Ever wondered what your purpose in life was? Or what force of energy makes our heart beat? Better yet, perhaps why different people go through different struggles and challenges in life. In order for us to know that a dream is a dream, we first have to wake up, and within those dreams, we sometimes gain some wisdom or an innate intuition of knowing that there was something about that dream. What if we too are in a dream? But we call it life, and once we die or transition, that is when we truly wake up. Earth is but a school for us humans to learn more about ourselves. “There needs to be contrast in order for us to understand the opposite, sometimes we grow up in a dysfunctional or … [Read more...] about Why did you come to Earth school?
By Hairuo Yi |Staff Writer| In the wake of the Samsung phone accident explosion, more and more people are starting to be aware of safety issues with new technology. Several students who are familiar with Samsung phones say that the Samsung Note 7 exploding was not so unexpected. “I wasn’t surprised at all, my phone get’s really hot,” said Samsung user Ashlee Burton. This accident is becoming a serious problem for Samsung, and not just a insignificant mistake of technology. “Everybody can make mistakes, but these are really big ones,” said Computer Science professor, Ernesto Gomez. Computer Science professor, Haiyan Qiao, also thinks the Note 7 accidents are attracting … [Read more...] about Technology downgrading
By Cassie Coughlin |Staff Writer| Energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar have gained a reputation for being poor for our health, yet their popularity continues to soar among college students. A major benefit to energy drinks is the boost of energy they provide, so it isn't strange that many college students turn to energy drinks, particularly during midterm and finals week. The caffeine and sugar inside energy drinks is what helps your body get that extra boost, according to an article by Inside Science. "Caffeine makes you feel more energized by affecting your brain, while sugar refuels your body's cells and helps keep you physically active longer," said Ali … [Read more...] about Energy Drinks are a college staple
By Clarissa Toll |Staff Writer| The world’s largest solar-concentrating plant opened last week in Southern California. The solar plant, Ivanpah, located five miles from the California-Nevada boarder, is expected to power 140,000 local homes, according to The San Bernardino Sun. Ivanpah is a solar electric generation system used as an alternative for clean energy. The system consists of 347,000 mirrors that collect solar energy that is then used to heat steam which creates the electricity. A vast majority of the facility’s water used for steam is recycled back into the system. “The Ivanpah project is a shining example of how America is becoming a world leader in solar energy,” said … [Read more...] about California unveils largest solar plant
By Marlyn Rodriguez |Staff Writer| Nine out of 10 adults in North America consume some form of caffeine on a daily basis. We are too dependent on caffeine and it is not as beneficial to us as we think. According to the Mayo Clinic, taking in 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine equivalent to about two to four cups of coffee a day is not harmful. Christine Weinkauff, a psychology professor on campus, is an avid coffee drinker but said, “In life, moderation is key. There are benefits to a couple cups of coffee a day but getting beyond two or three cups, the benefits begin to become outweighed by the consequences.” Healthy amounts of caffeine has shown to be … [Read more...] about Caution too much caffeine is not a good thing
By Lupe Duran |Staff Writer| What did you do on Earth Day and why do you feel it’s necessary to get involved on this day? Earth Day, celebrated April 22, a day where everyone comes together to do their small part and make a big difference on the planet we call home. Four CSUSB students shared their stance on Earth Day and showed there’s many ways to do your part, reminding us that we should remember to take care of the Earth not just on this one day but every day. (Tiffiny Gaston, Senior) “This Earth Day, I attempted to decrease the amount of energy I used. I turned my television off, and other electrical appliances. I also used the stairs instead of taking the … [Read more...] about Coyote Watch: Students celebrate Earth Day by expressing concern for the planet
By Marysol Guzman |Staff Writer| President Barack Obama spoke in front of House members and civilians to discuss the future of America for the next four years of his presidency last Tuesday Feb. 12. The President opened his State of the Union address with a quote from President John F. Kennedy: “The Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress.” Immigration reform, investments in energy, investments in education, gun control, higher minimum wage, health benefits, job creation and home manufactured goods were just a few of his topics discussed in his speech. Obama also thanked troops and civilians who sacrificed their lives for the safety of … [Read more...] about Obama discusses next four years
By Angela E. Rodriguez |Staff Writer| Students looking for a quick fix to pull an all-nighter for finals should be cautious. As finals approach, we all suffer from sleep deprivation due to late night cramming. For many it means stocking up on energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, Rock Stars and so forth to help them keep motivated to study the entire night without feeling tired. Even though these popular drinks help energize their consumers, they have harmful side effects which include jitters, changes in heart rate and according to healthmad.com a “crash phase.” “Many people get sick in the ‘crash phase.’ [Their] energy will be gone, which makes [them] think that another energy … [Read more...] about Energy drinks destroys teeth enamel, health