By Sierra Marrero |Assistant Community Editor| The CSUSB Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec Center) hosted its annual Celebrate EveryBody Week starting on Feb. 27 and ending on March 2. The event has been held every year since 2010 to promote positive self image. The Personal Training staff explained that the purpose of the event is to remind people that we come in all shapes and sizes, and to encourage body appreciation. "We all come into the gym for different reasons, whether it is to lose weight, gain muscle, or relieve stress," said personal trainer, Jennifer Item. "The event is to serve as a reminder to appreciate your body in whatever stage it is [...] and for students … [Read more...] about Rec Center encourages body positivity
By Stanisha Parker |Staff Writer| How would you respond if your significant other wanted to be in an open relationship—would you continue or walk away? In order to answer this question, one has to know what an open relationship is. Open relationships are defined as "a committed relationship between two individuals who want to share a life together, but agree to a non-monogamous lifestyle," according to Open Relationships, a website featuring detailed information about polyamory. The concept is that both partners are allowed to date and have romantic or physical involvements with other people if desired. An interviewee, who will remain under the pseudonym "Joe Jack" for … [Read more...] about Open Relationships
By Diara Fowler |Staff Writer| CSUSB is one of many campuses that caters to those who are vegan/vegetarians.There are many beneficial factors within the lifestyle. For starters, vegans and vegetarians have a lot in common. According to the Vegetarian Resource Group (vrg.org), "a vegetarian cuts all forms of meat, poultry and seafood from their diet; A vegan not only cuts those from their diet, but they also go to the extremes of eliminating all animal products from their diets." Some vegans also avoid using any common household products that are made or even tested on animals. Vegans and vegetarians avoid foods made of animals or animal by-product, they substitute the … [Read more...] about Vegan and vegetarian resources
By Ricardo Mendez I Staff Writer With commitment there are many workout trends that guarantee results in 90 days or less. "It depends on the person but I would definitely recommend workout plans to people," said junior Eloy Carlin. Nowadays people are skipping the gyms and sweating it out in their living rooms. These new trends include P-90X, Insanity, CrossFit, 90-Day Ab Challenge and obstacle course race training. "By 2013 more than three million people had run an obstacle run race," according to journalist Erin Beresini's book "Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing." This trend is becoming nationwide with events like Camp Rhino, Epic Hybrid … [Read more...] about Workouts for summer
By Jacques Lee |Staff Writer| Personal trainers work with their clients to get maximum results in physical and mental health through the means of fitness. Here at CSUSB, the Student Recreation and Fitness Center (Rec Center) offers students a chance to get in shape with the aid of a personal trainer. If you want to become a client to one of these trainers you do have to pay a price. There are different price scales set up for one-on-one sessions with trainers based on the amount of hourly sessions that you want to book. For a bulk of four sessions, it is $20 a session; if you want to bulk together five to nine sessions, it is $18 a session; and if you want to bulk together 10 … [Read more...] about Emily Hill: Personal Trainer
By Mackenzie Viera |Staff Writer| As of Fall 2014, CSUSB has an enrollment total of 18,952 students. Imagine getting to know each person, one story at a time. "My last burp tasted like the chili dog from last night," said Gilbert. "It didn't even taste like the meat, it was more like the juice or the grease." Inspired by the hit photoblog "Humans of New York", Coyotes of CSUSB was created to share the stories and memories of our fellow students. Sophomore Ashley Lawrence proudly shared the happiest moment of her life—raising her GPA from a 2.3 to a 3.4. "I've never had a GPA that high even in high school, so all my hard work and showing up to class really paid off." In … [Read more...] about Spectacular mundane
By Dalal Museitef |Staff Writer| The Swoll Life Project (SLP) posts daily video clips and memes on Instagram to help followers achieve a more successful lifestyle. With the accumulation of close to 4,000 followers in only two months, SLP upholds three values that will keep you on a consistent track to success: education, a good time, and fitness. After searching the hashtag CSUSB on Instagram, I came across three sets of dreamy eyes. I clicked on the video, discovering the three motivating students, Philip Castellanos, Kevin Fajardo, and Jorge Partida. They posted reality-inspired videos gave me an inside look of how the trio lives day-to-day, while still maintaining their three … [Read more...] about Swoll Life Project
By Adrian Carlos |Staff Writer| Endless Starbucks line, building frustration from waiting for a parking spot that seems will never appear and waking up frantically in the Student Union after over-sleeping. These are just a few of the things that unite us as students and characterize CSUSB pride. What makes CSUSB students different from students from other universities? I asked students around campus to give me their opinion on what embodies the students here. You know you're a CSUSB student when... "You see the sun come and go down on the same day from the library," said Ivanna Carlos. "When your favorite color and all your clothes are now blue," said Quinn … [Read more...] about You know you go to CSUSB when…
by Maria Perry |Staff Writer| Reality television has become a major genre in televised entertainment, a driving force in how we carry ourselves in different social situations and an influence on how we present ourselves as individuals. It can be problematic if people start to become obsessed with a particular show or character, because they may rely too deeply on the advice or values presented by them. I believe we find watching reality television relaxing, because it is a form of escape from our own realities by putting ourselves in the reality of the character(s) from a television show, thus changing our own reality temporarily. Although some of us may not watch as much … [Read more...] about Reality Television: How much is too much?
By Ryan Libby |Staff Writer| Surely healthy eating habits can be hard to maintain, especially for college students, so are diets the best option? When most people think about losing weight they think about going on a diet however, that does not have to be the case. Professor Dr. Dorthy Chen Maynard talks about changing one’s lifestyle as opposed to thinking of their weight loss mission as a diet. “Eat anything you want, but stop eating when you’re satisfied,” said Chen Maynard. What one can do is when they attend a restaurant grab a to-go box first and take half of the food away and save the other half for later. Spacing your meals and eating smaller portions throughout the … [Read more...] about Is dieting the answer?