By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| More than 13 years after its final episode aired, the series phenomenon known as “X-Files,” is returning to television in a six-episode revival. CEOs of Fox, Gary Newman and Dana Walden (both whom were a part of all nine original seasons of the show) confirmed in late May that the show would make a comeback, according to Variety.com. Fox Television Group has also confirmed that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back to reprise their roles, alongside original producer Chris Carter, who is the brainchild behind the age-defining series. The show centers around two FBI “most unwanted” agents, Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson), … [Read more...] about I want to believe
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| Newly-built University Bar & Grill has potential to be a great local hangout for CSUSB students and surrounding residents. Located at 2999 on W. Kendall Dr., it is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday. The new restaurant is the perfect place to stop for a drink after a long day of classes. Having only stopped in once, I have yet to make my final decision on the restaurant as a whole. There were only four other people in the restaurant besides my party of two, and no others arrived during the hour and a half I dined. This was slightly off-putting to me; I … [Read more...] about University Bar & Grill — Restaurant Review
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| Hamburgers and S’mores are staples of any summer cookout; now, you can turn those staples into a dessert that is sure to be the highlight of your next summer gathering. S’MORE CUPCAKES Servings: 24 cupcakes 1 box of chocolate cake mix 1 can of buttercream frosting 1 jar of marshmallow cream 3 Hershey’s milk chocolate bars Graham crackers Cupcake baking cups Muffin tin Instructions: Bake cupcakes according to directions on chocolate cake mix box. While the cupcakes are baking, empty the buttercream frosting into a mixing bowl and fold marshmallow cream into frosting a little at a time. Once the cupcakes are done baking, allow … [Read more...] about Let them eat (cup) cake
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| Growing more and more in popularity, the “dad bod” and the ideals behind it are sweeping the nation. Defined by Peter Holley of The Washington Post as “a shirtless, soft-bellied swain north of 30 who is currently lounging on his couch dipping lightly-salted tortilla chips into a kiddie pool of guacamole.” “The kind that looks like [he] should be pushing a stroller and Googling high-blood pressure medications,” continued Holley. A man with a dad bod is a man with an average body type, still slightly in-shape, but at the same time, not one you would see in the gym everyday: a normal man. News outlets across the nation have been covering the topic. … [Read more...] about Will you rock the Dad Bod?
By Danni Ybarra | Staff Writer | Tucked away along a string of restaurants, wineries, and boutiques, Simple Simon's Bakery & Bistro is a hidden treasure among the working class of Downtown Riverside. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Simple Simon's only serves breakfast and lunch, and the locals who know that make sure to get their order in as soon as they can, because due to its popularity, it is always busy. Located at 3639 Main St. Riverside, CA 92501, Simple Simon's shares a pathway with the historic Mission Inn, and is a stone's throw away from the Riverside Convention Center. Before walking through the front door, you must first pass their perfectly worn brick facade and cozy, … [Read more...] about Simple Simon’s Bakery & Bistro — Restaurant Review
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| The general consensus of "machismo"— be a man's man; one who holds honor to the highest standard, usually with a small side of arrogance to accompany it. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines machismo as "an attitude, quality, or way of behaving that agrees with traditional ideas about men being very strong and aggressive." Simply, it is a man who is head of his household, makes the rules, and takes responsibility, all while upholding a firm demeanor. He is a stereotypical "macho man." The term has been transformed in Latin culture in the past few decades, now with more of a negative connotation attached to it. Many people nowadays may … [Read more...] about Macho, macho man
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| "Everyone [watches] it. Even if they don't admit to it, they do," said student Estephanie Soto(.) "It's a pleasurable art," said student Christina Castro. "It's just part of life," said student Sameje Palmer. The topic today is porn, and while a lot of people claim they don't watch it, research claims they do. A study conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) showed that 71 percent of Americans believed watching pornography to be immoral. This might be interesting to some considering that pornhub.com reported the U.S. held the number-one spot for viewership on their site in 2014. Pornography viewership, as a whole, is at … [Read more...] about Porn–everyone watches
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| Llamas cause havoc in Arizona (Feb. 26) Sun City, Arizona police were sent on a nationally-broadcasted chase in attempt to capture two escaped llamas, according to The Washington Post. The llamas were on their way to an assisted living facility as part of an animal therapy session for a former llama rancher when they escaped. The llama chase caused a huge uproar on social media, especially Twitter, where The Washington Post stated many tweets and cheered on the animals, who were eventually captured. Meat grinder grinds man into meat (March 2) A Portland man, Hugo Avalos-Chanon, was killed while attempting to clean an industrial … [Read more...] about Chronicle News Briefs
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| “Get ready for $10 [per barrel of] oil” and a decrease in gas prices, according to Yahoo Financial. Yahoo Financial reports that the rise in U.S. oil production (due to hydraulic fracking and horizontal drilling) and output, as well as other factors such as more environmentally friendly cars, is lowering our demand for foreign oil and therefore putting a large strain on the global oil market and in turn lowering prices. These factors are what will likely help bring down the price per barrel to anywhere between $10 to $20, claims Yahoo Financial. However, some are not so convinced. Both NBC News and The Wall Street Journal report that gas … [Read more...] about Gas prices: Increasing or decreasing?
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| A new study estimates that over 200 earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas this year are due to fracking. A “big one” may be in store for the future, reported ABC News. Although there is a slim chance that a large earthquake will happen in the near future, the study, conducted by Geophysicist William Ellsworth of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), shows that the continuous fracking responsible for the increase in smaller earthquakes can eventually lead to a “big one” with devastating results, reported ABC News. “Fracking does cause earthquakes. Last year, Oklahoma overtook California as the state with most earthquakes, and the only reason is because of … [Read more...] about Fracking = earthquakes