By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Hoverboards: an imperfect, annoying design currently being shoved into our lives, ushering the next steps into pure laziness. They have been banned from schools across the country including ours until otherwise noted due to lack of safety. The Hoverboard is a device that is an alternative to the act of walking, which propels you at incredible speeds, so you’re never late again. It finally gives people the ability to be completely lazy while also being on the move, wherever they go. How exciting! Now I can get fatter while moving! With many people wanting it but not having enough money to purchase the legitimate brands, knock offs were thus … [Read more...] about Hoverboards: C-4 on the go
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Gender equality is a necessity in today's society, and all forms of entertainment should follow this—especially video games. Recently, video game companies joined the movement for fair gender representation, but have they truly? Female lead characters in video games have become a trend lately with the release of "Assassin's Creed Syndicate," the sequel "Rise of the Tomb Raider," and now the introduction to Linkle — Link's (from "The Legend of Zelda franchise) female counterpart. Are video game companies doing this for profit or because they genuinely want a female presence in their product? Wait, sounds like that might be the money train coming … [Read more...] about Do video companies really care about gender equality?
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| "I feel like sometimes people say ‘Hi, how are you doing?’ because they have to. I know I do that. Sometimes I really do want to know, but it usually feels superficial to me. Even from me," stated Coyote Dominic Martinez. The process when seeing someone you might know follows a certain set of socially agreed rules, for instance, passing someone in the hallway and asking how they are doing. However do we really care about how they respond or are we just saying hello? This is an example of socializing that people tend to follow. Some are okay with doing these stigmas while others not so much. "I don't like it when co-workers think it's okay for … [Read more...] about Are social customs genuine?
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| YouTube has created a subscription service called YouTube Red, and it opens up multiple avenues on how it may provide online video and educational content. "Google has been breaking even in terms of revenue and cost production with YouTube for the past nine years," according to Dan Bates, a writer for DailyMail.com. Charging people money to watch some of their favorite creators make unique content is the same principle as the famous web based video content Hulu followed. Hulu, back in 2009, used to be free for everyone and gained most of their revenue from ads, just like YouTube. Now, Hulu is a subscription service with only certain content … [Read more...] about Youtube the next hulu?
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| YouTube Red is a new addition to YouTube that is a paid subscription for an amplified video and music experience. Red offers never before seen additions for YouTube: ad free videos, offline video availability, and background play. By allowing ad free content, Red makes it possible for you to support your favorite artist without watching ads. “At first, I thought it was dumb because I can just get an ad blocker, but then I realized that I could basically get all the music and music videos I want for a single price,” stated student Carmen Davalos. YouTube Red is similar to Pandora, a personalized radio station, in terms of how its subscribers choose … [Read more...] about YouTube Red arrives
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| John Boyega, actor in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been targeted for issues that may not pertain towards the actual film but for being black. The release of the new trailer had people go straight to social media, trending #BoycottStarWars, with comments stating key words like "White genocide." "#BoycottStarWarsVII because I am sick of muds being casted in white parts. #StopAppropriatingWhiteCulture," tweeted @DarklyEnlighten, who is notorious for posting racial slurs. The tweet may have been removed before print. "#BoycottStarWarsVII because instead of using the force, they use affirmative action," stated @Bjom_Blonde It … [Read more...] about New Star Wars Trailer, Bring out the White Hoods?
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Virtual Reality (VR) is here, giving the option to live life beyond the means of reality. VR machines are a way for people to become more immersed in video games rather than just playing them. Every student interviewed was consistent in their knowledge of the technology available for virtual reality: none. "I have heard about VR machines but honestly never seen one nor how to acquire one," said student Travis Gamboa. Many students are either unaware about VR machines and how they operate, or are just uninterested due to it being an unknown tech to many people. VR machines allow for a more in-depth gaming culture, allowing developers to … [Read more...] about Virtual Reality, do you know about it?
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| PlayStation's 20th anniversary has arrived, giving us a celebration of play. Sony has drastically morphed the idea of home entertainment since the arrival of its first console, the PlayStation in 1994. It also had enough impact to change the way consoles were built and run. The PlayStation was one of the few consoles that successfully brought the ability to play CD-ROMs on consoles, replacing cartridges and the act of blowing into them all day so they work—eventually. It also gave some of the first 3D in-game cut scenes from video games. Francisco Cuevas, current PlayStation owner and Coyote stated, "The PlayStation was the greatest console … [Read more...] about PlayStation 20th Anniversary
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Coyotes, the 50th anniversary is here and the school is definitely giving us a lot of love, celebrating our past, transforming our future. The Commons got an overhaul, making it look like part of an actual restaurant. New items were also added to the menu: freshly cut sushi that’s prepared right in front of you, deli sandwiches that can come in many assorted breads or tortilla, the new double cheese burger, and let’s not forget the new Coca-Cola freestyle machine that gives you the ability to finish off your meal with a beverage of your own creation. The student union is open and a lot friendlier on the eyes since the remodeling. It’s been … [Read more...] about Celebrating 50 years of CSUSB