By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| A diverse group of players from the men and women soccer teams all have different backgrounds, share similarities, differences and advice for future students. The difference in lifestyle has changed for some, coming from other countries. Players Luca Falcone and Megan Todd are both relatively new to the states. Falcone is a forward on the men's team and comes from Sydney, Australia. He came to the states in 2015 at the age of 21 to play soccer for the Coyotes. Falcone is graduating this December with a degree in psychology. He hopes to pursue a master's degree in sports psychology to do research in that particular field. He is hoping to coach as … [Read more...] about International soccer players
Dalal Museitef |Asst. Features Editor|What would you do if someone slapped your child? NBC's "The Slap" takes a glimpse of the consequences eight characters will endure when one man slaps a bratty four-year-old at a suburban barbecue. The new hit drama series is based on a multi-award winning novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas. Winning the Commonwealth Writers’ Award for Best Novel in 2009, "The Slap" tests the extreme measures you pull to assure safety to your family. The miniseries revolves around the aftermath of a birthday party of a middle-aged city employee in New York City, when an adult male slaps someone else's misbehaving child after the child kicks him in the … [Read more...] about Want some popcorn with that slap?
By Kenneth Young |Staff Writer| From San Bernardino to Sydney, wildfires are common in dry climates, but is climate change a contributing factor? There have been a number of bushfire incidents within San Bernardino County, including the Old Fire which occurred 10 years ago in the San Bernardino Mountains. Australia also experiences this problem as well, and in an article posted by ausopinion.com, staff writer Ed Butler makes the claim that climate change can be seen as a contributing factor. “Rising temperatures means more days of extreme bushfire weather,” Butler wrote. “More bushfire weather means more bushfires.” These claims were made amidst Australia’s hottest October in … [Read more...] about Climate change controversy from San Bernardino to Sydney
By Kenneth Young |Staff Writer| Want to study in Australia? Let me tell you about my home campus. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers courses for many types of majors including: Business, education, language, science and mathematics, law and justice and creative industries. As a student studying abroad from QUT, one of the conditions I agreed to was to be an ambassador for my campus and to promote it in every way I could. Here are just a few things I think you would love about QUT. Schedule flexibility; one of the hardest things for me adjusting to CSUSB is the class schedule. For the 14 units I’m taking, I have to go to class every day. The classes at … [Read more...] about Australian student compares home campus to CSUSB
By Kenneth Young |Staff Writer| The advertised price is never right; that’s one of the first things I learned when I arrived in California. This realization came to me when I was in a music shop in Orange County. I saw a CD for $9.99, ‘great’ I thought. ‘I can buy this CD and all I need is this tenner.’ When I went to pay for the CD, I handed the ten dollar note to the clerk. But he politely told me that I needed to give him more money. The concept of paying more than the sticker price is still a strange one to me. I have no problem with paying a sales tax. Even in Australia we have to pay 10 percent on top of the actual price of the product or service, but for us, this … [Read more...] about Australian exchange student trips about California taxes and tipping waiters
By Kenneth Young |Staff Writer| Finally I'm here, studying in America. The land where the cars and the seasons are completely the opposite than from where I'm from. For those who don’t know me, I studied at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia for three semesters before starting my first quarter here at CSUSB. Being here is the result of a process that began back in August 2012. After months of preparing study plans, going to interviews and various seminars, I was officially accepted in June 2013. I broke the news that I was going to study in California, and my friends and family were all very excited. “Where in California?” they … [Read more...] about Australian student experiences CSUSB for the first time
By Ericka Ruiz |Staff Writer| Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala is back to introduce their sophomore album Lonerism on October 9. The band is composed of five talented members: Kevin Parker on lead guitar and vocals, Jay Watson on drums, Dominic Simper on synthesizer, Nick Albrook on bass and their newest member, Julien Barbagallo on backing vocals. Their music is a mixture of psychedelic rock and indie rock with an almost dream-like mantra. Tame Impala wants to be considered, "A steady flowing psychedelic rock band that emphasizes a dream like melody," according to todayonline.com. In 2010 when Tame Impala's first album, Innerspeaker came out, "It received numerous … [Read more...] about Aussie rockers impress with new album