CSUSB students, alumni, and faculty discuss the advantages and disadvantages of either acquiring student loans or getting a job to pay for a college education. For the majority of students, acquiring a degree is expensive. Many wonder if a student loan is worth the debt or if they are better off getting a job while going to school. "I work every day after class at Target to pay for my tuition upfront," said CSUSB sophomore Julius Hernandez. "Sometimes I wish I could have more time to participate around the school campus instead of rushing straight to work." Student loans help provide financial freedom during those hectic college years. Not having to worry about work allows … [Read more...] about Student Loans Vs Employment
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| The San Bernardino County Fair wrapped up this weekend at the fairgrounds in Victorville, after offering rides, food, art, animals, vendors and performers. Although the fair is small in comparison to the Orange County Fair or Los Angeles County Fair, it offered many of the same attractions and even other activities that are not experienced at the larger venues. "It's nice not having to fight through crowds or really wait in any lines while you are here," said fair goer Leonel Perez.The fair had more of a small town feeling to it that was more personal and intimate than the large scale fairs in Southern California. During the daylight hours, the … [Read more...] about San Bernardino County Fair
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| Race enthusiasts came together at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana in an effort to reduce illegal street racing in the local community. The event is focused on providing a safe experience for those who want to race their car without risking an accident or breaking the law. Racers are provided with a fully staffed crew, technical inspection team, a well-maintained drag strip and a paramedic team for $20 a day. Spectators are charged a $10 entry for the day. The event is well-known in the local car community. It frequently receives an impressive turnout of about 175 cars or more. Although many die-hard racers attend the event, it’s not … [Read more...] about Street legal racing in Fontana
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| Chino Airport annual air show took place on May 6 and 7 at the Chino Airport, with hundreds of planes from all eras and an estimated 15,000 people in attendance. The show consisted of nearly 50 vintage WWII era planes from the Planes of Fame Museum. From WWII bombers and modern jets, the runway was filled. Other planes from the Vietnam and Korean war were also present, including the new U.S. F-35 fighter jet. Rick Scott has been coming to the show for over 30 years, "My dad used to take me, he was a pilot and flying was his passion," said Scott. "I enjoy witnessing out military's might of yesteryear in person, said Scott. "Knowing these … [Read more...] about Chino Planes of Fame Air Show
By Jason Samp | Staff Writer | Buying a new car from a dealership is difficult for most college students as they require a steady income and a good credit report, while also paying high monthly payments on average. The main conflicts that come up are buying new versus buying used, as well as what key attributes to look for. However, used cars are a much more of a cost effective option for students. The main things to look for in a used car are low mileage, high mpg, good safety ratings and low cost. Finding all these features in a vehicle for a good price is difficult, however there are cars with various price ranges that students should consider. The Toyota Prius is a … [Read more...] about Car buying tips
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| Aloha Poke Bowl is a delicious and healthy alternative to other fast food locations near CSUSB. Located just down the street from campus at 4235 N. University Parkway is a restaurant that serves fresh locally crafted Poke. Poke is a salad style dish that focuses around the main ingredient, raw fish. For those who prefer not to eat the raw fish, there is also a chicken option as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Edna Buenrostro is a third-year student that also works at Aloha Poke bowl; she was off the clock enjoying a small customized bowl. "Even though I work here and I can eat it whenever I want, I still crave it," said Buenrostro. "Even … [Read more...] about Restaurant Review: Aloha Poke Bowl
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| Looking through your significant others phone can create problems in your relationship, although most students believe it's unacceptable behavior, others believe it can be justified. Nearly everyone who is or has been in a relationship has experienced the situation where their significant other has left the room and you begin to wonder whether or not you should look through their phone. However, there are two main outcomes, which sets up a lose-lose situation. You will either find your partner is up to something and now you're forced to confront them about it with your evidence coming from snooping, or you find nothing and you've violated that trust … [Read more...] about Is it okay to snoop?
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| Craft therapy is an activity that promotes self-discovery, empowerment, relaxation, stress relief and personal fulfillment. CSUSB students who participated in the Craft Therapy session on Thursday, April 6 confirmed that crafting did help them to relax and relieve stress. The event began with a few minutes of socializing among the participating students. Heather Webster-Henry, Outreach Coordinator as well as Family and Marriage Therapist from the Counseling and Psychological Services, described the event as “an experience where the chatter of the mind is pushed aside.” The craft for the April 6 event was blackout poetry, and every week the craft … [Read more...] about Craft Therapy: calming the mind