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
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