The advising and academic department continues to find ways to keep students motivated by meeting and assisting students online. According to Matt Markin, the Academic Advisor and Graduation Pledge Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies, the department's mission is simple. Markin shared, "The mission statement of Advising and Academic Services is that we provide guidance to undergraduate students throughout their academic journey by assisting them in making informed decisions that support their academic, personal, and career goals." John Noriega, MPA, is another Academic Advisor who informs students of the department's services. "We offer academic advising to all undergraduate students, … [Read more...] about Advising services guides student career choices through the pandemic
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Dr. Thomas Corrigan, assistant professor of Communication Studies, talked to faculty, staff, and students about the organizing and activism his local Indivisible group been involved in resisting the Trump agenda. He argued that such grassroots organizing can be seen as an "experiment" in communication studies, and he pointed to his group's #whereispaulcook campaign as an example of one such experiment. The event was organized by CSUSB's University Diversity Committee as part of the Yotie Talks lecture series. The goal of the event that took place on Wednesday, March 1, was to educate the audience about the multiple indivisible grassroots organization … [Read more...] about Culture Jamming and “Missing” Representative: What is the Point?
By Yesica Chavez | Staff Writer The Student Recreation and Fitness Center (Rec Center) Assessment Program offers fitness assessments to students and Rec Center members. Looking to challenge yourself in the next Strongest Coyote Challenge or to see where you stand in your fitness? The Rec Center Assessment Program can help you see where you are physically, show you the areas to improve on, and check your well being to help you reach your goals. There are three different types of assessments offered. The first assessment is a general assessment, in which you are able to see where you stand in all the components of fitness. The general assessment tests your muscular strength, muscular … [Read more...] about Rec Center Assessment Program
By Melissa Gilbert |Staff Writer| College students are frequently believed to be procrastinators. However, many are goal-driven and have managed to balance their personal life and their busy schedules. A lot of CSUSB students have one or two jobs, as well as extracurricular activities. Three busy students took the time to share how they manage their hectic schedules. Denise Garcia, a pre-nursing freshman said, “School takes up a lot of my time and there so much work too. It’s hard to stay up to date.” “The best way for me to stay focused with schoolwork is to do my homework the day I get them,” said Garcia. Prioritizing her homework allows Garcia to have more spare time and it … [Read more...] about Time management: Key to success
By Jennifer Baeskens |Staff Writer| “CSUSB has given me so much and I want to spend my last year here giving back to the school,” said Owen Odigie, a candidate for ASI president. Owen Odigie is currently ASI Vice President of Finance and is looking at becoming ASI president. This is important to him and he feels like it gives him what he needs to be ASI president. “I love serving students,” said Odigie. Odigie is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He has endorsements from several clubs and associations across campus that include, the Chinese Student Association, Badminton Sports Club, the Finance Management Association, and the Ceramics … [Read more...] about Owen Odigie to run for ASI president
By Marie Fernandes |Staff Writer| Making New Year’s resolutions is a waste of time. We should focus on making goals to make ourselves happier and our lives better. Change has to be spontaneous instead of planned. “I feel like making a New Year’s resolution is pointless because no one sticks to the ones that they make,” said Alexis Lopez, a CSUSB student. We are setting ourselves up for disappointment and leaving ourselves vulnerable to our own insecurities if we make on definitive resolution at the start of each year. Simply labeling our goal as a New Year’s resolution puts a tremendous amount of pressure on ourselves right from the beginning. Most people feel as though … [Read more...] about New year, new me make new goals not resolutions
By Danielle Workman |Staff Writer| Upcoming graduates might find themselves feeling lost when they think about post-grad life. Between papers, finals and projects, seniors have little time to prepare for the next step into the “real” world. The real world can take you by surprise and control can easily slip from your fingertips, so here are a few tips that can help you take control of your post-grad life. First thing every student should do is update and refine your resumé at the Career Development Center, located in University Hall, 329. The Career Center has a variety of options that can help get the leg up on job hunting by attending a resumé workshop or a resumé critique … [Read more...] about Enter post-grad life without surprises
By Emilie Chacon |Staff Writer| Positive thinking is a good habit that can help you get through hard times in college, work and interpersonal relations. Anybody can do it, it is easy and you can practice it anywhere! Here is how. According to Charlene M. Proctor, author of the Official Guide To Positive Thinking, “Positive thinking is a process of choosing positive emotions from stimuli in the environment and applying them to perceptions and beliefs.” Positive thinking can help you achieve goals, cope with stress or just help you live better with yourself. Unfortunately, we are used to being harsh with ourselves and we don’t hesitate to belittle ourselves in a way that we … [Read more...] about Keeping positive for a bright future