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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

The Lion King takes center stage in San Diego

Madison Scrivano, A&E Editor September 13, 2016

“Nants ingonyama bagithi baba!”   The iconic opening line to a beloved childhood classic echoed through the theatre, as expressions of awe and delight could be seen on the faces of every audience member.   In its nineteenth year, The Lion King continues to excite audiences...

At Mighty Awesome Escape Room, located in San Marcos visitors can solve a mystery in the escape
room of Professor R.K. Alogee’s Office.

Escape room offers a fun escape from reality

Tiffany Trent, Opinion Editor April 27, 2016

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do with a group of friends or family, look no further than Mighty Awesome, located in San Marcos. CSUSM alumni Cory Reeder created Mighty Awesome, an entertainment business service that produces escape rooms. Escape rooms are live entertainment...

Perkins and Caltrider star as Janet and Brad in the Cygnet Theatre

production of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” in Old Town, San Diego.

Cult classic ‘Rocky Horror’ comes to San Diego

Shannon Gallacher, Arts and Entertainment Assistant Editor April 27, 2016

The cult classic 1975 musical film, “The Rocky Horror Show,” is taking the stage at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, San Diego. Although the play adaptation was scheduled to run from March 10 through May 1, popular demand has made its residency extend through May 7.   The show follows the...

Local Asian/Pacific Islander Restaurants

Local Asian/Pacific Islander Restaurants

Shannon Gallacher, Arts & Entertainment Assistant Editor April 13, 2016

  San Diego is home to hundreds of hidden cuisine gems. When it comes to Asian and Pacific Islander inspired foods, San Diego is not lacking in excellence. Here are the top five Asian/Pacific Islander-­inspired restaurants in San Diego that are perfect for college students: 1. Chamorro...

Young San Diego County leaders recognized for service to community

Pierson Cepeda, Assistant Web & Social Media Manager February 24, 2016

  CSUSM, partnered with the San Diego Foundation, hosted 25 & Under: Young Leaders to recognize individuals and projects that have positively impacted and served the San Diego community. This event was hosted at U-Hour on Feb. 18 in the USU Ballroom and brought three young leaders...

Ghost stories in Gaslamp’s Nightlife

Ghost stories in Gaslamp’s Nightlife

Jeffrey Davis, Photographer February 9, 2016

The narrow streets of San Diego’s Old Town bustled with weekenders eating and drinking on Jan. 30. I ran to the Café Coyote to meet the group for San Diego’s acclaimed “Ghostly Tours in History,” but no one was in sight. Across my way stood a gentleman in Victorian attire, complete with...

Bright lights and a crowd of glowsticks at the starting line of the San Diego Electric Run.

Get Out! Hot electric run kicks off season of 5ks

November 27, 2013
The lights and jams of the San Diego Electric Run filled the air. Over 5,000 people packed the chute to start the 5K. It looked more like a dance club than a starting line. Runners and walkers waited in anticipation as the DJ blasted some grooves.
Cougars and Aztecs in action on the court

Cougars fall to San Diego State in exciting matchup

November 8, 2013
The Cougar’s exhibition loss, of 81-66 to a high caliber NCAA Division I program, revealed a team that is ready to take on their conference. Viejas Arena was loud, but the men’s basketball team contended throughout the matchup.


February 8, 2011
We’re only two weeks into the 2011 baseball season, but Cal State San Marcos fans may already be experiencing déjà vu after senior shortstop Johnny Omahen’s second walk-off base hit this season capped off a double-header sweep of San Diego Christian.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEATHER Just can’t make up its mind

November 23, 2010
Many say that the four seasons do not exist in southern California. Often, it feels as though the weather here is either hot or cold. What residents of southern California are used to, but are never quite prepared for, are the unpredictable weather patterns.


November 23, 2010
Sam Zien, better known as “Sam the Cooking Guy,” came to San Diego on Nov 16 as spoke at the Jewish Community Center. The talk covered his life, his background, his experience being on television, and how he reached his current level of success.


November 23, 2010
Communities have many fun-filled events for everyone planned during the first few weeks of December, with a few starting even before December begins. To find more holiday events, check out
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