By Sandy Rodriguez |Staff Writer| This is the story of how I saved myself. In 2014, life was on a downward spiral after the tough moments of life simply got to me—I reached some of the lowest moments of my life. During the school year, I visited the CSUSB Psychological Counseling Center several times. I was diagnosed with depression, which is not uncommon among college students. About 30 percent of college students report feeling depressed, which disrupt the students’ ability to function in school. The week before finals in the Spring 2015, I decided to finally get on mood stabilizers, a common treatment for those diagnosed with depression. They made me drowsy, so I stopped … [Read more...] about My Rise Above the Blue Funk
By Sandy Rodriguez |Staff Writer| Movember, “Noshember,” “No Shave November.” If you have any form of social media, chances are, you have heard of it. Perhaps you have seen a superabundance of men growing beards, maybe you have witnessed more women who decided to go au naturale. Many people are unaware that Movember was originally meant to bring the mustache back but the movement grew to raise prostate cancer awareness. Some do it for the cause, others for competition or to make a statement, and the rest do it for fun. “Grow your hair out, express yourself, and just have fun with it,” and to the ladies, “go organic,” said No Shave November participant Andy. The earliest … [Read more...] about No Shave November
By Sandy Rodriguez | Staff Writer | Let's face it, we can't all make it home for Thanksgiving and we can't all afford to cook an expensive dinner. Some of us have homework and others have work, but that doesn't mean we can't have a home-cooked holiday dinner away from home or that we have to spend $30 on a turkey alone. I made it my mission to prepare a savory Thanksgiving dinner without spending Thanksgiving money. I made my way to Stater Brothers with only $20 in my pocket and went straight to the meat aisle. I found a ready-to-heat, honey cured boneless ham for about $11. I bought a can of pineapple for $1.50, so I could add it to the top of the ham, but that is … [Read more...] about Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner with Andrew Jackson
By Sandy Rodriguez |Staff Writer| Restaurant industry jobs seem to be the top employment industries for students because of the large range of said establishments around college campuses and the flexible hours. Life is expensive, more so for students who have to buy textbooks, parking permits, and all those energy drinks to stay up for all-nighters. We all need money, and those of us who lack a strong financial support from our families have to find jobs in order to make ends meet. Chemistry major and Amazon employee, Alex Guerrero said there aren’t enough hours in a day. Guerrero said he gets paid $12.50 an hour, $3.50 above minimum wage in California. This may … [Read more...] about Full-Time Student. Part-Time Employee.
By Sandy Rodriguez |Staff Writer| If you crave delicious appetizers and cheap drinks, happy hour at Boston's is the place to go. Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar is a casual chain establishment with the closest location at 16927 Sierra Lakes Pkwy, Fontana. Upon entering the facility, you immediately see the restaurant with multiple booths and tables to the left. To your right, there was a separate room filled with pub tables and a fully stocked bar on the far left wall marking the sports bar area. Boston's offers a wide range of gourmet pizzas, pastas, wings, salads, burgers and sandwiches, along with main dishes such as baby back ribs, lasagna, chicken parmesan, fish and chips … [Read more...] about Happy Hour at Bostons
By Sandy Rodriguez | Staff Writer | On campus, there have been 6 sexual assaults, 3 sexual harassments, 9 dating/domestic violence, and 3 stalking cases reported from July 6, 2015 to Oct. 15, 2015. Nineteen reported victims are women and two are men. Emotional, mental, verbal and social abuse are forms of abuse aside from physical. The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) held an event, Dating Violence Does Not Equal Love, that taught about the warning signs of dating violence. Some of the signs are extreme/unreasonable jealousy, possessiveness, and/or controlling behavior. Hickies may be a sign of possessiveness, by marking one’s territory. Abusive relationships are about power and … [Read more...] about Dating Violence Does Not Equal Love
By Sandy Rodriguez | Staff Writer | Peter denied Jesus thrice before the rooster crowed; he stepped outside and wept bitterly. Welcome to Catholic guilt. Catholic guilt is described as "related to inherent imperfections and daily failing that cause a person to feel that he or she is isolated from God and unworthy of reconciliation," according to wisegeek.org. Many people raised Catholic are taught of faith and sin as children. As they grow, they feel remorse for things they do or have done due to their religious teachings. "Many churches and faith-based organizations teach that sin and transgressions have separated people from the love of God or other deity, but the Catholic … [Read more...] about Catholic Guilt
By Sandy Rodriguez | Staff Writer | The Development Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM Act) was enacted on June 15, 2011, giving undocumented persons under the age of 31 who entered the U.S. financial assistance for higher education and the opportunity to obtain a social security number and a driver’s license. “Thanks to the DREAM Act, I gained the desire to better myself. Knowing that I was given an opportunity to continue school made me more appreciative of education,” said student Angel Figueroa. Many undocumented people come into the United States in hopes of a better future for their families, a better education for their children. Some undocumented students face … [Read more...] about Coyote Dreamers Living the Dream