By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| Is it just me or has everyone been a little too sensitive lately? Most college students are considered Millennials or Generation Y. We get this title because we were born between the late 1980s and early 2000s. Our generation is the upcoming generation in line to run the world as we are graduating college, finishing grad school, starting families, and infiltrating top tier companies. The biggest problem with it all is that most people of our generation, who we look to lead our country, are a big group of sensitive children. Social media shares the blame. We are all connected to each other, as our voiced opinions on certain subjects spread like … [Read more...] about Keep calm and carry on
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| For the last four years, California has been in a severe drought. Recently, the State has taken action to reduce monthly water usage by 25 percent. This has slightly helped California’s drought, but there are other ways that Californians can help reduce water consumption. We should be more cautious in using water. "I do not really think about the amount of water I use, to be honest," said student Lian Raya. Ninety percent of the state remains in the drought, down from 97 percent two months ago, according to the United States Drought Monitor. Recently, this past winter’s El Niño has helped replenished reservoirs and dry conditions. However, that … [Read more...] about Saving for a rainy day
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| The Faculty Senate issued a report on the Campus Climate Survey 2016 Part One and Two. The report addressed a survey that was distributed to all employees via e-mail at CSUSB during the 2015 fall quarter. It was to measure the organizational climate of CSUSB, with an assessment of employee morale at CSUSB and employees’ perceptions of campus leadership. Results from 756 respondents of the survey indicate that there are “significant problems” with morale on the CSUSB campus. According to the report, it is said that two-thirds of respondents indicated that morale had changed since their hire. Also, nearly 90 … [Read more...] about Climate survey reviews faculty morale
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| The military has been known as a place that some people may run to escape their problems or reality. I myself have pondered the idea of enlisting in the military at the beginning of my college career. After high school or even in the early years of college, someone who may be undecided about what they want in their future may choose to join the military. Though, many may think that the military is a place full of people “escaping” or “undecided” with life goals, I would have to say it is a place where people are going because they know what they want to be and do. “I enlisted because I didn't know where I was going with junior college. I … [Read more...] about Joining the Military
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| Just call us the "burger flipping" generation. Recently, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will increase state minimum wage to $15 by 2022. In my opinion, this is not one of California’s smartest ideas. It is a statement to our generation that you can try to live off of low income jobs now. "It is teaching people that it is basically okay to not get a college education," said student Cooper Jameson. The increase will be gradual as the new year passes, as there will be a 50 cent increase, another 50 cents in 2018, and then a dollar a year through 2022, according to the LA Times. It is believed that the economy can experience sustainable … [Read more...] about $15 raise too much
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| It is finally a done deal. But is it a good one? The California Faculty Association (CFA) and California State University (CSU) officials have reached a "tentative agreement." The agreement came as a result after CFA members threatened to strike across CSU campuses. "This agreement represents a strong step forward for salary stability for the faculty and their families," said CFA president Jennifer Eagan, according to CFA. "We are happy about this fair agreement, and are delighted that we will be teaching and mentoring our students next week," added Eagan. In my opinion, the deal is a bad one for the CSU professors in the classrooms. It is not enough. … [Read more...] about CFA agreement not enough!