CSUSM student arrested for election fraud

After a student election fiasco that drew media attention and scrutiny from the FBI, California State University San Marcos is starting its vote-casting process over again. After the high profile arrest of Associated Students Inc. (ASI) presidential candidate Matt Weaver for allegedly tampering with election files, CSUSM officials are currently holding a special election slated to fill the remaining ASI positions and restore voter...

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LA Times had right to publish controversial photos

SHAUN KAHMANN When the Los Angeles Times chose to run photos of soldiers desecrating the bodies of dead insurgents, they were roundly condemned by the Pentagon, the Department of Defense and many incensed readers. What they don’t understand is that the press doesn’t exist to serve as the military’s advocate. The L.A. Times made the right decision when they chose to tell the truth. Imagine America is a third-world country being...

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Eliminating summer classes is a good idea

Taking summer college courses may seem like a good idea to the uninitiated, but if you weigh your options, you’ll quickly learn they amount to little more than a recipe for disaster. The allure of graduating early is a very seductive prospect, given the minimum four-year investment the average college student makes in exchange for the promise of higher wages. And while summer courses have their merits, the savvy student who does a...

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Media Days to bring professionals to students

Professionals from media outlets around California are set to converge on Palomar for Media and Communication Days April 23-26. Hosted by Palomar College, MiraCosta College and Cal State University San Marcos, Media and Communication days is a free, four-day event designed to cultivate interest in news media and mass communication. The event will offer students the opportunity to meet with journalists and media professionals through...

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Three-day event brings attention to Women's History Month

From reproductive rights, to pubescent rites of passage, this year’s “Women’s History Month” event covered a wide range of topics on women’s rights and history. It was organized by the Palomar Women’s Studies Committee to draw attention to female roles in modern society. The three-day, annual event brings attention to women’s health issues and topics. Held every March, this year’s event included women’s healthcare legislation, the...

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