By Daniel Banks | Staff Writer | The film It was released to theaters on Sept. 8, just in time for the Halloween season. The movie is a remake of the original 1990 miniseries that was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The budget for It was $35 million, but it grossed twice as much at the box office. The film made a record breaking $500.7 million worldwide. The plot revolves around a small town called Derry, Maine where seven young high school outcasts are forced to face their fears when they are targeted by an evil creature. They decide to join forces to take down a demented and murdering clown that goes by the name of Pennywise. This group of … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “IT” Takes Over The Box Office
The Black Student Union (BSU) is an organization that helps connect the black students and faculty of CSUSB to promote feelings of acceptance and a sense of a family. Evelyn Knox, who is the advisor for BSU, took the time to be interviewed about her involvement with the union and how students can benefit from being a part of the BSU. Q: How did you become involved with BSU? A: I became involved with the BSU around 2013. I worked in housing as a coordinator and one of my RA’s that I supervised at the time was really involved on campus and he told me that he had to talk to me about something. During that time, they had an advisor, but she could no longer do it in her capacity and … [Read more...] about Q&A: BSU Advisor Evelyn Knox
In a perfect world, I would be with my dream girl. She is five-foot three-inches and curvy, has sense of humor, is loyal and kind, and I would be figuring out what gift I should get her for the holidays. However, I wake up from my dream and reality sets in that I do not have my dream girl. It makes me wonder why it hasn’t happened yet. What is the problem? With the holiday season in full effect, the pressure of being single during this time is on another level. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is supposed to be a joyous occasion where family and friends come together as one to embrace each other. However, there is one thing about the holidays that can be very annoying, and someone … [Read more...] about Being Single During the Holidays
With finals week approaching quickly, the level of stress for students to do well can be at an all-time high. The pressure of wanting to do well on final exams can take a toll on students. There are many factors that play a part in a student's urge to ace their tests. They’re probably struggling with a class and are in dire need of passing the final to get a passing grade overall. Also, the more classes that someone takes, the more finals they have, possibly leading to mental frustration. "With the amount of finals that I have to take for finals week, it is taking a toll on me mentally and physically" said CSUSB Junior Vivian Arias. "Studying for finals in subjects that you aren't … [Read more...] about Resources on Campus To Help Students Succeed During Finals Week
R&B superstar Chris Brown recently released his eighth studio album entitled, Heartbreak on a Full Moon. The double-disc with a total of 45 songs was released online on Oct. 31, 2017 on Halloween, and was released physically on Nov. 3. Brown’s new album has a variety of songs that his fans can enjoy. There are upbeat songs that will make people dance and there are slow songs that will put people in their feelings. There are a few heavy hitters in the music game that were featured on the album, from the likes of Jhene Aiko, R Kelly, Gucci Mane, Usher, Future, and a few others. Each song on the album has a catchy hook that will capture the audience's attention. There are songs … [Read more...] about Album Review: Chris Brown Heartbreak on a Full Moon
With finals quickly approaching in the upcoming weeks, there are some useful study tips and resources on campus that students can use to do their very best on exams. As a college student, tests can often be stressful. Having tests that are around the same time and preparing for each one can be a difficult task. There are some students who have a hard time figuring out what are the best methods to studying for a test. Students use different proceedures to prepare for a test that works best for them. Some use flash cards, take notes while they’re reading a chapter, or go to tutoring sessions. “Usually, when I prepare for a test, I find an isolated place to study. I put my phone away … [Read more...] about Study Tips for Midterms and Finals
In this generation, it’s becoming more difficult to find the person of your dreams. Most of us are searching for that perfect person we would like to be in a relationship with. We all have an idea of the person that best suits us, but why does it seem like it’s a struggle to end up with that person? There are a lot of dating apps such as Tinder, Plenty of Fish (POF), eHarmony, and Meet Me that are designed to expedite the dating process. While we have these sites that potentially help us meet our mates, people continue to have a hard time in the game of love. While, we have access to all of these sites there is no guarantee that someone will find a person that is interested in them. … [Read more...] about Why is it a Challenge to Date in this Generation?
The rise of tuition at CSUSB and other CSU schools by 270 dollars for undergraduate students has been generating some negative buzz among students, but has officials pointing to the positive aspects. The decision was made by the Board of Trustees on March 22, 2017, and was the first tuition increase in seven years. Many of the students that attend CSUSB are receiving financial aid and do not pay out of the pocket for classes, but that isn’t always the case. Some students are paying for school with their own money, or, with student loans because they do not meet the requirements to receive grants. Financial burdens can sometimes add more stress to a person, especially when they’re … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Recent Tuition Increase at CSUSB