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The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

Experts explore psychology of water conservation

Experts explore psychology of water conservation

Shanice Davis, Features Editor September 29, 2015

  Dr. Lee Brown and panelists Dr. P. Wesley Schultz, Jeffrey Pasek and Dr. Robert Brown spoke at the Psychology of Water Forum in order to shed light on the issues surrounding California’s current water crisis from a cognitive perspective on Sept. 9. Lee opened the forum with the topic...

Staff Spotlight: Rodger D’Andreas-Wahl advocates owning one’s sexuality

Staff Spotlight: Rodger D’Andreas-Wahl advocates owning one’s sexuality

April 25, 2015

By Shanice Davis Assistant Features Editor Born in a small town in South Texas, former founding Director of the LGBTQA Pride Center on campus, Rodger D’Andreas-Wahl, admits that he knew the small town life of settling down and having a wife and kids was not for him. Instead he took the high road...

Student Spotlight: Kia Washington takes a stand for gender, sexuality and rights for all

April 25, 2015

By Shanice Davis Assistant Features Editor Junior, Kia Washington, is a Peer Educator at the LGBTQA Pride Center, who cites the community as her strength and support system to be herself. “My passion and energy for the Pride Center comes from the courage that the community there gave me to...

Alumni Spotlight: Sewidan shares secrets to success with undergrads

Alumni Spotlight: Sewidan shares secrets to success with undergrads

April 14, 2015

By Shanice Davis Features assistant CSUSM’s very own Nada Sewidan received her B.A. in Literature and Writing Studies with an emphasis in writing last Fall. Anyone who saw her on campus knows she is intelligent, energetic, charming and always on the go. According to Sewidan, life outside the...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Lawston advocates equality for all

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Lawston advocates equality for all

March 23, 2015

By Shanice Davis Features Assistant Professor Dr. Jodie Lawston says growing up as a child, she was raised by strong women who installed feminist values in her at an early age. Because of this, she believes gender is not black and white and that there is a grey area and strives to look at everyone...

Feminist Anonymous strives to end oppression for all: Advocating unity

Feminist Anonymous strives to end oppression for all: Advocating unity

March 23, 2015

By Shanice Davis Assistant Features Editor Feminist Anonymous (FA) organization leader, Karen GuzmXn said FA is not yet a recognized group on campus, but they seek to end sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression. “We are trying to reintroduce a lot of values that have been lost on our campus...

Organization Spotlight: Club helps build a sustainable CSUSM

Organization Spotlight: Club helps build a sustainable CSUSM

March 5, 2015

By Shanice Davis Features Assistant Last Fall, friends Alex Caratti and Danny Geiszler created the CSUSM Sustainability Club in order to help CSUSM be a more sustainable campus. With the Sustainability Club being fairly new to CSUSM, not many students are aware of their overall objective for...

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...

Professor Metcalfe: An exemplar of passion

Professor Metcalfe: An exemplar of passion

February 5, 2015

By Shanice Davis Features Assistant On the first day of any class with Professor Dale Metcalfe, one would definitely be in for a ride. As students sit and wait with anticipation to see who the professor is, whether she is rude, nice, a hard grader, or intimidating, they will find that she is...

Holiday Shopping Without Breaking Bank: Cougars’ Advice on budgeting for this holiday season

Holiday Shopping Without Breaking Bank: Cougars’ Advice on budgeting for this holiday season

December 4, 2014

By Shanice Davis Christmas is approaching and holiday shopping is becoming more inevitable. For college students, holiday shopping can be quite pricey and can put an enormous dent in one’s wallet; however, there are ways one can levy some of those expenses. At CSUSM, many students share...

Student Org. Spotlight: Forthcoming student organization, Latter Day Saint Student Association

December 4, 2014

By Shanice Davis Students on campus may or may not have heard of the Latter Day Saint Student Association as they are an up and coming organization here on campus. The official name of the LDS church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Kathleen Scott, faculty advisor of the...

Student Org. Spotlight: Catholic Club displays faith and God’s love through its members

Student Org. Spotlight: Catholic Club displays faith and God’s love through its members

December 4, 2014

By Shanice Davis The Catholic Club here at CSUSM hopes to spread the word of God through its members. Melinda Lopez, president of the Catholic Club, talked about the possibilities one can experience by simply having faith in God. Lopez said that faith is a strong component of the club. “We...

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