A few professors gave their opinions but did not want to have their pictures taken. A dean in Criminal Justice also gave her opinion but did not want to risk controversy and wanted to leave the opinion as anonymous, however did want the opinion to be heard. I left those quotes at the bottom unnumbered so they won’t interfere with the organization of the picture to quote pattern. 2. Kabbaj, junior - “ I don’t know how they are going to enforce it since some students have to smoke anyway. I am afraid they are going to smoke by the buildings and that can cause more harm than good.” 3. Gina, Librarian- “ I am generally pleased with the no smoking policy on campus. I think it’s about … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: Reactions to the Smoking Ban
Chancellor Timothy P. White's Executive Order 1108 that bans the use of tobacco and all related products from the CSUSB campus has been receiving mixed reviews. This includes banning e-cigarettes, vaporizers, snuff and chewing tobacco on all CSU campuses, claiming that it will promote a healthier, safer learning environment. This executive order supersedes all previous campus policies related to smoking. All UC schools have been smoke-free for the past three years and now CSU schools have followed. The health risks of tobacco have been thoroughly studied and it is well known that smoking is unhealthy. However, students and faculty who are regular tobacco users are having a … [Read more...] about CSU Smoking Ban: Mixed Opinions
CSUSB’s Information Technology Services (ITS) presented an OktoberTech! event that ran from Oct. 17-20, showcasing different technological resources and devices available to students. OktoberTech! began with an ITS Tech Fair and Download Party on Tuesday, Oct. 17 near the Technology Support Center on the main campus. Attendees were allowed to visit tech-based booths that featured virtual reality, artificial intelligence gadgets like Alexa and Google Home, and software downloads useful to students. One booth on display was the Assistive Technology & Accessibility Center (ATAC), where students were provided with instructions on how to create audio versions of their textbooks and … [Read more...] about OktoberTech! 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the women of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority had their second annual 5k Color Dash on Oct. 22 to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness organization. This event was held on the CSUSB campus athletic fields behind the recreational center. Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness, so hosting this event yearly is something close to their hearts. Think Pink is a registered trademark of ZTA and their motto to help promote breast cancer awareness. They hoped to always improve each year and raise more money than the last. Throughout the month of October, ZTA has been tabling, posting on … [Read more...] about Zeta Tau Alpha: Breast Cancer Awareness 5k Color Dash
In this generation, it’s becoming more difficult to find the person of your dreams. Most of us are searching for that perfect person we would like to be in a relationship with. We all have an idea of the person that best suits us, but why does it seem like it’s a struggle to end up with that person? There are a lot of dating apps such as Tinder, Plenty of Fish (POF), eHarmony, and Meet Me that are designed to expedite the dating process. While we have these sites that potentially help us meet our mates, people continue to have a hard time in the game of love. While, we have access to all of these sites there is no guarantee that someone will find a person that is interested in them. … [Read more...] about Why is it a Challenge to Date in this Generation?
This do-it-yourself backyard, musical production in Rancho Cucamonga was established in March 2015 by 23-year-old Juan Zermeño. “We want to make a platform for the upcoming artists to gain attention, and for local people to be exposed to the hidden gems we have here. Southern California has much more to offer than just LA”, said Dennis Zarceno, the co-promoter of Live On Center. Live On Center hosts more than 16 shows per year. Zermeño, Zarceno, and friends have brought bands from all over Southern California such as Daise, Kiki Diago and Cheridomingo to perform throughout the past two years. They cater to many different genres of music, help record the shows for musicians, and live … [Read more...] about Live On Center
In light of recent events, the term disaster awareness has become a frequent and urgent topic of discussion among students and our university's faculty. Disaster awareness, for our campus, concerns both natural and man-made disasters that could potentially be a threat to the well being of our community. Students on campus have weighed in on how prepared the city of San Bernardino and this college institution is. Rigo Orozco, 4th-year student, 24 years old: “The more people we have aware the better. Knowledge is the most important thing that we have. We should have gun safety training in the same way that we have sexual harassment awareness training each year. What we have is good, but … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: How Safe is our Campus?
The College of Education hosted its 11th Annual DisABILITY Sports Festival on Oct. 7. The DisAbility Sports Festival was created by CSUSB professor of Kinesiology Dr. Aaron Moffett to increase the quality of life and health of people with disabilities. The festival introduces them to sports and physical activity opportunities, as well as educates the community. “I think it's a great event to bring awareness to people in the community to show that people with disabilities may have differences, but they're still human beings," stated Event attendee Sheila Kimble. "They want to be treated just like anybody else in the community and be given a chance at other resources and other things … [Read more...] about DisABILITY Sports Festival
The rise of tuition at CSUSB and other CSU schools by 270 dollars for undergraduate students has been generating some negative buzz among students, but has officials pointing to the positive aspects. The decision was made by the Board of Trustees on March 22, 2017, and was the first tuition increase in seven years. Many of the students that attend CSUSB are receiving financial aid and do not pay out of the pocket for classes, but that isn’t always the case. Some students are paying for school with their own money, or, with student loans because they do not meet the requirements to receive grants. Financial burdens can sometimes add more stress to a person, especially when they’re … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Recent Tuition Increase at CSUSB
Saturday, Oct. 7, San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce (SBACC) hosted the 5th annual Route 66 Rendezvous in downtown San Bernardino. This year, hundreds of car enthusiast came to Route 66 Rendezvous to see over 1,000 cars, listen to music, eat good food, and have a great time with their families. Alex Trujillo, who was raised in San Bernardino and has been coming to Route 66 since he was a kid, said he was excited because he was able to bring his ‘57 Chevy Sedan that he overhauled piece by piece over the course of several years. Historically, the Route 66 car show started in 1990 in San Bernardino and over the decades has lasted between 2-4 days per year. Sadly, when the city … [Read more...] about Route 66 Back Again