On November 13, the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (CIMES) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) hosted a special screening of the award-winning animated film, The Tower, along with a question and answer period with its Norwegian director, Mats Grorud. This event was originally scheduled for October 31 including a live Q&A session with the director, but due to the power outage was canceled. The CIMES director, Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, also a professor of communications studies at CSUSB, found a way to make this screening and Q&A happen via Zoom, since Grorud had gone back to his home in Norway. Grorud's mother grew up in Lebanon, so as a small … [Read more...] about Bringing a Palestinian refugee camp reality to CSUSB
Alfredo Cruz, one of two Co-managers of Coyote Radio and Advertising, explains the importance of local bands and the Coyote Radio. Cruz has been in management for 10 years with audio production and on-air hosting. Due to studying broadcasting at the University of Texas in Austin he was able to gain some insight into the radio and audio industry. He believes that all of this experience has prepared him for Coyote Radio since radio production has been something he has grown to do and love. Cruz has had experience with radio stations. He serves as the general manager of NPR and PBS an affiliate of KVCR on channel 24 and 91.9 FM. Additionally, he was president and CEO at a jazz station in … [Read more...] about Alfedo Cruz: “We’re looking to get more bands interacting with us”
Bells tolled on CSUSB campus in memory of victims of the 2015 mass shooting attack in San Bernardino. The College of Natural Sciences along with the CSUSB community held their third Remembrance Day for the five CSUSB alumni who tragically lost their lives in the shooting that took place at Inland Regional Center on December 2nd, 2015. The event was located at the Peace Garden on campus and was attended by faculty, students, and family of the victims, totaling over 60 people. Every year, on December 2nd, at 2 p.m., people gather in remembrance and celebration of the five victims who were associated with the Natural Sciences department. The Garden is this university's way of … [Read more...] about CSUSB Remembers Lives Lost at the 2015 Shooting
Residents of the San Bernardino community gathered to celebrate their pets for Christmas and raised money for animal cruelty investigation. The Humane Society of the San Bernardino Valley hosted “Santa Paws Pet Photos and Holiday Boutique” on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 from 8:30am to 1:30pm where pets and loved ones got professional photos taken for this upcoming holiday season. The Santa Paws fundraiser has really grown over the past couple of years according to Jill Henderson, the Director of Development and Community Outreach for the Humane Society of the San Bernardino Valley. “It started out with just photos of Santa with the pets, but we changed that into getting the 5 … [Read more...] about San Bernardino Humane Society Hosts Annual Fundraiser
The increase of coyote sighting induces panic, a concern of safety for families and pets. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, there has been a rise to 50 reports of which a coyote bit a person in Southern California between August 2012 and August 2016. Professor Cindy Chrisler of CSUSB is an animal health technician, shares her thoughts on why the number of coyotes keeps expanding in the Inland Empire. Other reasons are due to the plentiful food supply that humans offer outside of their home. When it comes to the large garbage bins, make sure to keep them securely closed so it won't open just in case if it is tipped over. Not only is trash on … [Read more...] about Coyotes on the rise
As division is a prominent issue in our society particularly among women, gender division is often overlooked and not taken seriously. A workshop titled “You Go Girl: Building Communities Rather Than Division” was held in the Lower Commons on April 11 to inform the CSUSB community about struggles that women face. Therapist Gwendolyn Brower-Romero presented the workshop as part of the Counseling and Psychological Services Spring 2018 Wellness Workshops. One of the struggles women face is from other women who feel the need to constantly compete with and criticize them in everything they do. According to the Counseling and Psychological Services website, the … [Read more...] about Women and Division
Latin Night is just around the corner, as it will be taking place on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Lobby and Events Center, where everyone is invited to dance the night away to Latin music. "It brings the Latino culture and a lot of people get excited about it," said Programming Student Assistant for Program Board Destiny Lara Benzor. Program Board works with different organizations on campus and is dedicated to promote a sense of community at CSUSB through free, exciting, and entertaining events. It is well known for their annually dances they host such Latin Night, sponsered by the Latinx Center and Sigma Lambda Beta. "Latin Night started about five … [Read more...] about Latin Night is Here!
Coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement, CSUSB had its annual Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 21, as a way to bring students, alumni, staff and community members together to celebrate what it is like to be a Coyote. “The purpose of Homecoming is celebration,” said Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Crystal Wymer-Lucero. Wymer-Lucero says the event is significant because it brings together everybody and it is also a tradition.“We’re here to celebrate what it means to be a coyote and honor everything we’ve done over the last years,” said Wymer-Lucero.This year's homecoming celebration had over 1,000 members of the Coyote Family.The day was commenced with the Homecoming Bash, which took … [Read more...] about Homecoming Celebrations
In this generation, it’s becoming more difficult to find the person of your dreams. Most of us are searching for that perfect person we would like to be in a relationship with. We all have an idea of the person that best suits us, but why does it seem like it’s a struggle to end up with that person? There are a lot of dating apps such as Tinder, Plenty of Fish (POF), eHarmony, and Meet Me that are designed to expedite the dating process. While we have these sites that potentially help us meet our mates, people continue to have a hard time in the game of love. While, we have access to all of these sites there is no guarantee that someone will find a person that is interested in them. … [Read more...] about Why is it a Challenge to Date in this Generation?
Open Mic night brought people together at downtown Riverside's coffee shop, Back to the Grind, on September 25. That night, in the basement of the shop, people were in their seats ready to get another taste of the community's talent. In the crowd sat four friends, Dylan Mayer, Michael DeSantos, J.J. Garcia and Lori Knight, who came out to support their community. "I love everything about Open Mic nights--the talent, the people, the ambiance, the support--it's what people need to get away from the real world for a while," shared Knight. Open Mic nights are known for hosting a diverse array of talent ranging from poetry to live music. "Even though I don't come all the time, … [Read more...] about Riverside’s Open Mic: Coffee & Creativity