By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| The war on ISIS has shifted to Libya, as American forces released militant air strikes on the coastal city of Sabratha. The U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Libya has shifted the war on the Islamic extremist militants from Iraq and Syria, 2,000 miles west to the North African nation. According to Time, local officials estimated that more than 40 people were killed. The death toll could rise because it is possible that more people are still under the rubble. It is believed more than 60 people were inside the ISIS training facility when it was hit, according to CNN. Medium-caliber weapons including machine guns and … [Read more...] about U.S. launches airstrikes in Lybia
By Carlos Solis |Staff Writer| The war on terror is a war not worth fighting for. Millions of innocent people are dying as the whole world watches—and the governments allow it to happen while nothing is done to stop the chaos. The war on terror is defined as “the name given to the actions and other measures taken by the U.S., Britain, and other countries to destroy international terrorist groups, especially al-Qaeda after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The actions taken include the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” according to www.ldoceonline.com. War is just a snowball effect; one country attacks another and … [Read more...] about War on terror is useless
By Francisco Casillas |Staff Writer| For the past year, ISIS has been the center of political media worldwide. With media bombarding readers with back-to-back articles about ISIS airstrikes and military action surrounding Iraq and Syria, it can be difficult to understand what is happening there. By spreading the facts about the terrorist organization called ISIS, we can understand what happens behind the organization. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL, formed in 2013. After seizing Mosul, Iraq, ISIS’s self-declared leader of Muslims, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared a caliphate, which erased borders and pushed Taliban-like rule upon any territory they … [Read more...] about Who, what, where, why of ISIS
By Luz Hernandez |Staff Writer| CSUSB has been ranked number one among all public universities for the support and services it offers to its military personnel and veteran students, according to a survey taken by Military Advanced Education (MAE) 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. MAE surveys more than 300 U.S. colleges and universities, including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges in California, in which CSUSB placed sixth overall. MAE reportedly judged CSUSB and others in-depth regarding support, financial, military culture and flexibility. Our campus offers support for military students, including veterans, … [Read more...] about CSUSB ranked no. 1 military friendly campus
By James Kohler | Staff Writer | Women can now fight alongside their male counterparts in the United States military. On April 24, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta opened combat positions to women that were previously restricted only to men. “If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job — and let me be clear, we are not reducing qualifications — then they should have the right to serve,” said Panetta. As a former infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps, I think it is a fantastic idea. If a woman wants to strap on 80 pounds of gear, carry a 20-pound weapon and patrol through a dangerous city in Iraq or Afghanistan then I’ll be in formation right next to her. Reuben … [Read more...] about Former marine weighs in on women in combat
By Krystina Pedersen |Staff Writer| Valentine’s Day is here again. For some it’s a day of love, excitement and surprise. For others it’s a day of heartbreak and misery. “Valentine’s Day is a day to share love, not just with a boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse, but a day to share love with family and friends,” said student Anisha Puri. Most people can trace their memories all the way back to elementary school where Valentine’s Day consisted of distributing cards and little goodies to everyone in your class and doing little arts and crafts. When Abigail Perez was in kindergarten she made a special cupcake for her crush, but got into an argument with her cousin on her way to deliver the … [Read more...] about Timeless love stories exposed for Valentine’s Day
By Chris Johnson |Staff Writer| President Barack Obama announced on Oct. 21 that the war in Iraq will be over by the year’s end. I guess you can say that the plan he announced during his presidential campaign to bring America’s troops home is finally coming to fruition as he stated that the troops will be back for the holidays. However, later on in his speech he contradicted his earlier statement by saying that half of the remaining troops will be brought home at the end of the year while the rest will soon follow in the coming months. So I ask, is the war in Iraq truly over? I do believe that although a majority of the soldiers will be brought back, but there will most likely … [Read more...] about Obama brings home Iraq troops: war over?