CSUSB student and prominent community figure, Marlo Brooks has decided to take his talents to the political realm and run for City Council, representing the 5th Ward. Brooks, who is trying to balance life as a high performing student and candidate of a local city election, is an English major in his last year at CSUSB. His pillars of integrity, transparency and change encompass his ideal vision to rebuild San Bernardino with voting taking place on March 3. Q: Now that you are finishing your term at CSUSB, how is the transition from student to a local politician? A: I took on that role because I felt that I had mimicked what it was to transition well, to be a responsible … [Read more...] about Who is Marlo Brooks?
There is a trend of hate crimes on the rise in U.S. cities with many groups of marginalized people being targeted. On November 6, 2019, a presentation was held on campus about the trend of hate crimes on the rise, according to a study done by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. The presentation was organized by one of the authors of the hate crime study, Brian Levin, a professor of criminal justice at CSUSB. Levin has also written various articles and journals on the subjects of hate crimes and extremism and has even testified before both houses of Congress on the subjects. The presentation given showcased former FBI agent Cynthia Deitle, who served as a member of the … [Read more...] about Hate crimes: a trend on the rise
As the fall quarter gets busier, the struggle to find parking is at its peak. Campus officials have plans for helping students find parking with the help of new software. Savanna Trombetta, a senior at CSUSB who works two campus jobs, said that finding parking has always been difficult for her, even when she lived in student housing. “I think we can handle the mass number of students here but just not in parking terms because we’re such a heavy commuter campus. I think that the commuter aspect is really negatively impacted the way our parking services work,” said Savanna Trombetta, who is hopeful for the possible parking solution. CSUSB Assistant Professor for Computer Science … [Read more...] about Campus community’s concerns over parking
High wind and fire alerts caused last-minute power outages, leaving residents without hot water or electricity. The university was closed for five days last month, leaving many students with nowhere to go. High winds have always affected CSUSB, but starting this fall, due to the fires last year, Southern California Edison (SCE) power company has been taking more precautions than usual. Campus had little warning and no control when SCE turned off-campus power, according to Jon Merchant, the interim director for The Department of Housing & Residential Education (DHRE). "We're kind of at the mercy of the power company in terms of when these things occur," Merchant said. When … [Read more...] about Campus residents scramble to adapt to power outages
By Yera Nanan, Avery Robinson, Fatima Gomez, and Graciela Ramirez The lack of representation and weak recruitment of Pan-African/Black students causes the number of Pan-African students to dwindle, said campus community members. CSUSB has two labels: one being a diverse campus, and the other being a Hispanic serving institution (HSI) due to the fact that the campus has a Hispanic population of over 60 percent. Student Engagement Coordinator, Jane Rodriguez, stated that she does not feel that there is enough representation on campus. "I think being a Hispanic serving institution it would be great to see more diversity when it comes to upper administration or individuals that … [Read more...] about Challenges of a Hispanic Serving Institution: Is enough being done to ensure sense of belonging among minority students?
The Advising Department held their semi-annual Coyote Advising One-Stop to assist students with the quarter to semester transition and help them graduate sooner. The event was held in the Union Hall plaza, on Tuesday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It was located on the south side of the campus next to parking lot D and provided students with a one-stop shop for advising resources. This event was co-coordinated by Academic Advisors Star Wildes and Erika Hernandez. Wildes hoped the event allowed students to become more excited about graduation. “While Coyote Advising One Stop was designed to help seniors, my favorite aspect of the event is that it brings departments to the … [Read more...] about One Stop Shop for student success
This fall quarter of 2019 marks the beginning of Coyote PLUS's Peer Mentoring Program: Second-Year Experience. It is part of the Coyote PLUS Programs which include Student Mentoring: First Year Experience, Supplemental Instruction, and Tutoring. Carolina Meza is the lead coordinator of the program. She along with the University of Redlands graduate students, Angelica Sweeney, Breena Lizaola and Evan Tellez, help to train the six mentors to provide help to the 60 mentees during the upcoming fall quarter. The Student Mentoring Program at CSUSB is separate by the first-year experience and second-year experience. The Student Mentors Program is for first-year students or first-year … [Read more...] about New mentoring program added
Coyote Radio and the CSUSB Department of Housing and Residential Education joined forces on Thursday, May 30, for the first ever Splash and Dash event. Students were able to participate after checking in with their student IDs and receiving a Coyote Radio stamp. A live DJ from Coyote Radio was set up in front of the volleyball court, playing upbeat songs students to the SV quad. Free food such as sub sandwiches, chips, sodas, and candy were available to students at the event. The snow cone booth was consistently busy, with students waiting in line for their free summer treat. Flavors varied from strawberry to watermelon to pina colada and many more. After eating, students had … [Read more...] about Splash and Dash by Julia Carney and Brianna Mendoza
On May 19, at Bricks and Birch, a café in Redlands, Professor Chad Sweeney, an English Professor at CSUSB, gave a reading for his recently published book, Little Million Doors. Several of his current and former students were present to show their support. With graduations approaching, students will soon go out into the world and pursue their careers. For creative writers, readings at café’s and bookstores could soon become a part of their careers. Jolene Redvale is a current student of Professor Sweeney’s. She says that before attending the reading she had no idea what his published work was about. She says the reading was emotional. “I got a little bit wound up because he was … [Read more...] about Students show up to support Professor
The CSUSB Student Health Center is an integral part of Cal State San Bernardino. Campus health centers, in general, are a necessary part of the CSU system. Student fees are also a necessary part. For the 2018-2019 school year, each CSUSB student was charged $86.93 dollars for each quarter that they were enrolled. 19 percent of the student population used Health Center services this year. “Especially with school, sometimes health tends to be the last priority,” Health Educator Melissa Acuna said. “Taking care of your health now and learning the foundations really carries on into adult life.” For all the services that the Health Center does cover, there are some that are missing. If you … [Read more...] about A look at the CSUSB Health Center