By Josh Adamson |Staff Writer| The topic of state secession is newly relevant in the wake of Donald Trump’s electoral victory. Dubbed Calexit, these recent developments represent the latest iteration of secessionist movements that periodically arise after presidential elections. “These movements pop up from time to time,” stated Political Science Professor Scot Zentner. “The most well known in the last 20 years were some Texans demanding that their state leave the Union.” Zentner added that Calexit is partially motivated by California’s Democratic majority and sociodemographic makeup, which includes large numbers of Latin American and Asian immigrants. “People of all political … [Read more...] about Election leads to whispers of Calexit
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| The war on ISIS has shifted to Libya, as American forces released militant air strikes on the coastal city of Sabratha. The U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Libya has shifted the war on the Islamic extremist militants from Iraq and Syria, 2,000 miles west to the North African nation. According to Time, local officials estimated that more than 40 people were killed. The death toll could rise because it is possible that more people are still under the rubble. It is believed more than 60 people were inside the ISIS training facility when it was hit, according to CNN. Medium-caliber weapons including machine guns and … [Read more...] about U.S. launches airstrikes in Lybia
By Kyle Richardson | Staff Writer | President Barack Obama proposed a new rule to help create equal pay for women in the workforce, after the seven year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. A topic that isn’t as openly spoken about, equal pay, has always been a hot commodity in the United States history. Today, women in the United States, on average, are paid on average 79 cents to a man’s dollar according to the Associated Press. “As a society, we need to acknowledge that women are just as important,” said CSUSB student, Katherine Vargas, a junior. “It’s a big deal that women are still getting paid less than men, but I think … [Read more...] about Men and women should get same pay
By Sesha Sravani Chengalvala |Coyote Contributor| International students come to the US, the land of opportunity, seeking education. Ever wondered how it would have felt to fly to a foreign land all of a sudden? Let me share my whole experience with you, right from my little thought of pursuing a masters in the US to my experiences till date. Well, the road was not full of roses. Right from my childhood I knew that I had to study well and earn good grades. This is because my family has a good academic background, both my mom and dad are post-graduates. My parents are ever encouraging. Two of my uncles work in reputed companies and I have always been inspired by them. And also, … [Read more...] about Sesha’s Story
By Emmanuel Gutierrez |Features Editor| As an escape from digital chat rooms and flaming, cyber-space forums, two pens dangled before a massive cloth inscribed with "America is" in crimson paint, offering students a platform to express their national sentiments for others to see. As of writing, the Coyote Chronicle is unaware of the club, class, or persons responsible for hanging up the interactive mural. Regardless of that information, Coyotes have willingly participated in what may be a social experiment to gauge and analyse the responses or behaviours of participants. "It's interesting. People from different races, backgrounds, and creeds have different things to say. It's not … [Read more...] about America is . . .
By Ivanna Carlos |Staff Writer| Coyotes do not seem to be worried about the Ebola scare presented to them by the media. But do we really know what Ebola is? “Most people are not well educated about the disease, and if they were this wouldn’t be a big issue like everyone is making it out to be,” said student Raymond Aguirre. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, the 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. “I think this is a very much scary disease. The way they show on the news and social media how one day one person is tested positive for Ebola but then that one person has to retrace … [Read more...] about Coyotes immune to Ebola media scares
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 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| Pig virus continues to spread across U.S. (Jan. 18) A deadly pig virus has reportedly spread to Wyoming and California, bringing the total number of states affected to 22 since it surfaced in the country last April. The virus is not harmful to humans, but is having a heavy effect on the pork industry where numbers are estimated to be in the millions of pigs lost to the virus. Student Christian Barker said, “I think that says something about our food industry when every year there’s some crazy new virus killing all the animals.” Mystery rock recently found on Mars (Jan. 20) As part of an exploration mission, a rover on Mars discovered a … [Read more...] about Chronicle news briefs
By Eric Brown |Managing Editor| The US Women's soccer team is ranked number one in the world according to FIFA's official standings, and they has shown exactly why that is in the opening week of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011. Held this year in Germany, the US ladies shut out their first two opponents North Korea (2-0) and Columbia (3-0), before falling short by one goal to Sweden (1-2) in the final match of group play. This however was enough to secure the team with a berth in the quarterfinals against Brazil, to be played July 10 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Despite the loss at the end of group play, the team is still bent on the tournament victory as they head into single-elimination. … [Read more...] about America might not be known for soccer, but it should be