By Suu Elen Manzano |Staff Writer| Traveling abroad is a no-brainer if you can afford it during your college experience. CSUSB students have many opportunities throughout the year available to them through the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA), “Doing business in Asia or Europe” programs. If you have never had the opportunity to travel, CSUSB wants you to do so in an educational environment. Take it from me it’s a must on your college experience list. I know that as students we often don’t realize the educational benefits of traveling abroad in terms of a well-rounded education. However, I am sure you’ve encountered more than your fair share of foreign exchange … [Read more...] about Traveling abroad is a must for college students
By Jazmin Jett |Staff Writer| Does the highlight of your day revolve around the new episode of the reality show you’re currently addicted to? If you answered yes, then you need a new hobby. As juvenile as it sounds, I haven’t placed much significance on television since “The Rugrats” became “All Grown Up.” Besides the news, which I feel filters a particular set of information for public consumption, what could I possibly learn from watching a substantial amount of television? Maybe watching “True Blood” can assist in my communication with vampires on the daily basis. If I’m lucky, Kim Kardashian can provide insight if I ever decide to trick a guy into liking me. When taking a look … [Read more...] about Youth of America dependent on television
By Suu Elen Manzano |Staff Writer| I don’t think students should use devices such as laptops, tablets or cell phones in the classroom because they are a distraction to others around them. Just the sound of the click-clack-click-clack of a laptop’s keyboard sends me worlds away from the lecture at hand. Not all students pounding away at the keyboard are actually taking notes either. Some are catching up on Facebook, sending e-mails, instant messaging or playing games. The unfortunate sucker sitting behind him will likely get distracted while trying not to gaze into his peers luminous screen. “I don’t want students to get distracted,” says Dr. Derakhshan, professor of Strategic … [Read more...] about Can’t keep your eyes off your classmates screen? Yeah, me either.
By Angelice Romero |Staff Writer| Our generation has become so dependent on meds that it is becoming an epidemic. To think curing your issues can be done by taking a simple pill is an antiquated process. Have a headache? Can’t sleep? Anxiety ridden? Your kid is too hyper? There’s a pill for all of that. Along with using medication as a cure all, there is a booming trend of abusing these drugs as a form of recreation. With all the medicine out there, people are not handling it properly. Gatherings such as “pharm parties” or “Skittle parties,” where they put all their pills in a bowl and take them at random, have become increasingly popular. According to the US Department of Health … [Read more...] about Taking instant gratification to a whole new level