By Mackenzie Viera |Staff Writer|
As of Fall 2014, CSUSB has an enrollment total of 18,952 students. Imagine getting to know each person, one story at a time.
Inspired by the hit photoblog “Humans of New York”, Coyotes of CSUSB was created to share the stories and memories of our fellow students.
Sophomore Ashley Lawrence proudly shared the happiest moment of her life—raising her GPA from a 2.3 to a 3.4.
In effort to raise her GPA, Laura stuck to a planner and prioritized many hours of study.
“That changed my life drastically, not just with knowing due dates but my whole life in general,” said Lawrence.
I came across a young lady sitting alone, typing away on her laptop. I presented examples of the photo blog, and without hesitation, she gladly shared her favorite childhood memory.
Unfortunately, her father didn’t know how to cook very well and prepared the same dish everyday.
“By the time we would get home from school, he would make a meat and potato casserole,” said Melissa. “When he would turn away, we fed it to the dog and went across the street to Taco Bell.”
Melissa’s father eventually found out the girls were feeding the dog his casserole. Now, Melissa and her cousin bond during trips to Taco Bell.
At the age of four or five, Cory recalled being angry with his mother and decided to leave.
“I know this sounds really stupid but I said, ‘Okay fine, I’m leaving!’ I grabbed a suitcase and I stuffed it with a bunch of top ramen,” said Cory.
As a child, Cory was not allowed to go past the stop sign in his neighborhood.
“So I started walking and once I got to the stop sign, I just sat there. It was until an hour or so I got bored and went back,” added Cory.
When asked if his parents ever knew their four year old ran away, he said, “Oh yeah, they were just watching me through the window.”
“I’m very passionate about helping the youth. My main focus is to give back to the community just as they’ve helped me.”
Brandon volunteers at high schools and other charities that include feeding the homeless.