The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) and the Black Faculty Staff Student Association have come together to create an open mic night for students and faculty and express themselves in a poetry slam. Poetry slam is an event where people read their original poems without using props or music. Slam poetry differs from regular poetry because it allows mistakes and helps showcase the rawness of the poets' feelings. The purpose of events like these is to allow CSUSB students to have the freedom to express themselves and show their talent. There are other similar events on campus such as "Speak Yo Truth." A variety of special guests attended the events such as CSUSB's President Thomas … [Read more...] about Poetry from the heart
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America has always been seen as a country built upon the backs of immigrants. Almost everyone in this country has their own stories and experiences about immigrating to America, whether that be their own or their ancestors’. Rowing to America: The Immigrant Project, directed by Kathryn Ervin, will capture some of the diverse stories about immigrating to America. Rowing to America: The Immigrant Project is a production made up of nine one-act plays, all written by different authors, that showcase different perspectives about immigration. These one-acts vary in time period and origins of the main characters. One play is about a Japanese woman who struggles to learn English, another is … [Read more...] about Rowing to America sets sail for opening night
CSUSB’s University Dance Company (UDC) performed one last show with their current director, Janys Antonio who is retiring after having been UDC’s director for over 22 years. The show lasted from February 13 to 15 in the CSUSB Recital Hall. Dances ranged from solos to company numbers, and a diversity of different genres were incorporated into the show. This company consists of students, alumni, and other individuals who seek to be a part of UDC. “Tap Don’t Mean a Thing” was choreographed by Maria Lockhart and Rhonda Trask. (Karina Rodarte | Chronicle … [Read more...] about University Dance Company leapt on for “One Last Dance”
By Wendy Wheeler and Amy Neault For the last five years, Queeroake has been an annual tradition at CSUSB. On January 23, 2020, CSUSB’s Transgender and Queer Resource Center held an event called Queeroake in SMSU Bay from 6-9 pm. Queeraoke is an annual event that happens every Fall quarter here on campus. However, this year the event was held during the Winter Quarter instead, due collectively to all of the weather based campus closures CSUSB had during the Fall quarter. Thus, the Queeraoke event was rescheduled and held at a later date as the weather allowed. Queeraoke is a night of fun and entertainment featuring not just a collaboration of drag and karaoke, but free food, … [Read more...] about Students sing at Queeraoke!
Auditions were held for the CSUSB production of Vagina Monologues. These auditions occurred on Tuesday, January 21, and were offered exclusively to CSUSB affiliates. It was conducted by Assistant Director, Jacob Chacko; Student Programming Assistant of the San Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Women’s Resource Center, Starr Booth; and fellow student associates of the SMSU Women's Resource Center. Vagina Monologues has become a tradition here at CSUSB, as the production is performed annually on campus. The original playwright, Eve Ensler, is an activist against gendered violence, whose work is world renowned. The play has been translated to over 48 languages and staged in several countries, … [Read more...] about Fueling the feminist movement: ‘Vagina Monologues’ auditions
Coyote Radio has a message for you, so listen up! “Come on over and talk to us! Coyote Radio is open to all students and faculty,” said Co-Operations Manager Alfredo Cruz. They want your input on how to make the station better. The station is located between Pfau library and the Cave on the lowest level of the building. They have many opportunities for students and faculty members to take advantage of. Coyote Radio plays music from local bands 24/7, and they even cover many events on campus. A lot of the music they play is new music from artists trying to get their names out into the world, so it's likely you will hear a new artist that you’ve never heard of before. Having a … [Read more...] about Tuning in to Coyote Radio
When it comes to controversial plays, these plays are usually censored by a university before they even have a chance to be put up on stage. However, from January 17-19, The Other Theater Project, a student-run theater company, presented their production of House of Gold in the Black Box theater, here at CSUSB. House of Gold tells the story of 6-year-old beauty pageant star JonBenet Patricia Ramsey, who was found dead in the basement of her home in December of 1996. Although the cause of Ramsey’s death is still unclear today, the theatrical production explores the themes of child beauty pageants and their over-sexualization of children’s bodies and child abuse. This show was … [Read more...] about Student director captures dark side of pageants
San Bernardino is not exactly considered to be the gaming center of Southern California, but a growing community, one driven student leader, and the local college's student union are looking to change that. Since the growth of popularity of Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo Gamecube, the Smash Bros. gaming community has only grown. This past year gave the community a new installment with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. Since then, the community has continued to grow with hundreds of tournaments taking place all across the country. The Inland Empire has been a hotbed for the gaming community. Every weekend throughout the Inland Empire dozens of gaming … [Read more...] about Coyote Cross-Up aims to unite Inland Empire gaming community
By Richard Aranda and Kai Watson Art can be found anywhere as showcased in a RAFFMA-hosted event that was meant to inspire students to display their art to the world. On November 14, artists gathered together at the RAFFMA Made in California art exhibit. The event showcased the portrait style photography by Wayne Shimabukaro. Accompanying him at the panel were artists Wayne has collaborated with in the past. They discussed the art scene when they were up and coming artists and how it compares to today, offering advice to young artists. New York is known to be the place of emerging artists and setting trends. This is contrary to painter and sewer Monique Prieto's belief saying, … [Read more...] about RAFFMA: Made In California
Returning to the Dodger Stadium this year was the eighth year for Tyler, the Creators in the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2019. Presale tickets were sold out back in May way before he released the lineup which was later released in August with a mystery guest as a headliner. Many festival attendees believed the secret artist was going to be R&B singer Frank Ocean but were quickly disappointed when singer/ hip hop artist Drake was the final closer of the festival weekend. Drake being one the biggest music artist of the world received a negative uproar from the crowd chanting “WE WANT FRANK!”. The secret artist was not revealed until the moment of. Tyler came out to greet the crowd and … [Read more...] about Drake? We Want Frank!