A ferris-wheel sculpture on display on the second floor of the Cheech. Photo by Rigo Barragan Actor, comedian, and marijuana enthusiast Cheech Marin had dreamed for years of having a place to show off his growing art collection and now that place has become a reality in the Inland Empire. Opened in mid-June of 2022 the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture or “The Cheech'', is a permanent space created by Marin and the Riverside Art Museum to be a showcase for Marin’s growing collection and to invite conversation and collaboration about what Chicano culture is and its place in American culture. Ever since he was a child Marin admired and studied art and struggled with the … [Read more...] about Cheech brings Chicano art to the Inland Empire
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A dark empty room with a silver screen is the last place people are choosing to immerse themselves into the fantasy of film. This once collective experience has now been on the decline even before the pandemic, but now moviegoing morale is at an all-time low. Instead of watching movies on a large screen with captivating sound, mesmerizing visuals, and buttery popcorn people are choosing to watch from the comfort of their own homes. The idea of streaming services was not a topic of discussion until the rise of Netflix and Hulu. Now, major media conglomerates such as Disney, Paramount, and Warner Media are following the trend by creating their very own streaming platforms. In … [Read more...] about The Dreamlike Experience of Going to the Movies is Slowly Fading Away.
By Joshua Clement TikTok! A new kid on the block that everyone including the news media are talking about. One might think that the talks are the traditional newsworthy issues, but no…some are as silly as feeding a cat. While many have criticized how the new generation has embraced TikTok, others feel that it is no longer what the elite think. Instead, it is about how inclusive TikTok has become. Indeed TikTok has defied the traditional social media platform rules as we see the almost non-relevant individuals from different parts of the world emerge and transform into celebrities. A single case of Dora Moono Nyambe explains it all. Dora started off as a teacher in China, … [Read more...] about TikTok has created a new world of fame for the least recognized by sharing their stories on their platform and gaining huge success.
Elvis Presley, “King of Rock and Roll,” left an astounding impression on millions even long after his death. Elvis is admired worldwide and considered a legend in the music industry still to this day. In wake of his new biopic Elvis, starring Austin Butler, many truths are beginning to unfold about his life behind the stage. As the promotion of the movie continued, many Generation Z youths began to dig deeper into Elvis’ history and their findings have led them to began boycotting the movie Tik Tok’s influence on Elvis As more Generation Z youths began researching Elvis’ life they began to create and upload posts unto Tik Tok to speak on their findings and bring awareness to … [Read more...] about Why Generation Z is Boycotting Elvis
The CSUSB Symphony Orchestra returned with a heightened performance after two years without a live audience. The performance featured the 2021-2022 Young Artist Competition finalists Eliana Jeong playing the cello and Juan Del Real playing the clarinet. Returning finalists from the 2019-2020 Young Artist competition Andrew Bora playing the cello, Joshua Rodriguez-Irons playing the violin, and Judith Nuñez-Larios on the saxophone. Over the past two years, the CSUSB Symphony Orchestra and CSUSB Music Department has continued to produce music and performances through various forms of online conditions. Many of those performances can be found on the CSUSB Music Department Youtube … [Read more...] about CSUSB Symphony Orchestra performance returns after two years
By Breana Owens Over the past century, art has shifted from the classical art style to more interactive pieces of abstract craftsmanship. Some of the most famous pieces that have come from the past 20 years are abstract sculptures, such as Cecilia Vicuña’s, Quipu Womb. It is revered for its size and boldness. Unlike classical art that may be clear and to the point, this art makes people think deeply about what the artist may have been trying to convey. This is not to say that classical art cannot be analyzed in a deeper way. However, when it comes to modern pieces, the meaning behind them is not as transparent. Interactive pieces of art are also highly enjoyed by the … [Read more...] about Classical art is out and new media aesthetics are in
Is social media killing bookstore sales? Quite the opposite, believe it or not. “BookTok” is sending old and new books to the top of the bestsellers list changing authors careers and influencing a community of bibliophiles. “BookTok” is a community on the social media app TikTok, focusing on everything books and literature. Creators make videos about books they read that are either reviewing, discussing, recommending, or joking about them. “BookTok” now has over 41.8 billion views on the app, and is creating a real impact. Five years ago, young adult and science fiction author Adam Silvera released a novel entitled They Both Die at the End, which landed at the top of New York … [Read more...] about From “BookTok” to Your Bookshelf
Founded in San Bernardino in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hayds is an American rock band who draws some of their inspiration from their Mexican roots. Josh Muñoz, the band’s lead singer, lead guitarist, and lyric composer, is a CSUSB alumni who majored in English and graduated in 2020. [su_quote cite=Muñoz] Our mutual central Mexican heritage comes into play when we incorporate the Western type of sound and the edginess. We’re a mixed people, so we mix all of our sounds together.[/su_quote] Muñoz has been in contact with CSUSB Coyote Radio to play their music. “If our first song were to go somewhere, it would be on Coyote Radio,” said Dyllan Gonzalez. Gonzalez … [Read more...] about Mixing sounds, expressing Mexican heritage
Coyote Radio shares their experiences on how they navigated their services throughout the pandemic-related campus closure. The Coyote Radio station is located below the John M. Pfau Library and hosts student DJs, social media managers, and a student promotions department. Before the pandemic, students held live shows in the radio production booth on a daily basis to connect with and inform their peers on campus and provide information on what is happening. Kelli Cluque is the Operations Manager of Coyote Radio and Advertising. This July will mark her third year in the position. One of the biggest obstacles the station faced was how to manage the daily operations without students on … [Read more...] about Campus radio station continues to operate in a pandemic
Twitch streaming is a way to share our experiences online. Local Palm Desert business owner, Dajana Menjivar, co-founder of Conflux Gaming, dives into her thoughts on Twitch streaming, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and her popular gaming tournament held in Rancho Mirage. Conflux Gaming is visited by many Palm Desert CSUSB students and locals alike. It's a weekly held in-person tournament where players compete for first place by playing many popular fighting games. Q: What made you want to Twitch stream? A: It was something I wanted to do for a while, due to past experiences. Back then, I couldn't stream because I lacked the time to do so and I did not have the … [Read more...] about Local streamer and business owner talks Twitch