By Gina Miranda |Staff Writer| The United States men’s national soccer team is preparing to compete in the 2014 World Cup. U.S head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has just announced 30 potential players for the United States roster with preliminary evaluations underway. “These next couple of weeks will allow us to make the final determinations on the best 23-man unit to represent the United States in the World Cup,” said Klinsmann. Potentials players have already begun conditioning at Stanford University where they are expected to compete over the next few weeks. Among those is Landon Donovan, a Redlands California native and midfielder for the Los Angeles Galaxy. A final roster for the … [Read more...] about Redlands native plays at 2014 World Cup
By Mintimer Avila |Online Editor| Pro-Russian activists in Ukraine have seized various government buildings throughout the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russia responded to the situation by placing an estimated 40,000 Russian troops near the border of Ukraine. A recent international deal in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine and the western powers was established on April 17 to address this issue but rising tension has caused Washington and its allies to prepare more sanctions against Russia if they fail to take control of the situation. “We expect and we will be watching whether Russia does or does not uphold its responsibility to use its very considerable influence to restrain and … [Read more...] about Tensions escalate between Russia and U.S.
By, Essence Dennis |Staff Writer| On March 1, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced an invasion on Ukraine, specifically Crimea. Putin began to demand that Russia invade Ukraine on Saturday and won his parliament’s approval, according to Huffington Post. Putin began sending his troops into Ukraine, which caused mass confrontation between Russia and the West, which has not been seen since the Cold War, according to Huffington Post. Russia was in violation of “Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.” Putin was forced instruct Moscow to withdraw its forces out of Crimea and back to the borders once the United States told them, according to Huffington Post. “I think … [Read more...] about Putin invades Ukraine, possible intervention from US in the future
By Marlyn Rodriguez |Staff Writer| The Coca-Cola Company created an advertisement for the Super Bowl that has stirred up a lot of unnecessary controversy based on ignorant views of the makeup of our country. The commercial consisted of “America the Beautiful” sung in different languages. The advertisement includes the Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, Hindi, Hebrew, Keres, Senegalese,French and Arabic languages. As soon as the commercial debuted the backlash began. People started tweeting hateful remarks such as, “Nice to see that coke likes to sing an American song in the terrorists’ language.” Another said, “We speak ENGLISH here IDIOTS.” Soon the hashtag #SpeakAmerican began … [Read more...] about American beauty is exemplified through song translation in different languages
By Santiago Castillo |Staff Writer| President Barack Obama plans to raise minimum wage for federal construction workers from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. “Those likely to see bumps in future paychecks include dishwashers, food servers and construction workers,” according to The Huffington Post. This executive order puts pressure on Congress to change the minimum wage for all federal workers. “The increase in minimum wage will increase the standard of living for those affected,” said professor and chair of Economics Mayo Toruno. Toruno added, “Increasing the standard of living for people will increase their spending giving our economy a healthy business cycle.” When asked if the wage … [Read more...] about Federal workers get minimum wage increase
By Daniel DeMarco |Staff Writer| The U.S. debt is $17 trillion. CSUSB economic professors believe that the debt is a necessary evil. “Do I like the high deficits of recent years? No. But I understand why they are necessary for the economy," said Economic Professor Dr. Thomas Pierce. This year’s deficit above is estimated at about $650 billion. From 2009-2012, the U.S. yearly deficits were exceeding a trillion dollars. “In my opinion, and many economists would agree, the government has not acted irresponsibly in it’s spending,” said Dr. Pierce. Many economists do not think that $650 billion is a small amount of money, but they also stress that it is a significant … [Read more...] about The United States debt
By Angel Lizardi |Staff Writer| The United States avoids joining Nazi Germany as the only major economic power to default on their loans, when Congress agreed to a new debt ceiling. According to Bloomberg, “Germany unilaterally ceased payments on long-term borrowings on May 6, 1933, three months after Adolf Hitler was installed as Chancellor. The default helped cement Hitler’s power base following years of political instability as the Weimar Republic struggled with its crushing debts.” Dr. Timothy Pytell teaches History at CSUSB, his research includes Genocide, Holocaust, and the European Union said that Hitler’s economic policy was bad for Germany because it was Hitlers … [Read more...] about U.S. debt compared to other countries
By Andy Quintana |Staff Writer| We cannot pinpoint the exact date when the Roman Empire fell, but we sure as hell can identify when our country almost defaulted to ruin. Our country has just experienced what can be called “national shame day” on Oct. 17. Shameful because our country almost defaulted, and all we did was use band-aids to cover up the holes in the dam. We however have chosen to be ill-informed and unaware. This needs to change. We need people, young people, to become informed citizens, but most importantly, we need them to actually care. When we don’t care about what’s going on, we expect others to do the caring for us. Westorlandonews.com places the blame … [Read more...] about Students need to become aware of current events
By Angel Lizardi |Staff Writer| The federal government shut down, leaving many federal employees without work until the Republican and Democratic representatives can reach an agreement on a short-term budget. According to the Wall Street Journal, “More than 800,000 government workers will go without pay.” According to NPR, departments that would be affected include, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NASA, which would have to furlough 97 percent of its workforce, rendering the Mars Rover Curiosity, unattended, and the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) would lose all of its … [Read more...] about Federal Government Shutdown: What’s closed and what’s open?
By Aimee Villalpando |Staff Writer| With rumors circulating about North Korea’s possible missile threats, the United States continues to take preventative action despite their claims that an attack is not expected. At this point in time, the world is divided on whether or not they believe North Korea will carry out its promise of nuclear attacks on their enemies, South Korea and the United States. North Korea’s vague expressions of their intent to push the U.S. “to the brink of war” has effectively pushed most into a panic. The President responds According to CNN, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reassures that, “we have every capacity to deal with any action North … [Read more...] about North Korea threatens missle attacks