2015

By Ciara Walker Staff Writer How many of you have wondered if your black female classmate cut her hair whenever she wore it curly and suddenly her tresses shrunk several inches? What about judging the texture - does it feel as soft as it looks? Does it stink? What exactly is holding that afro...

Student Spotlight: Kevin Adson goes beyond the units

Student Spotlight: Kevin Adson goes beyond the units

February 18, 2015

By Pierre Yaldo Staff Writer We all come to campus, take classes and go home, week after week. But have you ever considered taking your college experience beyond the most basic requirements? Kevin Adson, a 19-year-old sophomore here at CSUSM, shows us how he juggles a full schedule of classes,...

Student Organization Spotlight: Black Student Union promotes student activism

Student Organization Spotlight: Black Student Union promotes student activism

February 18, 2015

By Shanice Davis Staff Writer In 2011, CSUSM’s Black Student Union was re-recognized as an organization, according to their now president, Akilah Green. On campus, there’s mostly Caucasian and Hispanic students; Green recalls being in a state of shock upon first arriving. She found there...

BSU plans for black history month events.

CSUSM organizations to host Black History Month events

February 17, 2015

By Sydney Shabacker CSUSM students are coming together this month to recognize and celebrate a legacy that is rich in history and culture. On Feb. 19, the Black Student Union (BSU) is hosting a commemorative festival to celebrate Black History Month. Themed “Still We Rise!,” to honor the late...

Joining BSU changed my college experience

October 25, 2014

By Shalyn Reynoso Contributor  Coming to CSUSM, there was definitely a noticeable difference in the diversity of this campus and the one I had come from. I decided to be a part of Black Student Union because they were all incredibly welcoming, and really wanted to help me learn more about my...

Creating sense of community at CSUSM

October 25, 2014

By Daniesha Thornton Contributor  Having diversity on our campus is extremely important to me. The reason I believe this is because diversity, in my opinion, symbolizes a thriving community/campus. Having multiple cultures on our campus allows many individuals to explore cultures, perspectives,...

Need for more diversity on campus

October 25, 2014

By Darniesha Thornton Contributor  The school is diverse, but not as much as it claims to be. When I look around the campus, yes, I do see a variety of individuals,  the number of individuals like me. I am African American. When looking at various clubs and organizations there are very few...

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