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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

REVIEW…Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Nate Borie, A&E Staff Writer February 6, 2018

You’re in for the craziest film since Guillermo Del Toro released Pacific Rim. That’s right, it’s the arrival of Maze Runner: The Death Cure. We’re talking action, romance, drama, the embodiment of every major genre in cinema, all topped off with a lovely display of acting, impressive visual...

CSUSM and a tuition increase

CSUSM and a tuition increase

Rhiannon Ripley, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2017

  The recession of 2008 impacted the amount of financial support that the California State University System (CSU) receives from the state budget.   State funding to CSUSM began to drop in academic year 2008-09 going from $67.2 million to $53.5 million in 2009-10 academic year. It was...

Exploring what is next after the inauguration

Exploring what is next after the inauguration

Rhiannon Ripley, Assistant News Editor February 13, 2017

Students and faculty gathered on Jan. 26 to discuss President Donald Trump’s inauguration and recent executive actions. Led by ASI Vice President of Student and University Affairs Christopher Morales, the conversation focused on policies, fears and the campus environment in a SBSB classroom. Speakers...

Cougars come out with a 3-1 record in opening weekend

Cougars come out with a 3-1 record in opening weekend

Nic Pollino, Sports Reporter February 9, 2017

Baseball opened their first weekend with back-to-back doubleheaders on Feb. 3 to Feb. 4 against San Diego Christian with a 3-1 record.   Opening day started with a Cougars victory for new head Coach Matt Guiliano. In game one of the doubleheader, pitcher Taylor Ahearn threw a complete game...

CSUSM men’s basketball break tough losing streak

CSUSM men’s basketball break tough losing streak

Shane Siemsen, Assistant Sports Editor February 9, 2017

CSUSM men’s basketball team ends their losing streak with a win against West Coast Baptist. The Cougars opened up their three game homestand with a tough CCAA matchup against San Francisco State which the Cougars dropped 76-85.   Off a one-day rest, Sonoma State came into the Sports Center...

CSUSM Women’s Basketball slam-dunks San Francisco

CSUSM Women’s Basketball slam-dunks San Francisco

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor February 9, 2017

CSUSM women’s basketball team went head-to-head against San Francisco State securing another win for the Cougars leaving the final score 73-65. The Jan. 26 game at the Sports Center boosted the Cougars overall record 10-8 and 7-6 in conference. The Cougars started the game off strong with the...

Women’s basketball falls short against CETYS Mexicali in Exhibition game

Women’s basketball falls short against CETYS Mexicali in Exhibition game

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor February 9, 2017

Cougars lost a close game in the final seconds, 72-73, against CETYS Universidad Mexicali in an exhibition game on Feb. 3. At 5:30 p.m. in the Sports Center, the Cougars began the heated game against the Zorros. The game was back and forth with the Zorros only gaining a 1-point lead throughout...

Cougars defeated in first game of the season

Shane Siemsen, Assistant Sports Editor February 9, 2017

CSUSM women’s softball opened up the 2017 season with a set of road games against Vanguard University.  The cougars fell to the Lions 5-0 in the first game and their second game was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Cougars were only able to collect two hits the entire game as outfielder...

Student sues CSUSM for mishandling sexual assault investigation

Karen Ambrocio, News Editor November 9, 2016

A suspended Cal State San Marcos student seeking reinstatement and other remedies has sued the university for mishandling a sexual assault complaint lodged against him in 2015. The student, who is listed as “Student Doe” in the complaint, seeks an order forcing the university to reinstate him,...

The “Abortion No” group wants “Intellectual Honesty”

The “Abortion No” group wants “Intellectual Honesty”

Professor Cecili Chadwick, Contributor September 28, 2016

When describing the anti-choice group “Abortion No” and their recent visit to campus, it’s important to distinguish social justice from its opposite: vengeful hate.   The impulse to punish and shame is a powerful tool and while it has no positive direction, it needs something to hate...

Border Angels de CSUSM help migrants

Border Angels de CSUSM help migrants

Karen Ambrocio, News Editor September 28, 2016

Border Angels de CSUSM held its first meeting on Sept. 27 during U-hour at Markstein Hall 344 to discuss general information and upcoming events.   The organization has been part of CSUSM since Spring 2015 when President of the organization, Christina Flores-Lopez had a conversation with founder...

Study abroad fair gives students the opportunity to explore the world

Study abroad fair gives students the opportunity to explore the world

Hannah Snider, Club Sports Reporter September 28, 2016

Students filled the USU plaza on Sept. 22 with excited chatter, crowding around the annual Traveling Tukwut Study Abroad Fair. Thirty program providers such as Semester at the Sea, ISA (International Study Abroad) and faculty-led programs like Cal State University International Program (CSU IP) attended...

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