By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| Students, faculty, and community members gathered to discuss "Who Are the Refugees?", a panel event focused on bringing awareness and attention to the refugee crisis. The event took place in the College of Education on Feb. 21 and was hosted by the Center of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and sponsored by the University Diversity Committee, the Department of Communication Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Academy, and the Muslim Students Association. The key points discussed in the panel were who were the refugees, why do they come here, what are some of the challenges that they face, and how do they come the United States. The three guest … [Read more...] about Who Are the Refugees?
By Marlyn Rodriguez and Marion Gil |Asst. Managing Editor and News Editor| James Appel, a medical doctor who worked in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, gave a presentation at CSUSB on Nov. 17. During the event, Appel focused on providing practical and useful knowledge about Ebola and his experiences with it during his time in West Africa, and how it is handled both in Liberia and America. Despite primarily working with non-Ebola patients, Appel has extensive knowledge about Ebola due to his work in Africa and believes the fear American media is causing outweighs the information they are providing. “I think that the American media completely blows things out of proportion. We’ve had … [Read more...] about James Appel explains Ebola at CSUSB
By Erica Wong |Staff Writer| Kansas State University professor Michael Wesch spoke last Thursday to a full-capacity room about the impact technology has had on our lives. Wesch began by defining wonder as a sense of elation, which leads to a sense of wanting to explore the world around you. “Wonder is harder to achieve because of the technology around us, but technology may also be used as leverage,” explained Wesch. The purpose of technology is to open people up to each other, but instead has alienated and closed us off from each other, according to Wesch. “If you’re totally immersed in media, it’s hard to see media’s effects,” said Wesch. As a graduate student, Wesch lived in a … [Read more...] about Wonder in technological world
By Marlyn Rodriguez |Staff Writer| Rory Dicker, a professor at Vanderbilt University and author of "A History of U.S. Feminisms" made a visit to CSUSB on May 17 to speak to students about feminism. The lecture was held in the San Manuel Student Union Event Center. Professor Janet Kottke introduced the keynote speaker by asking the audience, “If we do not need a wave of feminism now, when?” It was then that CSUSB students and staff gave a warm Coyote welcome to Rory Dicker. Dicker, a highly proclaimed feminist, started her lecture by asking what were some stereotypes of a feminist. They included, “ugly, hairy, man-hating, butch, angry, hostile, militant.” She moved on from … [Read more...] about Feminist Rory Dicker visits CSUSB