Due to the challenges brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic, CSUSB has once again offered students the ability to choose the credit/no credit option for their classes. Some students share their thoughts on the subject. "CSUSB bringing back credit/no credit as an option for classes this semester honestly creates a little more wiggle space with grades. Even though I’m unsure of how I’ll approach my own grades this semester, I know this option may relieve some stress for others. When going into semesters, I thought classes would be less hectic compared to how they were during quarters; I was wrong. With the option of credit/no credit being offered, I feel that this may push not only … [Read more...] about Vox pop: What are your thoughts on the credit/no credit option for this semester?
Is school feeling like a drag lately? You’re not alone! With the finish line so close yet feeling so far, we asked fourth-year student, Graphic Design and English major, Madison Thompson on how she avoids senioritis. “I try to do things that make me happy that doesn’t involve school like hanging out with my friends. I think it has to do with me being really chill about the school, I mean I maintain my GPA above a 3.0 and don’t let school get to me like that because my GPA does not define who I am”. A great majority of college students suffer from senioritis. The education world shares that there are a copious number of symptoms that come with senioritis. Such as: Mild to … [Read more...] about What is Senioritis?
By Mackenzie Viera |Staff Writer| As of Fall 2014, CSUSB has an enrollment total of 18,952 students. Imagine getting to know each person, one story at a time. "My last burp tasted like the chili dog from last night," said Gilbert. "It didn't even taste like the meat, it was more like the juice or the grease." Inspired by the hit photoblog "Humans of New York", Coyotes of CSUSB was created to share the stories and memories of our fellow students. Sophomore Ashley Lawrence proudly shared the happiest moment of her life—raising her GPA from a 2.3 to a 3.4. "I've never had a GPA that high even in high school, so all my hard work and showing up to class really paid off." In … [Read more...] about Spectacular mundane
By Taniya Harwell |Staff Writer| Nicole Sweeney and Marina Ibrahim are the recipients of the $500 Dianna J. Pelletier Resiliency Scholarship for Winter 2015. The scholarship is meant to provide a financial incentive to undergraduate students who have previously been on academic probation. Students are put on academic probation and subject to academic disqualification when they fall below a determined grade-point-average (GPA) based on their academic standing. The scholarship is awarded every quarter to two students that have achieved a minimum 3.2 GPA for a specific quarter after starting their probation. Students submit an essay describing their academic resiliency and … [Read more...] about Academic probation scholarship winners
By Stephanie Para |Staff Writer| Two CSUSB students who were struggling academically at the university last quarter have turned their educational careers around, earning $500 in scholarship money. Sociology major Asia Wilson, and liberal studies major Sandra Saldivar, were awarded the Dianna Pelletier Scholarship last Winter quarter, a financial award that is given as an incentive for students on academic probation. Dianna Pelletier, the scholarship’s namesake, was a CSUSB staff member who dedicated her life to advising and helping students in need. She passed away due to multiple bouts of cancer in October 2012. According to Matt Markin, a CSUSB Academic Advisor, the office … [Read more...] about Once on academic probation, now academic winners
By Daniel DeMarco |Assistant Features Editor| Academic probation often leads to academic failure. Last quarter, 41 students proved that they can raise to the occasion and work to new opportunities. “Hard work pays off. When one applies themselves anything can be accomplished,” said Wesley House, one of the two students rewarded with a $500 scholarship. Wesley House and Jeannette Jacques were the students awarded with the scholarship for their work in Fall quarter 2013. Jacques said she is paying for school all on her own without loans or financial aid and that the scholarship was a “good opportunity for me to get rewarded for all the hard work I put into Fall … [Read more...] about Scholarships awarded to academic probation students
By Yara Del Rio-Dominguez |Staff Writer| Students are currently denied access to the prerequisite classes required to graduate in the estimated four to six years. CSU officials state that due to the lack of professors, lab space availability, students who fail and retake the course along with registered students taking classes just to maintain financial aid requirements eliminate the course availability. CSUSB student Eduardo Escobedo blames his indecisiveness when it came to deciding on what he wanted to major in, resulting in an additional year of schooling. On the other hand, student David Ogunnubi explained, “I blame the Cal State system; our campus is impacted with certain … [Read more...] about Impacted prerequisite courses delay graduation
By Chris Johnson |Staff Writer| CSU Fullerton reported that this year’s class of freshmen of select CSU's have the highest GPA ever. While this is good news to see students taking their education serious at an early age it isn't themost important factor in determining true success in college, their careers, and in life. The most important things are character, critical thinking, who you know, and determination. When a person becomes a college student they must raise their game to another level; especiallyif their field of study is competitive. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensivelyand to think … [Read more...] about Grades don’t always make the cut these days
By Carmen Herrera By now every student should know that the grade A+ does not exist on campus. Even reaching the highest percentage does not mean it will increase your GPA. Under the campus’ plus/minus GPA system, if a student receives a B-, it is worth 2.7 points on their GPA instead of a regular B’s 3 points. However, earning a B+ will count for 3.3 points towards their GPA. This system works the same way for grade letters B, C, and even D. Yet oddly enough, the coveted A grades do not work the same. Since an A+ is not part of the grading scales on campus, students who do a perfect job in their classes cannot achieve the same .3 point increase that the other grades … [Read more...] about An A+ is just an A on your GPA