By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| After surpassing Chicago as the deadliest city in the nation, San Bernardino is taking steps towards becoming the strong middle-class city it once was. The police department has started many community meetings to interact with the residents regarding questions and concerns about the city. “The city of San Bernardino should host more events, meetings, organizations for the community as well as, adding on to their police force since we’ve seen a rise in homicides as of late,” said student Guillermo Corona. For some time, the police department has been hosting "Coffee with a Cop (CWAC),". Beginning back in 2011 in the city of Hawthorne, CA, CWAC … [Read more...] about Taking Steps Towards Progress
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| The city of San Bernardino has surpassed the city of Chicago as the deadliest city in the U.S. Chicago being amongst the three largest cities in the nation is also amongst the top of the list in homicides per year, but is shunned by San Bernardino’s homicide ratio with less than a quarter of Chicago’s population. Having an approximate population of only 216,000 inhabitants, San Bernardino has already seen as much as 50 homicides as October arises, topping Chicago as the deadliest city in the nation according to CBS Los Angeles. If these homicide rates continue, San Bernardino would end the year with a homicide rate of 31 per 100,000 residents, … [Read more...] about San Bernardino tops Chicago as Deadliest City in the U.S.
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| While many students are eligible to attend a four-year university after finishing high-school, students should choose to attend a two-year first. According to the CSUSB financial aid office website, it will cost a total of $23,607 to attend and live at the university per year. On the other hand, according to campusexplorer.com, it would only cost $3,079 to attend Riverside Community College (RCC). The price gap is far from unnoticeable for a student who just graduated high-school. Community college is a great alternative to avoid large amounts of debt while also preparing yourself in an environment that I think is better than a four-year college. "I … [Read more...] about Two-year college over a four-year
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| Cursing has become a part of everyday language for many of us. Many argue that women should not curse or swear because it is not lady-like. I argue that if you want to drop the f-bomb, then do it! It is very attractive to me to see or hear women go against traditional standards. Traditional standards meaning: how to act and speak befittingly in private and public settings. I mean, come on, we are in the 21st century; There is nothing more attractive than a woman who speaks her mind. My only recommendation is to just curse with caution, but still make sure to express yourself in a way that indicates, "this is who I am, and nothing can change me." The … [Read more...] about Women who curse are attractive
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| Increasing the smoking age, from 18 to 21, is outrageous because it limits personal freedom. Many would argue that an 18-year-old is not old enough to make the decision whether he/she should smoke or not. I argue that if they are old enough for the country to ship them off to war, then they are prepared to make their own choices. Maybe it would be an even better idea to raise the age requirement to enlist for the selective service from 18 to 21. I agree with Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to raise the smoking age to reduce the health issues caused by it. However, with the decision 18-year-olds are already able to make, I think increasing the age of smoking … [Read more...] about War at 18, smoke at 21
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| I do not think this presidential election is a joke. Every four years, the Oval Office is up for grabs. 2016 presidential elections kicked off with 24 candidates and now, only three remain in the race for the presidency. Sixteen candidates have dropped from the Republican Party, two of them being Kasich and Cruz who have both left leaving Donald Trump as the only runner. The Democratic Party that initially began with six candidates is now left with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. At the beginning, these presidential debates gave me the impression that they were unprofessional rather than presidential. The debates on both sides have … [Read more...] about Presidential Election is not a Joke
By Israel Ramirez |Staff writer| Many students who obtain a degree do not necessarily know what to do with it. This can only mean they are not prepared for what we call the "real world." When I refer to the "real world," I am speaking about the job industry and what it will take for us to compete with others in order to land a job after graduation. As students, we must be prepared to perform to our full potential. "If I could go back and do something differently it would have to be networking with other individuals and attending school events in order to meet new faces who could later be an influence when attempting to obtain a job," said library service specialist Manuel Veron. Even … [Read more...] about Are you ready for the “real world”?
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| Communication is something we utilize every day. To me, it is the most important skill we should learn to master. After three years at CSUSB, I have taken many courses, but none like COMM 243A COMM 243A is a communication course that fulfills one of the major’s requirements. The course allows students to work with the school’s newspaper, the Coyote Chronicle. In this course, we write for the weekly newspaper while enhancing various necessary skills that are taught by Professor Jim Smart. If you are a communication major, it is essential you take this course to further your knowledge of the communication industry. I strongly encourage every … [Read more...] about PR Comm course like no other