By Glynn Guerra |Staff Writer| The AFROTC (Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps) is a voluntary four-year program that students can enter if they are interested in joining the Air Force after graduation. Student Valentina Aproda explained the benefits of joining AFROTC and the opportunities it provides students. In order to join, you do not initially have to be a student at CSUSB to join. In fact, Aproda is a student from UCR. You are only required to have a 2.0 GPA, be a full-time student, and have at least three years left of college. Once you join, you will be enrolled as a student at CSUSB and be required to take aerospace classes for the AFROTC program. You … [Read more...] about AFROTC is full of opportunities
By Richard Burrud | Staff Writer | Alyssa Flores is now on the other side of the fence as she is now an assistant coach to the Coyote Women’s Softball Team after being part of the team for the past five years. Flores is a Fontana native and a former walk-on to the Coyote team, “Not only did I have to prove myself to be on the team, I also had to earn my position as well as scholarship money,” said Flores. Earning a scholarship after her freshmen year, she proceeded by earning her honors at third base. Flores reflects on being a student athlete as well as the difficulties she has experienced. “Being a student athlete is rough because you are constantly busy and have to have a … [Read more...] about CSUSB Alumni Alyssa Flores becomes new softball assistant coach
By Inno Sita |Staff Writer| Why is leadership so important? Could it be defined by a simple action or a behavioral approach? We often come across this question, but yet, the answers remain variable. Many have depicted their own perspectives on the true meaning of leadership. In other words, leadership is viewed differently in many aspects. We all have heard the phrase; actions speak louder than words. Bottom line is that’s how leadership could be properly specified. Some CSUSB students who either participate in sports on or off campus were interviewed based on this topic. Surprisingly, many have agreed that leadership has multiple meanings and they emerged some interesting … [Read more...] about What is leadership to you?
By Angela E. Rodriguez |Staff Writer| CSUSB is preparing for its first Coyote Karma event focusing on giving back to our campus and highlighting student unity. Coyote Karma will take place in front of the John M. Pfau Library Thursday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Office of Student Leadership and Development and Associated Students Inc. are teaming up with the Department of Communication Studies’ public relations class to encourage students to donate to their campus. This event will feature different forms of entertainment such as live music by student bands and DJs. Coyote Karma will also offer food from many local vendors. “There’s going to be a lot going on, especially … [Read more...] about Coyote Karma encourages philanthropy
By Zafiro Tellez |Staff Writer| At a small desk inside the Coussoulis arena, in HP-204 there is a desk that is piled up with paperwork and picture frames of past victories that the school has seen. This is where the magic happens; this is the room where Coach Kim Cherniss sits with her two associate coaches to discuss the strategy required to put together the best possible volleyball team. Last Monday the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named CSUSB’s volleyball team the best in the nation. The players are talented without a doubt, but a large part of their success can be attributed to their legendary coach, Kim Cherniss. “From the beginning I knew the coaching … [Read more...] about Cherniss looks to continue winning tradition
by Vicki Colbert | Staff Writer| Minorities dominate 70 percent of the student body, yet they do not make up the majority of Greek life on campus. It’s an increasing issue especially for black fraternities and sororities where support is dwindling in support on campus. The first weeks of school are considered “Rush Week” for most Greek organizations at CSUSB. As I passed through the outside of the Santos Manuel Student Union, most Greek organizations were trying to recruit, but there were little to no black fraternities and sororities tabling among everyone else. Luckily, I wasn’t alone in my observation. Third-year student Kristina Hall said she was once interested in joining an … [Read more...] about Black Greek organizations are losing life
By Mackenzie von Kleist |Staff Writer| Once a young college student, eager to learn and striving to become the successful college student he knew he could be. Mark Hartley, director of student leadership and development, returns to the CSUSB campus as an inspirational speaker and author whose purpose is to have each student here be as passionate about their college career as they are about their social life. Hartley has won the 2011 Best Performer and Fastest Rising Star for Campus Activities Magazine. Hartley’s passion and dedication to the CSUSB campus has truly been recognized by the students as well as people he inspires. Hailing from nearby University of Redlands, Hartley has … [Read more...] about Hartley finds higher purpose