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!
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
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?
Open Mic night brought people together at downtown Riverside's coffee shop, Back to the Grind, on September 25. That night, in the basement of the shop, people were in their seats ready to get another taste of the community's talent. In the crowd sat four friends, Dylan Mayer, Michael DeSantos, J.J. Garcia and Lori Knight, who came out to support their community. "I love everything about Open Mic nights--the talent, the people, the ambiance, the support--it's what people need to get away from the real world for a while," shared Knight. Open Mic nights are known for hosting a diverse array of talent ranging from poetry to live music. "Even though I don't come all the time, … [Read more...] about Riverside’s Open Mic: Coffee & Creativity
By Elizabeth Taylor |Staff Writer| Hundreds of people gathered in Apple Valley this past weekend to spend and save money at the Church of the Valley’s bi-annual rummage sale. The clock struck 9 and the crowd ensued with anticipation as the barrier between them and the sale came down; people dashed and darted to make their way inside to start filling up their bags, and others pushed and pulled their carts and totes while weaving in and out of the heavy traffic of shoppers. Hopes were high as shoppers descended into a sea of lost treasures and everyday needs. “Today, I’m looking for bunk beds, an end table and some tablecloths,” said local resident, Patricia Puckett. “This is a great … [Read more...] about Immersed in the rummage
By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| Food insecurity is a topic that is rarely brought up, often excused by the thought "not happening to me, so it must not be happening." But it's more common than we think. According to the California Association of Food Banks, one out of eight Californians suffer from food insecurity, that's 5.4 million people that do not know where or when they will be getting their next meal. The DEN is CSUSB's very own food pantry that provides students who are going through food insecurity with food and hygiene products. “Our food bank is unique in that it is almost exclusively stocked by the campus. When we look at other campuses, they have external … [Read more...] about The DEN: fighting food insecurity
By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer| San Bernardino fights scarcity by concentrating on homelessness and providing food for lower income families, but the numbers show the city still has a long way to go in their efforts against poverty. San Bernardino has been through a lot since the city filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and has made gradual improvements to rebuild its economy each year. The county has made strides to improve its homeless situations by creating programs that find shelter for them. The Stepup program has found shelter for plenty of homeless people within the last year. “There are 131 individuals who are chronically homeless and we’ve managed to find shelter for 50 … [Read more...] about SB efforts against poverty
By Shamce Ahmad |Staff Writer| Small businesses have been growing at an accelerated rate in recent times, but that isn't to say that they do not encounter hardships. The issues that small businesses face have been a focus among local businesses. Problems and obstacles plague the typical upstart businesses, but the good ones find ways to jump through these hoops. Some of these problems include cash flow issues, retaining profitable customers, maintaining the balance of quality and cost growth, and fatigue. Rick Anaya is the owner of Pie Hole, a Los Angeles-based pie shop. He says that for them, creating a price point that is both comfortable for them and customers tends to be an … [Read more...] about The Small Business Experience
By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer| Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a survivor of the Holocaust, spoke about her inspiring experiences living through one of the darkest periods in human history. The event, "Surviving the Holocaust," was hosted by the University Diversity Committee in the Santos Manuel Student Union Theater on May 16. Eger captivated the crowd of over 500 people. Eger, was only a young teen in 1944 when she and her family was captured and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. When she first arrived at the camp, she recalled meeting the infamous Auschwitz medical officer, Dr. Josef Mengele. Mengele decided which Jewish victims would be sent to the gas … [Read more...] about Surviving the Holocaust Event
By Daisy Figueroa & Jordan Ortega |Staff writers| Almost 700 students gathered for the fifth annual Coyote Cares Day to help organizations through out the Inland Empire. The event, hosted by the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) was held Saturday, April 29, as a part of their celebration for National Volunteer Week. “We want to be a good neighbor to the community,” says Diane Podolske, Director of the OCE. “The community gives a lot to us, so this is our way to pay them back.” The event is meant to help the local community support CSUSB day in and day out. Students met at the Commons, where they were greeted with breakfast and music. An array of buses, packed with … [Read more...] about CSUSB Community Join for Coyote Cares Day