Students at CSUSB were asked to reflect on how the pandemic has affected their friendships. Alex Hernandez, Biology major, Junior “So for me personally, I definitely 'ghosted' or lacked in communicating with friends mainly because of all the mental stress I went through trying to handle work, school, and other obstacles all during a pandemic. I don’t really think people understand the idea that keeping up with your friends during all of this honestly takes a lot of work and, I guess in a sense, drains you a bit. It’s not that your friends personally drain you, but more of the fact that it’s mentally draining having to juggle so many responsibilities on top of trying to handle your … [Read more...] about Vox pop: How has social distancing affected your friendships?
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 Elina Urrutia IStaff WriterI Sexting is the new iteration of cybersex. It is the sending of sexually explicit photos, images, text messages or emails through a cell phone or other mobile device. “All across the country, teenage boys and girls are using the built in cameras on their cellphones to take nude and semi-nude photos of themselves, and sending them to boyfriend/girlfriends, friends or classmates,” said American civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred. According to iKeepSafe.org, “A 2010 nationwide survey sponsored by LG Mobile Phones found that 1-in-3 teens have participated in sexting and 1-in-4 thinks it’s a normal part of teen life. The survey also found that ‘for many … [Read more...] about The Etiquette of Sexting
By Glynn Guerra |Staff Writer| The AFROTC (Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps) is a voluntary four-year program that students can enter if they are interested in joining the Air Force after graduation. Student Valentina Aproda explained the benefits of joining AFROTC and the opportunities it provides students. In order to join, you do not initially have to be a student at CSUSB to join. In fact, Aproda is a student from UCR. You are only required to have a 2.0 GPA, be a full-time student, and have at least three years left of college. Once you join, you will be enrolled as a student at CSUSB and be required to take aerospace classes for the AFROTC program. You … [Read more...] about AFROTC is full of opportunities