By Yera Nanan, Avery Robinson, Fatima Gomez, and Graciela Ramirez The lack of representation and weak recruitment of Pan-African/Black students causes the number of Pan-African students to dwindle, said campus community members. CSUSB has two labels: one being a diverse campus, and the other being a Hispanic serving institution (HSI) due to the fact that the campus has a Hispanic population of over 60 percent. Student Engagement Coordinator, Jane Rodriguez, stated that she does not feel that there is enough representation on campus. "I think being a Hispanic serving institution it would be great to see more diversity when it comes to upper administration or individuals that … [Read more...] about Challenges of a Hispanic Serving Institution: Is enough being done to ensure sense of belonging among minority students?
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| Race enthusiasts came together at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana in an effort to reduce illegal street racing in the local community. The event is focused on providing a safe experience for those who want to race their car without risking an accident or breaking the law. Racers are provided with a fully staffed crew, technical inspection team, a well-maintained drag strip and a paramedic team for $20 a day. Spectators are charged a $10 entry for the day. The event is well-known in the local car community. It frequently receives an impressive turnout of about 175 cars or more. Although many die-hard racers attend the event, it’s not … [Read more...] about Street legal racing in Fontana
By Sierra Marrero | Assistant Community Editor Stereotypes—a method to categorize people, can not only used to diminish an individuals self worth but also causes a division from ones own culture. Whether it’s subconsciously or consciously, sociology research shows that we all use stereotypes. Stereotypes are not limited to just race, but are made within the contexts of gender, religion, class, sexuality, etc. As cliché as some people may think stereotypes are when discussing its relevance in society, many underestimate the power it truly holds on people. One riddle included in research conducted by Mikaela Wapman (CAS’14) and Deborah Belle, asked participants to solve this riddle: “A … [Read more...] about Deconstructing the Types
By GLADYS OLIVA |staff writer| Rick Ross reveals new album (Nov. 19) During the American Music Awards, Rick Ross revealed that he will be releasing his ninth album, “Rather You Than Me.” Recently Ross came out with his new single “Buy Back The Block,” featuring 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane. Only 3 days later, it hit 300,000 plays on Spotify. Ross has experienced great success in the past. This upcoming album will be his first since parting ways with Def Jam and fans have the same high expectations. Future dropped new tracks (Nov.19) Future celebrated his 33rd birthday early and decided to release two new songs called “Ain’t Tryin” and “Poppin’ Tags” which was first played on OVO Sound … [Read more...] about Poppin Briefs
By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer| Have you ever been asked, "What are you?" Have you ever wondered about someone's mysterious ethnic background? There are times we cannot pinpoint someone's race by their physical appearance. We call this "racial ambiguity." "Someone that is racially ambiguous does not possess the stereotypical physical attributes of his or her supposed racial category. It is the physical features that one notices first about another individual when trying to determine that person’s racial identity," as defined by Cindy Veronica Vargas in the study, "What Are You? A Study Of Racial Ambiguity." "Skin color, hair texture, facial features are racial markers that … [Read more...] about Racial Ambiguity
By Rachel Rundengan |Staff Writer| Water is of major importance to all living things. Seventy percent of the human body is made up of water. So you can imagine just how important water is not only for our health, but also our overall well-being. Some of you might read this and think that these facts are common knowledge—facts we should have known in grade school. However, the crisis in Flint, Mich. has shown just how incapable Michigan officials were in understanding the importance of water. Residents of Flint drank, cooked, and bathed with lead-contaminated water for the past two years. For months, citizens of Flint could not get anyone to pay attention to the problems … [Read more...] about Clean water a must for all
By Jaritza Mendoza | Staff Writer | The production company Focus Features invites CSUSB and eight other U.S. colleges to an intimate roundtable interview with the cast and crew of the upcoming film, “Race,” at the Four Season Hotel in Los Angeles on Jan. 24. “Race” tells the inspiring true story of African-American Jesse Owens, who surpassed social and personal barriers and became the first worldwide superstar by conquering the 1936 Berlin Olympics in Germany, during the height of Hitler’s reign. This film brings elements of strength, endurance and success in this biopic focusing on Owens, who despite segregation and non-believers, showed that individual … [Read more...] about Olympian Jesse Owens races against boundaries
By Abel Arriola |Staff Writer| It was 3:30 p.m. as I started seeing the NOS event center workers leading us to the parking lot; I couldn't hold in the excitement, I was dying to park my car and get to the entrance. Thousands of people flooded the streets as I ran towards the opening. While many people were out trick-or-treating, attending costume parties and enjoying Halloween on a Saturday night, I had the chance to be a part of Escape: Psycho Circus. From bikinis, to pasties, Batman, The Joker, Mario and Luigi, bravery (because of the pasties) and creativity, the list of costumes does not stop. One costume that stood out to me was a guy that came with a group of girls; he … [Read more...] about The Good Side of Escape: PSYCHO CIRCUS
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| John Boyega, actor in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been targeted for issues that may not pertain towards the actual film but for being black. The release of the new trailer had people go straight to social media, trending #BoycottStarWars, with comments stating key words like "White genocide." "#BoycottStarWarsVII because I am sick of muds being casted in white parts. #StopAppropriatingWhiteCulture," tweeted @DarklyEnlighten, who is notorious for posting racial slurs. The tweet may have been removed before print. "#BoycottStarWarsVII because instead of using the force, they use affirmative action," stated @Bjom_Blonde It … [Read more...] about New Star Wars Trailer, Bring out the White Hoods?
By Glynn Guerra |Staff Writer| The 40th Anniversary Monster Energy Supercross Race ignited the excitement of the 40,682 fans and filled the stadium with the overwhelming, yet fulfilling smell of race fuel. The race was celebrated at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday, Jan. 18. Many of the bikes were restored back to their original vintage looks to celebrate the occasion. Two of the sport's most well known riders: Jeremy McGrath, known as the king of Supercross, and Ricky "The GOAT" Carmichael (nicknamed for being the greatest of all time) came out of retirement to ride a parade lap together to start the night off. Every supercross event includes two different classes, a … [Read more...] about Big Supercross race comes to Anaheim