By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer| High school graduation rates are on the rise in San Bernardino, but are still below state average. San Bernardino has suffered from low high school graduation rates for years, but has been on a gradual incline since 2010. However, the topic of grade school dropouts has been overlooked in favor of college dropouts, which has received much more media attention. According to the California Department of Education, the graduation rates for San Bernardino County schools in 2015-2016 was 82.6 percent. The dropout rate was 10.4 percent, which correlates to 3,408 students. For San Bernardino, this is a good sign, considering the rate was as high as … [Read more...] about Invisible Dropouts
By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer| People are split on the issue of gun control in California after the recent shooting at North Park elementary. The recent school shooting in which a teacher and an 8-year-old child lost their lives is just another incident in which gun violence has affected the community. The perpetrator, Cedric Charles Anderson, used a high caliber revolver and had a history of domestic abuse, weapons arrest, and drug possession, according to police reports. According to state law, any person who has had a prior misdemeanor charge receives a 10-year ban from purchasing a gun and a lifetime ban for convicted felons. California is one of the more strict states … [Read more...] about California Gun Laws
By Sierra Marrero |Assistant Community Editor| During an investigation exploring the adversaries of San Bernardino's homeless population, questions have been raised as to why vacant San Bernardino buildings are not renovated into homeless shelters. “There are so many unused buildings in downtown San Bernardino, I just don’t know why they can’t use them,” says Sierra, a homeless woman who often resides near Seccombe Park. “If it were up to me, I’d put them to use, like, the Carousel Mall, ain’t nobody using it.” Sierra explains that it is often hard to get into shelters because there is often a waiting list for people to be approved. While certain qualifications do exist, there … [Read more...] about Converting San Bernardino’s vacant buildings for shelter use
By: Manny Sandoval | Contributing Writer The amount of time men should go between haircuts depends on the length of the cut and style. A good haircut should last a long time. But the definition of ‘a long time’ and ‘a good haircut’ seem to differ from person to person. In the winter men are much more prone to letting their hair grow out and cut their hair less often due to the colder temperatures. One might feel that a haircut every three to four weeks is too far in-between and some men may feel that is an adequate amount of time. Heres what Instagram users had to say about mens hair: https://instagram.com/p/BP_myoDFUwo/ For those who continuously keep the sides of their … [Read more...] about How Often Should Men Get Haircuts In The Winter?
There has been countless accounts regarding the friend-zone; hurt and angry individuals cursing it, but it does not exist to begin with. By Stanisha Parker |Staff Writer| The friend-zone, a self-entitled concept, may have caused multiple incidents of people but heartbreak, but its existence is questionable. CSUSB students expressed their thoughts and beleiftswhether they believe the notorious "friend-zone" is true, or just another urban legend. Fellow Coyote, Chris Toppler* (pseudonym) shared his stance regarding the friend-zone. "It's not real. Either she likes you or she don't—and vice versa—it becomes problematic when the person that likes the other gets persistent and makes … [Read more...] about The forbidden zone
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 Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer| The world has significantly progressed from the days of living in caves, but that doesn’t stop dieters from eating like the cavemen did. There are numerous diets to assist individual needs, dependent upon whether or not a person is dieting for health or physical appearance. The Paleo diet is specifically tailored for a more nutritional approach. Paleo considers not only weight, but genetics allowing one to stay lean, strong and energetic, which many diets struggle to do. It is a diet that includes refined foods, trans fats and sugars. It is known as the modern diet. This diet is beneficial to those with degenerative diseases such as obesity, … [Read more...] about Eat like the cavemen did & reap the benefits
By Emily Anne Espinosa |News Editor| In addition to the opposition against Trump’s executive order by universities and organizations on campus, resistance continues on the community level. One example is the coalition Indivisible San Bernardino Mountains, a non-partisan group committed to resisting Trump’s policies. Dr. T.C. Corrigan, a professor of communication studies, is an organizer of the group. Indivisible San Bernardino Mountains is a “grassroots non-partisan group that is dedicated to resisting the Trump agenda by exerting pressure on our representatives in Congress, to listen to their constituents and act on their behalf,” stated Corrigan. The group is associated … [Read more...] about Community Responds to Trump
By Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer| When it comes to athletes at CSUSB, the off-season is a time where teams come together to work on strength and agility. It allows their muscles to be in the best possible condition for when the season comes around. Most college sports seasons are intense because of the large amount of games played over such a short period of time. Athletes have to do their workouts around their scheduled classes. Before the quarter starts, coaches send out times where they are not allowed to schedule any of their classes. Athletes work in a separate gym at the school, where it gives them the opportunity to work out with two highly knowledgeable coaches. "The … [Read more...] about Athletes offseason conditioning
By Nylles Vernon |Staff Writer| Within the last few weeks the weather has made it difficult to stay dry. However, it has created some beautiful trails for Southern California hikers. California has been in a severe drought for the last four years, but in the last few weeks we have been receiving a serious amount of rainfall throughout the state. This weather change has carved out new trails, paths and walkways for adventurous hikers to roam and explore in the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Big Falls is a glorious waterfall that flows all year long, located east of Highway 38, and is even more gorgeous after the rainfall that we just experienced. Even though San … [Read more...] about The Trail Less Traveled