The 2020 Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) Elections are underway, but the road to victory for candidates has been an uphill battle as cyber campaigning has become the new norm. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, candidates have marketed themselves through various social media platforms and Zoom meetings. Though campaigning has become completely digital, this hasn’t changed the morals, values, and identities that students are choosing to campaign for. “It’s just a learning curve for how we are going to do what we would usually do on a virtual platform. Marketing is going to be a struggle,” said Presidential candidate Sage Keyner. Keyner has been involved in ASI for … [Read more...] about Student candidates campaign via Internet
Participation in the upcoming 2020 Census is being sought out by the members of ASI. Endorsements concerning ASI's resolution for the "Support of an accurate 2020 Census" was brought to the attention of the Faculty Senate meeting on January 14. The United State's constitution addresses that the federal government will allocate aid to the state's "respective numbers." California's state department has addressed that every Californian missed by Census 2020 will cost the state $19,500 in lessened program funding, such as housing programs, health programs, and education funding for grant programs. Senator Vassilakos-Long stated, "We're probably going to lose a representative after … [Read more...] about ASI addresses 2020 Census at Faculty Senate meeting
16-year old climate activist, Greta Thunberg of Stockholm, Sweden has become the subject of political debate concerning climate change. On September 23, 2019, she gave a speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City and called on the leaders of the world to address the growing danger of climate change. "My message is that we'll be watching you," Thunberg said. "This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg: The next generation of change?
Riverside County is preparing for the upcoming election. There are multiple issues that the county is currently facing such as the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project, homelessness, and city debt. The United States' local government is commonly known as the hidden government because many residents have no knowledge of their local representatives. Citizens tend to follow the Federal versus the local government without considering the impact that local government has on local citizens. "I love to serve in the community and because I grew up here almost my whole entire life, I thought this would be a neat way to give back to the community," said William D. Pearce, one of the … [Read more...] about Hearing from candidate William Pearce
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
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
Proposition 6 gains wide support as Californians seeks a gas tax repeal. Prop 6 is a proposition making headway in the 2018 midterm elections. The proposition, if passed, will effectively remove the gas tax legislation that was signed into action by Gov. Jerry Brown of California on April 12, 2017. On Nov. 1st, the gas tax increased gas prices by 12 cents to the gallon. This has come as a shock to many Californians who are already seeing increased prices for other everyday items such as food, gas (home utility) and electricity. However, those hit the hardest by the gas tax have been commuters. California is abundant with commuters, including those that travel a far distance to … [Read more...] about Gas tax repeal lands on ballot
Mayor Davis responded to the public's questions with his current plans of action which are already in place, while Valdivia promised that he would fix the city's problems faster and more effectively than Davis has. The running theme of Valdivia's answers was that the city is in need of real leadership, which he can provide. He said that the council he sits on is the one that makes all of the tough decisions. Davis responded to this with a list of controversial votes which Valdivia abstained from in City Hall, stating that he does not have the ability to make the tough decisions he claims to. "We have some serious issues when it comes to leadership," said Charlie Pagan, a … [Read more...] about San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates Take Questions
Inside the resource center, there is room to work and people to help.The Undocumented Student Success Center (USSC), located in the Santos Manuel Student Union, is open to any questions relating to the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), scholarships available to undocumented students and events held on campus. Created by President Obama in 2012, DACA grants temporary legal status to those who meet a list of qualifications. According to a FactCheck.org article by Lori Robertson, there are approximately 689,800 active DACA recipients in the U.S. Since the start of President Donald Trump's first term, the status of DACA has become a complicated topic. On … [Read more...] about What’s going on with DACA?
On May 4, CSUSB Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) announced the winning candidates for this year's campus-wide general election in the SMSU Bay. Students were sent emails reminding them that polls opened on May 2 and closed the following night on May 3 and providing them a link to the official ballot. The winners of the 2018 general election are as follows: Kristy Robles for Vice President of Finance, Doris Egbo and Mark Sanchez for Student at Large, Yera Yesuto-Diara Nanan for College of Arts & Letters, Tanya Esquivel for College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Daniel Jimenez for Jack H. Brown College of Business & Public Administration, Loma Pashtunyar for College … [Read more...] about ASI Announces 2018 General Election Results