Latin Night is just around the corner, as it will be taking place on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Lobby and Events Center, where everyone is invited to dance the night away to Latin music. "It brings the Latino culture and a lot of people get excited about it," said Programming Student Assistant for Program Board Destiny Lara Benzor. Program Board works with different organizations on campus and is dedicated to promote a sense of community at CSUSB through free, exciting, and entertaining events. It is well known for their annually dances they host such Latin Night, sponsered by the Latinx Center and Sigma Lambda Beta. "Latin Night started about five … [Read more...] about Latin Night is Here!
Coyote Radio en Español is a special program of Coyote Radio, directed by Dr. Gallegos-Ruiz and Lacey Kendall. The program started in 2009 when Lacey Kendall, Director of Coyote Radio, met two students that wanted to start a show in Spanish. Student volunteers directed the show for a few years until they graduated.Later, Dr. Gallegos, a professor of Communication, spoke to Kendall and asked if there was a way to involve her students in a journalist media broadcast experience. “She was the one who brought it back to life and told me, how about instead of sending you two students, I’ll put the whole class on task,” said Kendall. Soon Kendall and Gallegos started collaborating together on … [Read more...] about The Roots of Coyote Radio en Español
CSUSB will have its annual, “El Dia de Los Muertos,” event on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Lower Commons Patio Arena, to honor and recognize those who have passed. “It’s a way to celebrate them and not forget about them as they have moved on to the next life,” said Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Iwona-Maria Luczkiewicz Contreras. At the event, there will be a community altar co-sponsored by Acto Latino as it has always been considered the centerpiece of the event. Acto Latino is a theater group on campus which focuses on Hispanic/Latino language, culture, and literature through the presentation of Spanish-language plays. “We invite the spirits of our dead ancestors, relatives and … [Read more...] about Come Celebrate, “El Dia de Los Muertos”
Coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement, CSUSB had its annual Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 21, as a way to bring students, alumni, staff and community members together to celebrate what it is like to be a Coyote. “The purpose of Homecoming is celebration,” said Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Crystal Wymer-Lucero. Wymer-Lucero says the event is significant because it brings together everybody and it is also a tradition.“We’re here to celebrate what it means to be a coyote and honor everything we’ve done over the last years,” said Wymer-Lucero.This year's homecoming celebration had over 1,000 members of the Coyote Family.The day was commenced with the Homecoming Bash, which took … [Read more...] about Homecoming Celebrations
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| The San Manuel Student Union Theatre presented its first play, “Panza Monologues", on March 3, organized by the Women’s Resource Center (WRC). The play is based on the book, "The Panza Monologues,” written by Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga. It is a solo performance based on women’s stories about their panzas, which means “bellies” in English. The book features Chicanas speaking with humor and honesty about their stories, including their panza. The panza represents as a symbol, revealing the truths about their experience with life, love, abuse, living conditions, obstacles and political concerns. The monologues are a combination of comedy and … [Read more...] about The Panza Monologues
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| President Donald Trump’s recent executive order of increasing immigration law enforcement is affecting the Latino community in San Bernardino. Trump has promised to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S, specifically those with criminal backgrounds. “These policies are taking away people that do not have a criminal background,” said Karina Abraham. According to Abraham, false reports of immigration checkpoints published via social media is provoking fear among the Latino community. “I am afraid of what can happen to those I love,” stated Maria Barragan-Arreguin, coordinator of the Dreamers Resource and … [Read more...] about Advocating for change
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| 11/20 San Bernardino Police Seek Man Who Kidnapped Woman Police are investigating a carjacking and kidnapping of a woman that begun at the St. Bernardino's Medical Center parking lot. After finishing her shift at the medical center, the woman was approached by a man who was carrying a knife and forced her to get inside the car with him, according to authorities. The suspect then dropped off the woman at IHOP in Rancho Cucamonga with no injuries and police were able to find her car yet it is unclear weather the suspect was arrested. Man Falls While Hanging Christmas Lights A 51-year-old Victorville resident man fell from his roof Sunday … [Read more...] about CC Briefs
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| After the election, twelve of the seventeen propositions were approved by voters; the other five that failed to do so will have an impact on Californians. Prop. 51 allows California to borrow $9 billion to improve overall education. "I think it's great because money has been taken away from school over the years and it's obvious it has had an affect on this generation," said student Breanne Downey. Prop. 52 guarantees funding for Medi-Cal to help low-income families. "It's great that this prop passed because it helps pay for health care services for children, low income families and seniors who pay for their medical expenses," said student … [Read more...] about California Props; Did we get them right?
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| In light of recent police shootings, states across the country are pushing for the passing of the 'Blue Lives Matter' (BLM) bill. This bill will increase criminal penalties for crimes committed against officers to provide protection for law enforcement and prevent threats against them. Police believe they are being victimized by criminals and targeted as a hate group for the fact that they are the authority. The bill could possibly make an effort to reduce that amount by providing protection to officers, especially In states and cities such as San Bernardino, which have a high rate of homicides. Police would have more protection in regards to … [Read more...] about Blue Lives Matter Law
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| Amazon will be experimenting with a new pilot program while continuing to expand its business in the U.S. by planning to open 20,000 grocery stores within the next decade. The pilot program consists of opening 20 grocery stores at locations including, Seattle, New York, Las Vegas, Miami and the Bay Area, according to Business Insider. Amazon will also be testing out two different concepts during its program. Ten of the grocery stores will be "click and collect" which will allow customers to shop online and schedule a time to pick up their items at the store, according to Fortune news. "I think the 'click and collect' concept is pretty good for … [Read more...] about Amazon looks to make shopping easy