Archive for March, 2012

  • I have just one quarter of school left until I graduate and, to be honest, I have been counting down the weeks. However, I am slightly disappointed with what my schedule is like for the spring because I will not be taking any classes with my favorite professor here at CSUSB. So far, I have taken four courses with her and each one of them has been fun. Now, I know that is strange to say about college courses but it is true! This professor makes the classes fun with projects and group assignments that are all hands-on type of learning – just my style – and it forces us to communicate efficiently both in and out of class. Because of that, I have broken […]

    For a Professor

    I have just one quarter of school left until I graduate and, to be honest, I have been counting down the weeks. However, I am slightly disappointed with what my schedule is like for the spring because I will not be taking any classes with my favorite professor here at CSUSB. So far, I have taken four courses with her and each one of them has been fun. Now, I know that is strange to say about college courses but it is true! This professor makes the classes fun with projects and group assignments that are all hands-on type of learning – just my style – and it forces us to communicate efficiently both in and out of class. Because of that, I have broken […]

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  • The most dreaded time of the quarter, finals week. And like many, I will be ignoring the existing world, drinking Red Bulls, and relearning a quarter’s worth of material in a couple of very long nights. Finals week, as well as the week before, means campus will become a ghost town while everyone spends any time they have during breaks to get in some last minute studying. For me it means saying no to the student union and yes to the library. As each quarter comes to an end, I reflect on the fact that although I made a promise to myself to change my study habits from prior quarters they have remained the same. My problem: cramming. Cramming is studying intensely for an exam […]

    Final Cram Session

    The most dreaded time of the quarter, finals week. And like many, I will be ignoring the existing world, drinking Red Bulls, and relearning a quarter’s worth of material in a couple of very long nights. Finals week, as well as the week before, means campus will become a ghost town while everyone spends any time they have during breaks to get in some last minute studying. For me it means saying no to the student union and yes to the library. As each quarter comes to an end, I reflect on the fact that although I made a promise to myself to change my study habits from prior quarters they have remained the same. My problem: cramming. Cramming is studying intensely for an exam […]

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  • Have you ever have a blonde moment that just doesn’t seem to end? Or have you had the feeling like your mind just blanks out on you and you can’t remember what you were just thinking or what you had to do? Welcome to what my life has been like for the past week. I feel like Dory from “Finding Nemo.” Remember in the movie when Marlin first met Dory? He had lost Nemo to a diver and was swimming like crazy to find the boat that took him away. So when Marlin ran in to Dory, it went something like this: MARLIN: No, no. They took him away. I have to find the boat. DORY: Hey, I’ve seen a boat! MARLIN: You have?! DORY: […]

    Feeling Forgetful

    Have you ever have a blonde moment that just doesn’t seem to end? Or have you had the feeling like your mind just blanks out on you and you can’t remember what you were just thinking or what you had to do? Welcome to what my life has been like for the past week. I feel like Dory from “Finding Nemo.” Remember in the movie when Marlin first met Dory? He had lost Nemo to a diver and was swimming like crazy to find the boat that took him away. So when Marlin ran in to Dory, it went something like this: MARLIN: No, no. They took him away. I have to find the boat. DORY: Hey, I’ve seen a boat! MARLIN: You have?! DORY: […]

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  • Finals are around the corner and some of us need to get it in gear, while others are starting to get the case of “senioritis.” For many students that means hours of studying supported only by coffee and occasional sugar-filled study breaks. Not surprisingly to say, most of us are stressed and can’t wait for the quarter to be over since we are already feeling the pressure. So what are a few tips that you as a student can take to ensure you increase your focus and ace those exams? About.com gives five FOCUS tips that can improve your concentration. Always remember these acronyms, “F,” which stands for “five or more rule,” meaning if you’re in the middle of a task and you are tempted to give […]

    F.O.C.U.S. for Finals

    Finals are around the corner and some of us need to get it in gear, while others are starting to get the case of “senioritis.” For many students that means hours of studying supported only by coffee and occasional sugar-filled study breaks. Not surprisingly to say, most of us are stressed and can’t wait for the quarter to be over since we are already feeling the pressure. So what are a few tips that you as a student can take to ensure you increase your focus and ace those exams? About.com gives five FOCUS tips that can improve your concentration. Always remember these acronyms, “F,” which stands for “five or more rule,” meaning if you’re in the middle of a task and you are tempted to give […]

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  • We are on the last leg of the quarter and all I could think of is how much this quarter required of me. I’m sure you all can relate. So much I think you can relate, that I will use social media to prove the 5 phases of a school quarter using my fellow Coyotes’ status updates. Excited! At first you are really excited to start school again; you’re eager to start writing on a clean piece of notebook paper with your favorite ball point pen. You are filled with a sense of optimism and tell yourself that “this quarter, might not be that bad.”   Doubt Well, excitement did not last too long. Right between the first paper and the first midterm, you realize […]

    Five stages of a school quarter

    We are on the last leg of the quarter and all I could think of is how much this quarter required of me. I’m sure you all can relate. So much I think you can relate, that I will use social media to prove the 5 phases of a school quarter using my fellow Coyotes’ status updates. Excited! At first you are really excited to start school again; you’re eager to start writing on a clean piece of notebook paper with your favorite ball point pen. You are filled with a sense of optimism and tell yourself that “this quarter, might not be that bad.”   Doubt Well, excitement did not last too long. Right between the first paper and the first midterm, you realize […]

