By Josh Adamson |Staff Writer| I am celebrating CSUSB's imminent switch over from quarters to semesters. The change cannot happen soon enough. The quarter system is an archaic, compressive and needlessly dense approach to the organization of higher education. Quarters represent a dying way of scheduling the academic year. Only 14.7 percent of universities use the quarter system, while 71.2 percent use semesters, according to an article by Inside Higher Ed. The same article also notes that the number of colleges that utilize the semester system increased from 62 percent to 70 percent between 1990 and 2001. Such findings are not surprising in light of the benefits of … [Read more...] about Quarters are going away. It’s about time.
By Josh Adamson |Staff Writer| The topic of state secession is newly relevant in the wake of Donald Trump’s electoral victory. Dubbed Calexit, these recent developments represent the latest iteration of secessionist movements that periodically arise after presidential elections. “These movements pop up from time to time,” stated Political Science Professor Scot Zentner. “The most well known in the last 20 years were some Texans demanding that their state leave the Union.” Zentner added that Calexit is partially motivated by California’s Democratic majority and sociodemographic makeup, which includes large numbers of Latin American and Asian immigrants. “People of all political … [Read more...] about Election leads to whispers of Calexit