Progress is a process: MLK’s legacy 50 years later

50 years since the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Lasana O. Hotep, dean of Student Equity at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, delivered a lecture discussing economic injustice and King's legacy in Akin Auditorium on Jan. 22. To begin, Hotep explained what he believes is the root of … [Read more...]

New director of dining to set new goals to benefit students

The sound of fresh fruit blending and the warm smell of grilled chili lime chicken fill the air in Mesquite Dining Hall as chefs prepare for the spring semester under the leadership of the new director of dining hall services, Kevin Chafins. "I’ve been doing food service since I was 16 years old. … [Read more...]

75 students attend UPB grocery bingo night

Tide Pods, fruit snacks, ramen noodles and toiletries were just some of the prizes presented to 75 students as they gathered in the Clark Student Center to play grocery bingo hosted by the University Programming Board on Jan 17. Ruby Arriaga, activities coordinator of Student Involvement, said … [Read more...]

Frank Warren shares the secrets of others

Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret and the man who knows the secrets of millions of people from all over the world, spoke in Akin Auditorium with a compelling message of the power secrets hold on Jan. 18. "Secrets are the currency of intimacy,” Warren said. “And by sharing them with those we … [Read more...]

UPB craft craze helps students take a break

To help take away the stress of the first week of classes, about 50 students gathered in the Clark Student Center to create crafts for the University Programming Board's Craft Craze Jan. 17. Ruby Arriaga, activities coordinator for Student Affairs, said the craft craze went well. "It went … [Read more...]

Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual … [Read more...]

SGA meeting presents benefits of raising student tuition

Suzanne Shipley, university president, and Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, attended the Student Government Association meeting on Jan. 16 in the Clark Student Center. The two  presented new ideas to the student's and organizations on the benefits of increasing future students … [Read more...]

The social tolls of moving from dorms to apartments

A new semester brings a new lifestyle to students who make their first move from dorm rooms to apartments. Some students find the transition to be just what they needed while others feel as if they "jumped the gun." Dental Hygiene sophomore, Courtney Hoover said she enjoyed the transition into … [Read more...]

Urinetown cast met for first rehearsal

The theater department began rehearsals Jan. 16 for the musical "Urinetown." Consisting of a cast of 26 people, the musical is set as a political satire about a town struggling with it's water supply. "The whole musical is a satire of every other musical so that makes it really fun and exciting," … [Read more...]

New year, new student resolutions

With the beginning of a new year, Americans participate in creating personal goals aimed at bettering their physical health, character or both. These goals are referred to as "resolutions." This tradition is even carried on in college campuses. Flocks of students run to their respective school … [Read more...]