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CSUSM’s student newspaper seeks donations for Giving Day

SAN MARCOS — CSUSM’s independent student newspaper, The Cougar Chronicle, is asking for donations on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The newspaper is hoping to raise at least $2,500 to support its operations.

The one-day campaign is part of Giving Day, an annual CSUSM tradition where various campus groups attempt to raise funds for the upcoming year.

The Cougar Chronicle covers CSUSM-related stories and is funded by ad sales and donations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the newspaper has struggled to earn significant revenue from advertising, making donations especially needed. 

The newspaper is entirely student-run, giving aspiring journalists a place to practice reporting, editing, photography, videography, graphic design, advertising sales, web design and social media. 

The Cougar Chronicle is grateful for all gifts, big or small, which will help ensure future success of the program.

To donate, visit any time on Dec. 1 and click the blue “Give Now” button.

To hear from staff of The Cougar Chronicle on the importance of the newspaper, visit