By Tommy McCardle |Staff Writer| We've all heard the term school spirit before, yet Thursday, Oct. 13 there was a new type of spirit on campus. Jamie Butler, a well-known medium, presented "Communicating with Spirit" to CSUSB with the goal to inform students about channeling spirits. Communicating with Spirit was sponsored by and took place in the SMSU Cross Cultural Center, Communicating Spiritually & Interculturally Club, and Associated Students Incorporated. "Both I, and the newly chartered student club, Communicating Spiritually and Interculturally (CSI) had discussed inviting Jamie Butler to CSUSB for a campus event," said faculty member Mary Fong. Earlier this year … [Read more...] about Communicating With Spirit
By Jose Alvarez | Staff Writer | “Unfriended” is a low budget film that has been making a lot of noise around CSUSB lately. The movie was released on April 17 with what seemed to be low expectations from everyone. If you ask me, the movie was pretty decent. What’s unique about the film is that we, the audience, view it as if it were a Skype call. The screenwriter, Nelson Greaves, used an unknown spirit that invades the Skype transmission. The plot goes as follows: Laura Barns was a victim of cyber-bullying after a video was posted online of her passed out at a party. After the embarrassing video was uploaded on YouTube, another video was posted of … [Read more...] about “Unfriended” is not your typical horror film
By Caleb Gasteiger |Staff Writer| Tony Ochoa is running unopposed for the presidency of Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) in hopes that he can help the student body get some school spirit back into CSUSB. Attending CSUSB has exposed Ochoa to many different leadership experiences and says it’s his dream that he will be able to pass them on and help many other students with these same qualities. “What originally sparked my interest was at SOAR when I met Aaron Jimenez,” said Ochoa. Jimenez influenced and motivated him to join the board of the Instructionally Related Programs (IRP) last year. Ochoa already has experience with ASI having been a part of the group since his … [Read more...] about Tony Ochoa running for ASI president unopposed
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 Kyla Cook |News Editor| CSUSB’s Women’s Volleyball team was in the biggest fight of the season taking on the four-time national champions, Concordia-St. Paul, but ultimately met defeat at the hands of their bitter rival yet again. However, the atmosphere at CSUSB's Coussoulis Arena was electric for the final, from the moment the Lady Coyotes stepped foot on the floor, fans let Concordia know whose turf they were in. San Bernardino students and fans united in a front against their rivals, where fraternities, sports teams and academics alike met in the stands to cheer on the team. Faces and bodies were painted and the crowd was roared with “Let’s go Yotes,” and “Our … [Read more...] about Spirited CSUSB runner-up to rival Concordia in NCAA Volleyball
by Vicki Colbert | Staff Writer| Minorities dominate 70 percent of the student body, yet they do not make up the majority of Greek life on campus. It’s an increasing issue especially for black fraternities and sororities where support is dwindling in support on campus. The first weeks of school are considered “Rush Week” for most Greek organizations at CSUSB. As I passed through the outside of the Santos Manuel Student Union, most Greek organizations were trying to recruit, but there were little to no black fraternities and sororities tabling among everyone else. Luckily, I wasn’t alone in my observation. Third-year student Kristina Hall said she was once interested in joining an … [Read more...] about Black Greek organizations are losing life
By Nic Gibbs |Staff Writer| I wanted to find out what the climate of school spirit really was on this campus. I know my own feelings about being a Coyote and it has been a struggle to convince myself that this is a good place to be, but I wanted to know more about how my fellow students feel. To do so, I interviewed 100 CSUSB students here on campus. I asked them to rate their school spirit from one to 10 with one being lowest and to tell me how many CSUSB sponsored events they attended this past year. Here is what they told me. On average the amount of events attended was five. Although this number seems high, there were 30 students who haven’t attended any events this year … [Read more...] about Coyote spirit: more whimpers than howls