As the fall quarter gets busier, the struggle to find parking is at its peak. Campus officials have plans for helping students find parking with the help of new software. Savanna Trombetta, a senior at CSUSB who works two campus jobs, said that finding parking has always been difficult for her, even when she lived in student housing. “I think we can handle the mass number of students here but just not in parking terms because we’re such a heavy commuter campus. I think that the commuter aspect is really negatively impacted the way our parking services work,” said Savanna Trombetta, who is hopeful for the possible parking solution. CSUSB Assistant Professor for Computer Science … [Read more...] about Campus community’s concerns over parking
Prices are up and so are wait times. Construction, growing student body, increase in parking prices, and the start of the fall quarter are all reasons why parking has become an issue for students. Students share their growing frustrations and suggestions for change. "There was already difficulty parking before they started construction, and now that there’s construction everywhere. There isn’t anywhere to park. Now you have to go all the way to the Visual Arts. It’s just a drag. Just maybe have it be more accessible because I know there is parking all around, but maybe people don’t have the time. Say, if they have a class in Jack Brown, they don’t have the time to … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: Is campus parking getting out of hand?
Is school feeling like a drag lately? You’re not alone! With the finish line so close yet feeling so far, we asked fourth-year student, Graphic Design and English major, Madison Thompson on how she avoids senioritis. “I try to do things that make me happy that doesn’t involve school like hanging out with my friends. I think it has to do with me being really chill about the school, I mean I maintain my GPA above a 3.0 and don’t let school get to me like that because my GPA does not define who I am”. A great majority of college students suffer from senioritis. The education world shares that there are a copious number of symptoms that come with senioritis. Such as: Mild to … [Read more...] about What is Senioritis?
Scrape no more, car enthusiasts! Here is a guide and mental map of where you can park your sweet whip without the anxiety of bottoming out. For many of us in California, we use cars as our main mode of transportation. People get attached to their cars, some even giving them names. There are also people who love their cars so much, that they put extra money into them, equipping them with lowered suspension, better exhaust and body kits. In a service to those people who ow n lowered cars, a test car provided by Zestino Online has been used to test out the best and worst points of where to park your car. The test car is an '89 Nissan Skyline drift car. It is set up for track use, but … [Read more...] about Where to Find Parking for Your Lowered Car
By Geraldine Carrillo |Staff writer| As I am arriving at the parking lot I consider myself a fisherman, ready to catch the next student heading to his/her car for a parking spot. Circles and circles, I am waiting for that one fish that will generously catch the bait I have been holding in my fishing rod for such a long time now. I’m 15 minutes late to class, frustrated and annoyed I look at my mirror and after 40 minutes of fishing I finally see a fish that is coming my way! At last! When driving in CSUSB parking lots, do you ever ask yourself, why are we as a student body, paying for something so expensive like parking permits when it takes me so long to park? “The cost for … [Read more...] about Are Parking Permits at CSUSB too expensive?
By Michael Isberto |Features Editor| CSUSB’s plans for renovation this summer have caught the attention of students and faculty alike. Plans to build a new parking lot, renovation of the Pfau Library, and the expansion of the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) are welcomed by many at CSUSB. With these plans they are also looking for specific additional changes that most consider should be standard. Many students and faculty believe that beautification and superficial changes to the campus are dispensable, but the idea of safety and security is essential. “A university should put the safety and security of its students, staff and faculty, first,” … [Read more...] about Campus concerns for staff and students
By Danielle Brooks |Staff Writer| Every school year, the student population on campus grows and unfortunately, this trend will affect students in the future. This being my fourth year at CSUSB, I have noticed that the population on campus seems to be flourishing. “I’ve been on campus for a few years now, but I’ve noticed that it seems to be especially crowded this year,” said student Kimber Veca. “I used to get ‘princess parking’ for my 8 A.M. classes before this year, but now there’s significantly more students taking early morning classes,” added Veca. Not only is parking scarce and class enrollment difficult, but students have also claimed that the Starbucks line has … [Read more...] about This school is crowded.
By Mark Mascetti |Staff Writer| Students often struggle financially with the extra financial burden of books, food, parking permits and gasoline. Students at four-year public universities spend on average $1,200 per year on textbooks, according to collegeboard.org. However, there are small steps students can take to save money. I would recommend switching to online and e-book edition textbooks as they are becoming more popular and cheaper in comparison to the traditional versions. “I like Kindle books because they are a lot more affordable and you can rent them for only a few months at a time and that’s all you have to pay for,” said Sondra Riehart, a CSUSB public … [Read more...] about Pointers for student budgeting
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 Santiago Castillo |Staff Writer| After seven years of construction, Interstate 215 is finally finished. The project cost $647 million, funded through a combination of half-cent sales tax, state bond money and $128 million in federal stimulus dollars, according to The Press-Enterprise. The widened Interstate 215 affects CSUSB because it makes it easier and faster to travel, but the effect it will have economically depends on the economic growth of the community. “It’s also expected to bring a boost to the bankrupt city of San Bernardino, which hopes the improvements will attract more business to the area,” added The Press-Enterprise. “The level of the positive impact may directly … [Read more...] about I-215 finally complete after seven years of construction