College students are known for pulling all-nighters, cramming for tests, and working on multiple assignments at once. Coffee and energy drinks are what people assume most students are using. Now, students are learning how to complete their work with the help of a different substance - Adderall. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Adderall is the second most common drug abused on college campuses. Oscar Hernandez has always had issues procrastinating and had trouble focusing on his school work. In the efforts to get things done, he decided to try Adderall. “I had a big paper due and it’s really easy for me to get distracted,” Hernandez said. “My … [Read more...] about Why Do Students Take Adderall?
With finals around the corner, the Coyote Chronicle created a list of ways that students can reduce stress. In this generation of college students have a great access to a wide variety of communication with fellow peers. One great tip would be to create a study group since not many people like asking questions in class, peers may be able to work together to answer questions. In study groups, this enables students to be on top of reviewing notes, helps the individual learn while teaching others and vice versa. Darleen Rios a senior stated, “I was never a fan of studying for a final exam I was just in panic because of the anxiety of passing or failing.” This is not uncommon … [Read more...] about Are you ready for finals?
By Mark Mascetti |Staff Writer| I believe the best way for students to review before an exam is to read over their notes taken in class or notes they wrote while studying, and if possible, refresh in a distraction free zone. Studying extensively days before an exam is great, but I believe a quick refresh of the material right before the exam always helps. “Reading through a textbook before an exam can confuse me, so instead I’ll skim over my notes as a refresher to what I previously studied,” said student James Glenn. Some students prefer professors who post PowerPoint presentations online that allow them to do a quick review of what was taught. I have found that if I translate … [Read more...] about Students prepare for Finals
By Mark Klopping |Staff Writer| Midterms, presentations and ﬁnals, oh my! The weight is still upon CSUSB students as they turn the corner towards the last weeks of spring quarter. The ﬁnish line is in sight and the light at the end of the tunnel is a dot that looks like a keychain LED ﬂashlight. Students kept their heads down studying and getting one step closer to reaching their goals. So, what are the study habits and procedures that CSUSB students need to get the study-ball rolling? Susan Ibarra takes certain steps to ensure it all starts off well. “My ﬁrst step is coffee,” Ibarra said. “I need something that keeps me sitting down for a while.” A step that most students can … [Read more...] about Form better study habits
By Brittany Crow |Staff Writer| Holiday breaks mean different things to different students. For some, it means no school, but to others, it means vacations, trips, fun, and spending time with family and friends. The holiday break couldn’t have come any sooner, but many of us are wanting to enjoy ourselves during the break, without emptying our wallets. Our Student Recreation and Fitness Center on campus provides activities for students to go on like snow trips during the winter. The trips to look into would be the one-day Snow Valley Snowboarding trip in our very own San Bernardino Mountains, which will be held on Dec. 8, 15, and 18. Snowshoe Hike is to be held on Dec. 23 … [Read more...] about Winter break can’t come soon enough for students
By Luz Hernandez |Staff Writer| A 38-year-old Cal State San Bernardino graduate student was shot and killed by campus police on Dec. 8. Bartholomew Williams died during an altercation with campus police, just after the CSUSB Commencement Ceremonies. The tragedy has left students, faculty and staff at CSUSB in shock. University officials have been holding open forums for members of our university community to express their sentiments and concerns regarding the shooting. They began having these forums in December shortly after the tragedy occurred. The goal of these forums is to keep an open line of communication between the university community and university officials regarding the … [Read more...] about December 8th 2012 Shooting of Bartholomew Williams
By Kim Dailey |Staff Writer| Get your note cards and highlighters out, finals week is just around the corner. Students have all different methods to prepare for their finals. Some choose to stay organized and take one task at a time. But others choose not to study and procrastinate by pulling all-nighters. Some use note-cards, highlighters, energy drinks, music, recorders, Powerpoints, lectures, books and memory to prepare for and pass their finals. Kristy Spinney said she is, “trying to finish papers and projects early, so I can begin studying. I also tape important passages to my register at work, so I will read them over and over to help me remember.” Julia Matulionis’ method … [Read more...] about Pressure grows as finals approach
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
Emerald Collins |Staff Writer| There are several tips to apply in creating a better day, allowing you some relaxation time in the midst of your busy schedule. We can take some time out for ourselves to relax by adopting positive changes to take our minds off our schedules and work towards a smooth day. Helping and caring for others helps us work towards creating a better day for those around us. CSUSB student Gil Rutherford discusses his idea of creating a brighter day. “Creating a better day can involve helping and cheering up those who are having a tough time or a bad day. That’s what I do; I help those who are down because it creates a better day for me and the person I’m … [Read more...] about How to create a better day for yourself
By Angelina Garibay |Staff Writer| Finals are right around the corner and students are feeling worried, anxious, stressed and pulled in four or five directions with assignments; what is a student to do? Some students curled up next to a pooch or snuck in a massage, enter the Pet Away Worries and Stress (PAWS) event held to remedy such collegiate maladies. The Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center hosted this event on March 8 to help soothe the anxiety that comes at finals’ time with therapy, dogs and free massages. “I’m stressed about all the stuff that comes at the end of the quarter,” said student Kelsey Slater. Over 300 students participated in the four-hour … [Read more...] about No bark or bite, just pets