By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Hoverboards: an imperfect, annoying design currently being shoved into our lives, ushering the next steps into pure laziness. They have been banned from schools across the country including ours until otherwise noted due to lack of safety. The Hoverboard is a device that is an alternative to the act of walking, which propels you at incredible speeds, so you’re never late again. It finally gives people the ability to be completely lazy while also being on the move, wherever they go. How exciting! Now I can get fatter while moving! With many people wanting it but not having enough money to purchase the legitimate brands, knock offs were thus … [Read more...] about Hoverboards: C-4 on the go
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Gender equality is a necessity in today's society, and all forms of entertainment should follow this—especially video games. Recently, video game companies joined the movement for fair gender representation, but have they truly? Female lead characters in video games have become a trend lately with the release of "Assassin's Creed Syndicate," the sequel "Rise of the Tomb Raider," and now the introduction to Linkle — Link's (from "The Legend of Zelda franchise) female counterpart. Are video game companies doing this for profit or because they genuinely want a female presence in their product? Wait, sounds like that might be the money train coming … [Read more...] about Do video companies really care about gender equality?
By Aunjolay Lambert |Staff Writer| Call me old fashioned, but textbooks have been a part of my learning for years, and I refuse to switch from textbooks to eBooks. The first time a professor ever asked me to purchase an eBook I dropped the class. For me not having a physical book to read scared me. It’s no secret that digital textbooks have started to take over college campuses. Now over 66 percent of U.S. public libraries are offering eBooks, causing more people to indulge in digital reading. “I would rather use eBooks because they’re easier to read and I save almost fifty dollars on each book a quarter,” said student Courtnee Allen. Both eBooks and textbooks have pros and cons to … [Read more...] about Print textbooks are still the way to go
By Matt Edgerton |Staff Writer| Tuition fees increased yet again for the already impoverished students of CSUSB. But where is this money going? The CSU Chancellor’s office said in a press release, “Pending final approval by the full board, the five percent increase will take effect for the winter/spring of 2011 and will raise tuition by $105 per semester for undergraduate students, $234 for credential program participants and $252 for graduate students. Tuition will rise from the current $2,115 to $2,220 for the spring semester for full-time undergraduate students. The committee also approved a recommendation to increase tuition by 10 percent for the 2011-12 academic … [Read more...] about Tuition hikes call for a financial spring break