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Final Vote 2016 panels focuses on concerns over election results

Michael Garcia, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, Campus, News

The Anatol Center held about 200 students and faculty to process the election results for the conclusion of the Vote 2016 panels. Daniel O’Connor, interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, moderated the panel while journalism professors Christopher Burnett and Teresa Puente, Africana studies professor Maulana Karenga and communications professor Jose Rodriguez took questions from the audience. “Could...

Vote on CSU tuition increase postponed

Meghan McGillicuddy, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, ASI, Campus, CSU, News

The Associated Students, Inc. Senate announced that the California State University Board of Trustees will vote on a potential tuition increase in March rather than January. If the CSU Board of Trustees votes to increase tuition, undergraduate students could pay an extra as $270 per semester and graduate students could pay extra as much as $312 per semester. It will affect all campuses in the CSU system starting fall 2017.   ...

Post election results spark protests

Post election results spark protests

November 9, 2016

“He’s not our president!” Hundreds of Cal State Long Beach students, faculty and staff marched from the University Library to the Speakers Platform chanting these words. Tuesday night when D...

Harris wins historic senate race

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, News Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, News

Kamala Harris, the current California State Attorney General, beat Rep. Loretta Sanchez for California’s open senate seat. The two democrats were vying for an open seat left by Sen. Barbara Boxer, who served for 20 years. With 64 percent of precincts reporting at 12:30 a.m., Harris had won with 64 percent of the votes. Harris, the first black politician to represent the state in the senate and second black wo...

Long Beach passes marijuana measures

Nubia Valdez and Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, Staff Writers

November 9, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, Long Beach, News

As of 10:02 p.m. Tuesday, Long Beach voters seem to be favoring two measures which have to do with regulating and taxing medical marijuana. Under Measure MM, the city wide ban on medical marijuana dispensaries will be repealed, allowing between 26 and 32 dispensaries to operate within city limits. Measure MA will determine the sales and cultivation tax of medical marijuana, as well as recreational marijuana with the...

Trump upsets electoral vote, secures election

Trump upsets electoral vote, secures election

November 9, 2016

In a historic election, Republican nominee Donald Trump won the presidential election over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. As of 11:53 p.m., Trump won 288 of the electoral votes, according to CNN....

Recreational marijuana now legal in California

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, News Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, News, Showcase

Californians age 21 years and older can now legally buy, smoke and be in possession of recreational marijuana. With 36 percent of precincts reporting at 10:46 p.m. Proposition 64, also known as the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, passed with 56 percent of votes, according to the Associated Press. Although marijuana is illegal at the federal level, medical marijuana has been lega...

Vote 2016 Panel educates CSULB students on ballot measures

Xochitl Abarca, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

Filed under 2016 Election, Campus, News

Regulating marijuana and college tuition was discussed between panelists and politically passionate students at the Vote 2016 initiative education panel, held at the Anatol Center at Cal State Long Beach Wednesday. Associate professor of journalism and mass communication Christopher Burnett moderated the panel, which consisted of President of the California Faculty Association Long Beach Chapter and professor of classics Douglass D...