By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| Cuba, once our enemy, can now be a place for American tourists to travel and for corporate interests to thrive. “Touristic Nostalgia in Tomorrow’s Cuba” was a one hour event held on May 16 in the Santos Manuel Student Union hosted by Dr. Kaifa Roland. The United States, along with other world super powers, have had very little influence on Cuba since it has been partly in isolation. The event was primarily discussing how will Cuba as a country change and evolve over the years and progress with potential of increased American tourism and imperialism. Even though it has been isolated to outside nations, Cuba holds a wide variety of culture within … [Read more...] about Cuba’s Transformation
By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| The State is a restaurant in the city of Redlands that is a must dine experience. The restaurant is located conveniently in downtown Redlands off Orange Street, just south from the 10 East bound freeway. The surrounding area it's located in is clean, well kept and is very welcoming for first timers and returning customers. As a bonus, there are plenty of stores to shop at after enjoying a delicious meal. The restaurant has a unique brewery look to it; there were Edison light bulbs hanging from suspended wooden planks from the ceiling, wild west-themed artwork on the walls and a giant bar with a wooden frame with a large selection of … [Read more...] about The State Restaurant
By Jacob Strangis | Staff Writer | At least once in our lifetime we have wished that we could be “super” or “different” in that we would stand out from the rest with special abilities and the potential to become a hero. Everyday, students and other adults alike across the world visit foreign universes whether its in the form of a book, a movie, a television show or a video game. Fiction and fantasy have long been beloved by human beings as a whole for generations and we visit them almost every single day through different types of media consumption. We asked around campus what fiction or fantasy universe they would live in and what their role and abilities would be, and the … [Read more...] about Fantasy Living
By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| Some female students at CSUSB do not believe weightlifting is a fitness necessity for women. Weightlifting is viewed by some, as either intimidating or as something that is masculine and could potentially hinder their feminine appearance. When a small sample of female students were asked if they lifted weights on a regular basis, all of them said, “no.” “I associate weightlifting with muscle mass and bulkiness,” said student Angelica Ramos. There is a clear assumption that muscle growth on women is potentially “unattractive” or “manly” and that cardiovascular exercises are all that is needed to achieve and or maintain a desirable … [Read more...] about Weightlifting for Women
By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| CSUSB and other students around the United States are known for their lack of interest in politics. President Barrack Obama bid farewell this past week in his speech at his final White House correspondent dinner. The dinner is a special and iconic annual evening event that strives to represent hundreds of journalists who cover the White House. The dinner is to ensure a strong free press and robust coverage, by allowing access to the president and other government administration officials. Often celebrities, comedians, and other big name people attend these dinner roasts as well and may or may not give a speech of their own, such as Keegan … [Read more...] about Obama’s Final Correspondents Dinner
By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| Will students in college be swayed to settle for a job that is practical or pursue the dream career they feel connected to? Will income, increasing societal pressures and an unpredictable job market make them change their career paths completely? “If you go living life by security, you’re not going to be happy,” said Chloe Coto, a student at Loma Linda University. “More than likely you’re not going to be impacting people, and accept fear as a motivator,” continued Coto. These are powerful words that will likely resonate with most students who truly do have a dream, but may possibly be torn between practicality and genuine desire. Some … [Read more...] about Dream Job or Stability?
By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| Utah is attempting to put a ban on pornography. The governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, has recently signed a resolution that declared pornography a "public health hazard" and an "epidemic." The government has brought up the fact that children may have a high risk premature exposure to pornography and potentially shift their behavior towards the concept of sex. "If a library, or McDonald's or anyone else was giving out cigarettes to our children, we would be picketing them," said Sen. Todd Weiler. "And yet, our children are accessing pornography on their tablets on these sites and we seem to be okay with that," added Weiler. One of the negative … [Read more...] about War on porn is heating up
By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics provide first-responder emergency care to those in their community, but they may not be getting paid as much as they deserve, according to a local survey of students. Private 911 ambulance companies work in collaboration with the local city and county fire departments on all calls that require any medical or traumatic aid, ranging from cardiac arrest, to severe car accidents, to terrorist attacks. Compared to the fire departments in the Inland Empire, the earnings of both EMTs and paramedics for private companies differentiate drastically. According to the city of San Bernardino website; the … [Read more...] about First Responder Wages Too Low