CSUSB student and prominent community figure, Marlo Brooks has decided to take his talents to the political realm and run for City Council, representing the 5th Ward. Brooks, who is trying to balance life as a high performing student and candidate of a local city election, is an English major in his last year at CSUSB. His pillars of integrity, transparency and change encompass his ideal vision to rebuild San Bernardino with voting taking place on March 3. Q: Now that you are finishing your term at CSUSB, how is the transition from student to a local politician? A: I took on that role because I felt that I had mimicked what it was to transition well, to be a responsible … [Read more...] about Who is Marlo Brooks?
By Charlotte Iradjpanah Twas the night before Congress, And throughout the White House, The whole place was vacant, Except for the louse. The chefs and the ushers, And tailors and maids, Were tired of working, Without getting paid. The Potomac was frozen, As thick as can be, No worker there, To collect passage fees. With Cohen admitting, And Flynn having lied, Natalia, the Russian, May have just been a spy! When all of a sudden, Word arose, Trump had been talking, Behind private doors. Pence as his vice, Was in such a mess, And too damn embarrassed, To make an … [Read more...] about Expressions: The Fallen Holiday Angel
By Shamce Ahmad |Staff Writer| President Donald Trump and the Office of the White House announced that they will be withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement on June 1. The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that deals with greenhouse gas emission reductions, adaptation and finance towards climate healthy changes starting in the year 2020. The decision to withdraw from the agreement was largely due to the notion that the carbon reduction targets set by the previous administration were severely hurting the economic climate and job forecasts. Trump said the deal placed "draconian" financial burdens … [Read more...] about Trump Pulls U.S. out of Paris Agreement
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Dr. Thomas Corrigan, assistant professor of Communication Studies, talked to faculty, staff, and students about the organizing and activism his local Indivisible group been involved in resisting the Trump agenda. He argued that such grassroots organizing can be seen as an "experiment" in communication studies, and he pointed to his group's #whereispaulcook campaign as an example of one such experiment. The event was organized by CSUSB's University Diversity Committee as part of the Yotie Talks lecture series. The goal of the event that took place on Wednesday, March 1, was to educate the audience about the multiple indivisible grassroots organization … [Read more...] about Culture Jamming and “Missing” Representative: What is the Point?
By Geraldine Carrillo |Staff Writer| "There is going to be a fight today after school on Walnut St.," was a post on Facebook from one of my friends during my sophomore year of high school. Soon after this post, other students then replied with the location and time of the fight on social media to create an audience for that fight as an amusement to go watch. This made safety patrols aware, which led to a raid by police. Keeping an eye on social media has been a good way to prevent hate crimes throughout the new digital era. But the extent to which it has been utilized is ridiculous compared to the hike in the number of committed crimes. Hate crime is a crime motivated by … [Read more...] about Social media leads to hate crimes
By Tommy McCardle |Staff Writer| When Sid Robinson isn’t enjoying a round of fantasy football or at a Dodgers game, he is teaching at CSUSB. Robinson is also busy on the campaign trail running for City Council in the city of Upland, California. Robinson is a new professor on campus this fall quarter, however he isn't a new face to the educational institution. He was the associated vice president of Public Affairs for the school from 2002-2014. "My pledge is to bring an open-minded, rational and collegiate approach to our City Council for the overall good of Upland," according to Robinson's campaign website, Sid4Upland.com. Some of Robinson’s proudest memories with CSUSB have … [Read more...] about Professor Spotlight: Sid Robinson
By Misty Williams |Staff Writer| Popular spoken word artist Ife Nira, also known as Keshad Adeniyi, was featured at a poetry event through Lion like Mind state in Upland, Calif. May 18. The crowd was filled with fans anxiously waiting to hear his piercing metaphors. Adeniyi grew up in Watts, Calif. and is now a spoken word artist and advocate for social justice. He has performed all over the world, including our very own campus. Adeniyi performed four poems: “Colors Got a Home,” “Still I Rise,” “Born on a Slave Ship” and “Keep Climbing.” The crowd was moved with lines like “Where I’m from little boys and girls see privilege and dreaming... Dreams have become more like glass … [Read more...] about Keshad Adeniyi at Upland
By Kevin Miller |Coyote Contributor| It is astounding to have peers who believe the minority should shelve their desire for equality for the convenience of the majority when, not yet halfway through 2016, 11 transgender individuals have been murdered in the United States alone. 2015 saw the highest number of transgender murders in history, at 21, and the number is expected to reach a new high this year. In the post-Obergefell v. Hodges world, many politicians have had their ability to attack the rights of others limited by the scope of the ruling. To fill this void, they have turned to creating rhetoric regarding the chaos facing Americans if transgender individuals are allowed … [Read more...] about The Bathroom Law Pt.2
By Janet Curiel |Staff Writer| Students were feeling the “bern” at the “Bernstorm” event in the SMSU on May 4, hosted by Students for Bernie Sanders Club. The club, which has gained roughly 200 members since February, had over 20 people attend the event. With attendees ranging from students to local residents, plans of how to get students involved on the campaign trail with topics such as phone banking, canvassing, flyers and voter registration were discussed. “CSUSB needed leadership to step up, so myself and other officers decided to start organizing and the club took off from there. We’re all activists, so staying quiet was not an option,” said Vice … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders club
By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer| I do not think this presidential election is a joke. Every four years, the Oval Office is up for grabs. 2016 presidential elections kicked off with 24 candidates and now, only three remain in the race for the presidency. Sixteen candidates have dropped from the Republican Party, two of them being Kasich and Cruz who have both left leaving Donald Trump as the only runner. The Democratic Party that initially began with six candidates is now left with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. At the beginning, these presidential debates gave me the impression that they were unprofessional rather than presidential. The debates on both sides have … [Read more...] about Presidential Election is not a Joke