By Yara Del Rio-Dominguez |Staff Writer| Tuberculosis on a Rise (Oct. 24) The Ebola outbreak has shifted everyone’s attention from the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic that is on the rise. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nine million cases of TB were reported in 2013. In terms of death toll, TB comes in second to HIV/AIDS. Vatican Library Goes Digital, Costing Millions (Oct. 26) The Vatican will use a digital format developed by NASA to digitize thousands of its rarest books. The Vatican is looking to raise $63 million in order to complete its digital transfer, according to geek.com. The public will be able to view the pages in its digital form for … [Read more...] about Chronicle news briefs
Blood drives saving lives one drop at a time
By Kevin Schaefer |Staff Writer| In honor of national blood donor month, LifeStream will be taking donations on campus Monday, Feb. 11 in front of the John M. Pfau Library. According to the American Red Cross, more than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day. The truth is that more than 500 donations of life saving blood are needed each day to meet emergency and ongoing patient needs in Southern California. In fact, every three to four seconds of every day, someone needs a blood transfusion. But, only about 37 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Unfortunately, only 5 percent actually do so. Locally, in Southern California, only 3 percent of … [Read more...] about Blood drives saving lives one drop at a time
What’s Greek This Week — Finals Week!
By Ashlynne Macan |Staff Writer| It’s the end of the quarter and we made it through yet another school year. Congratulations to all the graduates, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and hope that you continue to contribute to you organization even after you have become alumni. This quarter has been great and so many things have happened and I’m glad you all let me be a part of it. I’ve seen so many different philanthropic events and even got to donate my own time to each of them. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Make a Wish Foundation, the March of Dimes, Red Cross, Prevent Child-Abuse America, The Children’s Miracle Network, Huntsman Cancer Institute, … [Read more...] about What’s Greek This Week — Finals Week!
Residents lose everything in fire
By Omar Guzman Staff Writer “This is the biggest and worst fire of the year in San Bernardino,” said division chief of the San Bernardino Fire Department, Eric Esquivel. On Sunday Feb. 20 a fire damaged 26 units of a 30 unit apartment building. The debris of the apartment building is all that is left days after a destructive fire took the homes of more than a hundred residents. Neighbors, of the apartment complex located at 415 S. Mount Vernon Ave. San Bernardino, continue to speak about the tragic incident while they look at the damage the fire has done. There where large chunks of roof gone, shattered windows, water and mud cover the ground, and a “No trespassing” fence … [Read more...] about Residents lose everything in fire