By Marlyn Rodriguez |Opinions Editor| More than 100 people die every day from prescription drug addiction in the United States. Doctors write approximately 300 million drug prescriptions a year. In 2010, doctors prescribed enough pain medication to provide a dosage to all the adults in the U.S. every four hours for a month, according to The Los Angeles Times and The Daily Beast. Drug addiction claims more lives than gunshot wounds, car accidents or suicide, according to the The Daily Beast. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that in 2010 30,000 of the 38,000 deaths due to drug overdose were unintentional. The Huffington Post compares that number to the 34,000 deaths from … [Read more...] about Prescription drugs No. 1 killer in US
Archives for May 2014
By Taylor Vermillion |Staff Writer| Summer hasn't officially reached Southern California just yet, but the heat has definitely arrived. With temperatures hitting the triple digits, there’s no doubt this summer is going to be one of the hottest ones yet. Lucky for us that means sweater weather is in the past and it’s time to bust out the summer wardrobe. “I'm sad that I can't really wear my boots anymore, but you can't really go wrong with an adorable pair of sandals,” said CSUSB student Alicia Zapata. Zapata added, “I've always been a shorts and flip flop girl anyways, so the heat isn't really hitting my closet too hard.” Unfortunately, some of us haven't prepared for … [Read more...] about Hello Summer, so long spring
By Mark Klopping |Staff Writer| Excuses come a dime-a-dozen. Have you ever thought about how many times an excuse has come across a professor’s desk? Professors often remember the most obvious excuses heard, and a couple that get people laughing. I ran into Dr. Ece Algan, professor of mass communications at CSUSB. I first began to apologize for not making it to her class. I missed her class because I was on the hunt for material to write for this article. She smiled at me and said that this was one of her favorite one’s this quarter. “When work in other classes becomes more important,” said Algan. I smiled in embarrassment but I live with my choices. She then … [Read more...] about What’s your excuse?
By Erica Wong |Staff Writer| As the school year comes to a close, one of the only things getting students through finals is looking forward to summer. However, not all students get the luxury of a break. Many people continue to juggle classes, internships, jobs, and friends in order to get ahead. "I plan on going to summer school here at Cal State or Crafton and working full time. I’m going to take a trip to Miami for sure and I’m also saving for a trip to Australia. I also need to take this time off to mentally prepare myself for next school year" -Jacob Calloway "I hope to pass the CBEST (the test to become a substitute teacher), to find a second job because I currently … [Read more...] about Coyotes talk summer plans
By Marion Gil |News Editor| The New York Times reported on May 27 that American colleges may soon face government ratings that will determine how much funding they will receive. President Barack Obama is calling for a government rating system that will rank American colleges on factors including the number of students graduating, how much debt students accumulate by the time of their graduation, and how much money they earn after graduation, according to The New York Times. Higher ranked colleges will be given more federal student aid and will be able to offer students more financial aid, effectively drawing in more prospective students. According to The Washington Post, by giving … [Read more...] about Obama wants to rate American colleges
By Marlyn Rodriguez |Opinions Editor| The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles is quite a sight to see. Walking in, there is a display of two dueling dinosaurs ready to engage in a fight as they welcome the visitors. The museum is made up of a variety of displays that showed different species that lived on different continents throughout a variety of eras. Some of the animals are still commonly seen and some are endangered or extinct species. Life sized displays replicate the animals in their natural habitat. The artwork and detail put into these displays was incredible and exquisite. All of the animals looked like they were alive while surrounded by a real … [Read more...] about Natural History Museum captures moments in time
By Stephanie Para |Staff Writer| Dr. Sharon Brown-Welty has been named the new dean of the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. She will begin her position as dean on July 1, 2014. “We’re delighted to have someone of Dr. Brown-Welty’s stature in the education community as well as her vast experience as a university administrator to lead our Palm Desert Campus,’” stated CSUSB President Tomas Morales in a press release. Brown-Welty is currently the associate director of the doctoral program in educational leadership at Fresno State University. Before that she held a number of positions at the Fresno University, such as dean of graduate studies, department chair of educational research and … [Read more...] about New Dean for Palm Desert
By Nailea Ayala |Staff Writer| “We are a generation of idiots. Smart phones and dumb people,” said Gary Turk in his YouTube video Look Up. Turk goes further to say that we have become slaves to technology. It won’t be difficult to go out in public and find a person walking and looking down at their phones, or sitting at home watching a computer screen for hours of the day. Places like concerts, dinner tables, and school libraries all seem to be popular places for people to be on these devices. But are they so necessary that we forget what it is like to interact with others? It seems that people now find it more important to record a concert to later show friends on … [Read more...] about Get your head out of your phone and LOOK UP!
By Mintimer Avila |Online Editor| The U.S. is considering blocking Chinese officials from attending hacking conferences after five officials from the People’s Liberation Army of China were charged with stealing trade secrets from various companies. The U.S. Department of Justice believes that sensitive business information from electrical and metal engineering companies was stolen to give Chinese state-owned companies a competitive advantage. ABC News reported that the company, U.S. Steel, suffered a major plunge in profits after the hackers managed to steal information on manufacturing cheaper steel. This also resulted in employee layoffs and production cuts. “This Administration … [Read more...] about Cyber espionage has Chinese citizens on lock down
By Rona Ortiz |Staff Writer| The ideal amount of students is a matter of preference. A students poll regarding the impact of class sizes on the quality of learning experience concluded that one size doesn’t fit all. In 2013, 18,398 students were enrolled at CSUSB, according to the Office of Institutional Research. Average class sizes on our campus are 36.8 students for lower division classes and 28.1 for upper division classes. “The main benefit of a large class is that more students can enroll,” said student Vanessa Real. The largest classes can enroll up to 260 students. Several students agreed that when it came to general education courses, class size was less of an … [Read more...] about Students comment on enrollment caps