By Danielle Brooks |Staff Writer| Is there a correlation between the increase of viewing television and the decrease of reading literature? According to a study by Pew Research Center in 2014, the amount of people who haven't read a book is at 23 percent. This proportion has nearly tripled since 1978, when only eight percent of people hadn't read a book. As busy college students, employees, and in some cases, parents, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read a good book, but lack of time isn't the only thing to blame. Erica Levy is attracted to visual entertainment rather than literature. "After a long day of school, I would prefer to watch T.V. My favorite show is … [Read more...] about Changing channels, turning pages; Coyotes’ perspective
By Chrisoula Baroudos |Staff Writer| University Theater at CSUSB presents Invisible, coming out March 7-16 and held at the Ronald E. Barnes Theater. This play is based on the two novels, “The Invisible Man” by H.G. Wells and “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. This whole play is a student assemble piece, even the set design was designed students that attend the college. Kevin Ezeh, a CSUSB alumni wrote this play, and collaborated with the director Kathryn Ervin about his ideas. Ervin, the director, expressed her views about what this production is about and what the audience can expect. “This production began as an exploration of two novels whose central character was ‘an … [Read more...] about Can you see it now?
By Erin Posjena |Staff Writer| The New York Times bestselling novel, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, has critics and readers alike describing it as “luminous, beautiful and an instant classic.” The novel follows a young, terminal cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster, who has plunged into a depression so deep she thinks nothing can pull her out. The inspiration for this novel came to Green after working at a children’s hospital where he met a young cancer patient there that directly influenced him. The novel begins with Hazel attending a cancer support group where she meets Augustus Waters, another cancer patient with an outlook on life that shows her there is more … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The movies of 2013, coming soon to a theater near you, will make you laugh, cry or grab onto your theater seat horrified. Get your ticket stubs ready for these six highly anticipated movies. “The Big Wedding” revolves around a funny, dysfunctional, family, reuniting for a wedding. This movie sports a talented cast, including Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. They bicker and joke at the dinner table and elsewhere for our entertainment. You’re invited to the wedding on April 26. “Pain and Gain” centers around two body-builders turned criminals, starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. This action-comedy-crime movie, based on a true story, … [Read more...] about Coming to a theater near you!
By Eric Brown |Managing Editor| The magic was real early this morning as the saga of the past decade closed with its final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. Author J.K. Rowling's Potter franchise has captivated countless readers and the films have served to bring the magic to life. The story of Harry(Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermoine (Emma Watson) has taken us from childhood through adolescence and final that bridge to what it means to grow up, and the audience has hung with the franchise through every spellbinding turn. I would be remiss to not compare the movie to the novel, but this franchise has already proved how powerful it is in … [Read more...] about Potter and friends close out theatres with tears and cheers