By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| After the election, twelve of the seventeen propositions were approved by voters; the other five that failed to do so will have an impact on Californians. Prop. 51 allows California to borrow $9 billion to improve overall education. "I think it's great because money has been taken away from school over the years and it's obvious it has had an affect on this generation," said student Breanne Downey. Prop. 52 guarantees funding for Medi-Cal to help low-income families. "It's great that this prop passed because it helps pay for health care services for children, low income families and seniors who pay for their medical expenses," said student … [Read more...] about California Props; Did we get them right?
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| CSUSB is celebrating its fifth Homecoming and its second Bash, previously known as the Kick off on Oct. 17-22. To commence this week, on Monday, the Spirit Storm , coordinated by Student Engagement, will be taking place at the Library Walkaway and Jack Brown Hall. “I think it’s great that they plan an event like this. Seeing the CSUSB community get together and have these fun activities on campus will get more people to see how great this campus is,” stated student Sandra Gonzalez. "I encourage students to attend the events since it is a great opportunity to meet people with same interests such as same major and could help build connections … [Read more...] about The ins and outs of Homecoming!
By Joshua Aguilar |Staff Writer| Our world is changing every day, and as students we have the power to make it change for the better. We may not have the ability to foresee the future, but we can always sit back and imagine what life will be like in the year 2030. The future can be both exciting and frightening to think about how much our daily choices can shape the future 14 years from now. Students change so much in the four years that they spend here at CSUSB, adding another 10 years of transformation to their lives will yield an incredible difference between the students of today and of the future. Student Darelle Amores shared how he thinks college life will be different … [Read more...] about College life in 2030
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| Make America Great Again. We should all vote for Donald Trump. The 2016 Presidential Election is not the prettiest election, as many have questioned who they might be voting for. “I am unsure who I am voting for,” said student Evan Peckels. “But look at the numbers, [Trump] makes money, he can probably help this country and myself make some much needed money too,” added Peckels. First, he is not a politician—he is a businessman. If he is elected president, I hope that his cabinet will be filled with experts. As he is a businessman, he will not owe any other politicians any favors when choosing his top advisers. He will have the best of the best in … [Read more...] about Who should win the election? The battle between candidates
By Cherae Hunt |News Editor| I would always hear my grandma say “you kids don’t do anything anymore. All you do is sit in front of the television. Back in my day...” then I tune her out as she keeps talking. Now as an adult, I think, “does modern culture ruin childhood?” Looking at my little sister, who is now 13-years-old, and hearing all the pressures she goes through, of course modern culture can damage a childhood, but I would not say it ruins it. We live in a self-absorbed world where having the right selfie and being in a relationship seem more important than going to college. “I think there is a greater emphasis on the self nowadays, which I don’t think is necessarily … [Read more...] about Children need positive influences
By Rhejean King-Johnson |Staff Writer| Alex Gutierrez Chavez is our new Associated Student Incorporated (ASI) president. A runoff was between Quin Kochman and Muhammed Khan for vice president. The elections were held on May 4 and 5 on the San Bernardino campus. The election process is not easy; it takes a village to get the candidates ready, making sure everyone is qualified and met all the requirements. “It is definitely a hard process,” said the election coordinator, Jessica Patalano. Student votes matter; these candidates are the voice of the student body. When the results came in, announcing our new ASI president, Alex … [Read more...] about Chavez new ASI president
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| The Faculty Senate issued a report on the Campus Climate Survey 2016 Part One and Two. The report addressed a survey that was distributed to all employees via e-mail at CSUSB during the 2015 fall quarter. It was to measure the organizational climate of CSUSB, with an assessment of employee morale at CSUSB and employees’ perceptions of campus leadership. Results from 756 respondents of the survey indicate that there are “significant problems” with morale on the CSUSB campus. According to the report, it is said that two-thirds of respondents indicated that morale had changed since their hire. Also, nearly 90 … [Read more...] about Climate survey reviews faculty morale
By Dalal Museitef |A&E Editor| Bandanas, people hovering over trashcans, overhearing conversations of Molly, okay line-up and overly expensive "hipster food" sums up Coachella 2016. For the attendees that actually witnessed the casual druggies passed out; this year we can collectively agree that it was not worth the over $200 GA wristband; not including the classy Motel 6 that had no Wi-Fi. The pros of experiencing the weekend was comfortably hiding in the media lounge where we hoarded free bottles of water and ice cream that refreshed our sandy mouths. While the first two days consisted of one hour gaps, it was the third day that overwhelmed and brought out my inner fangirl … [Read more...] about Coachella 2016
By Jaynene Moreno |Staff Writer| Kendrick Lamar gives us a peek into his visionary world, with his new album, “Untitled Unmastered.” Lamar has outdone himself with this one, generously releasing the leftover demos of his last critically acclaimed album, “To Pimp A Butterfly." At only 35 minutes in length, it includes eight unpolished tracks, each of them telling their own thoughtful story that lets the listener into the rapper’s mind. It’s definitely a daring move for the artist to let out an album that is completely untouched because auto tune and other various editing software are now offered to make songs completely flawless. Lamar has proven again and again, that when it … [Read more...] about “Untitled Unmastered” The delicious leftovers
By Dawnielle Floyd |Staff Writer| Nominees for Best Original Song, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and Lady Gaga had amazing performances at the 88th Oscar Academy Awards on Feb. 28. Reciting his first Academy Award nomination "Writing on The Wall," from the film "Spectre" Smith took home the Oscar for best original song. Smith's piece was simple but classic with a black tuxedo and bow tie, he stood center stage as the the audience listened in admiration. The Weeknd turned heads with the performance of his hit song "Earned It." The stage was lit up with street lamps and chandeliers as an aerialist floated above his head and lithe dancers circled around the stage—The Weeknd brought a shade … [Read more...] about Highlights of Oscar Performances