The month of February becomes an exciting time for the CSUSB campus as the institution goes all out to celebrate Black History Month. Pan-African clubs, organizations, faculty, staff, and administrators have all put in a lot of work and time to make events this month a success. One of the most important assets in the planning was the student input and collaboration with people of other cultural clubs. This eventful time kicked off with a Black Faculty, Staff and Student Association meeting on February 4 to go over the extensive calendar for this month. “This calendar is out and widely publicized…the committee worked very hard to put this together and very rapidly,” said BFSSA … [Read more...] about Campus’ plans for Black History Month
While the month of February is often known for its short duration and Valentine's Day, this time of each year is also recognized and celebrated as Black History Month. The CSUSB community held their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in the Coussoulis Arena on January 20, 2020. The event was attended by prominent figures from all over the San Bernardino community, such as Mayor John Valdivia and Eloise Gomez Reyes as a member of the 47th district of the California State Assembly. Keynote speaker Pastor Dwight Radcliff said, “Oftentimes when we come to MLK Celebrations, the conversation is monopolized by the black-white binary of race and racism." However, Pastor … [Read more...] about Recognizing and celebrating the infinitude of Black History Month
CSUSB student and prominent community figure, Marlo Brooks has decided to take his talents to the political realm and run for City Council, representing the 5th Ward. Brooks, who is trying to balance life as a high performing student and candidate of a local city election, is an English major in his last year at CSUSB. His pillars of integrity, transparency and change encompass his ideal vision to rebuild San Bernardino with voting taking place on March 3. Q: Now that you are finishing your term at CSUSB, how is the transition from student to a local politician? A: I took on that role because I felt that I had mimicked what it was to transition well, to be a responsible … [Read more...] about Who is Marlo Brooks?
CSUSB has been ranked one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, yet the different races on this campus feel there is room for improvement. “We stick together as a whole since the percentage of African Americans is only 4 or 5 perent...we do a lot of programs to represent our culture and our passion for what we love as African Americans on campus.” - “It is important for race to be represented on campus so that everyone is included and not left out.” “Being black on a college campus and not being able to express yourself or be who you are because of the system that was set not to succeed.” “I’ve always been viewed as not college worthy because of my … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: “What race do you identify with and how do you feel your race is represented on campus?”
By Yera Nanan, Avery Robinson, Fatima Gomez, and Graciela Ramirez A day off from college courses is typically a day well received, but not when it involves dangerous winds and power outages. This quarter campus was shut down for a total of five days due to high wind alerts and power shut down by Southern California Edison for preventing wildfires. This campus is no stranger to high winds and potential fire scares, but what is new is the authority that Southern California Edison has to shut down electricity if need be. Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management, Jennifer Sorenson, is one of the first recipients to the news of a power outage from Edison. “We … [Read more...] about CSUSB officials and students comment on campus closures
By Yera Nanan, Avery Robinson, Fatima Gomez, and Graciela Ramirez The lack of representation and weak recruitment of Pan-African/Black students causes the number of Pan-African students to dwindle, said campus community members. CSUSB has two labels: one being a diverse campus, and the other being a Hispanic serving institution (HSI) due to the fact that the campus has a Hispanic population of over 60 percent. Student Engagement Coordinator, Jane Rodriguez, stated that she does not feel that there is enough representation on campus. "I think being a Hispanic serving institution it would be great to see more diversity when it comes to upper administration or individuals that … [Read more...] about Challenges of a Hispanic Serving Institution: Is enough being done to ensure sense of belonging among minority students?
By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer| The women's basketball team celebrates the upcoming graduations of seniors Mya Johnson, Cassie Johnson, Summer Ramsey, Megan Vina and Michelle Okoroike. Ramsey played an important role this season, being the team's starting point guard. She averaged 2.5 steals and 3.2 assists, leading the team in both categories. "The impact I left with this team was my defensive skills," said Ramsey. According to Ramsey, she hopes the younger players keep up the defensive intensity and listen to head coach Susan Crebbin. "I don't call myself a basketball player, I call myself an entertainer [...] I like playing defense for so long because whatever excites the team … [Read more...] about Seniors trade uniforms for caps and gowns
By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer| Senior Night for the Yotes' featured the honoring of three key senior players: point guard Everett Turner, forwards Ramon Eaton and Shawn Joseph. As well as a close two-point loss to Cal State Dominguez Hills, 75-73. Turner, Eaton and forward Dorian Butler were the highlights of the game with double-digit scoring performances. This game also highlighted a consistent problem throughout the team's season: lack of chemistry with little veteran support. "It was just a group of guys that didn't know how to play with each other and weren't used to this tradition and program," said center Latrelle Standifer. A six-game losing streak capped the … [Read more...] about Men’s basketball season recap
By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer| Many are not aware of preventative knowledge that can keep their hearts healthy. The American Heart Association (AHA) is an association dedicated to providing beneficial information to the public about heart and stroke disease. The AHA has raised billions of dollars for research and medical breakthroughs. Their Heart and Stroke Statistics for 2017 address provides eye-opening, concerning information about the current state of heart-related issues across the globe. Cardiovascular disease is not only the leading cause of death in the United States but in the world as well, taking more than 17.3 million victims in 2003. The death rate for this disease … [Read more...] about Battling premature heart disease
By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer| Intramurals is a program in which students, alumni and faculty that play in different sports across campus. They play to win a championship, as well as bragging rights among peers. When intramurals were first introduced to CSUSB, it was a rough experience for both the students and faculty because of how the system was established Teams would arrive for games without knowing their opponents. They were only given times and places. Nothing was recorded or archived like team stats or even player names. Matchups for were considerably unfair since they would randomly select team matches, not pair up teams by skill level or record. With no schedule to … [Read more...] about Intramurals at CSUSB