By Erica Wong |Staff Writer| For adventurous foodies, trying new cuisine is one of the best ways to experience a different culture. In Asian cultures, people usually dine family-style, a communal way of eating with metal chopsticks and spoons, such as grilling your own meat or picking at fried chicken from a large plate with your friends. Usually, a traditional Korean meal will be served with rice and coaster-sized side dishes. The most common dishes are kimchi, diced radish, pickles, potato salad, bean sprouts, glass noodles with vegetables, or seaweed salad. Kimchi may very well be considered its own food group in Korea. Kimchi is fermented napa cabbage with red pepper … [Read more...] about I ate dog!
By Marc-Olivier Drouin |Staff Writer| With finals just around the corner, CSUSB students had the chance to release some tension with dog petting and chair massages. On Wednesday Nov. 28, the Student Health Center, in collaboration with the Center for Health Education and Wellness, invited massage therapists and dogs to the Commons. About 10 dogs and their owners were gathered outside the Commons where students were invited to pet away worries and stress by playing with dogs. As strange as it may seem, according to the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, students and employees that have access to a dog are less stressed during the day than those who had … [Read more...] about PAWS calms students for finals
By Kim Dailey |Staff Writer| CSUSB’s Criminal Justice Club helps support and fund Chevy, our very own explosive detection dog here on campus. The Criminal Justice Club helped raise $850 by selling chocolates and club T-shirts to buy supplies for Chevy. Chevy is an almost a 3-year-old German Shepherd that came to CSUSB last October and became a part of the campus police department with Officer Helen Skaggs as his partner. “Chevy was purchased off grants and donations, which Officer Skaggs did a lot of fundraising herself,” said president of the Criminal Justice Club, Josue Garcia. Chevy still needs the materials supplies such as a vest, special leash and dog food. The Criminal … [Read more...] about Chevy, ready to sniff out explosives
By Krystina Pedersen |Staff Writer| CSUSB is bringing campus safety to a whole new level by adding a K-9 to the university’s police department. Chevy, a 2-year-old 80-pound German shepherd, was brought to CSUSB from Little Rock, Arkansas through grants, private donations and fundraisers held by the women’s cross country team. Chevy is not your stereotypical attack dog that is trained to bite on command; he is in the process of being trained to detect explosives and ammunition. “Campuses are a target for terrorist threats; by having Chevy who specializes in detecting explosives and ammunition, we increase campus safety,” said officer Helen Skaggss. Skaggs is not only Chevy’s … [Read more...] about CSUSB adopts bomb-sniffing K-9 unit