Millions of us wake up every day, grab our phone and check Instagram. We scroll, like posts, follow someone here and there and go about our day. But how would our relationship with Instagram be if we had 61,000 people watching our every post? Is social media fame as glamorous as it looks? This is what 19-year-old Valentina Carrick deals with. Carrick (@chovvder) arose to Instagram fame two years ago, and now has over 61,000 followers on the platform. https://www.instagram.com/p/BtFgN8mA1kl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Being a social media influencer is something many people strive to be, but for Carrick it came out of nowhere. “It’s been about two years when I would refresh my … [Read more...] about Instagram Fame: Behind the Posts
Dear You, It’s going to be okay. Life is a little crazy right now. Surprises are popping up left and right; some good, some bad, and some you still can’t sense in which direction they’re going in. Everything you thought you knew, well, that was just thrown out the window. You now how to change how you talk, how you act, or rather, react; you have to open up your heart just a little more, which is hard, but not impossible. No, nothing is ever going to be the same, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s going to take some getting used to. Things are going to get a little crazier in the coming weeks, months, and years. But know that it’s all going to be okay. Just … [Read more...] about Dear You….
By Abel Arriola | Staff Writer | Many know Avicii through the Electric Dance Music (EDM) world, and from the sounds of his new album, it is safe to say that Avicii has officially expanded his horizons. Avicii has taken another road, landing into pop-culture with his anticipated album “Stories,” which finally released on iTunes on Oct. 2. Tim Bergling, better know by his stage name Avicii, is a Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer. Avicii’s music features artists like John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Zac Brown, Chris Martin from the band Coldplay and many more. When it comes to making music, Avicii is the man who always keeps it consistent in making great music. During the year … [Read more...] about Avicii tells his stories
By Mackenzie Viera |Staff Writer| As of Fall 2014, CSUSB has an enrollment total of 18,952 students. Imagine getting to know each person, one story at a time. "My last burp tasted like the chili dog from last night," said Gilbert. "It didn't even taste like the meat, it was more like the juice or the grease." Inspired by the hit photoblog "Humans of New York", Coyotes of CSUSB was created to share the stories and memories of our fellow students. Sophomore Ashley Lawrence proudly shared the happiest moment of her life—raising her GPA from a 2.3 to a 3.4. "I've never had a GPA that high even in high school, so all my hard work and showing up to class really paid off." In … [Read more...] about Spectacular mundane
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| CSUSB’s student-produced TV show, “Local Matters,” provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world knowledge of the entertainment industry while attending college. The first show is scheduled to air on Feb. 12 and 14 at the top of each hour from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Inland Empire Media Group’s channel 3 in San Bernardino, according to James Trotter, video production coordinator at Academic Computer and Media. A story showcasing famous comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ recent performance at Coussoulis Arena hits the “Local Matters” channel on YouTube Feb. 21, according to student producer Taylor Ruthford. Students write, produce, film and … [Read more...] about CSUSB production students prove that “Local Matters”