By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| Mariachi music filled the Santos Manuel Student Union and caught the attention of several students. The LatinX Center celebrated their grand opening in SU-202, where several speakers and attendees gathered. Speakers included those from student committees to faculty members that had worked on making the center possible, including President Tomás D. Morales. Michael Mejia, a graduate student assistant, stated that the center was created by students, for students. The center wants to provide an area where Latinos, Latinas, LatinX students, and supporters can come and find resources such as mentoring, guidance, and tutoring. “We don't want it to be a … [Read more...] about Grand Opening of LatinX Center
Who Are the Refugees?
By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| Students, faculty, and community members gathered to discuss "Who Are the Refugees?", a panel event focused on bringing awareness and attention to the refugee crisis. The event took place in the College of Education on Feb. 21 and was hosted by the Center of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and sponsored by the University Diversity Committee, the Department of Communication Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Academy, and the Muslim Students Association. The key points discussed in the panel were who were the refugees, why do they come here, what are some of the challenges that they face, and how do they come the United States. The three guest … [Read more...] about Who Are the Refugees?
Latino advocacy for education
By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| Campus and community leaders will be meeting for an annual conference addressing low enrollment and accessibility to resources within Latino education in March. This year’s Summit VIII is going to be a part of a week-long event called LEAD Week, where every day is dedicated to spreading awareness of Latino education issues, consisting of several activities. Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) is working together with parents, college students, Catholic school kids, and local elected officials, according to Dr. Enrique Murillo Jr. LEAD Organization is a broad group of professionals, artists, students, advocates, community leaders and more, who are … [Read more...] about Latino advocacy for education
Student opinion on Trump’s executive order
By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding the immigration of Muslims from the seven selected countries and suspension on entry of refugees from Syria has caused conflicted responses among CSUSB students. There are people that are furious with what is happening, those who feel emotionally distraught, while others compromise with the situation. Many took in the facts being presented and then began to have second thoughts with their own opinion. Due to certain situations occurring across the country, there are mixed opinions regarding the President’s executive order and what he has put into motion. Protests have occurred throughout all over … [Read more...] about Student opinion on Trump’s executive order
Sex Trafficking in the Inland Empire
By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| The topic of sex trafficking makes its way in a event at the San Manuel Student Union (SMSU). The Osher Adult Re-entry Center (OARC) hosted an event for staff and students regarding the issues of domestic violence and sex trafficking on Jan. 24. The event consisted of several guest speakers regarding to the topic of sex trafficking and domestic violence in the Inland Empire with the intention of building awareness of the growing issue of sex trafficking. “I’ve had a lot of conversations with faculty and staff who are very unaware of how prolific sex trafficking is and want more information,” said Asia Pham, one of the organizers of the event. Pham … [Read more...] about Sex Trafficking in the Inland Empire
By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| The exhibit “Beyond The Fences/Mas Alla de los Fences” opened on Jan. 17 at the University of Redlands' art gallery. CSUSB professors Thomas McGovern and Juan Delgado, along with professor Raul Acero from the University of Redlands, collaborated to make the exhibit possible. Delgado specializes in poetry, literature, translation theory and creative writing. McGovern specializes in documentaries and photography. Acero specializes in ceramics and sculpture art. “I think art has great power to portray, and illuminate at a very deep and human level, and both these artists are adept at communicating humanistic, important, and poetic ideas about … [Read more...] about Art Exhibit