As students return to campus nationwide there are still many problems they face. The graduation rate for college students is predicted to drop in 2022 from previous years because returning to campus may not be as easy as it seems with new challenges emerging each day. It has been shown in the past that during a recession enrollment rates for colleges go up. The number of students increases. These students want more opportunities from job losses and have more time to devote to studies, however the dropout rates have increased as well. More and more students are taking direct loans from the government as stated from the Federal Student Aid Portfolio Graph mentioned above. From PEW it is … [Read more...] about Students digging their financial grave
At CSUSB, 63% of students are female. However, how many of those 12,167 students are also balancing motherhood? Alexis McCool, a 20 year-old sociology major, gives insight on being a full-time mom and full-time student. “It has been hard for me to adjust, but having a support system and knowing that I have people to help me has been a big help with adjusting back into school,” said McCool. Raising a child while attending college can be both a struggle and an incredible motivator. One thing for sure is that it’s a challenge, but it's a challenge that many mothers take to achieve their goals and provide their children with a better future. As a new mother to a baby boy, McCool … [Read more...] about Motherhood as a full-time student
By Yera Nanan, Avery Robinson, Fatima Gomez, and Graciela Ramirez The lack of representation and weak recruitment of Pan-African/Black students causes the number of Pan-African students to dwindle, said campus community members. CSUSB has two labels: one being a diverse campus, and the other being a Hispanic serving institution (HSI) due to the fact that the campus has a Hispanic population of over 60 percent. Student Engagement Coordinator, Jane Rodriguez, stated that she does not feel that there is enough representation on campus. "I think being a Hispanic serving institution it would be great to see more diversity when it comes to upper administration or individuals that … [Read more...] about Challenges of a Hispanic Serving Institution: Is enough being done to ensure sense of belonging among minority students?
The Advising Department held their semi-annual Coyote Advising One-Stop to assist students with the quarter to semester transition and help them graduate sooner. The event was held in the Union Hall plaza, on Tuesday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It was located on the south side of the campus next to parking lot D and provided students with a one-stop shop for advising resources. This event was co-coordinated by Academic Advisors Star Wildes and Erika Hernandez. Wildes hoped the event allowed students to become more excited about graduation. “While Coyote Advising One Stop was designed to help seniors, my favorite aspect of the event is that it brings departments to the … [Read more...] about One Stop Shop for student success
The rise of housing costs for students of CSUSB is one of the factors leading to a higher rate of homelessness for students here, commented Madeline Zhuo, an employee at a food pantry, in response to the topics raised by the rally in Sacramento. On Feb. 20 student leaders, college executives, and legislators rallied at the state capital for financial aid reform to combat food insecurity, lack of shelter, and wellbeing issues that plague California college students. Mia Kagianas, president of the Cal State Student Association, struck at the heart of the issue during her opening remarks. “Our state and our nation are experiencing a higher education renaissance,” Kagianas said. “Issues … [Read more...] about Students, Administrators, and Legislators Rally to Fix Financial Aid
Bubbles and applause erupted as Tierra Roman said ‘yes’ to her CSUSB sweetheart Thomas Robles’ marriage proposal. The proposal took place at 5 p.m. at the Murillo Family Observatory, as Robles, CSUSB alumni, diligently organized the elaborate surprise event. Robles got the idea to propose at CSUSB because the school meant so much to both of them. “This is the place where we met, this is the place where we had our first kiss,” Robles said, “This is where I want to start our life together, CSUSB.” Since the engagement, the couple has been enjoying the start of their new lives together. "This has been the happiest time in both of our lives," Robles said, "I love that we are … [Read more...] about SOAR leader says ‘Yes’ to CSUSB sweetheart
By Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer| Darren Leslie has officially been named head coach for men's soccer, after a successful year as interim head coach. Leslie intends to assist in the development of the men not only as players but as individuals, too. He works very closely with the team to ensure that they maintain their academic careers as well. "We are always looking to get the best grades possible in our classes, and Darren makes sure that we all hand our grade checks in to make sure that we are eligible for when the season comes around," mentioned center back Nic Turkington. The team has excelled since their previous year on the field. They entered the league and were expected … [Read more...] about Leslie officially named head coach
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 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?