During the weekend of Nov. 16th, 2018, the CSUSB Forensics team took on San Diego as they competed in the American Parliamentary Debate Association (Ameri Parli) and Individual events. Returning members Tejwant Brar, Teresa Salas, and Jon Anderson, lead the team towards victory. This two-day event included 12 hour days dedicated to competing in events such as: After Dinner, Impromptu, Monologue, and Dramatic Interpretation speeches. While at the same time, one of two teams competed in the American Parliamentary Debate. Day one of the competition began at 8 a.m., and presumably lasted until 8 p.m. There were several rounds in each category (After Dinner, Impromptu, Monologue, and … [Read more...] about Coyote Forensics battles San Diego
With finals around the corner, the Coyote Chronicle created a list of ways that students can reduce stress. In this generation of college students have a great access to a wide variety of communication with fellow peers. One great tip would be to create a study group since not many people like asking questions in class, peers may be able to work together to answer questions. In study groups, this enables students to be on top of reviewing notes, helps the individual learn while teaching others and vice versa. Darleen Rios a senior stated, “I was never a fan of studying for a final exam I was just in panic because of the anxiety of passing or failing.” This is not uncommon … [Read more...] about Are you ready for finals?
San Bernardino students prepare for college and take on its challenges with the help of GEAR UP at CSUSB. The program's Director, Summer Steele, provides an insight into the program, students, plans and future of the program. GEAR UP at CSUSB is a federal grant program awarded by the Department of Education. The six-year program provides exclusive services for college preparedness and postsecondary education success to students of San Bernardino Unified School District (SBUSD), specifically the class of 2020. Summer Steele, Director of GEAR UP, has been at CSUSB for 16 years serving in various roles on campus and helped establish GEAR UP. Her passion dives into access programs and … [Read more...] about Q & A with GEAR UP Director
With the anxiety on the rise nation-wide, CSUSB counselors and students detail the symptoms and potentials solutions. Tavon Harris, CSUSB's Counseling and Psychological faculty member stresses, "Anxiety can be triggered by various things in a person's life. With over 60,000 to 100,000 thoughts a day, you are stimulated from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep." The stimuli and events around people's lives are some of the things that trigger various thoughts and emotions for the day; with 40% of those 60,000 thoughts are negative according to Harris. Harris is one of 12 counselors at CSUSB's Counseling & Psychological Services Center, dedicated to individual … [Read more...] about Axing out Anxiety
Veterans Day approaches and cities throughout the Inland Empire begin to prepare for the ceremonies. Yet, for some, the respect shown to veterans during the celebrations cannot heal the wounds inflicted on them by their own countrymen upon their arrival home. Every year for Veterans Day and Memorial Day weekends, volunteers show up and hand out the ‘Buddy Poppy,’ across the country at grocery stores, department stores, and other local markets. In return, some give small donations to support veteran causes. These people are the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This tradition goes back to just after World War 1. ‘Buddy Poppies’ are the adopted memorial flower for the VFW. They … [Read more...] about For some veterans, respect given on Veterans Day is ‘50 years too late’
Two award-winning photojournalists who mentor and speak all over the world, Nick Ut, 1973 Pulitzer Prize Winner, and Raul Roa, LA Times Community News, spoke to 100 students, staff, and faculty on October 9, 2018, at noon. Nick Ut shared the incredible story of his time photographing the Vietnam War and how it continues to impact his life. Ut's iconic 1972 Vietnam War photo of 9-year-old Kim Phuc, "Napalm Girl," significantly influenced public opinion on the war and won him the Pulitzer Prize, but his work did not end there. Ut has been a photographer for the Associated Press for over 51 years where he frequently collaborates with Raul Roa at the LA Times community news. Together, … [Read more...] about Pulitzer Prize winner shares his story of the “Napalm Girl”
Women of Color honorees Jean Peacock and Eri Yasuhara. CSUSB Press Release 05/11/2018 Hosted by Cal State San Bernardino’s Women of Color in Academia, the May 11 event, “A Seat at the Table: Intersectionality in Higher Education,” featured a panel discussion focusing on women of color in higher education and two surprise faculty awards. The surprise awards were given to Jean Peacock and Eri Yasuhara, the two founders of CSUSB’s University Faculty Mentoring Network, for their service and mentorship. “This means so much,” said Peacock, professor emerita of psychology, who was moved to tears when the announcement was made. “What is so important to me is that I’m available to … [Read more...] about Women of Color in Academia
The CBEST is a standardized test administered throughout the state of California for individuals who want to teach at public schools and gain a credential. It is designed to evaluate basic proficiency in reading, mathematics and writing. The test is divided into three sections: reading, writing, and math. The reading and math sections contain 50 multiple-choice questions and the writing section consists of two essay questions. The test must be completed in four hours, and test-takers may use that time to work on any or all of the three sections. There is no limit to the number of times someone may take the test in order to pass, and test-takers do not have to pass all three … [Read more...] about Have You Considered Taking The CBEST?