Bubbles and applause erupted as Tierra Roman said ‘yes’ to her CSUSB sweetheart Thomas Robles’ marriage proposal on Nov. 30. The proposal took place at 5PM at the Murillo Family Observatory, as Robles, a CSUSB alumni, diligently organized the elaborate surprise event. Robles got the idea to propose at CSUSB because the school meant so much to both of them. “This is the place where we met, this is the place where we had our first kiss,” Robles said, “This is where I want to start our life together, CSUSB.” Roman, who was Robles’ SOAR leader when he first transferred to the school, had similar thoughts. “It felt like home, like our second home,” Roman said, “this is the … [Read more...] about SOAR leader says ‘Yes’ to CSUSB sweetheart
By Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer| Darren Leslie has officially been named head coach for men's soccer, after a successful year as interim head coach. Leslie intends to assist in the development of the men not only as players but as individuals, too. He works very closely with the team to ensure that they maintain their academic careers as well. "We are always looking to get the best grades possible in our classes, and Darren makes sure that we all hand our grade checks in to make sure that we are eligible for when the season comes around," mentioned center back Nic Turkington. The team has excelled since their previous year on the field. They entered the league and were expected … [Read more...] about Leslie officially named head coach
By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| Jacquelyn Green, graduate student and teaching associate of the Communication Studies Department, will join a competitive multi-cultural program at a public relations firm in New York City. She first found out about the Multicultural Advertisement Internship Program (MAIP) last fall through a Twitter conversation. “When I was first told about this opportunity, in my mind I was just like, ‘Okay, I’ll just browse the website and let it go.’ But then I thought, what if I was placed somewhere outside of California, then there's no harm in trying,” explained Green. Although she's never visited The Big Apple, Green is excited about the opportunity … [Read more...] about Student earns NYC internship
By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| Mariachi music filled the Santos Manuel Student Union and caught the attention of several students. The LatinX Center celebrated their grand opening in SU-202, where several speakers and attendees gathered. Speakers included those from student committees to faculty members that had worked on making the center possible, including President Tomás D. Morales. Michael Mejia, a graduate student assistant, stated that the center was created by students, for students. The center wants to provide an area where Latinos, Latinas, LatinX students, and supporters can come and find resources such as mentoring, guidance, and tutoring. “We don't want it to be a … [Read more...] about Grand Opening of LatinX Center
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 Emily Anne Espinosa |Staff Writer| Student Michaela Reyes, was in class when she first found out about the shooting. "I was just trying to study, but my phone kept going off. This girl was on the phone and her brother was a police officer, and she was freaking out and crying, and everybody was stressed out," said Reyes. "Everybody thinks it's not going to happen to them," said Reyes. "And it was such a random day, a random time, you would never think it would happen so close to home," said Reyes. For students such as Jessica Segal and Justin Escopete, not being at school made them even more scared. "At first, when I heard about the shootings, I got really scared because I … [Read more...] about Students continue to reflect on the impact of the San Bernardino shooting
By Hairuo Yi |Staff Writer| Juanito’s Tacos, located in Highland, is a family owned restaurant which has been attracting people’s attention with its special flavors of their homemade sauces. Kimberlyn Cruz, restaurant server, talks about her family-owned restaurant, where all the food is cooked by her mother with a homemade style. “First it started with my family and I, then we later grew causing us to get a little bit more help with family members outside the inner group,” said Kimberlyn. The restaurant had been open for seven years, but before that they used to sell street tacos from their home. “A year before we opened, we used to sell tacos from our house, street tacos. … [Read more...] about The Family Taco Shop
By Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer| When in season, the lifestyle of soccer can be very time-consuming. The men's soccer team spends close to 20 hours a week practicing. With such an intense season, which takes place this quarter, the team has to carefully choose what they eat. They work on mobility with the trainers on campus two days a week, which helps recover or avoid pulling any muscles. “We use this time to our advantage, we do a lot of stretching and light weights in the tent, which helps us recover quicker," said goalkeeper Mike Warn. In gym sessions, they do a lot of stretching with elastic bands and lacrosse balls, which helps take the knots out of muscles. “We have … [Read more...] about Men’s soccer weekly routine
By Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer| From an underachieving season last year, the Coyote men’s soccer team has already seen a dramatic turnaround this season. A major change for the men's soccer team includes seeing Darren Leslie step up from the position of assistant coach to take the leadership role as interim head coach. Leslie has two goals for the season to revamp the team from last years 4-9-3 record. “First, make the playoffs before the last game of the season,” stated Leslie. “Second, keep the boys working hard in school and continue to raise the teams Student Academic Eligibility,” continued Leslie. During the summers of his college career at University of Edinburgh, … [Read more...] about Coach Spotlight: Darren Leslie
By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| Every new college student has heard of the infamous ‘Freshman 15’ and all the negativity that comes with it. It is said that 15 pounds is supposed to be the average weight gained for all first-time college students within their first year, but is that really the truth we are being fed? “Freshman 15 is a myth: I only gained 5 pounds my freshman year. Weight gain is common in college, you’re going to be just fine,” stated Angelica Foronda. Incoming freshman will not actually gain a staggering 15 pounds of extra weight like the myth claims they will. Former alumni and a current Registered Dietitian at Kaiser Permanente Riverside, Kari Duenas, and … [Read more...] about Do freshmen really gain 15 pounds?