CSUSB student athletes tell us whether or not the pandemic has made it difficult for them to stay in shape. Photos of the student athletes were provided by the CSUSB Athletics department. Justine Ziranda - Cross Country; Senior, Art Education Major "Being on both the cross country and track and field team have been very different and difficult during this time. Having your teammates next to you every practice motivates you to do better, and we don’t have that right now. Running on our own can only do so much for us. We like competing and seeing our progress over time. Running on our own doesn’t give us the push that most of us need. But to stay positive, I’ve made one of my … [Read more...] about Vox pop: How are CSUSB athletes staying in shape during the pandemic?
While good nutrition is the key to a healthy life, maintaining a balanced diet can be a difficult task without enough time, money, or kitchen knowledge. When college students can't find enough time in their day, they tend to look toward fast food options or a quick and easy meal, just to realize that their bank account can’t support that. “We have food at home,” is a common phrase that most people have heard from their parents or guardians at one time or another when growing up. Although this comment always bothered me when I was younger, I am going to prove it right by providing a list of easy, delicious, and affordable meals that can be made with ingredients that are in virtually every … [Read more...] about Advice: Cheap and delicious meals to make with household staples
As athletes in different schools across the country are being allowed back to practice, CSU teams are still waiting for the announcement that will allow them to do the same. After dedicating most of their lives to baseball or softball, senior athletes' final hoorah was abruptly canceled right at the beginning of their spring season due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the United States. Although complete cancellation is not the outcome that anyone wanted, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) made the decision to give college athletes in spring sports the opportunity to return to play for another year. When the NCAA released the statement, “The Division II Council … [Read more...] about Senior athletes offered another year of eligibility
Generation Z and millennial voters showed up in high numbers all across the country for the 2020 presidential election. According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), a majority of young People of Color (POC) showed support for Joe Biden. CIRCLE's data indicates the percentage of POC, ranging from ages 18-29, based on their race and preferred presidential candidate. Rose Sesma, a volunteer poll worker in San Bernardino County, said, "I felt so proud to see so many young people show up to cast their votes early. There's a lot of them and that means they're able to make a real difference." Researchers from Campus Vote Project and … [Read more...] about 2020 experiences high turnout of young voters
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the lives of people around the world and, aside from its negative impacts on our health, has also affected the way students receive higher education by having to adapt to the new virtual learning environment. A lot of people are not fond of change because it can be nerve-wracking, stressful, and overwhelming. However, for most college freshmen, the transition from high school to university is what they have been waiting for, for years. Although they’re still able to attend classes online, COVID-19 has been a roadblock in their ability to achieve a college experience. For Thomas Napolitano, a freshman marketing major and baseball player, the … [Read more...] about Freshmen adapt to college in the midst of a pandemic