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New Minors at CSUSM: Geography and Border Studies

October 12, 2010

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By Devonne Edora Thumbnail photo: boston.com Top Photo: nighthikers.com The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) College of Arts and Sciences, has broadened the selection of their course offerings, and have introduced...

Police Beat: September 26-29

October 12, 2010

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Sept. 26, 1:40 a.m. University police officers arrested Harlan Geernaert, 18, non-student, Poway, for a minor in possession of alcohol. Officers saw him crossing parking lot O, in front of the UVA, with a large bottle of rum an...

New annual Clery Report shows an increase in narcotics and weapons offenses

October 6, 2010

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By Susanné Bergsten Article photo by Aaron Jaffe Pictured: California State University, San Marcos campus The “Jeanne Clery Act” is an annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report consisting of security advice and crime...

Got your eyes set on graduating? Trio Student Support Services can help you get there

October 6, 2010

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By Sandra Chalmers: Editor-in-Chief Photo by Aaron Jaffe Pictured:  Trio Administrative Assistant/Tutor Margaret Nuttall Did you know that there is a program on campus that helps ensure students’ academic success? Can help...

Two new ventures for green in California

September 21, 2010

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Prop 19: A Gateway to Tax Revenue and Regulation By Marcos Villanueva            Voters face a very difficult decision this November as Proposition 19 enters the ballot. Every smoker’s dream and conservative’s...

There’s no Frisbee in disc golf

September 21, 2010

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How this new sport is flying to new heights  by Sandra Chalmers: Editor-In-Chief   The new trend of disc golf brings an unexpected delight to what was once just a picnic hobby.    Formally known as disc golf, not Frisbee golf...

CSUSM Police Beat

September 21, 2010

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September 9th 2p.m. University police stopped a car with a broken break light at the traffic stop Barham Drive and Campus way. They arrested the driver Roman Ortiz, 18, non-student, Encinitas for driving under influence of alcohol...

Chelsea’s Law now effective immediately

September 21, 2010

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Chelsea’s Law now effective immediately  By Maya Lifton  Photo courtesy of Chelsea's Light  Sept. 9 marks a victory close to home for Brent and Kelly King, parents of Chelsea King, as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed...

Student Loans: Our Last Source

September 15, 2010

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Student dependence on borrowed money rising By: Ashley J. Day Media Credit: ehow.com In today’s world, some American college students have no choice but to take out student loans to fuel their secondary education. With institution...

Communications and Mass Media now declared impacted

September 6, 2010

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By Sandra Chalmers: Editor-in-Chief Communications and Mass Media have now been added to the impacted majors list this fall 2010. A total of six majors are now impacted at CSUSM: Communications and Mass Media, both Bachelor of...

SLL encourages involvement: Students offered services at fair

September 6, 2010

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By Amy Salisbury: Editor-in-Chief The library plaza buzzed with new and returning students alike during the Leave Your Mark fair last Thursday, Sept. 2. Under a white tent sat more than 30 tables with representatives from organizations...

Furlough Firestorm: Effects linger beyond class cancellations

August 31, 2010

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By Amy Salisbury: Editor in Chief Students and faculty alike felt the brunt of the statewide furloughs affecting our campus during the last academic year. The question on the lips of many is whether furloughs will continue this...

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