By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| There is a new app on the market designed to increase retention rates and improve grades at colleges by tracking student attendance. The program, Class120, created by Jeff Whorley and his team at Core Principle, seeks to “help students succeed in college,” as stated on their official website, by tracking student attendance and sending notifications to parents and/or school officials when students skip class. The app uses GPS to pin-point a student’s location. If they are not within range of a certain area, within a certain period of time, the app then considers the student to be skipping class and sends the notification to their parents or … [Read more...] about Student tracking app hopes to improve grades
By Danielle Brooks |Staff Writer| Every school year, the student population on campus grows and unfortunately, this trend will affect students in the future. This being my fourth year at CSUSB, I have noticed that the population on campus seems to be flourishing. “I’ve been on campus for a few years now, but I’ve noticed that it seems to be especially crowded this year,” said student Kimber Veca. “I used to get ‘princess parking’ for my 8 A.M. classes before this year, but now there’s significantly more students taking early morning classes,” added Veca. Not only is parking scarce and class enrollment difficult, but students have also claimed that the Starbucks line has … [Read more...] about This school is crowded.
By Kimberly "Charlie" Treloar |Staff Writer| There is no denying that advancement in technology has changed the way we receive our education now. In addition to paying for tuition and books, students now may have to purchase a clicker to be used in their courses. At what point does the hemorrhaging of our wallets and bank accounts stop? I believe that it is wrong to impose extra costs on students for the sake of participating in the latest technological advancements that don’t even work most of the time. Currently, if a student requires a clicker for the winter quarter, he or she has to spend $25.50 for the clicker itself and then another $17.50 for the access code according … [Read more...] about The Uselessness that is Course Clickers