By Melissa O'Beck |Staff Writer| I believe single parents soak up all of the “free” financial aid money while other students drown in debt. In my opinion this creates student inequality. With the recent 9.1 percent increase that went into effect this fall, tuition is at a record high, according to USA Today. Education is becoming less feasible for the average student. The CSU claims to offer affordable, accessible and quality education. But that’s no longer the case. “I graduated from Riverside Community College last year, but I am waiting until I am 24 to transfer to CSUSB so I can be eligible for some sort of financial aid,” said Matthew Lewis, 23. “Even though I work two jobs and … [Read more...] about Where is Student Equality in Financial Aid?
By KatherineValadez |Staff Writer| Jack H. Brown, chairman of Stater Bros. markets, donated over $100,000 to CSUSB for the university’s Rose Brown Scholarship fund. The scholarship was established in 2000 by Jack Brown as a tribute to his mother, Rose Brown on her 80th birthday. “He admired her for being widowed at a very young age, and she never remarried while she was raising her son,” said Carmen Murillo-Moyeda, a public affairs marketing specialist for CSUSB. Jack Brown, for whom Jack Brown Hall is named, created the scholarship to help widowed and single parents, according to Murillo-Moyeda. It was designed to encourage students to continue to pursue a college degree. A total of … [Read more...] about Jack Brown donates $100,000 to scholarship fund
By Brent Thompson |Staff Writer| Last Thursday students in Astrid Sheil’s (Ph.D.) Public Relations Class (Comm 442) sold wristbands outside the library and SMSU to raise money for the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation’s (ASRL) “Stand Up for Fathers” campaign, which helps provide single fathers with severely sick children the opportunity to be by the side of their child instead of being forced to choose between work, and staying with their child. ASRL gives single fathers and mothers financial assistance to pay for bills such as rent, electricity, groceries, transportation, babysitters and many other necessities. The students in the class have spent the quarter providing useful … [Read more...] about Coyotes stand up for single dads