By Shirleena Baggett |Staff Writer| I can see it now. November 8, 2016, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton will be elected as the 45th president of the United States. We have to realize that we are not only voting for our next Commander in Chief, but also the direction of the future of America. Other than Hillary Clinton, there is no other candidate qualified for the job. To uphold the legacy of Obama, new ideas and trends, we need a person with pizzazz, strength, finesse and most importantly, experience that we can only get from someone like Mrs. Clinton. Her resume includes serving as former secretary of state, U.S. senator, first lady and knowing a thing or two about foreign policy since … [Read more...] about Who should win the election? The battle between candidates
By Shirleena Baggett |Staff Writer| Books, exams, debts and depression—the perks of college life. Last fall, my life was moving along without me; I was a wreck, drained in every aspect, and knew I needed to get help. Forty-four percent of college students experience symptoms of depression, according to an article on healthline.com "Depression in College Students." Attending school is a transitional period for us all. Whether it is moving away from our family for the first time, to enduring the stress that comes along with getting decent grades, to of course the rise and fall of relationships and friendships. It is a lot—and there is no real way to be "ready" for it all. The truth is, … [Read more...] about It is okay to be depressed
By Shirleena Baggett |Staff Writer| The students of CSUSB’s Department of Communication within the Human and Organizational concentration are starting a club for Fall Quarter 2016. The purpose of the club is for students to sharpen their communication skills, giving them the competitive edge needed in today’s job market. Their mission is to not only fun and interactive, but most importantly a resource for students studying communication to positively impact the university as a whole. All majors, please accept the club’s invitation to share your ideas, suggestions and questions at the two informational meetings on May 25 at 12 p.m. in UH 038 and 6 p.m. in … [Read more...] about New COMM club
By Shirleena Baggett |Staff Writer| Students across the campus are in an uproar over the requirement to take the “End Sexual Violence” training. Ninety-nine percent of the 40 classmates I conversed with about this topic would have preferred to spend their time studying or eating than taking the course. The program was designed to be interactive in hopes to bring knowledge to the participants, preventing sexual assault and domestic violence on college campuses. It also meets the Campus Save Act and Title IX mandates for federally funded schools, according to not-anymore.com. “We have enough to do, especially as graduate students,” said student Richard Contreras. CSUSB … [Read more...] about No More, I say
By Shirleena Racine Baggett |Staff Writer| It is not if it happens, but when it happens. Scientists believe that there is a 99 percent probability that a major earthquake will rock California within the next three years, according to nasa.gov. And I believe that many Californians are not prepared at all. There are more than 39 million Californians, according to Census.gov. Family disaster plans were found implemented in only 40 percent of homes in the sunny state, and 20 percent of homes were inspected for earthquake resistance or structurally reinforced, according to nbclosangeles.com Southern California is also the home of the world famous San Andreas Fault that stretches … [Read more...] about Are you ready to rumble?
By Shirleena Racine Baggett |Staff Writer| I am a feminist. By making this declaration, I am saying that I believe and stand for the equal rights and representation for all, especially women. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities; it is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. "Everyone benefits from feminism. We all have an obligation as human beings on this planet to advocate for equality," said Coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Janet Honn-Alex. Feminism—its movement, its culture, and its definition has evolved over time. In our society, feminism … [Read more...] about What feminism really means
By Shirleena Racine Baggett |Staff Writer| Men, women and the other? That tends to be the way our country classifies its population. This division making headline news is in regards to which bathroom we should go into in public. According to Monash University, sex refers to biological differences, internal and external sex organs, while gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture defines as masculine or feminine. In other words, sex is biological and cannot be argued upon, and gender has been cultivated into picking and choosing which traits fit one’s personal identity. North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill which states that a person should go into the … [Read more...] about The bathroom law