By Maria de Lourdes Campos |Staff Writer|
“There’s no better university than CSUSB,” stated student Britney Allan.
According to Allan, the reason why CSUSB is one of the best universities is because there are an enormous amount of places around campus where students can go hangout.
These places provide students with stress free environments where they can unwind and de-stress.
“I love the Woman’s Resource Center here on campus, because it is peaceful and friendly. Not to mention, that they have free Scantrons, which is great if you’re ever in need of some. They also have free snacks, chocolates, and condoms, so it doesn’t get any better than that,” stated student Shirleena Baggett.
The center is a social outlet for students to relax, socialize, and interact with other students who, like them, want to take advantage of the ample amount of resources and supplies that the center provides.
The Women’s Resource Center host events, such as Feminist Comedy Night and Vagina Monologues to promote feminism and women’s empowerment.
“The Woman’s Resource Center is open to people of all genders, all ethnicities, and abilities,” said student Marissa Wollard.
“I like hanging out at the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library in San Bernardino because it is quiet, which allows me to do all of my homework and studying without any interruptions,” stated student Jimmy Perez.
“I also like to make good use of the computers, because it allows me to perfect my writing,” added Perez.
Perez, like much of our student body, makes it a point to find a great hangout spot where he can escape from the tedious amount of stress that work and school infringes upon him.
Another hidden gem that many students may not know about is Castaways.
“Castaways is awesome, especially if you’re on the north side of San Bernardino, because it’s a restaurant that over looks the entire city and at night the view is just incredible,” stated student Michael Gram.
Even though it’s kind of old, it’s a great place to go hangout if you’re a student, because the quality of customer service, food, and ambiance is unparalleled to those other chain restaurants that are on Waterman,” added Gram.
Student Valeria Gomez said that there are not many alternative hangout spots for young adults to go to in San Bernardino.
However, when she’s here on campus and has several hours to spare, she likes to go to the Inland Center Mall because it’s within proximity.
“I like going to the Inland Center Mall because there’s a variety of stores like Torrid, Forever 21 and Victoria Secret,” said Gomez.
Gomez takes advantage of the fabulous food court, sales and environment.
If ever hunger strikes after class, check out My Hero’s Subs.
“My Hero’s Subs is a cool sandwich shop here in San Bernardino.They have this sandwich called the ‘Dirty Girl,’ and let me tell you, it’s beyond amazing,” said student Jordan Anderson.
“The shop owners take really good care of CSUSB and Valley College students because they offer a 10 percent discount with any entrée, and at lunch it is super packed because it is super delicious and affordable,” added Anderson.
There are many places to hang out on campus, but surrounding businesses offer students alternative social environments to relax and enjoy themselves.
Explore, have fun, and bask in the beauty of San Bernardino.