Latin Night is just around the corner, as it will be taking place on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Lobby and Events Center, where everyone is invited to dance the night away to Latin music. "It brings the Latino culture and a lot of people get excited about it," said Programming Student Assistant for Program Board Destiny Lara Benzor. Program Board works with different organizations on campus and is dedicated to promote a sense of community at CSUSB through free, exciting, and entertaining events. It is well known for their annually dances they host such Latin Night, sponsered by the Latinx Center and Sigma Lambda Beta. "Latin Night started about five … [Read more...] about Latin Night is Here!
By Dawnielle Floyd |Staff Writer| Beatles producer dead at 90 George Martin was announced dead earlier this week at the age of 90, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Martin produced many of the Beatles’ classic discography. Former drummer Ringo Starr tweeted, "God bless George Martin. Peace and love to Judy and his family, love Ringo and Barbara." The cause of his death has not yet been released. Rolling Stone bassist diagnosed with prostate cancer Bill Wyman, former bassist of The Rolling Stones, has revealed his current battle with cancer via Twitter. Wyman tweeted that he expected to make a full recovery. He is currently undergoing treatment, seeing that … [Read more...] about Poppin’ Newz
By Daniela Rueda |Staff Writer| The statewide number of Hispanic students who graduate is a lower portion than other ethnicities, according to The San Bernardino Sun. In Fall 2014, 18,952 students were enrolled at CSUSB, and 10,400 of them were Hispanic, according to the CSUSB admissions department. Latinos face many obstacles. Many are often first-generation college students in their family. Others are low-income or attend low-performing schools that do not adequately prepare them for college, according to The San Bernardino Sun. Sixty-five percent of Latino undergraduates attend a California community college but only 39 percent will earn a degree, certificate or transfer … [Read more...] about Latino student graduation rates down
By Cesar Perez |Staff Writer| CSUSB hosted its fourth annual Dia De Los Muertos event in celebration of Latino culture in our community. In many Latin cultures across Mexico and Central America, El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration to commemorate the dead and the cycle of life and death. El Dia de Los Muertos is a widely celebrated holiday across Latin America and in highly Latino- populated areas in the United States. On Saturday Nov. 1, CSUSB held a unique and special celebration at the Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), sponsored by the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students (ALFSS). CSUSB senior and DJ for the night, … [Read more...] about Cycle of life
By Joel Hanke | Staff Writer | Mexican culture and tradition sweeps John M. Pfau Library off its feet for the Dia de Los Muertos holiday. Pfau Library’s noontime lecture honored Mexican heritage this past week by hosting two events demonstrating Hispanic art, music and cultural tradition. The first event, “Celebramos A Mexico” was hosted by professional artist Nancy Nieto on Oct. 28 from 12 to 1 p.m. to explore the many aspects important to the Mexican heritage like art and music. Nieto graduated from UCSB with an art degree in drawing and painting. She lived in Mexico City for over 20 years which influenced her artwork with Mexican/Aztec heritage, revolutionary figures and … [Read more...] about CSUSB celebrates Dia de Los Muertos
By Emilie Chacon |Staff Writer| The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is an organization that gives opportunities to Hispanic students. It offers programs like HACU Alumni Association and Design Your Future, and is now representing over 400 colleges and universities. One of their programs, the HACU National Internship Program, offers help to members to get an internship with the federal government and corporate sector, which is a good way to improve your résumé for your future. “Essentially, an internship is work experience that helps you build a good network and you can reach them back,” said Antonio R. Flores, President and CEO of HACU. “It also helps you to … [Read more...] about Hispanic assoc. offers internships, scholarships