The Cougar Chronicle

In Defense of Public Education: CSUSM students and staff rally to inspire voters

October 12, 2010

Above: California State University Employees Union CSUSM Chapter President Mike Geck By Jenna Jauregui Top photo by Aaron Jaffe Article photos by Jenna Jauregui Thursday, Oct. 7 marked the most recent Day of Action for the national campaign to defend public education. Following the March 4 rallies earlier this y...

CSUSM Accepting Applications for Spring 2011: New set to arrive next semester

October 12, 2010

Above: New applicants will join CSUSM students in Spring 2011 By: Ashley Day Photo by Aaron Jaffe For the first time since 2008, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is accepting applications from transfer and international students for the Spring 2011 semester. California politicians made repeated drastic ...

New Minors at CSUSM: Geography and Border Studies

October 12, 2010

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 two brand new minors, Border Studies and Geography, to their academic...

Police Beat: September 26-29

October 12, 2010

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 and he appeared to be under 21 year of age. He received a misdemeanor citation ...

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

October 6, 2010

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 statistics of arrests made by the CSUSM campus police. It contains statistics...

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

October 6, 2010

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 you stay on track and graduate on time? Offer services such as laptop loans,...

Two new ventures for green in California

September 21, 2010

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 worst nightmare has come to the state of California, as Proposition 19 offers to pos...

There’s no Frisbee in disc golf

September 21, 2010

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, the object of the game is to throw a disc through out the course in th...

CSUSM Police Beat

September 21, 2010

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 and drugs, for being an unlicensed driver and for possession of marijuana....

Chelsea’s Law now effective immediately

September 21, 2010

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 Chelsea’s Law to be effective immediately. Chelsea’s Law will give...

Student Loans: Our Last Source

September 15, 2010

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 institutions dangling “instant” money accompanied with low interest rat...

Communications and Mass Media now declared impacted

September 6, 2010

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 Arts, join Business Administration, Kinesiology, Nursing, and Human Development. “Impacted”...