In the homeless community there are a plethora of misconceptions that individuals are fighting against before they even say a word. It can be easy for those of "privilege" to forget the humanity that these individuals represent. “I think people assume that I can’t take care of my kids,” shared Destiny, a current resident at a Path of Life Shelter as she hugged her sleeping three week old newborn to her chest inside her partially zipped hoodie. Destiny shared that she and her husband were staying at the shelter with her daughters while they waited on paperwork and housing from the city. “People assume that because I’m young, and in this situation that I’m not able to properly … [Read more...] about Homelessness: More than a stigma
Captain America might not typically be the first thing that comes to mind when discussing matters of psychology and mental health, but that's not to say it's entirely off the table. "Superhero therapy is utilizing pop culture and superheroes to relate to clients as a mental health provider," explained Travis Adams a Marine Corps. A veteran who served for 9.5 years, who has taken his love of pop-culture, and a Masters Degree in Social Work and combined them to benefit veterans. When asked about how superhero therapy works he was able to give some insight on why it can benefit veterans. "Being able to understand an individual isn't alone in handling a situation or issue that they … [Read more...] about Superhero Therapy…Captain America say what?
Inspired by the Humans of New York photojournalism series, the concept behind this project was to focus on the diversity and highlight the humanity of the different students around the campus. … [Read more...] about Catching up with humans of CSUSB before finals
CSUSB students heard advice from Eddy Hartenstein on how to prepare themselves in this changing digital landscapes so that they can have a successful future. On Feb. 7th, 2019 roughly fifty people attended "And Now For Something Completely Different" held in the San Manuel Student Union. Eddy Hartenstein is a business leader and has management experience in various fields. Perhaps some of the most notable points in career include his involvement in the creation of DirectTv and his experience running the Los Angeles Times and Tribune company. Hartenstein began the conversation by going row by row, asking attendees for their name, and projected graduation date. Many students also … [Read more...] about And now for something completely different
After a year and a half hiatus, CSUSB's Public Relations Student Society of America has officially relaunched on Jan. 29. The relaunch of the chapter was joined by Mary Ann Pearson, Chair of Public Relations, for California Baptist University; and the 2015 chapter president of PRSSA Inland Empire, and C.L. Lopez, a faculty member at Cal Baptist. Together, they discussed strategic communication, branding, and career search preparation. Kylie Neighbor, CSUSB student and PRSSA secretary, explained PRSSA would be beneficial for her future career goals. “I got involved in PRSSA because my future career lies somewhere within public relations,” said Neighbor. “I feel PRSSA is … [Read more...] about Public Relations Student Society of America Relaunches at CSUSB
Volunteers and leaders of the faith-based community in Riverside County talk about what motivates them to support the homeless. Local organizations such as Path of Life Ministries, serve the homeless community, offering shelters and programs for emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, behavioral health programs, and employment resources. There are many volunteers that agree with the mission of Path of Life and choose to serve there because of it. "I started volunteering here years ago, I wanted to teach my kids that you help the poor," said Carol Cantino. "We also did service-based activities and projects, and that all carried over to now. When my kids moved out, I … [Read more...] about Riverside Community Responds to Homelessness
Students can invest in their current studies and future careers by pursuing and interacting with mentors. Jonathan Miranda Jr., a Communication Studies student at CSUSB, was able to simplify a mentor’s role in the student’s life. In 2014, the Gallup-Purdue Index was created. According to their website, it is the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history. In this study, they focus on several things including quality of life and happiness once a student graduates. Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University explained, “Our survey clearly indicated that it wasn’t where you go to college as much as it is how you go to college—what you extract from the … [Read more...] about Get equipped for the future by finding a mentor