For most students, the height of studying for finals week is upon us and winter break is an after-thought as final papers pile up and all group presentations or projects are scheduled to be presented in the same week. It's hard to relax or see an end in sight despite the fact that that end is just around the corner. Winter break will be here before you know it and after shouldering the go, go, go mentality of the end of the fall quarter it might be a little harder than you think to catch the break you deserve. These are some ways that you can end up making the most of the break and mentally prepare yourself for the winter 2020 quarter. Now that your last final has been turned in … [Read more...] about Making the most out of your winter break
Instagram’s newest update has been causing some controversy over followers not being able to see how many “likes” they get from their posts. On November 14, Instagram announced on their Twitter account that they are, “expanding the test of private counts globally and you’ll no longer see the total number of likes and views on photos and videos posted to Feed unless they’re your own.” CEO of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, stated that “our hope is to better understand how this idea changes how people feel about using our platform, particularly young people.” It is no surprise that social media has a huge effect on today’s society, especially with the idea of becoming a “social media … [Read more...] about New Instagram update, more likes or no likes?
CSUSB has been ranked one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, yet the different races on this campus feel there is room for improvement. “We stick together as a whole since the percentage of African Americans is only 4 or 5 perent...we do a lot of programs to represent our culture and our passion for what we love as African Americans on campus.” - “It is important for race to be represented on campus so that everyone is included and not left out.” “Being black on a college campus and not being able to express yourself or be who you are because of the system that was set not to succeed.” “I’ve always been viewed as not college worthy because of my … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: “What race do you identify with and how do you feel your race is represented on campus?”
By Hector Pimienta On October 11, 2019, Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 24. Under this bill, all 34 universities within the University of California and California State University systems will be required to supply the abortion pill RU-486 on campus for students. Universities will have until January 2023 to comply or face legal action. At first glance, it seems like it would be a great idea because the availability of this medication would be beneficial for students who have no health insurance outside of the university. According to Governor Newsom in an October 2019 Yahoo article: “We’re removing barriers to reproductive health, increasing access on college campuses and … [Read more...] about Letter to the Editor: Senate Bill 24
Prices are up and so are wait times. Construction, growing student body, increase in parking prices, and the start of the fall quarter are all reasons why parking has become an issue for students. Students share their growing frustrations and suggestions for change. "There was already difficulty parking before they started construction, and now that there’s construction everywhere. There isn’t anywhere to park. Now you have to go all the way to the Visual Arts. It’s just a drag. Just maybe have it be more accessible because I know there is parking all around, but maybe people don’t have the time. Say, if they have a class in Jack Brown, they don’t have the time to … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: Is campus parking getting out of hand?
Recently, CSUSB has announced that, in Fall 2020, the campus will be converting from a quarter system to a semester system, and some of the students who will be affected by the conversion gave us their thoughts. “I think it’ll mess up people who are going to be in the middle of the conversion. I’m from a semester system in community college, and now I’m getting used to the quarter, but then I’ll have to go back to semester. I think it’ll definitely get confusing. I’ll most likely have to stay a little longer, but I’m fine with that, as long as the job gets done.” “I have mixed feelings about the conversion. In a quarter system, you can take 5 classes each quarter. … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: “What are your thoughts on the quarter to semester conversion?”
By Diana D'arcangelo More than a decade ago in the mid-aughts, there was no greater constant in my life than my Saturday morning routine. Still in my pajamas, I would wake up by 9 am, grab my bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and sit in front of the living room TV to watch the newest episode of Yu-Gi-Oh, dubbed into child-friendly English from its original Japanese. Unless I pestered my parents into buying me a VHS copy of my shows, and since we normally couldn’t afford cable, Saturday mornings were my only brief window into this captivating world of color, dialogue, and narrative. Dramatic arcs would be laid down brick by brick, week after week in 22-minute timeslots, culminating in … [Read more...] about The Handmaid’s Fail: how the shift to streaming is tweaking storytelling in television
With a new year, comes new faces and new struggles that nearly all CSUSB students have had to face at one point during their college career. What is up with parking? Is the bookstore really the best place to buy those expensive books? Just want something affordable for lunch nearby? The CSUSB Survival Guide has all the answers with inside tips from fourth-year students that know what it's like to navigate the twists and turns of college life. There's one struggle that ties all CSUSB students together no matter the major or the year. And that's, you guessed it, parking. CSUSB has nine major parking lots and two parking structures. Getting familiar with these extra parking lots quicker … [Read more...] about Survival Guide: tips and tricks from fourth year coyotes
Whether we like to admit it or not, technology has changed the way we communicate. It has allowed people to express themselves in ways that were previously not possible. But how much time do people really spend on social media? According to a study done by Digital Information World, the average person spends about 134 minutes per day on social media. This is equivalent to 2 hours and 13 minutes per day. “I am constantly using social media," said CSUSB student Amanda. "Every free minute I have, I am on social media. I would say that I spend something close to about 3 hours a day on there.” CSUSB student Jacob Hernandez also admitted to spending much of his free time on social … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic?
Dust off your Atari’s and CD players because we are going back in time. We actually will not be traveling to the past but some of our favorite items have become apart of today's society. Polaroid cameras: In 1950s, the polaroid camera became popular. In today's culture there are all kinds of cameras that produce polaroids. You can buy Polaroid cameras for $50-$100 Jelly shoes: You can find them at almost any trendy store that keeps up with popular styles. My mom would dress me in them as a baby, and now as an adult I still buy them for myself. The jelly shoe fad started in the 1980’s. Vinyl Records: Almost any popular artist releases their own music on vinyls. You can buy … [Read more...] about Everyone’s favorite comebacks