The Cougar Chronicle

NEXT YEAR’S ASI PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED: TRAVIS WILSON ELECTED TO LEAD STUDENT BODY

March 28, 2011

OWEN HEMSATH PRIDE STAFF WRITER Armed with daring goals and two years of ASI experience, Travis Wilson is ready and anxious to begin service as the next ASI President.  Having served already as Student Representative at Large and VP of External Affairs, this Communication major is ready to cut...

PROPOSED BILL DENIES PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING

March 28, 2011

POLICY CHANGES WILL POTENTIALLY AFFECT STUDENT HEALTH OWEN HEMSATH PRIDE STAFF WRITER After a Planned Parenthood employee was filmed offering advice on how to get abortions for underage sex workers, House Republicans introduced a bill to deny funding to Planned Parenthood, reports CBS news.  According...

POLICE BEAT 3/29

March 28, 2011

March 3, 12:50 p.m. Officers responded to a call about a man who seemed intoxicated in public. Witnesses spotted 57-year-old Kevin Malloy of Escondido, stumbling around Campus Marketplace across the street from CSUSM. Malloy staggered into traffic. Officers took Malloy into custody for his own well...

“MEGATHRUST” QUAKE DEVASTATES JAPAN

March 15, 2011

AMY SALISBURY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Just weeks after New Zealand experienced a magnitude 6.3 quake, an even larger natural disaster happened off the north coast of Japan, an 8.9 earthquake, last Friday at 2:46 p.m. local time, causing widespread damage and a devastating tsunami. Japanese media reports thousands...

SPRING FLING CANCELLED: THE THOUGHTS BEHIND ITS CANCELLATION

March 15, 2011

ASHLEY DAY A&E EDITOR Road blocks and timing issues recently forced Associated Students, Inc and Campus Activities Board to cancel Cal State San Marcos’s big campus spring event. In previous years, ASI organized the Spring Fling dance. “Spring Fling began in the Spring of 2006. It was started...

MIDDLE EASTERN PROTESTS AWARENESS SPREADS ON CAMPUS

March 15, 2011

POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB HOSTS FORUM ON MIDDLE EAST PROTESTS MELANIE SLOCUM PRIDE STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, March 8, the Political Science Club at Cal State San Marcos hosted the event “Protests and Political Change,” which featured Political Science professors Dr. Cyrus Masroori and Dr. Scott Greenwood...

CSUSM FACULTY, STAFF SHOW SOLIDARITY: UNIONS DEFEND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN WISCONSIN

March 8, 2011

MELANIE SLOCUM PRIDE STAFF WRITER The Wisconsin State Assembly passed legislation stripping state employees of most of its collective bargaining rights in mid-February. The bill was backed by Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican governor, Scott Walker. Collective bargaining is a union’s ability...

EARTHQUAKE SHAKES PARADISE: NEW ZEALAND FACES WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION

March 8, 2011

LEXI POLLARD PRIDE STAFF WRITER On Feb. 22, 2011 an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving in its wake a current death toll of 75. The quake, whose epicenter lies in a town 10 kilometers southwest from Christchurch is the second to hit the South...

RESEARCH REWARDED: ACADEMIC FINALISTS EN ROUTE TO NATIONALS

March 8, 2011

MORGAN HALL LAYOUT ASSISTANT Thirty-seven different scholarly research topics were presented between 9-11:30 a.m. in various rooms of Markstein Hall On Friday. “This [competition] is a great opportunity for students. It really allows them to learn a lot more,” said Brittany McKelviey, Nursing...

PARKING FEE FORGIVENESS: STUDENTS SAVE FOR LIMITED TIME

March 8, 2011

SANDRA CHALMERS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF They say time heals all wounds, but that doesn’t typically work with parking tickets, except for on March 8 and 9. Parking and Commuter Services offer to waive the $25 late fee to anyone with unpaid parking citations.  The Late Fee Waiver program allows for students...

POLICE BEAT 3/8

March 8, 2011

Feb. 27, 3:25 a.m. Police spotted a vehicle weaving among traffic lanes. Officers stopped the vehicle at the intersection of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and San Elijo Road. The driver, 21-year-old Kevin Richard Messer, a non-student of CSUSM and Poway, CA resident, was taken into custody after failing a...

STUDENT FUNDING SLASHED

February 22, 2011

OBAMA, HOUSE G.O.P. PROPOSE CUTS TO PELL GRANT PROGRAM IN 2012 BUDGET OWEN HEMSATH PRIDE STAFF WRITER Students depending on Pell Grants will have to look at other options to pay for school next year. The maximum amount a student can receive from a Pell Grant is $5,550 and the grant is unlike a loan,...