Difficulties faced during the worldwide pandemic and the challenges the newspaper industry are topics Frank Pine of the Southern California News Group and the Bay Area News Group discussed with the Chronicle. Being the executive editor for the Southern California News Group and the Bay Area News Group, Mr. Pine is responsible for 13 newspapers in California, including The Sun, Redlands Daily Facts, The Press Enterprise, and The Daily Bulletin from the Inland Empire. Q: Has the pandemic helped or hindered your work? A: Generally speaking, fewer people are reading print and more people are reading more online. Since the pandemic has occurred, we have not seen a good drop off for our … [Read more...] about Frank Pine on news during the pandemic: “I think lots of things in the Inland Empire warrant national attention”
Tapping into the networks of the local journalists and audiences, Jesse Hardman of the Internews, works to make sure people have the right information when they need it. He accomplishes this goal by researching how the local communities get shared news and how the ownership of the local media companies affects the diminishing of the news coverage on the ground. Jesse Hardman works for a project, the Listening Post, which supports the flow of journalism. The Internews provides over 70 countries around the world with accessible community media. He visited Coyote Chronicle in February 2020 in an effort to find out more about how we do our work. We wanted to catch up with him and share … [Read more...] about Q & A: Jesse Hardman on lack of local news in the IE
CSUSB's Second Year Mentoring Program was renamed to Lead, Innovate, Network, and Know (LINK) Program at the end of Fall 2019. The program continues to serve with a new focus on becoming more inclusive and providing extensive help and guidance to the student body. “This program first started as a second year mentoring, but we felt that everyone can benefit from what LINK has to offer," CSUSB Alumna and University of Redlands graduate student, Carolina Meza, said. "Therefore, we extended our services to more than just the second year. The student mentoring program on campus does a great job in serving freshman, so we increased our population to serve transfer and continuing CSUSB … [Read more...] about LINK program hopes to help transfer and continuing students
The Q2S change is happening in less than six months, and it can be intimidating if you don’t have the correct information. Students worry about not being able to finish on time or taking classes that they shouldn’t need to. Departments set up their own criteria, but as far as general education goes, everyone will have to follow the same requirements. Dr. Craig Seal, who is the former dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, spoke about the advantages of teaching on a semester system based on his experience with both approaches. “Quarters are so fast. When you get in and you miss a week because something happens, all of a sudden you’re failing a course and there’s no chance to … [Read more...] about A Q2S Guide
Many people enjoy taking a weekend trip with friends and family to the Las Vegas area. Soon, they will be able to travel from Victorville to Las Vegas in 90 minutes without the additional burden of parking a vehicle for several days, or the traffic concerns of the return drive back to Southern California on the I-15 with all the other weekend travelers. On October 23, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank approved $3.25 billion in bonds to begin building a fully electric high-speed train between Victor Valley and Las Vegas. Private institutional investors will acquire bonds that will create the funds to support this enterprise which will be implemented by … [Read more...] about SB to LV in 90: hop on the train!
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!
High wind and fire alerts caused last-minute power outages, leaving residents without hot water or electricity. The university was closed for five days last month, leaving many students with nowhere to go. High winds have always affected CSUSB, but starting this fall, due to the fires last year, Southern California Edison (SCE) power company has been taking more precautions than usual. Campus had little warning and no control when SCE turned off-campus power, according to Jon Merchant, the interim director for The Department of Housing & Residential Education (DHRE). "We're kind of at the mercy of the power company in terms of when these things occur," Merchant said. When … [Read more...] about Campus residents scramble to adapt to power outages
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
Recent research has confirmed that toxic air pollution is affecting all of us – from the top of our heads to the tips of our toes, but black carbon (BC) has been found to have crossed the placental wall of pregnant mothers, which affects the fetus at its earliest stage of life. When CSUSB student, Mallory Bedney, heard about the impact of pollution on pregnant women she said, "I was shocked, as I’m quite concerned for the future of our air quality and climate. I can see the toll it has taken on our health, and the fact that people may be born with health issues due to pollution and poor air quality is a real and legitimate concern.” This discovery was in a study which was done in … [Read more...] about New study shows black carbon crosses placenta to fetus