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The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

Dr. Joely Proudfit, Department Chair of American Indian Studies 
appointed to National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

Dr. Joely Proudfit appointed by President Obama to Indian Education Advisory Council

Cory Kay, News Editor March 9, 2016

Dr. Joely Proudfit, Department Chair of American Indian Studies at CSUSM, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. The council advises the president himself on American Indian education issues and policies in schools throughout the nation....

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Letter to the Editor: Race and its unintended consequences

April 22, 2015

By Melissa Derr Contributor Analysis - the Webster’s dictionary defines this as: “the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it.” We have been told as liberal arts undergraduates to analyze a given situation from every...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Racism is a Two-Way Street”

April 8, 2015

By Joshua D. Copeland Staff Writer Why do some white people cry “reverse-racism” when they find they don’t like the taste of their own medicine? As advised viewer discretion, I want to start by reassuring you that yes I am a black guy and in no way, shape, or form do I discriminate or...

Letter to the Editor: Call for action to improve grad studies and global education

April 8, 2015

By Zishan Khan Contributor I am pursuing my Master’s Degree from the Department of Computer Science at CSUSM. I was admitted to the Master’s program during fall 2013. I was admitted as a conditional student and was required to take GRE and get a 3.5 on analytical writing, or get a research...

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Letter to the editor: Taking a critical look at feminist experiences

March 18, 2015

By Danielle Wisdom Contributor Growing up, I was blessed to be surrounded by strong, incredible, educated women who showed me at a young age what it looks like to be successful as a woman in the world. Looking back now, I realize that my sisters and my mother were showing me what it looks like...

Thankful for education

Thankful for education

November 20, 2014

By Noelle Friedberg  Opinion Editor   With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the perfect time to stop and reflect on what we’re most thankful for. I for one am thankful for my education. School is something that is so easy to take for granted. And why wouldn’t we? It can...

Globalizing education benefits students

October 25, 2014

By Alhijaz Althagafi Contributor  It has been said by Kofi Annan that “arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.” Edward Fiske says that if Americans are to continue to prosper and to exercise leadership in this new global context, it is imperative that...

College student from CSUSM sitting among children from Ugandan village

Operation Uganda

September 12, 2014

By Garrett Hatch Contributor  I hope everyone has had a smooth enough transition from summer into your new school routine.  I would like to share with you some reflections I’ve had since my trip to Uganda, Africa this summer. You might be thinking, “Wow, he went to Africa!” or, “Why...

Last years Whiteness Forum   drew dozens of curious students and staff

What being ‘white’ means

November 27, 2013

 What being ‘white’ means By Katlin Sweeney White mythologies and ideologies are prevalent characteristics of society that the ‘Whiteness Forum’ has been educating the public about for the past decade. The forum serves as an interactive opportunity where students teach what they have...

Dr. de Ghetaldi with student Katlin Sweeney

Faculty Profile: Dr. Laura de Ghetaldi

November 24, 2013

By Amanda Lenox Editorial Assistant  Kinesiology professor Dr. Laura de Ghetaldi encourages students to outreach and be advocates for their own health. When Professor de Ghetaldi attended a state convention in her field she met Dr. Ash Hayes, the recipient of a prestigious award. After introducing...

Textbook costs impact students spending options

CALM-ing down textbook costs

November 24, 2013

CALM-ing down textbook costs for students By Rico Palmerin "The cost of a textbook should not keep a student from taking a class they need or want to take, or, just as bad, preventing their success in a course because they can’t afford the needed materials. Our students deserve the best education...

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