By Arturo Brooks |Staff Writer| It was a normal sunny Monday morning in San Bernardino when a tragic event occurred: North Park Elementary was shaken by a shooting. When I first heard of this tragic event unfolding, I wondered, was this a terrorist attack, an angered student, or a troubled individual? I sat in class observing my fellow classmates, curious to see how they would respond. They responded as I expected them to, in a shock and alarmed manner. Murmurs began to spread in the class, questioning, “Is this another terrorist attack?” We received campus security emails on the situation and how to react. Maintenance came by to made sure our door was locked from … [Read more...] about Veteran Thoughts: North Park shooting
By Janet Curiel |Staff Writer| The John M. Pfau Library lawn was buzzing with excitement for the Spring Carnival held on Wednesday, April 12. The Office of Student Engagement (OSE), whom coordinated the event, also provided food, music and an upbeat atmosphere with DJ Ronnie Gibson, while over 24 clubs and organizations offered a variety of carnival-style games to start the conversation about their organizations. Various student organizations brought their creativity and uniqueness on display; From Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. doing Henna Tattoos to the Kinesiology Student Association creating their own photo booth. One game presented by Lubos Pilipino-American Student … [Read more...] about Spring Carnival blooms friendship
By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees approved a $270 tuition increase to take place fall 2017. According to a statement released from the CSU Office of the Chancellor on March 22, the tuition increase will “generate $77.5 million for student success initiatives.” “If our advocacy efforts do not result in adequately funding the trustees’ budget request, the revenue generated by this increase will allow us to add faculty, courses, advisors and other resources to improve students’ opportunities for success,” said CSU Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Steve Relyea. At CSUSB, students have felt the impact of … [Read more...] about More scrambling around for increased tuition
By Loydie Burmah |Executive Editor| Three people are dead, and one child is currently in recovery due to a murder-suicide that occurred at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino on the morning of Apr 10. CSUSB alumna Karen Elaine Smith, 53, of Riverside and student Jonathan Martinez, 8 were shot when Smith’s estranged husband, Cedric Charles Anderson, 53 entered her classroom. Smith graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, wrote CSUSB President Dr. Tomàs Morales in a statement addressed: “Special Message to the CSUSB Community” sent to colleagues and students on April 11. “I ask everyone to keep Karen’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers over … [Read more...] about Shooting at North Park Elementary in San Bernardino
By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| Jacquelyn Green, graduate student and teaching associate of the Communication Studies Department, will join a competitive multi-cultural program at a public relations firm in New York City. She first found out about the Multicultural Advertisement Internship Program (MAIP) last fall through a Twitter conversation. “When I was first told about this opportunity, in my mind I was just like, ‘Okay, I’ll just browse the website and let it go.’ But then I thought, what if I was placed somewhere outside of California, then there's no harm in trying,” explained Green. Although she's never visited The Big Apple, Green is excited about the opportunity … [Read more...] about Student earns NYC internship
By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| Mariachi music filled the Santos Manuel Student Union and caught the attention of several students. The LatinX Center celebrated their grand opening in SU-202, where several speakers and attendees gathered. Speakers included those from student committees to faculty members that had worked on making the center possible, including President Tomás D. Morales. Michael Mejia, a graduate student assistant, stated that the center was created by students, for students. The center wants to provide an area where Latinos, Latinas, LatinX students, and supporters can come and find resources such as mentoring, guidance, and tutoring. “We don't want it to be a … [Read more...] about Grand Opening of LatinX Center
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Dr. Thomas Corrigan, assistant professor of Communication Studies, talked to faculty, staff, and students about the organizing and activism his local Indivisible group been involved in resisting the Trump agenda. He argued that such grassroots organizing can be seen as an "experiment" in communication studies, and he pointed to his group's #whereispaulcook campaign as an example of one such experiment. The event was organized by CSUSB's University Diversity Committee as part of the Yotie Talks lecture series. The goal of the event that took place on Wednesday, March 1, was to educate the audience about the multiple indivisible grassroots organization … [Read more...] about Culture Jamming and “Missing” Representative: What is the Point?
By Jacob Collins | Online Editor | Update 2/28/17 11 p.m. According to an email sent by the UPD the suspect has been identified as Deandre Hemphill and is wanted for multiple felonies. If he is spotted dial 911. "Hemphill is not affiliated with CSUSB and is 24 years old, described as a Black male adult, 5'7, black hair, brown eyes, 180 pounds." stated UPD in a campus wide email. The UPD urges anyone that witnessed the crime and/or has any information that may aid their investigation to contact Detective Herrington, University Police Department at (909) 537-5165 and refer to case number 17-0157. UPDATE 2/28/17 2:30 p.m. According to the UPD the carjacking suspect has fled the … [Read more...] about Updated: Carjacking suspect sought by University Police fled campus investigation continues
By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| Students, faculty, and community members gathered to discuss "Who Are the Refugees?", a panel event focused on bringing awareness and attention to the refugee crisis. The event took place in the College of Education on Feb. 21 and was hosted by the Center of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and sponsored by the University Diversity Committee, the Department of Communication Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Academy, and the Muslim Students Association. The key points discussed in the panel were who were the refugees, why do they come here, what are some of the challenges that they face, and how do they come the United States. The three guest … [Read more...] about Who Are the Refugees?
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster selected to replace Michael Flynn as President Trump’s national security adviser. McMaster is more than qualified for the job with a military background spanning over three decades per the statement released by whitehouse.gov and arcic.army.mil. He has served in the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq. McMaster also has an impressive educational background as a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. In addition, he received a PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also written an acclaimed book titled Dereliction of Duty. He is currently … [Read more...] about New National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster