By Essence Dennis |Staff Writer| CSUSB has approximately 20,000 students, so there is bound to be some conflict. There are some issues that need to be addressed if we are to build solidarity amongst our campus community. These issues range from freshmen who are upset with how the food is prepared in the Commons to seniors who are complaining that it is difficult for them to meet other students. CAMPUS SAFETY We need to hire more community service officers and emergency medical technicians for when there are emergencies on campus. “With some classes getting out at 8 p.m., it’s dark out and anything could happen,”said Youngblood. I agree, there is a need for change … [Read more...] about Campus difficulties
By Erin Campbell |Staff Writer| CSUSB is proud to present the 4th Annual Yotie Gras Homecoming Week. This special week is scheduled with many events where students can come together for a fun time and to relieve some stress. The schedule of events starts off with a pre-homecoming celebration at the basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 1. CSUSB will play Cal Poly Pomona in the Coussoulis Arena. Women play at 5:30 p.m. and men play at 7 p.m. Homecoming Week officially starts Monday, Feb. 17 with the Copper Chef Competition located in Obershaw Dining Room A at 5:30 p.m. Four teams of chefs will be competing for the most votes based on their presented entrees. Opportunities … [Read more...] about Homecoming 2014 is in the works
By Andy Quintana |Staff Writer| I am ashamed to admit that I have no school spirit. It’s not that CSUSB doesn’t put out great student events because it does. I believe something that keeps students from showing school spirit might be indifference. I need to learn how to overcome indifference and to have pride in my school. Every school needs school spirit to promote a sense of community among. It becomes an important factor in the success and retention of its student body. “When the student body is involved in events on and off campus, it demonstrates a passion for school pride that is immeasurable and contagious,” said Adrianne Burns, director of University Advancement … [Read more...] about No School Spirit here
By Kevin Schaefer | Staff Writer| I seem to have forgotten something, is it my textbook, my homework or is it my pants? No, It’s school spirit! But, what exactly is school spirit? “School spirit is when you feel proud about your school and you really want to show it ... you want [others] to join with you and have that kind of feeling,” said student Andy Quintana. School spirit is pride, it’s within you, and you want others to feel it too. But, school spirit does not just appear out of nowhere and many students are not on campus long enough to feel it. “To be honest this is my second quarter here and I haven’t been able to really fully engulf in the whole ‘school spirit’ per … [Read more...] about What’s that smell, is it school spirit?
By Michael A. Umaña |Staff Writer| Want free tuition for spring quarter, while having some fun along the way? Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) provides students the opportunity here at CSUSB. Thanks to ASI, students can look forward to events such as Mr. & Ms. CSUSB Pageant, CSUSB Snow Day, Movie Night, PC trouble shooting and Music Events. These are a few of the events ASI is developing with CSUSB students in mind to relieve some tension, have some fun and even provide the opportunity for free tuition, according to Chris Martinez the Student Coordinator of Marketing and Promotions. The Pageant, which is planned to be held in the Coussoulis Arena on March 8, provides the … [Read more...] about ASI prepares for coming events
by Kyla Cook | News Editor| Ever since I started coming to CSUSB in 2009, I heard students complain constantly about how there is nothing to do on campus and that it is too hard to make friends. The general consensus seems to blame this problem on the nature of CSUSB as a commuter school; people go to school and go straight home. Many students commute quite the distance too. I know some who drive from Victorville, others from El Segundo. I used to be one of these complaining students although I lived on campus. I used to go home every weekend. I had no idea who my neighbors were let alone my roommates. It wasn’t until this year that I started making friends. However, it was all my own … [Read more...] about Living the full college experience in a so-called “commuter campus”