By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer| New California law will force all Uber and Lyft drivers to undergo criminal background checks. On September 28 California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will require all Uber and Lyft drivers or any other transportation network company, to do complete background checks on drivers according to the LA Times. As of today the law only requires background checks to cover the past seven years for any driver. According to the LA Times, the law will prohibit people who are registered sex offenders, have any violent felonies and anybody who has had a DUI within the past seven years. Stories of sexual assaults, harassment, … [Read more...] about Uber and Lyft new law for criminal background checks
By Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer| From an underachieving season last year, the Coyote men’s soccer team has already seen a dramatic turnaround this season. A major change for the men's soccer team includes seeing Darren Leslie step up from the position of assistant coach to take the leadership role as interim head coach. Leslie has two goals for the season to revamp the team from last years 4-9-3 record. “First, make the playoffs before the last game of the season,” stated Leslie. “Second, keep the boys working hard in school and continue to raise the teams Student Academic Eligibility,” continued Leslie. During the summers of his college career at University of Edinburgh, … [Read more...] about Coach Spotlight: Darren Leslie
By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| CSUSB has several fun sport clubs on campus, but there is only one that allows you to play Badminton with other like-minded students. Badminton sports club offers their members a unique experience to learn a sport with other Coyotes. The sport of badminton has been around more than 2,000 years and was adopted into the Olympics Games in 1992. Ashley Pena is the president of the club at CSUSB. “We are a recreational and competitive club because we allow members who wish to compete against other schools the chance to join our competitive team throughout the year," said Pena. The club participates in several different scrimmages and tournaments … [Read more...] about Badminton sports club
By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| The disbandment of our Coyote Tennis team left the window open for a club to establish themselves around the sport of tennis. Pack Tennis Club is hosted by students who seek for new and returning members for the sport. The club offers new and experienced tennis players an opportunity to improve their game by training and competing with fellow Coyotes. Information gathered from the club's Facebook page has indicated there are 14 members currently. Susan Proakatok is the president of the club at CSUSB. “Tennis experience isn't required; the club is for all students, regardless of experience. Some of our members can teach tennis, too," said … [Read more...] about Tennis Club.
By Steffanie Martinez |Staff Writer| There are vast differences between Florida and California. Firstly, the thing people comment the most on is the weather. Whenever I meet guests while working my shift, and they find out I’m from California, their first comment is always, “What are you doing here? Why would you leave?” I never realized how great California actually is until I got to see it from an outsiders’ perspective. Many of my friends tell me that California is “the dream.” The humidity and constant tropical rain is not something I would like to take back home with me. Yet living in Orlando in particular, has so much beauty that it is hard to allow the weather to … [Read more...] about Experiencing Florida
By Janet Curiel |Staff Writer| “Bernie! Bernie! Not me, us!” echoed from over 5200 supporters at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino on May 24. Democratic presidential nominee, Senator Bernie Sanders visited Riverside earlier that day as part of a string of rallies across the state in an attempt to capture California voters and delegates for the June 7 primary. An ethnically diverse group of attendees, young and old, children and college-aged students lined the outdoor walkways for their chance to listen to Sanders message. While waiting, many were greeted by avid Sanders volunteers, and an appearance by political hopeful Steve Stokes, … [Read more...] about Bern.I.E.dino
By Aaron Wolf |Staff Writer| It's summer time and let's face it, there is not enough money in your budget for a dream vacation to Hawaii. Enter the California State and Regional Park system. San Bernardino County is home to several national, regional and state parks. The parks are easily accessible and everyone is welcome. San Bernardino County is home to a variety of activities available to you at a limited cost and drive time. Glen Helen Recreation Area is the closest Regional Park to the CSUSB campus. According to the San Bernardino County's Regional Parks webpage, "located at the base of the chaparral covered hills of the Cajon Pass with scenic views of both the San … [Read more...] about PR Explore San Bernardino County’s parks
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| Increasing the smoking age, from 18 to 21, is outrageous because it limits personal freedom. Many would argue that an 18-year-old is not old enough to make the decision whether he/she should smoke or not. I argue that if they are old enough for the country to ship them off to war, then they are prepared to make their own choices. Maybe it would be an even better idea to raise the age requirement to enlist for the selective service from 18 to 21. I agree with Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to raise the smoking age to reduce the health issues caused by it. However, with the decision 18-year-olds are already able to make, I think increasing the age of smoking … [Read more...] about War at 18, smoke at 21
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| For the last four years, California has been in a severe drought. Recently, the State has taken action to reduce monthly water usage by 25 percent. This has slightly helped California’s drought, but there are other ways that Californians can help reduce water consumption. We should be more cautious in using water. "I do not really think about the amount of water I use, to be honest," said student Lian Raya. Ninety percent of the state remains in the drought, down from 97 percent two months ago, according to the United States Drought Monitor. Recently, this past winter’s El Niño has helped replenished reservoirs and dry conditions. However, that … [Read more...] about Saving for a rainy day
By Shirleena Racine Baggett |Staff Writer| It is not if it happens, but when it happens. Scientists believe that there is a 99 percent probability that a major earthquake will rock California within the next three years, according to nasa.gov. And I believe that many Californians are not prepared at all. There are more than 39 million Californians, according to Census.gov. Family disaster plans were found implemented in only 40 percent of homes in the sunny state, and 20 percent of homes were inspected for earthquake resistance or structurally reinforced, according to nbclosangeles.com Southern California is also the home of the world famous San Andreas Fault that stretches … [Read more...] about Are you ready to rumble?