The notion of toxic masculinity is gaining more prominence these days and I think it often gets misconstrued as some sort of attack on men. I used to see it this way, but I feel like I can help bridge the gap that might exist for those who are still opposed to the existence of the term. The first point I wish to touch on is that we first have to stop solely associating the concept of masculinity with men because any individual can exhibit masculine behavior or traits even if it is more common among men for biological reasons. However, the reason this point is so important is because it allows us to realize that toxic masculinity can be practiced by anyone, although it is predominantly a … [Read more...] about Opinion: Thoughts on toxic masculinity
Whether we like to admit it or not, technology has changed the way we communicate. It has allowed people to express themselves in ways that were previously not possible. But how much time do people really spend on social media? According to a study done by Digital Information World, the average person spends about 134 minutes per day on social media. This is equivalent to 2 hours and 13 minutes per day. “I am constantly using social media," said CSUSB student Amanda. "Every free minute I have, I am on social media. I would say that I spend something close to about 3 hours a day on there.” CSUSB student Jacob Hernandez also admitted to spending much of his free time on social … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic?
By Ivanna Carlos |Staff Writer| Professor and student relationships are unique, delicate bonds that vary in closeness from student and professor in terms of appropriateness. Is a casual relationship with your professor common? A personal relationship with a professor may be looked at suspiciously. "A professor and student should not have any relationship outside of the classroom. I feel like it's okay to be nice but if friendly intentions happen then that may possibly unfairly boost the student's grade because the teacher likes them on a more personal level," said student Nathan Runyan. It is important that professors, as well as students, keep a professional relationship in … [Read more...] about Professor-student relationships