By Alexander Douglas, Gladys Oliva and Saeed Villanueva |Community Editor, Features Editor and Staff Writer| Papa Charles, as he refers to himself, is a homeless person we met at Seccombe Park and wrote about in February of this year. He was full of life and talked about his problems including his family and his living situation. "Everybody sees the homeless as a negative part of life," Charles said months ago. "I'm not negative, period." Papa Charles was lively and energetic as he spoke with our team at the time, and was even glad to converse with us to tell his story. He spoke about his family including his wife and niece who was the only person who lived near San … [Read more...] about Papa Charles: “I just go hungry”
By Robert Klimper |Staff Writer| Downtown San Bernardino gave two nights to the importance of art for the San Bernardino Art Night from April 21st to the 22nd. A new shared location with Carousel Mall and Court Street Square was selected for the second annual San Bernardino Art Night. On Friday night, the event was started with small speeches from San Bernardino mayor R. Carey Davis, city manager Mark Scott and community development director Mark Persico who also was one of the driving forces behind the San Bernardino Art Night. “Arts are a way of rebuilding downtowns...and we are trying to get people to rediscover downtown San Bernardino,”said Mark Persico According to … [Read more...] about San Bernardino Art Night
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, … [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