The topic of shared governance on CSUSB’s campus has been heating up, especially with the Q2S conversion occurring soon, but who exactly has the final say in the University’s final decision-making is the question asking to be answered. Shared governance is a set of practices where administration, faculty, staff, and students participate in decision-making for the university’s welfare and operation. “There’s been a lot of discussion of shared governance on campus in recent years because a lot of faculty feel like we’re not really living up to what we should be doing. I think a lot of discussions are being made without faculty input or in cases where faculty members are consulted, we … [Read more...] about Issues emerge on shared governance
Through a volunteer service trip that CSUSB's Office of Community Engagement (OCE) has started up to bring students, faculty, and their surrounding communities closer together, Camp SERVE is an opportunity for students who are looking to make a difference and help understand the needs of the community. Students have come together to volunteer and have fun getting in touch with their community. Photo by Peter AlvarezBack on December 10-12, the OCE and Student Recreation and Wellness Center hosted its first-ever Camp SERVE trip. "It was originally thought of as an idea for brand new faculty coming to the campus who are not from around here, and it would've been a quick way to get them … [Read more...] about Benefitting from Camp SERVE
"Growing up he was almost like a father figure to me. I really modeled my mentality around Kobe. He was my inspiration. In a way, he's the closest person that's passed away from me. Kobe was our childhood. Because of him, I've had a lot of opportunities and met many new people. Sometimes his passing doesn't feel real." "I've cried more in the past three days than I have in the past five years. I got the news when I was driving back from Vegas, and I was a mess the whole seven hours of driving. It doesn't feel like it's gotten better, but it's brought a lot of people together. The outreach of love is probably the biggest part that I've seen from this, and it's allowed me to feel better … [Read more...] about VoxPop: Remembering Kobe
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
With incidents occurring back-to-back in the first and second weeks of classes, campus police remind students, staff, and faculty to stay alert of their surroundings and encourage them to take advantage of the Community Service Officers escorts on their campus walks. On January 14, the University Police Department (UPD) arrested Luis Lopez after he physically assaulted a female student on the 4th floor of the library women's restroom. Lopez is currently restricted from campus, but should he be released from jail and seen on campus, contact UPD and avoid interaction with him. 4th-year CSUSB student Victoria Orozco stated, " I was on the same floor doing homework and all of a sudden … [Read more...] about Campus police made two arrests in the second week of quarter
The 27th Anniversary of the Festival of Lights Switch-On Ceremony took place on November 29, 2019, located on Mission Inn and Orange St. in the City of Riverside. The Festival started at 12 p.m. and lasted until 10:00 p.m every night. The opening ceremony was from 4:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and featured more than five million lights at The Mission Inn and a fireworks display. Visiting the Festival of Lights has been a yearly tradition for many families, including students here on campus. Hundreds of people gather to see the amazing show as a way of celebrating the holidays. "I have been going for about three years now and I am definitely going this year again," CSUSB student Priscilla … [Read more...] about Festival of Lights kicks off
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?
Taking a break from their academic studies, students gathered together at the RAFFMA on Thursday, November 14, 2019, to enjoy some delicious coffee as they viewed their names being written in calligraphy. Servers from the Bleu Pitt Cafe in San Bernardino offered a variety of beverages including a delicious blueberry coffee. Barbara, an attendee, commented on how it tasted: "It's like a blueberry muffin, except in a cup." You can try out their blueberry-iced coffee along with a variety of breakfast options at their cafe which is located off of Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino. Ariel, a student who majors in studio art, was also present enjoying the art and coffee. "I'm glad they … [Read more...] about Let’s take a coffee break!
Originally from Long Beach, and later moved to Pico Rivera, the third annual Tropicalia Music Festival was in high enough demand that it was moved to the Pomona Fairplex. The Lantinx-focused festival, which took place on November 9 and 10, had Day 1 headliners such as Los Tigres Del Notre and Caifanes. Day 2 featured Kali Uchis, the Buttertones, the Drums and other indie-surf-rock bands. With Camp Flog Gnaw, another huge music festival by Tyler the Creator, being the same weekend, it seemed like Tropicalia would have stayed at the same venue, but that was not the case. "I saw the line-up to this year's Tropicalia fest for Day 2 and immediately sold my Camp Flog Gnaw weekend … [Read more...] about Tropicalia music festival moves to Pomona
Charlene Teters came to CSUSB on November 12 to discuss the issue of Native American mascots in the 21st century. Charlene Teters is an activist, multimedia artist and educator who wants to raise awareness about Native American mascots' use in universities and its cultural inappropriateness. She spoke in front of more than 100 students and faculty at the Santos Manuel Student Union theater about her journey at the University of Illinois. She became an activist once she saw that the university was not respecting the identity of Native Americans. She made sure that the use of Native Americans multimedia artwork was not used as a sport mascot. "When I got accepted to the University … [Read more...] about Native American Mascots