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ASI aims to pull discounted Sea World tickets from USU

Rachel Keeney & Ronna White, Contributing Writers

October 1, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students, Inc. Senate is reviewing a resolution to stop the sale of tickets in the University Student Union for the San Diego theme park SeaWorld. ASI Sen. Rick Payan presented the resolution so that Cal State Long Beach could take a stance on this issue in order to make it a more globally discussed issue in hopes of finding a resolution. “As a board, we should take an official stance against the animal...

ASI approves $5,000 for ISA events

Michelangelo Landgrave, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students Inc. Board of Control approved on Tuesday over $5,000 to the International Student Association for its upcoming Multicultural Dinner Show, Pumpkin Carving and Thanksgiving Dinner. ISA President Abhimanyu Narwal informed the board about how its Multicultural Dinner Show had been an annual tradition for the past five decades of the organization’s existence and had helped enrich students with appreciation o...

Judge Masipa got the Pistorius Verdict Right

Judge Masipa got the Pistorius Verdict Right

September 16, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 10, 2014, Oscar Pistorius, the South African paralympian who shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, was found not guilty for premeditated murder; though, he was ...

ASI lacks new business, continues animal cruelty resolution

Rachel Keeney, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

With a lack of new business on the past weeks’ agendas, Associated Students Inc. advisors suggested that the ASI senate and board of directors start working on new resolutions during their weekly meeting on Wednesday. ASI is now eight weeks into its meetings and for the first two weeks of the fall semester, ASI has not had any new business added to the agendas. “I’m just concerned that we are now at meeting No....

Defeating the Islamic State? Easier said than done

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor

September 9, 2014

Filed under ASI, Columns, Opinions

The White House announced that this coming Wednesday, President Barack Obama will address the nation and discuss the threat that ISIS poses to the United States and her allies abroad; additionally, he will outline America’s overarching strategy for “degrading and ultimately destroying” this terrorist organization, which conquered a broad swath of territory across Iraq and Syria and savagely beheaded two American journalists....

2014 Annual Convocation marks new beginnings for CSULB, emphasized stable budget

Scott Bosco, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Celebrating the new school year, the campus community came together to hear Cal State Long Beach’s President Jane Close Conoley’s newest plans for the campus at the 2014 Annual Convocation on Friday. The Carpenter Performing Arts Center was nearly filled to the 1,000 seat capacity. Conoley spoke to an audience of faculty, staff and students about new facility and environmental improvements on campus.  She said that...

ASI introduces $165 student fee increase

Crystal Niebla, News Editor

August 24, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Cal State Long Beach students may see another Associated Students Inc. fee approaching this fall, after having a $16 fee increase approved in spring. As part of a new ASI referendum, the fee would charge students an additional $165 for fall and spring semesters and $124 for summer sessions, University Student Union assistant director of programs Sylvana Cicero said. The fees would fund renovations to the USU including...

CSULB ban on smoking awaits approval

Crystal Niebla, News Editor

August 17, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

A ban on smoking at Cal State Long Beach still waits for approval from campus administration after students voted for a smoke-free campus a year ago. At a recent Associated Students Inc. Senate meeting, ASI President Joseph Phillips reminded the senate that in order to place the ban, CSULB President Jane Close Conoley must approve the smoking referendum. He said that former President F. King Alexander had chosen not to make a dec...