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 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 Joshua Aguilar | Staff Writer| Life at CSUSB produces memories for students that last a lifetime. The entire college experience is supposed to be some of the best years of our lives. This time period is when we learn the most about ourselves and we start to grow into the people we want to be in the future. We make memories that are both good and bad during our time here at CSUSB. Some students have traveled to foreign countries to study abroad, some have made lifelong friends, some have spent many nights staying up until dawn studying for midterms or finals, and some partied until sunrise after final's week. The point is that no matter what we have been through in our … [Read more...] about Favorite CSUSB Memories
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| While many students are eligible to attend a four-year university after finishing high-school, students should choose to attend a two-year first. According to the CSUSB financial aid office website, it will cost a total of $23,607 to attend and live at the university per year. On the other hand, according to campusexplorer.com, it would only cost $3,079 to attend Riverside Community College (RCC). The price gap is far from unnoticeable for a student who just graduated high-school. Community college is a great alternative to avoid large amounts of debt while also preparing yourself in an environment that I think is better than a four-year college. "I … [Read more...] about Two-year college over a four-year
By Shirleena Baggett |Staff Writer| Books, exams, debts and depression—the perks of college life. Last fall, my life was moving along without me; I was a wreck, drained in every aspect, and knew I needed to get help. Forty-four percent of college students experience symptoms of depression, according to an article on healthline.com "Depression in College Students." Attending school is a transitional period for us all. Whether it is moving away from our family for the first time, to enduring the stress that comes along with getting decent grades, to of course the rise and fall of relationships and friendships. It is a lot—and there is no real way to be "ready" for it all. The truth is, … [Read more...] about It is okay to be depressed
By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| Will students in college be swayed to settle for a job that is practical or pursue the dream career they feel connected to? Will income, increasing societal pressures and an unpredictable job market make them change their career paths completely? “If you go living life by security, you’re not going to be happy,” said Chloe Coto, a student at Loma Linda University. “More than likely you’re not going to be impacting people, and accept fear as a motivator,” continued Coto. These are powerful words that will likely resonate with most students who truly do have a dream, but may possibly be torn between practicality and genuine desire. Some … [Read more...] about Dream Job or Stability?
By Israel Ramirez |Staff writer| Many students who obtain a degree do not necessarily know what to do with it. This can only mean they are not prepared for what we call the "real world." When I refer to the "real world," I am speaking about the job industry and what it will take for us to compete with others in order to land a job after graduation. As students, we must be prepared to perform to our full potential. "If I could go back and do something differently it would have to be networking with other individuals and attending school events in order to meet new faces who could later be an influence when attempting to obtain a job," said library service specialist Manuel Veron. Even … [Read more...] about Are you ready for the “real world”?
By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| Coyote golfer Taylor Hood earned a spot to play in the NCAA West/South Central Regional invitational. The tournament took place from May 2 to May 4 and was held in Las Cruces at the New Mexico State University (NMSU) golf course for three days. This tournament featured 108 of the best golf players from all over the United States in division 2 golf for the NCAA Championship. The top three players from this tournament would be entered into the individual qualifiers for the NCAA Championship in the upcoming weeks. The NCAA Championship will kick off its championship week on May 17 and continue through May 21 at Denver Green Valley Ranch in … [Read more...] about Hood represents Coyotes in NCAA regional invitational
By Steffanie Martinez |Staff Writer| Finals week is here again. You’re probably looking around realizing you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on all these textbooks you didn’t once open. All of this could have been avoided had our professors researched the “open educational resources” alternative. I might have been able to get a quality text book from $10-$40 in comparison to the textbook average that begins at $60 all the way up to $200. Open textbooks are written with the understanding that they will be free to print or read online. It is a beneficial option that has been proven to work at some universities; it would be a great alternative for schools because it would save … [Read more...] about Textbook Expenses.
By Kiara Paul |Asst. Sports Editor| Coyote Women's Track and Field headed out to Claremont to compete in the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Rossi Relays on Feb. 27. The Coyotes competed in multiple activities throughout the course of the day, placing high in many categories. Each activity is broken down into sections that are categorized by top athletes to lowest ranking athletes. Each Coyote has two places; one where they placed in the section they participated in and the second where they placed overall out of all the other athletes in the activity. One of the first activities to take place was the 100-meters. The Coyotes ran in the fourth, sixth, and seventh sections for the … [Read more...] about Track meet goes well for Coyotes