Having a good credit score is crucial. Some college freshman and sophomores shared that they know little to nothing about the concept or how to go about building their own credit. A credit score is, “A numerical expression based on a level analysis of a person's credit files, to represent the creditworthiness of an individual. A credit score is primarily based on a credit report, information typically sourced from credit bureaus.” A large majority of students at CSUSB come from a low socio-economic background, their credit score, if good, is their only backbone. There are hundreds and thousands of college students who have bad credit or have been misinformed on the topic. We … [Read more...] about Should schools teach “How to manage your credit” instead of Algebra?
Students can invest in their current studies and future careers by pursuing and interacting with mentors. Jonathan Miranda Jr., a Communication Studies student at CSUSB, was able to simplify a mentor’s role in the student’s life. In 2014, the Gallup-Purdue Index was created. According to their website, it is the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history. In this study, they focus on several things including quality of life and happiness once a student graduates. Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University explained, “Our survey clearly indicated that it wasn’t where you go to college as much as it is how you go to college—what you extract from the … [Read more...] about Get equipped for the future by finding a mentor
Bubbles and applause erupted as Tierra Roman said ‘yes’ to her CSUSB sweetheart Thomas Robles’ marriage proposal. The proposal took place at 5 p.m. at the Murillo Family Observatory, as Robles, CSUSB alumni, diligently organized the elaborate surprise event. Robles got the idea to propose at CSUSB because the school meant so much to both of them. “This is the place where we met, this is the place where we had our first kiss,” Robles said, “This is where I want to start our life together, CSUSB.” Since the engagement, the couple has been enjoying the start of their new lives together. "This has been the happiest time in both of our lives," Robles said, "I love that we are … [Read more...] about SOAR leader says ‘Yes’ to CSUSB sweetheart
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Betsy DeVos awaits official confirmation on Monday, Feb 6. from the Senate for the position of Secretary of Education after the Senate Committee voted her through. The voting for DeVos’ confirmation in the Senate Committee was broadcast live through the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN). It took place Tuesday, Jan. 31, after an introduction and opening statement from the chairman of the committee, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander. Each senator in the committee cast his or her vote for DeVos. The results were 12 votes in favor and 11 votes against. Chairman Alexander had the deciding vote to put DeVos through. Much like the committee, … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos awaits Senate Confirmation
By Monica Rosales |Staff Writer| The studying abroad program at CSUSB is offering countless opportunities for students to reach out of their comfort zone and travel the world. Imagine a world where traveling and getting an education is a combo deal. The Center of Global Management (CGM) is in Jack H. Brown Hall and the Study Abroad department is located in College of Education. Countless programs are offered every quarter for students who want to expand their cultural knowledge and while exploring, ultimately earning the education they need in order to become well-rounded graduates. According to studies completed within the U.S. and U.K., it was noted that students who took … [Read more...] about World Wide Knowledge
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| The Senate committee decision for Betsy DeVos's nomination for Secretary of Education was postponed to Jan. 31, after troublesome hearing for her confirmation. The hearing for DeVos took place last Tuesday, Jan. 17, before the Senate committee regarding her nomination for Secretary of Education. It was televised and also made available online by Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN). The Secretary of Education is responsible for—among with other duties—overseeing educational policies, managing Federal Aid banks and distributing millions in Pell Grants. All of these are directly related to federally-funded schools, including CSUSB. There … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education nominee
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| Six out of eighteen California propositions are due to affect the community, students, and schools near San Bernardino in the upcoming November election. Proposition (Prop.) 51 relates to providing bonds for schools. It would allow California to borrow $9 billion in bonds and thus the money would go to K-12 public schools and community colleges for improvement in overall education, according to BALLOTPEDIA. If successfully passed schools will benefit greatly from this proposition because it will improve education by focusing on construction projects and will expand community colleges allowing more students to attend. Classes would be reduced, … [Read more...] about Six out of eighteen propositions to vote for
By Rachel Rundengan |Opinions Editor| CSUSB ranked No.12 in U.S. for the criminal justice graduate program by College Choice. A national ranking service has listed CSUSB’s online criminal justice master’s degree program No.12 among 50 other colleges and universities, such as University of California Irvine and Arizona State University, just to name a few. CSUSB is also the only CSU to make its “Best Online Masters in Criminal Justice Degree Programs, 2016.” A Master of Arts (MA) in Criminal Justice is available entirely online and is nearly identical to the on-campus program. The only difference is that the online students must take a comprehensive exam at the end of the program in … [Read more...] about CSUSB criminal justice top 12 in U.S.
By Estefania Torres |Asst. A&E Editor| Class participation is essential for anyone to have a successful education. Sometimes professors make participation up to 30 percent of the total class grade, leaving the student no choice but to fulfill this class requirement. Participation is often considered to be a student’s attendance, contribution and involvement in class discussion. The importance for student involvement in a class discussion is so they can be more interactive with the content that they are learning. Being able to understand and talk about a topic is an indication that the student is knowledgeable about the information that they are learning. Most professors … [Read more...] about Class participation
By Joshua Aguilar | Staff Writer The Career Extravaganza, hosted by CSUSB on April 11, allow those who want to pursue their own career a good place to start. The event was held in the San Manuel Student Union Event Center, which invited 76 employers and students and alumni to meet, interview, and learn about new employers and opportunities. The employers who were present at the event were divided into four sections: Corporate, Federal/State/Government, Non-Profit, and Education/School Districts. Edgar Perez, the Employer Relations Coordinator, along with CSUSB's Career Center, explained the main goal of having the event for the students. "Our main goal was to have a large … [Read more...] about Career Extravaganza = Career Opportunities