Racial representation issues lace the discussions of the spring Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) elections which resulted in Adonis Galarza's election for Presidency. Many of the concerns primarily come from an issue of underrepresentation of the Black students. Although CSUSB is a diverse campus, the majority, 63% of the student population, is Hispanic which designates it as a Hispanic-serving institution. Princess Jackson, the President of the Black Student Union (BSU), feels that, even with Adonis Galarza as ASI's President, some of the needs of the black community may still be neglected. “I felt like the ASI elections were not pleasing, and don’t get me wrong, our new … [Read more...] about ASI election results raise questions of representation
By Kathleen Ramirez |Staff Writer| CSUSB professors from various departments shared information about their research and its impact on campus and the community. Dr. Mihaela Popescu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and has an M.A. in Society and Politics, an M.A. in Communication and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Popescu has ten different pieces of work published in the fields of First Amendment, cultural policies, and digital media policies. "I am currently working on a book that is about privacy in the age of data analytics and it is about looking at privacy differently," said Dr. Popescu. "You … [Read more...] about CSUSB Professors
By Cherae Hunt |Staff Writer| A CSUSB faculty survey shows teachers are experiencing low wages and financial hardships. “More than half of CSU faculty make less than $38,000 in gross earnings, according to the report in the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” stated Carla Rivera in her Los Angeles Times article. “I thought it was at least $45,000 and up. I feel like it’s not fair,” said student Jasmine Quintero. Faculty and teachers have also had to get second jobs or apply for government assistance to make ends meet. “It’s difficult to give all [my] energy to my students if I have to conserve energy for my next job after classes,” said a CSUSB professor, who wished to remain … [Read more...] about Faculty struggles with low wages/hardships
By Mark Klopping |Staff Writer| Excuses come a dime-a-dozen. Have you ever thought about how many times an excuse has come across a professor’s desk? Professors often remember the most obvious excuses heard, and a couple that get people laughing. I ran into Dr. Ece Algan, professor of mass communications at CSUSB. I first began to apologize for not making it to her class. I missed her class because I was on the hunt for material to write for this article. She smiled at me and said that this was one of her favorite one’s this quarter. “When work in other classes becomes more important,” said Algan. I smiled in embarrassment but I live with my choices. She then … [Read more...] about What’s your excuse?
By Nailea Fabiola Ayala |Staff Writer| CSUSB students give their school some tough love when they share their likes and dislikes about the campus. Students spend endless hours in classes, studying in the library, or taking lunch breaks in the Santos Manuel Student Union. Whatever the case may be, CSUSB has become almost like a second home for the student body. Let’s start out with something we often daydream about: food. “The layout of the food court is terrible; it’s cramped and feels hidden. The market in the union usually seems to be half empty and most things don't have prices listed,” said student Skylar Brown. Brown is not alone in this opinion. Others are also unhappy … [Read more...] about Students share what they love and hate about campus