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
The controversy stirred as news broke that Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi and Alabama all signed abortion bans. These bills got signed at the hands of the GOP, and their goal is to eventually overturn Roe v. Wade, and with the Supreme Court majority being conservative, this is a real fear many women are facing. Five of the six states signed the “heartbeat bill” which means abortion is no longer allowed once a heartbeat is found. That could be as early as six weeks. That is usually the time a woman realizes she’s pregnant in the first place. Essentially, this bill forces women to carry out the pregnancy. Alabama leads the way with the 25 men voting in favor of the … [Read more...] about Banning abortion is a war on women
With CSUSB being predominantly a commuter university, most students are driving to get here. Now, that would not be a problem if these gas prices weren't this high and getting higher. Gas is currently at $4.00 at most gas stations and for someone who drives constantly, I'm tired of it. I live in Victorville and also work in Fontana, so it is safe to assume I pump a lot. This is not only true for me. This is true for many students here at our university. Most students who I know, not only attend this university full time, but they also either work part-time or full time. That is not only exhausting, but that means you have to put gas more often. That by itself is bad enough, but these … [Read more...] about Recent Rise of Gas Pricing
This is a battle majority of people have argued about on Twitter, in person, with each other. The battle of what music streaming application is better than the other. Even though both applications are both used for music, but are completely different in the eyes of consumers. Spotify is a Swedish audio streaming platform that provides DRM-protected music and podcasts from record labels and media companies. While Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists. The service also includes the Internet radio station Beats 1, which broadcasts live to over 100 … [Read more...] about Spotify vs. Apple Music Showdown
Living in San Bernardino, it’s not rare to hit a pothole on the way to school or work. Why are our streets so neglected? According to the official website for the city of San Bernardino, “It is the goal of the Operations & Maintenance Division to maintain City streets in good repair, including repair of potholes and sinkholes.” However, this has not been the experience for students who commute to CSUSB. As a commuter student, Daniela Perez has dealt with potholes year round. “It’s been horrible because I don’t have University Drive way memorized unlike everyone else just yet, so it is pretty annoying," Perez said. "Especially when you’re stepping in the gas to make it to your 8:00 … [Read more...] about Pothole Dilemma in San Bernardino
Having a good credit score is crucial. Some college freshman and sophomores shared that they know little to nothing about the concept or how to go about building their own credit. A credit score is, “A numerical expression based on a level analysis of a person's credit files, to represent the creditworthiness of an individual. A credit score is primarily based on a credit report, information typically sourced from credit bureaus.” A large majority of students at CSUSB come from a low socio-economic background, their credit score, if good, is their only backbone. There are hundreds and thousands of college students who have bad credit or have been misinformed on the topic. We … [Read more...] about Should schools teach “How to manage your credit” instead of Algebra?
Organizations and people in the community of the Inland Empire joined the march and gathered at Meadowbrook Park for the introduction of the May Day march. With posters, banners, music and chanting, people made their way over to the first stop at Service Employment International Union (SEIU), then to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, San Bernardino City Hall, San Bernardino County (San Bernardino county what?) and ended back at Meadowbrook Park. There, they had sign up for action booths, food and a music celebration to end the night. Different organizations like Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights, Training … [Read more...] about May Day in the IE