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  • I usually do not give my opinion on controversial topics but after looking into the recent popularity of the Kony movement I’ve decided to speak. For those of you who have yet to heard about the KONY 2012 campaign, it is essentially a movement to raise money and gain support for the capture of Joseph Kony. (Video link provided below)  Kony has committed many atrocities to the people Uganda including: rape, murder, and the conversion of children into ruthless soldiers. The topic has become rather heated online, and there have been outcries for justice. However, before I continue to offer my support I decided to take a step back and evaluate the credibility of the organization behind the campaign: Invisible Children. When I had originally […]

    Read Between the Lines: KONY 2012

    I usually do not give my opinion on controversial topics but after looking into the recent popularity of the Kony movement I’ve decided to speak. For those of you who have yet to heard about the KONY 2012 campaign, it is essentially a movement to raise money and gain support for the capture of Joseph Kony. (Video link provided below)  Kony has committed many atrocities to the people Uganda including: rape, murder, and the conversion of children into ruthless soldiers. The topic has become rather heated online, and there have been outcries for justice. However, before I continue to offer my support I decided to take a step back and evaluate the credibility of the organization behind the campaign: Invisible Children. When I had originally […]

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  • “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” -Edward de Bono. Taking a look back at the way my college life was shaping up to be from not even 5 months ago, things have definitely changed. The once inconceivable thought of me joining a sorority is now defeated by the many thoughts of gratitude and loyalty to it. Who would have thought? When the subject of would I ever go Greek came up, I was quick to respond, “yea right,” and “never in a million years.” I would never join a sorority because I don’t need to pay for my friends. I had heard and still hear the well-known “paying for friends” argument from so many […]

    A New Look

    “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” -Edward de Bono. Taking a look back at the way my college life was shaping up to be from not even 5 months ago, things have definitely changed. The once inconceivable thought of me joining a sorority is now defeated by the many thoughts of gratitude and loyalty to it. Who would have thought? When the subject of would I ever go Greek came up, I was quick to respond, “yea right,” and “never in a million years.” I would never join a sorority because I don’t need to pay for my friends. I had heard and still hear the well-known “paying for friends” argument from so many […]

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  • The weekend is finally upon us. For most, we believe CSUSB just becomes lifeless until Monday comes back around. Well, on weekends such as this one it comes to life and becomes the host for great events put together by campus organizations. The women of Kappa Delta Sorority have organized their annual Shamrock Project to take place on the CSUSB campus Saturday, March 10. This will be their 2nd Annual 5k run/walk beginning in front of the Pfau Library. Shamrock Project is a national Kappa Delta event that helps to raise awareness and donations for the prevention of child abuse. The money raised from the event will go towards the Child Help in Beaumont and Prevent Child Abuse America, Kappa Delta’s national philanthropy. This past […]

    Shamrock

    The weekend is finally upon us. For most, we believe CSUSB just becomes lifeless until Monday comes back around. Well, on weekends such as this one it comes to life and becomes the host for great events put together by campus organizations. The women of Kappa Delta Sorority have organized their annual Shamrock Project to take place on the CSUSB campus Saturday, March 10. This will be their 2nd Annual 5k run/walk beginning in front of the Pfau Library. Shamrock Project is a national Kappa Delta event that helps to raise awareness and donations for the prevention of child abuse. The money raised from the event will go towards the Child Help in Beaumont and Prevent Child Abuse America, Kappa Delta’s national philanthropy. This past […]

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  • As I walked out of the Vagina Monologues that Saturday night, I saw a poster from the university’s Women’s Resource Center that invited students to participate in the no-makeup challenge on Wednesday, February 22.  I quickly decided that I would not wear makeup that day to be part of this fun and exciting event. So that day I went ahead and woke up, took a shower, got dressed and as I was about to apply my foundation I looked at the clock and I had 15 minutes to spare. What was I going to do with an extra 15 minutes? I ate breakfast, watched a little TV and then just waited for my ride to pick me up. As I entered school I felt no […]

    No makeup for a day results in great friendships.

    As I walked out of the Vagina Monologues that Saturday night, I saw a poster from the university’s Women’s Resource Center that invited students to participate in the no-makeup challenge on Wednesday, February 22.  I quickly decided that I would not wear makeup that day to be part of this fun and exciting event. So that day I went ahead and woke up, took a shower, got dressed and as I was about to apply my foundation I looked at the clock and I had 15 minutes to spare. What was I going to do with an extra 15 minutes? I ate breakfast, watched a little TV and then just waited for my ride to pick me up. As I entered school I felt no […]

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  • This past weekend I took a trip down to UCLA for a Confidence Coalition project my sorority was having with the chapter at the university. It was my first time visiting the campus and I was stunned to see how massive the university was. The first thing that came to my mind was that UCLA was its very own city within a city. Even though I only explored the outer limits of the institute, I was overwhelmed. I always wondered if I had made the right choice going to a university I was so familiar with and a good amount smaller than other universities. But I must say with complete honesty, I made the right choice for me. CSUSB has about 18,000 students and the […]

    The Heart of CSUSB

    This past weekend I took a trip down to UCLA for a Confidence Coalition project my sorority was having with the chapter at the university. It was my first time visiting the campus and I was stunned to see how massive the university was. The first thing that came to my mind was that UCLA was its very own city within a city. Even though I only explored the outer limits of the institute, I was overwhelmed. I always wondered if I had made the right choice going to a university I was so familiar with and a good amount smaller than other universities. But I must say with complete honesty, I made the right choice for me. CSUSB has about 18,000 students and the […]

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