A few professors gave their opinions but did not want to have their pictures taken. A dean in Criminal Justice also gave her opinion but did not want to risk controversy and wanted to leave the opinion as anonymous, however did want the opinion to be heard. I left those quotes at the bottom unnumbered so they won’t interfere with the organization of the picture to quote pattern. 2. Kabbaj, junior - “ I don’t know how they are going to enforce it since some students have to smoke anyway. I am afraid they are going to smoke by the buildings and that can cause more harm than good.” 3. Gina, Librarian- “ I am generally pleased with the no smoking policy on campus. I think it’s about … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: Reactions to the Smoking Ban
Chancellor Timothy P. White's Executive Order 1108 that bans the use of tobacco and all related products from the CSUSB campus has been receiving mixed reviews. This includes banning e-cigarettes, vaporizers, snuff and chewing tobacco on all CSU campuses, claiming that it will promote a healthier, safer learning environment. This executive order supersedes all previous campus policies related to smoking. All UC schools have been smoke-free for the past three years and now CSU schools have followed. The health risks of tobacco have been thoroughly studied and it is well known that smoking is unhealthy. However, students and faculty who are regular tobacco users are having a … [Read more...] about CSU Smoking Ban: Mixed Opinions
CSUSB participated in the Great ShakeOut, the world's largest earthquake drill, and evacuated hundreds of students and faculty within minutes. The annual drill was set for 10:19 a.m. on Oct. 19 and started exactly on time. Over the university's announcement system and via the emergency text line, students and staff were instructed to duck and cover. Minutes after the simulated quake, buildings were evacuated entirely. However, some buildings, like University Hall, had police officers go into the buildings to practice an emergency scenario and help facilitate the evacuation. Evacuees were led to open areas away from any structures where they awaited further … [Read more...] about Great ShakeOut!
CSUSB’s Information Technology Services (ITS) presented an OktoberTech! event that ran from Oct. 17-20, showcasing different technological resources and devices available to students. OktoberTech! began with an ITS Tech Fair and Download Party on Tuesday, Oct. 17 near the Technology Support Center on the main campus. Attendees were allowed to visit tech-based booths that featured virtual reality, artificial intelligence gadgets like Alexa and Google Home, and software downloads useful to students. One booth on display was the Assistive Technology & Accessibility Center (ATAC), where students were provided with instructions on how to create audio versions of their textbooks and … [Read more...] about OktoberTech! 2017
Coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement, CSUSB had its annual Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 21, as a way to bring students, alumni, staff and community members together to celebrate what it is like to be a Coyote. “The purpose of Homecoming is celebration,” said Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Crystal Wymer-Lucero. Wymer-Lucero says the event is significant because it brings together everybody and it is also a tradition.“We’re here to celebrate what it means to be a coyote and honor everything we’ve done over the last years,” said Wymer-Lucero.This year's homecoming celebration had over 1,000 members of the Coyote Family.The day was commenced with the Homecoming Bash, which took … [Read more...] about Homecoming Celebrations
With the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, the topic of disaster preparedness becomes a reality at the forefront of our minds. After such a devastating event, students and faculty begin to look at the campus and the potential for disaster. According to April Wing, the manager of Emergency Management and Business Continuity at CSUSB, our campus could have up to 22,000 students present at a single given time. Wing expressed that due to our campus’s location and population, we are vulnerable to disaster. She believes that students shouldn’t feel afraid, but instead, feel the need to be prepared in case a disaster should strike. “We are vulnerable to disasters that students and faculty … [Read more...] about Are you prepared for disaster?
Since Oct. 4, wildfires have been scorching through Northern California, taking the lives and homes of people young and old. These fires have burned over 221,000 acres of land, killing 31 people and destroying 2,800 residences. Winds of up to 70 miles per hour aided the rapid spread of flames, but the cause of the outbreak is still under investigation. Bodies burned beyond recognition have been found, along with human remains of merely ash and bone. Authorities are relying on dental records, fingerprints, tattoos and serial numbers on hip implants to identify victims. Over 3,500 structures have been destroyed throughout Northern California since the beginning of the … [Read more...] about Fires Sweep Through Northern California
On Oct. 10, a vigil was held at the Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center to honor the life of 21-year-old Jordyn Rivera, one of the victims of the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting in Las Vegas--the most deadly mass shooting in American history. Rivera was a fourth-year student at CSUSB in the health care management program and also a member of Eta Sigma Gamma, the national health education honor society. An estimated 400 faculty members, staff, friends, and family attended the vigil to honor her memory. Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Brian Haynes presided over the vigil, introducing many guest speakers to speak on behalf of Rivera and the impact she made on their … [Read more...] about Vigil in remembrance of Jordyn Rivera
On October 1, a crowd of over 22,000 people came out to enjoy country music at the Route 91 Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Around 10 p.m., hundreds of shots were fired into the concert crowd. At first, details on what had occurred were vague and still developing. Various media outlets were reporting several announced dead with up to 100 people shot. By the next morning, 59 people were reported dead and over 500 people had been reported to have gunshot wounds to the head, torso, and various other bodily injuries. Among those 59 victims was California State University-San Bernardino student, Jordyn Rivera. She was a fourth-year student who was studying in the Health Care … [Read more...] about Las Vegas Shooting
As employee health benefits and salaries continue to rapidly increase, many school districts within the state of California desperately struggle to create a balanced budget by June 30 that will cover the next three fiscal years, as mandated by law. The Fontana Unified School District (FUSD) is no stranger to these worries, as the projections for years to come are expected to only get worse. During the year of 2011, FUSD faced drastic budget cuts due to lack of state funding, and were expected to save $25 million by the following year. These budget cuts included a reduction of the College Career Center and Adult Education, layoffs of 26 Librarian Specialists, and the removing of the … [Read more...] about Fontana School District Face Issues with Budget