By Josh Adamson |Staff Writer| I am celebrating CSUSB's imminent switch over from quarters to semesters. The change cannot happen soon enough. The quarter system is an archaic, compressive and needlessly dense approach to the organization of higher education. Quarters represent a dying way of scheduling the academic year. Only 14.7 percent of universities use the quarter system, while 71.2 percent use semesters, according to an article by Inside Higher Ed. The same article also notes that the number of colleges that utilize the semester system increased from 62 percent to 70 percent between 1990 and 2001. Such findings are not surprising in light of the benefits of … [Read more...] about Quarters are going away. It’s about time.
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| Amazon will be experimenting with a new pilot program while continuing to expand its business in the U.S. by planning to open 20,000 grocery stores within the next decade. The pilot program consists of opening 20 grocery stores at locations including, Seattle, New York, Las Vegas, Miami and the Bay Area, according to Business Insider. Amazon will also be testing out two different concepts during its program. Ten of the grocery stores will be "click and collect" which will allow customers to shop online and schedule a time to pick up their items at the store, according to Fortune news. "I think the 'click and collect' concept is pretty good for … [Read more...] about Amazon looks to make shopping easy
By Destiny Guzman |Staff Writer| Involvement and participation in school activities create a more enjoyable and meaningful college experience. “My definition of a meaningful college experience is an experience in which you can get something out of – not just for yourself but for others as well,” said student Alberto Rendon. Rendon is an active student who is involved in a variety of organizations like the Kappa Sigma fraternity, Anime Club, Local Matters (CSUSB television production); and on top of all of that, he is the president of the Society for Student Filmmakers (SSF). Going to your classes, leaving right after and not participating in any school activities, opportunities … [Read more...] about Start your “who” here
By Rona Ortiz |Staff Writer| Many students face pressure to obtain their degree as quickly as possible. This can cause students to overlook elective classes that may lead to new interests, or enhance their job skills. Exploring classes in different fields can help undecided students choose a major. “Students should take classes outside of their major to explore other possible career interests,” said Vivian Ortiz. “Taking other classes exposes you to new people and experiences,” Ortiz added. Taking a class for enjoyment can provide a break from the stress of rigorous coursework. A great stress relieving class many enjoy is Yoga. Yoga classes are offered by the Kinesiology Department … [Read more...] about Classes students should take
By Melissa Gilbert |Staff Writer| College students are frequently believed to be procrastinators. However, many are goal-driven and have managed to balance their personal life and their busy schedules. A lot of CSUSB students have one or two jobs, as well as extracurricular activities. Three busy students took the time to share how they manage their hectic schedules. Denise Garcia, a pre-nursing freshman said, “School takes up a lot of my time and there so much work too. It’s hard to stay up to date.” “The best way for me to stay focused with schoolwork is to do my homework the day I get them,” said Garcia. Prioritizing her homework allows Garcia to have more spare time and it … [Read more...] about Time management: Key to success
By Adrian Carlos |Staff Writer| Endless Starbucks line, building frustration from waiting for a parking spot that seems will never appear and waking up frantically in the Student Union after over-sleeping. These are just a few of the things that unite us as students and characterize CSUSB pride. What makes CSUSB students different from students from other universities? I asked students around campus to give me their opinion on what embodies the students here. You know you're a CSUSB student when... "You see the sun come and go down on the same day from the library," said Ivanna Carlos. "When your favorite color and all your clothes are now blue," said Quinn … [Read more...] about You know you go to CSUSB when…
by Nicole Maldonado | Staff Writer| There are not enough minutes in the day. Unfortunately, our library hours don’t accommodate all of our crazy schedules. These hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Current library hours often conflict with student work and class schedules, according to a short survey I conducted among 35 students. Over 85 percent of students polled said they would take advantage of extended hours or want the library to always be open. Patricia Fischer was asked if she thought the library should be open 24-hours, “Yes! I get off work at midnight and … [Read more...] about Students need 24/7 Pfau for studying