By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer| It is important to know where to go when you need advice for example, how to graduate on time, where to go to pay for your grad check, and how to find internships. "There are students that don't know about us and that we are here for them," said Peer Advisor Luis Jimenez. The Academic Fair featuring advising, financial, and academic services answered any questions students had on May 3 and 4. "Instead of students going from departments, buildings, and programs, they get to come here for a one-stop shop," said Star Kafovalu Advisor and the host of the Academic Fair. Star Kafovalu and Erika Hernandez, advisors, hosted this event in regards to … [Read more...] about The Academic Fair: A One Stop Shop
By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer| Technology Services is in the process of providing a 24-hour study space for all students. The purpose of this study space is to give our students another quiet study area on campus that would be open all the time during regular quarters, according to Dr. Samuel Sudhakar, Vice President Information Technology Services. The study space, popularly known as 'The Wedge', is currently open from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, until the 24/7 hours of operation are officially implemented. "I think its great because there is no time limit, no interruptions, you don't have to worry about the place closing for the night," said student Alejandra … [Read more...] about 24/7 Study Space
By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer| “What’s Your Big Lie?,” developed by Jordan Axani, is a workshop that helps those who “mask” their true identity to be themselves. The workshop fosters a welcoming environment. “The pain you are feeling now, another person within 50 feet from you might also be going through the same pain,” said Axani. The event began last year in May of 2016, and has progressed tremendously. Axani said that he did not imagine it to grow so fast. “I thought I was getting lucky,” said Axani. He shared his experience with the students of CSUSB, which impacted many. One student shared how Axani’s story changed his perspective. “It made me feel that I was not … [Read more...] about What’s your big lie?
By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer| Farah Nabulsi, a British filmmaker, writer and producer, shared her journal observations regarding Palestinians via films such as "Oceans of Injustice," "Today They Took My Son," and an audio piece "The Nightmare of Gaza." Nabulsi shared with students a sneak peek of these films that will be released in May of this year. The Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (CIMES) hosted the event featuring Nabulsi in order for attendees to understand the situation of Palestinians. "I have written these pieces purely organically," said Nabulsi. "I didn't write these to make films, I wrote this as a reaction to Palestinians, and when I got … [Read more...] about Raising awareness of Palestine’s situation through film
By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer| Shopping has taken a new twist by creating a virtual method of trying on clothes. The company Trendage, has taken this another step further, by personalizing the experience, which allows you to customize your own body. Trendage provides the comfort of not having to leave your home. There are many choices of clothes you can choose to mix and match with for any occasion, such as: dresses, tops, bottoms, to sunglasses and scarves. When you visit their website, www.trendage.com, it welcomes you create your own personal look. You will see six types of themes: country, EDM, and rock concert's, workout, family reunion, and anticipating … [Read more...] about Taking Online Shopping to a New Level
By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer| Chef Ronald Minezes shares with CSUSB chefs how to cook a different selection of food on campus, Indian cuisines, at the commonsall day Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the second year that the Global Chef Program has been implemented here on campus. The event was sponsored and presented by Sodexo dining services at the Commons. “I want to do the best of my job and train the cooks here, so that they can incorporate all the international cuisines in their menu regularly,” said Chef Ronald Minezes. By teaching the chefs the Indian cuisines, it would provide the students the experience of the Indian culture. Some students enjoy the new types of … [Read more...] about Chef Ronald Minezes shares Indian cuisine
By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer| Preparing students for careers by helping them develop their skills for life-long learning is what the city of Jurupa Valley is planning to accomplish. The Valley is enacting its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative program. A 3D printer, CNC machinery and plasma cutters will be key resources provided by the Jurupa Valley High School Innovation Center. The program is expected to begin next year. Students will have an opportunity to learn how to program and develop robotic technology through lab experiences with Innovation Center resources. The program will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and … [Read more...] about STEM program in Jurupa Valley