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ASI Senate session puts students first

James Chow, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students, Inc. Senate passed a senate resolution in its first reading that urges Cal State Long Beach to allocate health resources for transgender and genderqueer students, faculty and staff during a Wednesday session. The resolution, called Support for Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Resources, advocates for a portion of the recent health fee increase to go toward areas of mental health service and sp...

Trustee Maggie White talks with students in tuition forum

Matthew Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017

Filed under ASI, Campus, CSU, Events, News

Following the recent plans to increase student tuition, Dale Lendrum of Associated Students Inc. and Maggie White from the California State University Board of Trustees held an open forum for students to voice their opinions. Fees are predicted to increase after announcements made by the CSU Board of Trustees propose to increase tuition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students may have to pay an additional $270 a...

Project Rebound introduced in ASI Senate

James Chow, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Filed under ASI, News

A mug shot of a dirty, shaggy-haired confused man holding a prisoner number was featured on the the projector. Meanwhile, a clean-shaven man in a polo shirt and shorts spoke and pointed at the screen. “That’s me roughly 24 years ago,” he said. Before Dale Lendrum was Secretary of System Wide Affairs, he was the man in the mugshot who spent 10 years plagued by incarceration and addiction. When Lendrum was released, he ...

Having ‘the courage to act’ like Martin Luther King Jr.

Having ‘the courage to act’ like Martin Luther King Jr.

February 21, 2017

Cal State Long Beach held its 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration this Tuesday in the University Student Union ballroom. The event honored King and his role in the civil rights movement th...

Second chances are coming to CSULB

Estela Garcia, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

Filed under ASI, Campus, News

Samuel Irvin spent five years of his life sitting in a jail cell for selling drugs. Now, he sits behind a desk in a classroom as a psychology major in his second year at San Francisco State University. After serving his sentence, a now 32-year-old Irvin was resigned to falling into the prison system. But, the birth of his son four years ago made him realize that he didn't want his son growing up without a dad. Look...

Senate meeting: ASI talks inclusive beauty services

James Chow, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Filed under ASI, News

Secretary of Cultural Affairs Victoria Villa announced Wednesday in her report to the weekly Senate meeting that she is working with members of Associated Students, Inc. Senate and the Muslim Student Association to have more inclusive practices at Elektric Hair Salon in the University Student Union. To establish privacy for hijab-wearing women, Villa hopes to work with Elektric to establish scheduled specialized hair ap...

Board of Control: Sustainability center, budget adjustment main focus in meeting

Luke Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students, Inc. Board of Control met Tuesday to hear a proposal from Vice President Mary Stephens regarding a new recycling center, as well as to discuss department budget adjustments. Following grant application hearings, Stephens took the floor to introduce the topic of partnering with ASI in efforts to build on the recycling center on campus and turn it into a sustainability center. “We want to ...

Associated Students, Inc. plans to lobby for a tuition freeze

James Chow, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

Filed under ASI, CSU, News

Associated Students, Inc. officials are sending the student representatives from Lobby Corps to Sacramento on March 13 to lobby against the tuition increase. "There aren't enough student voices in the Board of Trustees," said Senator-at-large Hilda Jurado. "Out of the 25 members of the BOT, there's only one student voting member who's supposed to be the voice of half a million students." The student senators plan to...