CSUSB's Second Year Mentoring Program was renamed to Lead, Innovate, Network, and Know (LINK) Program at the end of Fall 2019. The program continues to serve with a new focus on becoming more inclusive and providing extensive help and guidance to the student body. “This program first started as a second year mentoring, but we felt that everyone can benefit from what LINK has to offer," CSUSB Alumna and University of Redlands graduate student, Carolina Meza, said. "Therefore, we extended our services to more than just the second year. The student mentoring program on campus does a great job in serving freshman, so we increased our population to serve transfer and continuing CSUSB … [Read more...] about LINK program hopes to help transfer and continuing students
The Q2S change is happening in less than six months, and it can be intimidating if you don’t have the correct information. Students worry about not being able to finish on time or taking classes that they shouldn’t need to. Departments set up their own criteria, but as far as general education goes, everyone will have to follow the same requirements. Dr. Craig Seal, who is the former dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, spoke about the advantages of teaching on a semester system based on his experience with both approaches. “Quarters are so fast. When you get in and you miss a week because something happens, all of a sudden you’re failing a course and there’s no chance to … [Read more...] about A Q2S Guide
Many people enjoy taking a weekend trip with friends and family to the Las Vegas area. Soon, they will be able to travel from Victorville to Las Vegas in 90 minutes without the additional burden of parking a vehicle for several days, or the traffic concerns of the return drive back to Southern California on the I-15 with all the other weekend travelers. On October 23, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank approved $3.25 billion in bonds to begin building a fully electric high-speed train between Victor Valley and Las Vegas. Private institutional investors will acquire bonds that will create the funds to support this enterprise which will be implemented by … [Read more...] about SB to LV in 90: hop on the train!
Returning to the Dodger Stadium this year was the eighth year for Tyler, the Creators in the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2019. Presale tickets were sold out back in May way before he released the lineup which was later released in August with a mystery guest as a headliner. Many festival attendees believed the secret artist was going to be R&B singer Frank Ocean but were quickly disappointed when singer/ hip hop artist Drake was the final closer of the festival weekend. Drake being one the biggest music artist of the world received a negative uproar from the crowd chanting “WE WANT FRANK!”. The secret artist was not revealed until the moment of. Tyler came out to greet the crowd and … [Read more...] about Drake? We Want Frank!
High wind and fire alerts caused last-minute power outages, leaving residents without hot water or electricity. The university was closed for five days last month, leaving many students with nowhere to go. High winds have always affected CSUSB, but starting this fall, due to the fires last year, Southern California Edison (SCE) power company has been taking more precautions than usual. [tweet 1188868632064872460 align='center'] Campus had little warning and no control when SCE turned off-campus power, according to Jon Merchant, the interim director for The Department of Housing & Residential Education (DHRE). "We're kind of at the mercy of the power company in terms of when … [Read more...] about Campus residents scramble to adapt to power outages
When we first came to school, we all saw and heard the same thing with collective confusion. Construction, fences, tractors, and massive piles of dirt that don't make sense. Mallory Bedney, a student confused at the sight, explained that the construction was distracting. "My curiosity gets peeked, and I wish that what was going on was public knowledge," said Bedney. Leatha Elsdon, the Director of Faculties Planning, Design, and Construction helped dissolve this confusion. Those huge piles of dirt will become the water filtration system for the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) expansion. This will collect stormwater that must be captured by California law and the … [Read more...] about What’s being dug on campus?
Gap years are always talked about when students are burnt out of their education. Getting good grades, extracurricular activities, SAT’S/ACT’S, AP classes, FAFSA applications, etc. There’s no question that we all need a break from the system but is it beneficial or will it set you back from achieving your educational goals? In the 2015 National Alumni Survey organized by the American Gap Association in partnership with Temple University, students spoke on why they took a gap year. 92 percent said that they wanted to gain life experiences and grow personally, 85 percent wished to travel and experience other cultures, and 82 percent needed to take a break from the traditional academic … [Read more...] about The mystery of the gap year
Recent research has confirmed that toxic air pollution is affecting all of us – from the top of our heads to the tips of our toes, but black carbon (BC) has been found to have crossed the placental wall of pregnant mothers, which affects the fetus at its earliest stage of life. When CSUSB student, Mallory Bedney, heard about the impact of pollution on pregnant women she said, "I was shocked, as I’m quite concerned for the future of our air quality and climate. I can see the toll it has taken on our health, and the fact that people may be born with health issues due to pollution and poor air quality is a real and legitimate concern.” This discovery was in a study which was done in … [Read more...] about New study shows black carbon crosses placenta to fetus
Californians are aware of the frequency of seismic activity that the state is prone to. Anyone who has lived in California for an extended period has probably felt the earth rattle and roll beneath them. According to the United States Geological Survey, California is among the top 16 states at high risk for a damaging earthquake in the next half-century and it is the number two state for most frequent and highest magnitude quakes. The experience of an earthquake can be an unsettling one for some, and for others, it can be a favorable event on occasions of low magnitude. The Great California Shakeout 2019 is an event coordinated by the Earthquake Country Alliance, who according to … [Read more...] about Drop, Cover, and Hold On
Troubled by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stories, I set out on a quest to find out more details from the people affected by the immigration policies. Every year, the number of immigrants detained by ICE rises, but as the number of detainees rises so do the allegations made against the agents who take them away. Before I began my search for undocumented immigrants who would be willing to speak with me, I got an interview with SEVIS Coordinator Marco Lagos at CSUSB in hopes of understanding the situation better. He is one of many who works with international and immigrant students at CSUSB. “When I thought about the possibility of working for a university where … [Read more...] about Experiential reporting on immigrant lives affected by ICE