Crystal Harrell

Crystal Harrell

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Crystal Harrell is a Communication-Media Studies graduate from California State University, San Bernardino. She has contributed to various publications within Greater Palm Springs, such as The Desert Sun newspaper, Coachella Magazine, Coachella Valley Weekly, Locale Magazine, Desert Health, and After School Magazine. Her writing credits also include reporting for The Los Angeles Times' High School Insider website and creating content for the Palm Springs Comic Con blog. When she's not writing, Crystal enjoys traveling, photography, fashion, and all things film. Catch up on her latest movie review or director interview at Borrowing Tape.
Finding your way at a post-graduation crossroads

Finding your way at a post-graduation crossroads

Since the very start of freshman year, every college student anticipates the moment they will walk across the stage at graduation with a degree to show for their efforts in pursuing a higher education. It's a Hallmark moment filled with smiling farewells,...

2018 Emerging Leaders class graduates in Palm Desert

2018 Emerging Leaders class graduates in Palm Desert

The 2018 graduating class of Emerging Leaders held their completion ceremony at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa on May 11. Consisting of 14 students from College of the Desert and the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, the eight-month Emerging Leaders program...

CSUSB Women’s Resource Center starts feminist book club

CSUSB Women’s Resource Center starts feminist book club

As the spring quarter reaches its midway point, students can unwind from the stress of heavy coursework with a good book. The Women's Resource Center (WRC) at the CSUSB Santos Manuel Student Union has been hosting its first book club since April 24 and invites readers...

ASI announces 2018 CSUSB general election results

ASI announces 2018 CSUSB general election results

On May 4, California State University, San Bernandino Associated Students Incorporated announced the winning candidates for this year's campus-wide general election in the SMSU Bay. Students were sent emails reminding them that polls opened on May 2 and closed the...

CSUSB campuses celebrate Cinco de Mayo

CSUSB campuses celebrate Cinco de Mayo

For the first week of May, California State University, San Bernandino held an assortment of activities to celebrate Cinco de Mayo across both of its campuses. Cinco de Mayo is a Latino holiday that commemorates the victory of the Mexican army during the Battle of...

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus plants community garden

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus plants community garden

The arrival of spring allows for eager gardeners to put their green thumbs to work and grow an assortment of flowering plants. CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus (PDC) took advantage of the season's temperate weather with the creation of a community garden. As a partnership...

CSUSB observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

CSUSB observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This month, the CSUSB Title IX and Gender Equity is presenting a series of events to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Whether it is wearing the official SAAM color teal, or sporting the symbolic ribbons, students can show support through the activities...