By Pauline Fontanaud |Staff Writer| “All men are created equal” with the right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This statement from the Declaration of Independence created the roots of the American Dream. But this concept was really made popular by James Truslow Adams in his book “Epic of America,” published in 1931. “That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement,” stated Adams. But what is today’s definition of the American Dream according to students? “I define the American Dream as a dream that can be possible only if one applies themselves. It just … [Read more...] about Is the American Dream dead?
By Devin Ramos |Staff Writer| The Middle Class scholarship will give relief to students and families that struggle to pay for tuition in California State Universities and Universities of California. The rising costs of attending college show that people are in need of a scholarship tailored specifically to their income bracket. The scholarship can cut tuition by 40 percent for families making under $100,000 and will also target DREAM Act students. A student must first complete an application for Federal Student Aid to automatically be considered for the scholarship. In my opinion, the process to be considered has been made simple for students to obtain money to help them … [Read more...] about New scholarship will give more aid to students
By Jounghun Kim |Staff Writer| Once you find the reason for being home sick, the next measure you can take is to make new friends, be around a busy environment and keep associating with the people in your daily lives that will make you happy. Joining clubs, participating in campus activities will help you meet others and keep you preoccupied. Many of the Korean students on campus have taken it upon themselves to belong in clubs like the soccer team, the study club or the language exchange club. Enjoy your time alone. Whether or not you have friends around, you still can enjoy many activities with the company of yourself. Make a list of things you really like to do, such as … [Read more...] about CSUSB students battle homesickness
By Yetunde Keme |Staff Writer| It’s that time of year when you shower your special someone with sensual sweetness and sentimentality. Besides all the flowers, candies, and teddy bears, here are my top 10 songs that would complete a perfect Valentine’s Day. 10) “Boyfriend (featuring Snoop Dogg),” by Big Time Rush Some guys may think this song is corny, but this song can be described as a perfect tool to get the girl. Its lyrical content is catchy, especially the part where they sing, “I heard that you're looking for a boyfriend/I see that/Give me time, you know I'm gonna be that/Don't be scared to come put your trust in me.” 9) “Teenage Dream,” by Katy Perry This song is perfect … [Read more...] about The ultimate Valentine’s Day music countdown
By Lita Gaithers |Staff Writer| “My dream is that all Americans and all colors, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, men and women, the able and the disabled, will give birth to an authentic multiracial democracy,” said Dr. Carlos Munoz, Jr. over the applause of a roaring crowd at CSUSB. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center was packed to the rafters with students anticipating the speech from Munoz, who’s a professor emeritus at the department of Ethic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. This event was sponsored by the CSUSB University Diversity Committee (UDC), which followed a well-planned program that began with … [Read more...] about Professor sees a multiracial American Democracy