The Cougar Chronicle

INTERNET “KILL SWITCH” LEGISLATION BACK ON TABLE

February 16, 2011


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THREAT OF CYBER TERRORISM INFLUENCING LAWMAKERS JIMMY PIRAINO PRIDE STAFF WRITER The revolution occurring in Egypt is sending waves of change across much of the world, and the United States is not immune. Days before the protests and riots started, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak effectively shut...

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK RESIGNS

February 16, 2011


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COUNTRY'S VP ANNOUNCES TRANSITIONAL PERIOD PHILIP MYKEL FLORES NEWS EDITOR After numerous protests and continued crisis in the streets of Egypt, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned last Friday, Feb. 11 and handed over the much needed power to the military after 30 years in power. Cheers and applause...

CAMPUS CONTINUES TO MOURN GREEK TRAGEDY

February 16, 2011


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OWEN HEMSATH PRIDE STAFF WRITER Four California State San Marcos students and fraternity brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon were sentenced to 80 hours of community service and three years probation in connection to the alcohol related death of  fellow fraternity member, 19-year-old Patrick Drown, reports...

CSUSM SCHOOL SHOOTING SCARE

February 16, 2011


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EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM PUT TO THE TEST BEN DEARINGER PRIDE STAFF WRITER Columbine, Virginia Tech and University of Texas are all schools that are notoriously known for school shootings and will forever be remembered. On Nov. 4, 2010, students thought that California State University San Marcos was...

EGYPT SHOWS IMMEDIATE CRISIS IN DEMOCRACY

February 8, 2011


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OWEN HEMSATH PRIDE STAFF WRITER It began on Jan. 17 when a 50-year-old Egyptian storeowner set fire to himself in protest of his government’s policy on bread coupons. Since then, thousands have protested the 30-year authoritarian reign of President Hosni Mubarak. Hundreds have been killed or seriously...

A CHANGING PERSPECTIVE

February 8, 2011


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Don’t ask, Don’t tell Melanie Slocum PRIDE STAFF WRITER On Dec. 17, 2010 the Senate voted to repeal the 17-year-old Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy, which prohibited the LGBT community from serving openly in the military. The act prohibited any openly gay or lesbian service members from...

POISED FOR PROGRESS

February 8, 2011


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PRESIDENT OFFERS NEW CHALLENGES, IDEAS TO A DIVIDED GOVERNMENT MADISON HOWE PRIDE STAFF WRITER Just three weeks after the Tucson Tragedy, an empty chair remains in the chamber of the House of Representatives for the wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), and the president opened his remarks...

COMMENCEMENT 2011 NOW HELD ON CAMPUS

January 26, 2011


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SANDRA CHALMERS EDITOR IN CHIEF Photo courtesy of Kellogg Library at CSUSM After nearly a decade of hosting commencement off campus, Spring 2011 graduates will now enjoy the honor of celebrating their graduation ceremony on home ground. On May 2011, three graduation ceremonies will be held at the M...

INTERNET CENSORSHIP BILL HEADING BACK TO SENATE

January 26, 2011


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JIMMY PIRAINO PRIDE STAFF WRITER Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), if passed, would allow the Attorney General to target “Internet sites dedicated to infringing activities.” This act would include websites both in and outside the country. This includes any site that...

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BUILDING

January 26, 2011


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AMY SALISBURY EDITOR IN CHIEF Photos courtesy of Aaron Jaffe. Many Cal State San Marcos students will soon find their major departments moved to the new Social and Behavioral Sciences building, including Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Mass Media, Economics and Women’s Studies, accordin...

Traveling for the Holidays? Prepare yourself for TSA searches

December 8, 2010


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BY DEVONNE EDORA PRIDE STAFF WRITER photo courtesy of pennlive.com As the holidays approach, students gear up to go back home. For those who live further away, flying on an airplane is the fastest way to get there. Traveling by plane, especially during the holidays, can be a stressful time. The Transport...

CSUSM STUDENT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

December 8, 2010


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HOLLY GERRITY TO REPRESENT CSUSM IN DUBAI BY AMY SALISBURY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF photos courtesy of Holly Gerrity and aud.edu College scholarships remain the elusive goal for many young people as they plan their university studies. Academic and athletic scholarships make up the majority of types of awar...