By Cassie Coughlin | Staff Writer College students expect to walk away from college with at least a degree, but is there a possibility that they could also leave with a better chance at walking down the aisle? A main component of college is socializing and it's not far off to think that the people you meet in college will remain your lifelong friends, or even partner. "I have done my growing up, so I feel like I could see myself marrying someone from college," said student Cole Hagle. According to a study by Facebook Data Science, which examined a portion of Facebook users profile information, "about 28% of married college-graduates attended the same college." The study also … [Read more...] about First comes college, then comes marriage?
By Cecilia Gutierrez |Staff Writer| CSUSB Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) is involved in a wide range of academic, career activities for all students. The CSUSB Student Research Competition, for example, is an annual event that gives both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their scholarly work in an academic competition. Research presented is specified towards the students’ discipline and career goals. Students compete by discipline and class standing (undergraduate/graduate) and each have ten minutes to give an oral presentation of their work to a jury. They also have five minutes to answer any questions the jury has regarding their … [Read more...] about Graduate and undergrads have chance to compete for awards
By Angie Burkhart |Staff Writer| Employers and college graduates are equally responsible for high unemployment and underemployment rates among college graduates as colleges and universities are. "About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor's-degree holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed, the highest share in at least 11 years," reports the Associated Press. This statistic is alarming, and I believe some are quick to point the finger at colleges and universities while overlooking other important culprits. I believe the companies doing the hiring play a large role in these unemployment rates. "For our nation's youngest workers, as well as for the … [Read more...] about Who is responsible for underemployment?
By Loydie Burmah |Staff Writer| Grads Andy Quintana, Mass Communications major Quintana is a mass media studies major interested in the television and video production field. Quintana is the first in his family to receive a bachelor’s degree. His younger brother Robert is graduating from Moreno Valley College this June as well. “Me and my younger Robert will be graduating in the same year. It’s very special to us [my family], because it’s probably never going to happen again,” said Quintana. “I want to say it’s been surreal, mostly because I remember coming here, [and] I didn't know anybody. And then I started to open myself up to people here and they've been so … [Read more...] about Andy Quintana, Dominick Dicus and Inno Sita
By Torilynn Qualls |Staff Writer| Unemployment continues to rise for the youth of America ages 18 to 24; a steady rate of 11.2 percent of all “Millennials” are classified as unemployed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released Oct. 22 showed that the economy added 148,000 jobs in the month of September versus the 180,000 that were expected. The government projects three of the 30 occupations with the largest projected number of job openings by 2020 will require a bachelor’s degree or higher to fill the position; the remainder will likely require a high school diploma at most, according to USA Today. Some critics blame the recent implementation of Obamacare for the … [Read more...] about Unemployment in Youth