On the night of October 30, 2019, a slew of ravaging, brush fires broke out just a half-mile into the mountains located directly north of local San Bernardino neighborhoods only about a mile away from the campus. Local firefighters and medical staff rushed to help contain the blaze before it spread through the many neighborhoods it surrounded. At around 11 p.m., local law enforcement started to wrap up their evacuations of the surrounding neighborhoods. James Garcia, a 25-year old resident who was evacuated, exclaimed, "I just had went to sleep because I have work in the morning and the next thing I knew I had cops banging on my doors telling me a fire was dangerously close to my … [Read more...] about Hillside fires rage through local San Bernardino neighborhoods
Whether it be about fast food chains or buffets, meal plans and dining halls available on campus, affordability is the main concern students have when it comes to thinking about what they want and need to eat during their times spent on campus. Coyote Dining’s General Manager, Dave Janosky, claimed, “I wouldn’t know who can or can’t afford food. But, we try to make a tier where we have value options that are available for students that are low cost.” They compare and contrast street prices and try to match them. “So, if you have a sandwich that’s sold out at street for $4.50, we always try to come in under what the local market is for the same item, so we’re always trying to … [Read more...] about Food affordability and accessibility on campus
The room, though small, still had a comfortable atmosphere. One female student ate lunch on a long white table, as she worked on an assignment on her laptop. Two female students sat together and quietly chatted, on a comfortable small bright orange couch in the side of the room. The moment someone walked in, they were greeted by the student assistants, whose desks sat near the entrance of the room, who are prepared to answer any questions that individuals may have. This is the Women’s Resource Center. The Women’s Resource Center is located in the Santos Manuel Student Union, upstairs in Room 221. The purpose of the center is to provide support for students by offering … [Read more...] about The comfortable environment of the Women’s Resource Center
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
When we first came to school, we all saw and heard the same thing with collective confusion. Construction, fences, tractors, and massive piles of dirt that don't make sense. Mallory Bedney, a student confused at the sight, explained that the construction was distracting. "My curiosity gets peeked, and I wish that what was going on was public knowledge," said Bedney. Leatha Elsdon, the Director of Faculties Planning, Design, and Construction helped dissolve this confusion. Those huge piles of dirt will become the water filtration system for the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) expansion. This will collect stormwater that must be captured by California law and the … [Read more...] about What’s being dug on campus?
What better way to kick off the fall season than to head to Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch with family or friends! The Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch is located in Redlands, at 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd, and welcomes anyone that is looking to make fun-filled memories. Prices range between $10-$12 for General Admission depending if you go during the weekday or weekend. Kids ages 5-10 are $5 and Senior (65+ with a valid ID) is $7, and parking is free. Activities that are included with admission is the Flower Garden walk-through, Pumpkin Houses, Chicken Show, Tractor Pulled Hayride, U-Pick Pumpkin Fields, Fall themed photo op spots and much more. Jessica and Daniel Hughes drove all … [Read more...] about Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch
After a year of construction, CSUSB's newest building is open and available for use. Students are already eating, studying, and socializing in the building's large shaded plaza. The building contains 24 classrooms with the newest state-of-the-art technologies. Many of these classrooms are supplied with interconnected smart boards, smart screens, and smart carts, giving the professor more ease and control. The larger lecture halls come with pre-installed "catch boxes" which are Bluetooth operated microphones designed to be passed around a classroom, giving more ability for group discussion. The Center is the new home for the College of Extended and Global Education, which handles the … [Read more...] about Opinions: Students have mixed feelings over newly opened Center for Global Innovation
An unexpected campus power outage, which took place at around 9:40 a.m. on Monday, October 28, forced the campus to close for the rest of the day, as well as Wednesday and Thursday, and send its students, faculty, and staff home. At 9:53 a.m., CSUSBAlert sent a text message to notify its campus community of power interruption on campus: “We are currently checking in with SoCal Edison on power status.” At 10:16 a.m., CSUSBAlert clarified that “the outage was caused by a power disruption” which confirmed that it was not a planned outage by SoCal Edison. CSUSBAlert also informed its campus community that, if power was not restored by noon, the campus would have to close for the rest … [Read more...] about Sudden power outage sent students home
Healthcare is a required must for many American citizens, but not every American has the same opportunity to access it. Low-income citizens have no other choice but to sign up for state coverage. The state coverage does not provide the quality of healthcare as private insurances do. Dr. Ernesto Barnes M.D. has been a doctor in the United States for more than 30 years. Dr. Barnes has seen the many political policies make their way in the medical field. He provided his insight on the issue. Q: What inspired you to become a doctor? A: Well, I come from a family of doctors. My dad and my grandfather were both doctors and my mother was a pediatrician. So, I knew that if I did not … [Read more...] about Healthcare: Unaffordable necessity?
The water district is the life of small-town Twentynine Palms, California. According to District Secretary of Twentynine Palms’ Water District, Cindy Fowlkes, the town’s first water system was established in 1938. Fowlkes provided a history of the water district and conveyed that, in 1954, votes were made to develop combined public utilities. "This was the first government entity in town," says Fowlkes. The water district was established before the city was. Fowlkes stated that Twentynine Palms’ water district is one of the only water districts in the area that provides fluoride removal treatment and arsenic removal. "We have a unique water system that solely relies on … [Read more...] about A small town connected in a big way