By Adrian Carlos |Staff Writer| A fully stocked nacho bar, an adventurous scavenger hunt and free iPad mini put a cherry on top of this year’s Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) birthday. The celebration was in honor of the SMSU, to commemorate its 36th anniversary. “One of the main goals for our SMSU birthday bash is to collect as much student feedback as possible,” said Alexsaundra Preston, marketing coordinator for the SMSU. Preston was responsible for putting this year’s SMSU birthday bash together. SMSU was incorporated in 1978. Since then, the SMSU has been celebrating its anniversary every few years, collaborating with all the centers and student staff that make up … [Read more...] about Santos Manuel Student Union celebrates 36 years
By Adrian Carlos |Staff Writer| Endless Starbucks line, building frustration from waiting for a parking spot that seems will never appear and waking up frantically in the Student Union after over-sleeping. These are just a few of the things that unite us as students and characterize CSUSB pride. What makes CSUSB students different from students from other universities? I asked students around campus to give me their opinion on what embodies the students here. You know you're a CSUSB student when... "You see the sun come and go down on the same day from the library," said Ivanna Carlos. "When your favorite color and all your clothes are now blue," said Quinn … [Read more...] about You know you go to CSUSB when…
By Andy Quintana |Staff Writer| Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare, the hare was so sure of finishing, so careless on achieving his goal, the tortoise swept him up and won the race in the end. This story is similar to students in college. Students get so caught up finishing within four years that they begin to get careless. They miss out on opportunities and the chance of finding out what they truly love to do with their lives. Students are beginning to realize that we don’t have to be restricted to finishing fast we can win like the Tortoise. I have been in college for six and a half years. I went slowly and am in a career field that I truly love. This is the … [Read more...] about It’s better to finish than not to finish
By Shane Burrell |Staff Writer| Coyotes show off their athletic skills and competitiveness competing in this quarter’s intramural volleyball events who have a new champion. The team Kiss my Ace, took the A league finals against team Take Notes this past Tuesday May 28, with a score of 15-11 the first game, 9-15 in the second and 25-20 in the third, winning best two out of three. Krystal Nunez, Kasi Kauvaka, Jonny Tuitavke, Kasandra Ramos, Jasmin Keller, and Sal Aguilar, played on team Kiss my Ace. In addition, players of team Take Notes include Angel Lizarde and Breanna Marrefo, although they did not win the championship they were able to give Kiss my Ace a run for their … [Read more...] about Kiss My Ace victory in intramural volleyball
By Priscilla Arvizu |Staff Writer| There are two basic fears that haunt students everywhere. Fear of being a victim of an assault when walking from class to your car, and failing classes. Imagine yourself in the dark walking to your car after your evening class. You begin rumbling in your school bag for your car keys, you hear footsteps hitting the pavement faster and faster. Suddenly, you turn around, you can’t see anyone following you. News of shootings and assaults sends shock waves through students. It doesn’t comfort us knowing that throughout recent years we have heard about all these of tragic stories reoccurring on Universities. “It’s awful walking to my car at night … [Read more...] about Don’t let fears control your life
By Mariela Limon |Staff Writer| CSUSB students give back to the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Central City Lutheran Mission (CCLM) in San Bernardino. The event, organized by Community-University Partnership, along with the Office of Housing and Residential Life’s Getting Involved in Volunteer Experiences (G.I.V.E.), Black Scholars Hall, Student African American Brotherhood, Student African American Sisterhood and Hispanic Scholars; welcomed students to join CSUSB members for a day of serving those who are in need. "For us, it is super important because nonprofits are already understaffed, and when someone comes in, it saves us days of work," said Maria Medina, Chief … [Read more...] about Students lend their hands on MLK day
By Suu Elen Manzano |Staff Writer| I don’t think students should use devices such as laptops, tablets or cell phones in the classroom because they are a distraction to others around them. Just the sound of the click-clack-click-clack of a laptop’s keyboard sends me worlds away from the lecture at hand. Not all students pounding away at the keyboard are actually taking notes either. Some are catching up on Facebook, sending e-mails, instant messaging or playing games. The unfortunate sucker sitting behind him will likely get distracted while trying not to gaze into his peers luminous screen. “I don’t want students to get distracted,” says Dr. Derakhshan, professor of Strategic … [Read more...] about Can’t keep your eyes off your classmates screen? Yeah, me either.
By Jessica Bracamontes |Staff Writer| CSUSB students are encouraged to join the new trend of slacklining, the extreme balance sport. Slacklining can help enhance a person’s balance and relieve stress. Slacklining challenges an individual’s patience and focus, requiring them to balance on a one-inch nylon webbing that is normally held between two anchor points (usually trees). The lining can be adjusted to fit different types of webbing and can go up to various degrees of difficulty. Slacklining is similar to tight rope walking, but the line used to balance on is made from a more flexible material, allowing a person to do an assortment of tricks. Student Angela Rodriguez looks … [Read more...] about Slacklining can keep students balanced