Today, celebrating freedom has become synonymous with violence and hate. Because neither in school, in a church, a bar, nor even on an independence parade is one free. Photo Credit: Brian Meller This summer had multiple gatherings and festivities planned such as Pride and 4th of July parades. Pride 2022 has been celebrated worldwide in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Communities and allies come together to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community in their cities with the objective to be visible and proud to the public. Amongst the hate and homophobia in society, the LGBTQIA+ community still has the courage to show up every year to come together and celebrate their … [Read more...] about The plight of our freedom: Neither the Church, the School, nor even an Independence Celebration parade can claim safety?￼
I remember the first day of my educational journey, it began at Ridge Crest Elementary school where I would be challenged. I was placed in a Special Ed class for individuals with disabilities. I spent five years in the same class. My placement in this class was predicated upon me having a disability and an Individualized Educational plan (IEP). The IEP included specific goals that my parents set for me to accomplish throughout my educational career. LaShane Nicole Overstreet was born to the parents of Ronald and Sharon Overstreet twenty-five years ago on October 30th, 1996. Little did her parents know her journey would begin with being diagnosed with Spina … [Read more...] about Defying the odd: How my life changed the ‘Not Possible’ to ‘Possible’ ￼
University life has always been important to ensure that the experience will be and without problems to the student. Essays and papers are apart of that experience with the class workload and with the dependability and ease-of-access of technology it has always been tempting to grab a computer to help with classes, specifically a MacBook. Apple has always been at the top of the game when it comes to user experience on Mac OS. Utility, compatibility and seamless use has always been Apples strong suit when it comes to their computers. College students always want to find something easier to make their lives a little bit easier, the MacBook has always been that solution when it comes to … [Read more...] about Is a MacBook Still Geared for College Students?
Here at CSUSB there has been nothing but great flexibility and effort into the push of getting students to continue their academic journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a recent graduate I am here to express the experiences gained and missed throughout my undergraduate since enrolling here at CSUSB. I’ve come from a background transferring from a community college, into CSUSB in the Spring of 2021. This was right at the beginning of the global pandemic a few months in. Having to quarantine, it was difficult to adjust in my first semester being a transfer student. Especially coming into the University without any knowledge of where anything is around or what resources to find. Having … [Read more...] about Damn COVID! I missed out on my University experience!
Elvis Presley, “King of Rock and Roll,” left an astounding impression on millions even long after his death. Elvis is admired worldwide and considered a legend in the music industry still to this day. In wake of his new biopic Elvis, starring Austin Butler, many truths are beginning to unfold about his life behind the stage. As the promotion of the movie continued, many Generation Z youths began to dig deeper into Elvis’ history and their findings have led them to began boycotting the movie Tik Tok’s influence on Elvis As more Generation Z youths began researching Elvis’ life they began to create and upload posts unto Tik Tok to speak on their findings and bring awareness to … [Read more...] about Why Generation Z is Boycotting Elvis
With the labor crisis happening, many people are making it known that if they aren’t getting better pay they aren’t going to look for jobs. After the pandemic, many people realized that they no longer can work in such low-paying jobs. It’s easy to criticize people for not wanting to work but looking at it from their perspective you understand where they are coming from. Many people work paycheck to paycheck and their paychecks aren’t even enough to pay their rent. With this standstill in so many job openings available, it still hasn’t been made clear to the corporate world that people are looking for more pay. Not more pay to make them “rich” but to have a livable wage where it makes … [Read more...] about Lack of fair pay causes lack of workers
By Ricardo Martinez University police are always ensuring safety on campus, from responding to emergency calls to regular patrols, however, help from the community could go a long way for the department and campus wellbeing. The first way the community can get involved in applying for the department’s Citizen Volunteer Program which will greatly supplement officers. The university police state, “The Citizen Volunteer Program (CVP) personnel will strive to enhance campus safety and security through programs of crime prevention and education with active involvement in these efforts.” The goal of the program is to allow citizens to interact and aid officers in improving the quality … [Read more...] about CSUSB University Police encourages community effort
In August of 2021, the US Armed Forces pulled their troops from Afghanistan which led to the Taliban taking over the country. This led to hundreds of thousands of Afghans and their families trying to flee their home country mainly due to safety reasons. Southern California continues to welcome refugees, but are we doing enough for them? Refugees from Afghanistan continue to arrive in Southern California, but unaffordable rents are complicating the process of resettlement as they pursue a better life and hopefully join friends and family already here. As stated on Ca.gov, “The State of California welcomes Afghan newcomers as they resettle and integrate into Californian communities. … [Read more...] about Is San Bernardino County doing enough for the Afghan refugee crisis?￼
Hate crimes have been a problem since the United States of America was founded. America was founded on discrimination of other ethnicities, religions, and other factors that identified individuals as minorities. However, as we move into the present we sometimes forget about these negative crimes or turn a blind eye to it. Even though the 1992 Los Angeles riots for Rodney King and the 2020 George Floyd riots were 28 years apart, they still hold the same emotional weight behind them. Many of us even lived during both of these events and even some of the older generation remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march at Washington on August 28, 1963. These are events that we must always … [Read more...] about Stop the spread of hate
Crafter’s night was a hit after numerous vendors, shoppers, and pups roamed the small, sectioned-off area of Monet Avenue in Victoria Gardens on Friday night, March 11th. The array of diverse types of small businesses there made the event worthwhile with live music playing and food to fill the empty stomachs of many shoppers. A sure hit for any type of person looking to shop locally in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Victoria Gardens, an outdoor town center and mall located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, has hosted an event called “The Gathering” Crafter’s Night Market over the past few months that highlights the incredible work of various vendors over Southern California, some vendors … [Read more...] about “The Gathering” Crafters Night Event Market now at Victoria Gardens