By Emily Anne Espinosa |News & Politics Editor| Lou Monville and Elizabeth Sanchez-Monville were honored at the 2017 President’s Showcase. The gala took place on April 29 in the Riverside Convention Center, with students, faculty, staff, and community members in attendance. “Lou and Elizabeth are living proof to our students and potential students that our university will make a difference in their lives and they in turn can make a difference at CSUSB and their communities,” said President Tomás D. Morales. Lou Monville is credited for supporting and assisting CSUSB throughout his involvement with different departments and organization both during and after his attendance at … [Read more...] about President’s Showcase
By Crystal Avila |Contributing Writer| The Native American and Indigenous Student Association (NAISA) has been approved for a First Nations Identity center to be located in the San Manuel Student Union at Cal State San Bernardino by the end of the spring quarter in 2017. NAISA has been striving to create a student community where Native American and indigenous heritage can be shared and practiced. With approval for a dedicated space, they will have the opportunity to expand their community and teach curious student about their culture and history. Charli Eaton, member of the Shawnee tribe and graduate student, described the importance of maintaining and practicing … [Read more...] about NAISA to open First Nation Center
By Nicholas Whitt |Asst. Features Editor| Clubs, charters and organizations are all great ways to gain friendship through ideas that you may want to pursue. To start the process of starting your own club, one must go to the Office of Student Engagement (SE), located in the San Manuel Student Union (SMSU). They will give you a "cheat sheet" explaining the 14-step procedure to creating a club. The first requirement is having at least five members, with three of the members being financially responsible. These three would be the president, vice president and treasurer. These members are also required to have a minimum 2.5 GPA and must be enrolled in at least six units, unless … [Read more...] about How to start a club
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| “When I was young, students would use drugs to check out. Now they’re using them to check in,” said Anjan Chatterjee, a professor of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in an interview with The Guardian. Nootropics, or smart drugs, are drugs used for increasing concentration and stamina to whomever is it's prescribed to. As someone who has been diagnosed with ADHD and have been prescribed nootropics for more than 10 years now, I can attest to the risk of taking them. Yes, they do have many magical benefits, but just like everything else in this world, it's a double-edged sword. Some of the negative effects range from addiction to heart … [Read more...] about Exams around the corner, Where’s the adderall at????
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Sex—a wonderful experience that is explored vigorously in college but just like many wonderful experiences, there are consequences if one is not cautious, which seems to be lacking in today's world. "It’s estimated that each year, there are nearly 3 million new chlamydia infections in the U.S. Chlamydia is most common among young people ages 15 to 24," according to It's Your (Sex) Life, MTV's public information campaign. With 18 to 24 the prime age for people attending college, having safe sex seems to be slacking a bit. Almost as if they have no concern if they obtain a sexually transmitted disease (STD), sexually transmitted infection (STI), … [Read more...] about Safe sex practices will prevent harm
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Only white actors are worthy of acknowledgement, according to the Oscars. A total of 20 actors were nominated for this year's Oscars award ceremony and all of them were white. A Los Angeles Times study found that academy voters are nearly 94 percent Caucasian and 77 percent male. Blacks are about 2 percent of the academy, and Latinos are less than 2 percent. When you have this type of ratio, there is no way to stray from allowing only white actors to be nominated, an excuse that shouldn't exist. In fact, to become an academy member, two academy members have to sponsor you, as well as including other requirements that must be passed first, which … [Read more...] about Diversity needed in Oscars
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Social media is a powerful resource and CSUSB students should continue to use that power beneficially, by creating more unique ways to communicate. Typically, social media platforms are not used for educational purposes by most students. CSUSB Snaps, created on Snapchat, by what I presume to have been made by students on campus, was vulgar and absolutely had no value for helping students—at all. It was filled with pictures of people having sex or showing off their bodies to receive some type of appraisal. It was basically students starving for attention like starving kids asking for water. It might have caused a couple of laughs, but it … [Read more...] about Students should use social media beneficially to foster community
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Hide your kids! Hide your wife! Hide your husband! A virus called Zika (just like Ebola and the swine flu) is coming to take us all away—or that's what the media is telling us. However, I disagree. The media is only using this virus as a means of getting traffic on their website because in fact, the virus is not a big deal—AT ALL—at least in the U.S. Within the past month there have been a total of 52 Zika virus cases in the U.S., all of them are from people traveling in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands, according to Center for Disease Control (CDC). There has not be a single case yet of someone acquiring it … [Read more...] about Zika virus: to take over world or scare straight?
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Rape is now deemed "acceptable" in the eyes of some; wow, has society fallen. Roosh Valizadeh (Roosh V), a self-described "pick-up artist," believes that society needs to follow a more traditional route. Valizadeh is dubbing his ideologies as "neomasculinity." Neomasculinity combines traditional gender beliefs, masculinity, and animal biology into one ideological system. Roosh also said that women are to be care takers. Valizadeh also teaches guys how to be "sexually attractive," which includes "being confident and masculine, traits that women say they don’t love, but respond favorably to anyway," according rooshv.com. The idea of him … [Read more...] about Rape is ok now??
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Violence has always been a serious affliction of humanity. And now the media exploits the incidents of violence, which makes us hypersensitive to such situations. Media may incite people to behave a certain way but in terms of causing violent behaviors, that is our own doing. "If they [media] were a major cause of problems in society we'd know by now. But the evidence just isn't there," said Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University in an interview with CBS News. The media does not have control on humanity's reaction nor does it affect whether individuals will be influenced by them. Instead, it highlights violence happening around us, … [Read more...] about Ignorance is a bliss, in terms of violence