The Cougar Chronicle

QUICK PITCH COMPETITION ILLUSTRATES CSUSM TALENT

April 26, 2011

OWEN HEMSATH PRIDE STAFF WRITER Last Tuesday, April 12, the College of Business Administration hosted the second annual Quick Pitch Competition where California State San Marcos students had two minutes to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges. The winners took home about $5,000 in prizes...

POLICE BEAT 4/26

April 26, 2011

April 8, approximately 1 a.m. Police allegedly observed 20-year-old Anthony Nanci, a California State University San Marcos student from Murrieta, dangerously weaving between traffic lanes on N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, over the 78 freeway. When police pulled over Nanci, they reportedly smelled alcoholi...

CFA TO HOST A DAY OF CLASS ACTION

April 12, 2011

NANCY ROSSIGNOL PRIDE STAFF WRITER The California Faculty Association will host “A Day of Class Action” at all 23 Cal State campuses on Wednesday, April 13 as part of a national campaign in support of higher education and university employees. CSUSM rally participants will gather at noon in Cesar...

CSUSM ANNOUNCES NEW MINORS FOR VPA

April 12, 2011

OWEN HEMSATH PRIDE STAFF WRITER Students interested in extensive video and media production careers will have new classes and a few new minors to choose from next semester, according to an email sent out last week to select students of California State San Marcos. The email, sent by professors in the...

GOV’T SHUTDOWN AVERTED

April 12, 2011

MELANIE SLOCUM PRIDE STAFF WRITER With less than two hours to spare, Congressional heads and President Barack Obama avoided a government shutdown by creating a temporary budget deal, which cuts $38 billion from federal spending, on Friday, April 8. The dramatic negotiation process concerned many citizens...

CALIFORNIA DROUGHT DECLARED OVER: GOVERNOR BROWN REPEALS FORMER WATER WORRIES

April 12, 2011

MORGAN HALL LAYOUT ASSISTANT On Wednesday, March 30, Governor Jerry Brown announced an end to California’s three-year long drought after one of the wettest winters since 1970, according to the state Department of Water Resources. The stormy winter brought more than 60 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada...

POLICE BEAT 4/12

April 12, 2011

April 1, 12:20 a.m. Police arrested 20-year-old Alec Bondietti of Carlsbad on suspicion of driving under the influence and charged him with an alleged felony possession of marijuana. Bondietti, who is not affiliated with CSUSM, allegedly travelled down the 100 block of San Elijo Road, made an unsafe l...

NATO FORCES ATTACK LIBYAN REBELS: ALLIES AID OPPOSITION, LEAD ATTACK ON QADDAFI FORCES

April 5, 2011

MELANIE SLOCUM PRIDE STAFF WRITER On March 19, the United States along with Eurpean allies initiated strikes against Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi and his government to assist Libyan opposition forces in overthrowing Qaddafi. Political protests swept through the Middle Eastern region...

CSUSM EVENLY DISTRIBUTES UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS: NEW DIVISIONS OF COLLEGES CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITY

April 5, 2011

SANDRA CHALMERS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cal State San Marcos is creating new divisions of current colleges to help equally distribute and distinguish academic disciplines on campus. University officials have recognized the need to restructure the current composition of colleges to help meet the need for...

SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES AVAILABLE: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

April 5, 2011

NANCY ROSSIGNOL PRIDE STAFF WRITER Summer session offers hundreds of classes for students who might need one more class to finish their degree, to complete the foreign language requirement or to catch up on a missed class. April 4 begins priority registration for currently enrolled Cal State San...

POLICE BEAT 4/5

April 5, 2011

March 19, 12:25 a.m. Police found non-CSUSM student, Cindy Kruser, a 56-year-old female of San Diego driving under the influence of alcohol by the Ralphs shopping center across from campus. Kruser parked her vehicle, proceeded to back up and almost struck another vehicle. Officers smelled alcohol ...

CONSPIRACY THEORY CORNER: MIND CONTROL, TOOTH DECAY THROUGH FLUORIDATION

April 5, 2011

OWEN HEMSATH PRIDE STAFF WRITER The process of water fluoridation has been a topic of much debate in the United States with its opponents being the target of ridicule campaigns as seen in movies such as “Dr. No.” While the movie shows multiple studies of fluoride from medical doctors and dentist...