By Austin Murray, Jonathan Cadena, & Jacob Russell To alleviate confusion about the upcoming 2020 Q2S change, faculty and staff have been leading an information campaign but some students are confused. Banners and posters have popped up around campus inviting students to information sessions and urging them to see an academic counselor. Yet some students are still unsure how the conversion will affect them. “I'm just worried about how this will affect my graduation track,” said 1st year English major Dominique. One area that might be affected by the conversion change is the financial aid disbursement. Students will now have to budget their money for 15 weeks instead of 10. … [Read more...] about The impact and consequences of quarter to Semester conversion
Charlene Teters came to CSUSB on November 12 to discuss the issue of Native American mascots in the 21st century. Charlene Teters is an activist, multimedia artist and educator who wants to raise awareness about Native American mascots' use in universities and its cultural inappropriateness. She spoke in front of more than 100 students and faculty at the Santos Manuel Student Union theater about her journey at the University of Illinois. She became an activist once she saw that the university was not respecting the identity of Native Americans. She made sure that the use of Native Americans multimedia artwork was not used as a sport mascot. "When I got accepted to the University … [Read more...] about Native American Mascots
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
Being in your final year of college is a bittersweet feeling. You have a little bit of "senioritis" and you're just ready for a new experience. However, you wonder how the "real world" will receive you. You ask yourself, "What can I offer? Do I have enough experience? How am I going to get a job right out of school? Am I even ready to be out of school?" These questions are perfectly normal to have, but they can give you so much stress. This feeling can be labeled as post graduate anxiety. There is a bit of guilt that comes with post graduate anxiety because graduation is a time to celebrate your accomplishments, and at every gathering your family members will ask, "So, what are you … [Read more...] about How to cope with post graduate anxiety
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?
Gap years are always talked about when students are burnt out of their education. Getting good grades, extracurricular activities, SAT’S/ACT’S, AP classes, FAFSA applications, etc. There’s no question that we all need a break from the system but is it beneficial or will it set you back from achieving your educational goals? In the 2015 National Alumni Survey organized by the American Gap Association in partnership with Temple University, students spoke on why they took a gap year. 92 percent said that they wanted to gain life experiences and grow personally, 85 percent wished to travel and experience other cultures, and 82 percent needed to take a break from the traditional academic … [Read more...] about The mystery of the gap year
Californians are aware of the frequency of seismic activity that the state is prone to. Anyone who has lived in California for an extended period has probably felt the earth rattle and roll beneath them. According to the United States Geological Survey, California is among the top 16 states at high risk for a damaging earthquake in the next half-century and it is the number two state for most frequent and highest magnitude quakes. The experience of an earthquake can be an unsettling one for some, and for others, it can be a favorable event on occasions of low magnitude. The Great California Shakeout 2019 is an event coordinated by the Earthquake Country Alliance, who according to … [Read more...] about Drop, Cover, and Hold On
This fall quarter of 2019 marks the beginning of Coyote PLUS's Peer Mentoring Program: Second-Year Experience. It is part of the Coyote PLUS Programs which include Student Mentoring: First Year Experience, Supplemental Instruction, and Tutoring. Carolina Meza is the lead coordinator of the program. She along with the University of Redlands graduate students, Angelica Sweeney, Breena Lizaola and Evan Tellez, help to train the six mentors to provide help to the 60 mentees during the upcoming fall quarter. The Student Mentoring Program at CSUSB is separate by the first-year experience and second-year experience. The Student Mentors Program is for first-year students or first-year … [Read more...] about New mentoring program added
By Contributing Writers Destiny Johnson, Jailene Paniagua, Abigail Ramos, Sydney Pate, and Tyler Williams Students with various backgrounds, years and majors reflect on the life-changing-skills and perspectives they gained throughout their undergraduate college careers so far. “I feel like the most valuable life lesson attending CSUSB, is that you can do anything. My family has no one that has gone to college and college gets hard. It’s hard sometimes, and I don't always know what to do and who to ask, but I think that there is always an answer. If there is sometimes that I don’t know the answer to it, someone is going to eventually help me find the answer. The college has … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: What is the most valuable life lesson you have learned here at CSUSB?
On May 22, students here at CSUSB attended the Criminal Justice Alumni Career Panel. The panel consisted of three CSUSB alumni who have all entered the field of Criminal Justice and came back to CSUSB to offer some insight on what they do. Melanie Aguayo is a Deputy Sheriff who graduated in 2016 here at CSUSB, where she was a student-athlete on the Women's Soccer team. Shortly after graduating in June 2016 she found herself in the Police Academy just one month after graduation. Deputy Aguayo attended the academy for six months and was then transferred to West Valley Detention Center where she is doing CCU-Detail, which involves classifications and gang-intel. Deputy Aguayo is a C2 meaning … [Read more...] about Criminal Justice Alumni Career Panel: Molding The Future