By Estefania Torres |Asst. A&E Editor| Underage drinking happens more then we would like to think it does on school campuses. College is often the most common place where young adults experiment with this substance. That is why it is crucial for housing staff to forbid alcohol in a student’s dorm room or apartment. "About four out of five drink alcohol...the negative impact on alcohol use on college campuses are wide spread and each year, drinking impacts thousands of college students," according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. We have students of all ages living on campus, some over the age of 21, but many are still minors and are forbidden to drink by … [Read more...] about Young adults at risk
By Marlyn Rodriguez |Managing Editor| Woman banned from using her cellphone after killing bicyclist A Michigan resident was banned from using any portable device after she struck and killed a bicyclist. Mitzi Nelson claims she was distracted by her cellphone and has been banned from using any portable communication device for two years, according to the Associated Press. Woman cheered at niece’s graduation, received misdemeanor charges In Mississippi, a woman was criminally charged for cheering at her niece’s graduation. According the Associated Press, the audience was told to hold their cheers until the end of the ceremony, but never expected to be reprimanded with … [Read more...] about Briefs
By Aimee Villalpando |Staff Writer| The death of West Virginia University student Nolan Burch led to the suspension of all Greek events on campus. Burch was not breathing when he was found unconscious inside a fraternity house in early November. According to NBC News, Burch was in critical condition in intensive care at Ruby Memorial Hospital. The 18-year-old freshman was confirmed dead two days later by Amy Johns, a spokeswoman for West Virgina University Healthcare, according to People.com. Police had initially been called to the Kappa Sigma house and found someone performing CPR on Burch who laid unresponsive on the floor, reported People.com. Morgantown Police Chief Ed … [Read more...] about Student death raises questions about hazing
By Erica Wong |Staff Writer| For adventurous foodies, trying new cuisine is one of the best ways to experience a different culture. In Asian cultures, people usually dine family-style, a communal way of eating with metal chopsticks and spoons, such as grilling your own meat or picking at fried chicken from a large plate with your friends. Usually, a traditional Korean meal will be served with rice and coaster-sized side dishes. The most common dishes are kimchi, diced radish, pickles, potato salad, bean sprouts, glass noodles with vegetables, or seaweed salad. Kimchi may very well be considered its own food group in Korea. Kimchi is fermented napa cabbage with red pepper … [Read more...] about I ate dog!
By Diana Ramos |Staff Writer| While some choose to play it safe, others take a walk on the wild side by breaking the dry campus policy. Although some students decide to be rebels, they may not be aware of the policies and what it is they are actually risking. According to CSUSB student conduct of the following is the grounds upon which student discipline can be based, “Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations), or public intoxication while on campus or at a University-related activity.” According to student affairs, the president of the campus can put a … [Read more...] about Consequences of breaking dry campus policy
By Aimee Villalpando |Staff Writer| 1 in 4 college students across the nation are involved in a recent growing trend posing serious long-term and short-term health problems - drunkorexia, a combination of binge drinking and starvation. According to The Examiner, “A study by the University of Missouri alone found that 30% of coed admitted that within the last year they had restricted food in order to consume greater quantities of alcohol.” CSUSB student Pablo Alvarez attests to the issue, “I’ve experienced [drunkorexia] firsthand with my friends, because they don’t eat and it is because of the money.” Motivations for drunkorexia may be the result of: prevention of weight gain, … [Read more...] about Drunkorexia trends across college campuses