By Marlyn Rodriguez |Staff Writer|
While at CSUSB there are seven things I dare you try.
Being involved and finding some escape from our chaotic and busy schedules is crucial. The good thing is that we are a part of a very active campus looking for proactive people to take part in activities.
“Keep yourself busy and have fun while you’re here,” said student Kendall Smith. “Give everything your all.”
There is always something happening on campus at different times and days of the week to accommodate students’ schedules. Here are a few things I recommend you try doing while on campus.
If you need to relieve some stress and want to stay fit, visiting our Recreational Center is great. They are open from 6 a.m. until midnight during the week and are open for most of the weekend as well.
They have a variety of machines for cardio and weight training. They also offer the opportunity to get a personal trainer and join group exercise classes.
Not to mention the rock wall and the sauna, which are my personal favorite parts of the Rec Center.
Student Jared Browning said, “Staying in shape at the Rec Center is important and is also a good way to make friends.”
2) Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA)
We have a museum on campus located in he Visual Arts building. They have different exhibits, which usually change every other quarter .
The exhibits have different themes and feature many different types of art from various parts of the world. Some student work is also displayed to demonstrate the creativity among our student body.
No matter the season there is always an athletic team to cheer on as our fellow Coyotes take on opposing schools. Coyote Athletics provides a sport to suit all preferences.
Sporting events usually take place inside the Coussoulis Arena or on the fields on the right side of the Recreational Center.
4) Theatre or Musical Performances
If you want to sit and enjoy an entertaining piece of art, check out a play or musical performance in our Performing Arts Building.
Students that are aspiring to be actors, actresses and musicians take the stage and show us how talented our student body really is. There is always some kind of performance taking place, whether it is a play, musical, ensemble or choir performance.
5) Food Vendors
We are always on the move as we go from class to class with little to no time to stop and eat. To our convenience, there are always some sort of food vendors located in front of the library lawn. Stop by and try something like the delicious cupcakes sold by Suite 106 Cupcakery.
6) Leadership Challenge Center
We have a newly built obstacle course located next to the Coussoulis Arena. This obstacle course provides leadership development and team building exercises for students, departments, clubs and other organizations on campus. The course gives students the chance to challenge themselves to do things that they never thought they could do.
7) Murillo Observatory
For those of you who are astronomy fanatics, we have an observatory located on the mountains behind our campus, which are equipped with a set of high definition, computerized telescopes to help us see the different objects surrounding us in our enormous galaxy.
These are only a few things I think every student at CSUSB should try. Each of these suggestions will show you more of what our school has to offer.
“Meet new people, get out of your comfort zone, and challenge yourself,” said student Khalid Al-Dowsari.
The next time you have some spare time on campus make sure you try something new.