Terminator: Dark Fate is part of a movie series that centers around John Connor and the Terminator which takes place after the heroes stop Judgement Day from happening. Despite the return of director James Camron and lead actress Linda Hamilton, who reprised her role as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, the film was terminated at the box office. It was choppy at best and it tried to explain the timeline differences and by doing that they eliminated three movies of the series. Quite disappointing that they couldn’t find a better tie in than the one they presented in the movie. Special effects are always fantastic in this franchise. But what drew people … [Read more...] about Dark Fate Terminated (Digital Release Review)
By Linda Phan When the opportunity surfaced to study abroad for a summer in South Africa, I wanted to be a part of it. South Africa is a country that is still transitioning from decades of segregation. Although apartheid may have ended over 20 years ago, the feeling of division is still there. I was curious to know how racism affected people in this climate of change and how their experiences compared to my own. My research has provided this understanding. The extensive research commitment and in-depth experience I gained on this study abroad trip have helped me in building my resume and will enhance employment opportunities. I believe that conducting research on a topic that is … [Read more...] about Studying abroad made possible
At around 8 p.m. of January 11, 2020, here in California, which was about 12 noon of January 12 in the Philippines, my father and I were having a lively conversation over Skype – telling him how my day went at school, while he updated me about his heart-related health condition. We talked for a little over an hour before my dad left for his doctor’s appointment. Little did we know that in the following hours, something catastrophic would happen. On the morning of January 12 (California-time), I was scrolling through Facebook’s news feed when I read about Taal Volcano’s eruption in the Philippines. The little island volcano in the middle of a lake erupted, sending the people of Tagaytay City, … [Read more...] about Reflecting upon Taal Volcano’s eruption
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