This year will be the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas 23rd annual festival in May for cooler climate and releasing GA+ passes that will allow more access than a regular GA but less than VIP. Pasquale Rotella, the founder of the festival’s promoter Insomniac, is making changes for next years Electric Daisy Carnival. This will be the second year EDC will be in May and fans will be able to walk through the festival with no problem. "It is beneficial weather-wise, but personally I like it in June because school is already out and I don't have to worry about coming back to class or possibly missing school for EDC," said Sara Rosales. Usually, the temperature in mid-June … [Read more...] about Electric Daisy Returns in May with New GA+ Passes
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Many students feel clueless when given the question, “Are you ready to graduate?”. Countless students respond similarly with “ Finishing school yes, but not the real world.” I asked a few students why they felt that way, when the Career Center is there to help ease that feeling of what comes next. Numerous students have never attended the Career Center workshops. CSUSB student Janneth Milian explains how difficult it is to go during the scheduled times the career center scheduled the workshops. “Always the same time, twelve to one,” Milian said. Like Milian, many students have work or class at the time. They wish they can attend workshops on internships, resume building and … [Read more...] about Are students ready to Graduate?
Come on CSUSB, let’s get sickening! The root of this statement can be traced back to Rupaul’s Drag Race. Drag Race is a popular reality television show on VH1 that showcases drag queens competing to become America’s next drag superstar. On Saturday April 20th, the SMSU Queer and Trans Resource Center held their annual drag show on campus. This year the show was called “Live Work Drag” and held performances from queens of Rupaul’s Drag Race. Some of the queens featured in this year’s annual drag show include Mariah Balenciaga, Delta Work and Sonique. Another queen by the name of Kickxy Vixen-Styles also performed alongside the Drag Race queens. However, Styles has not competed on … [Read more...] about Live Work Drag Provides Lip Syncs For Your Life
On Tuesday, April 2, Marvel Studios announced the pre-sale to purchase tickets to go see "Avengers: Endgame", coming out in theaters everywhere on April 26. Fans did “whatever it takes” to be one of the first people to purchase tickets to watch the most highly anticipated movie of the year. Fandango tweeted that when the tickets went on sale April 2, the website sold five times the number of tickets that it did for "Avengers: Infinity War". "Endgame" is officially now the record holder for most tickets sold on the first day of availability - an accomplishment that “Endgame” pulled off in six hours. Numerous people wanted to buy a ticket which leads to Fandango creating a waiting … [Read more...] about ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Already Breaking Records
It’s blackberry. No, it’s raspberry. Or maybe it’s loganberry? Actually, it’s a hybrid of several varieties of the three and it is called the boysenberry. This new strand of the berry was experimented with in the early 1920s by horticulturist Rudolph Boysen of Anaheim, California. However, Boysen’s efforts were not successful because his plants kept dying on the vine. Boysen later turned it over to farmer Walter Knott for commercial development of the boysenberry because Walter Knott was the first person to successfully produce the boysenberry fruit. Does the name Walter Knott ring any bells? How about Knott’s Berry Farm? Yes, all boysenberries in the world can trace their … [Read more...] about Catch the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival before its too late
Emo music is often associated with a nostalgic feeling that reminds those of us that listened to it of our teenage years. These are the years we spent screaming our hearts out to Panic! At the Disco, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, and so many more amazing bands that touched our hearts. Unfortunately, after what our parents called an emo phase, many of us have lost touch with this genre and what it really meant to us. “I haven’t been to any concerts with emo music in years,” Dayna Doidge, a Communication studies major at CSUSB, said. However, there are still a variety of local cover bands and concerts that will have you headbanging to the lyrics you once loved. One of … [Read more...] about How students can relive their emo teenage years
Every day local musicians such as myself gather in garages and studios around the Inland Empire to create, practice and record original music. Bands spend thousands on gear and travel to play gigs with hopes of gaining fans and some extra cash. There are ample amounts of bands that dedicate themselves to genres ranging from Metal to Folk and anywhere in between. With tribute bands taking over the bars and venues that actually pay talent, it makes an artist such as myself question what the future holds for unknown musicians that want to play original songs rather than covers. But rather than get bogged down with the popularity of regurgitated tunes, I sought optimism from other … [Read more...] about Is copycat culture killing original music in the Inland Empire?
Millions of us wake up every day, grab our phone and check Instagram. We scroll, like posts, follow someone here and there and go about our day. But how would our relationship with Instagram be if we had 61,000 people watching our every post? Is social media fame as glamorous as it looks? This is what 19-year-old Valentina Carrick deals with. Carrick (@chovvder) arose to Instagram fame two years ago, and now has over 61,000 followers on the platform. https://www.instagram.com/p/BtFgN8mA1kl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Being a social media influencer is something many people strive to be, but for Carrick it came out of nowhere. “It’s been about two years when I would refresh my … [Read more...] about Instagram Fame: Behind the Posts
The National Reptilian Expo took place on Mar. 2nd and 3rd at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, Calif. The event happens at this location biannually and has become ones of the popular local events for friends and family time. While the main idea of an expo is for vendors to present a selected item for selling and trading, it can also become an educational experience for any attendee, as all the vendors are willing to answer any questions someone may have. Throughout the event, all vendors displayed commonly seen as well as rare types of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids. Vendors also offered equipment for the critter’s habitats, food they eat, and information on … [Read more...] about Reptilian Nation Expo visits Victorville
The Man in the Bottle is a local band that delivers upbeat music with a personal message of emotional honesty and growth. With original music written by CSUSB student Cory McCormick, the group has accomplished a lot is the little time they have been creating. McCormick, the vocalist and drummer of the band, grew up in a home surrounded by instruments and began playing when he was young. He works mostly with drums but also enjoys playing other instruments such as guitar and piano. After spending his adolescence teaching himself to play music, he began to think of it as a professional career choice in college. “I graduated high school and didn’t know what the hell I wanted to do. I … [Read more...] about The Man in the Bottle