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Long Beach continues to surpass water conservation goals

Alex Berman, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

With the ongoing drought straining California for water, cities across the state have been issued specific water conservation goals to reach. Despite the strong restrictions, Long Beach has once again surpassed its 16 percent water reduction goal for the third month in a row, according to the city’s water department. According to the State Water Resources Control Board, Long Beach reduced its total water usage in the...

California Assembly passes bill banning concealed carry on campus grounds

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015

Filed under Campus, News, Today

The California State Assembly passed a bill Wednesday prohibiting the legal carry of concealed weapons on school campuses. Senate Bill-707 would outlaw permitted concealed weapons carriers from bringing firearms onto school campuses without prior permission from campus authorities. “Many would be surprised, as I was, to learn that California law currently allows concealed firearms on any campus, even on an elementary...

CSULB clubs go all out for Week of Welcome

Yasmin Cortez, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2015

Filed under Campus, Events, Opinions

Lively pulsating music filled the air, ASI members ran around frantically, a brigade of food trucks were surrounding the main entrance and free shirts, pens and flyers were being passed out left to right. This could only mean one thing: Week of Welcome. WoW is a huge necessity and a great first impression for incoming freshmen and transfers to find out what the CSULB campus has to offer. Sure, out of the hundreds of...

Smorgasport kicks off fall semester for its 15th year

Smorgasport kicks off fall semester for its 15th year

September 7, 2015

The idea was simple: bring students together at the year’s beginning to show the smorgasbord of sports, games and non-alcoholic fun the campus has to offer – or, more accurately, a Smorgasport. Rita...

Comparing CSU parking permit prices

Abilene Carrillo, Staff Writer

September 3, 2015

Filed under Campus, CSU, News, Today

With 23 different California State Universities, research shows that a parking permit at California State University, Long Beach lands the school in the top ten lowest parking prices across the system. Students at CSULB are required to pay $123 each semester in order to park in any of the nine lots the university offers, or an annual pass of $342 that includes summer parking. Motorcyclists pay a permit fee of $30 a semester...

CSULB president talks yearly plans

Daily 49er Staff

September 3, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features, News, Today

California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley jumped right into 2015 with a convocation speech that detailed several changes for students and faculty. The Daily 49er spoke with Conoley before the start of this semester about her goals for the year, making campus smoke-free and upcoming faculty negotiations. You mentioned in your speechbeing a smoke-free campus within a year from right now – Aug...

CSULB and campus police team up to combat car overflow

Mackenzie Martin, Staff Writer

September 3, 2015

Filed under Campus, News, Today

Welcome to the fall 2015 “Parking Games,” where students whip through lots and stalk fellow students all in an effort to be crowned parking spot victor. In response to the rise in overcrowded parking lots, California State University, Long Beach partnered with the campus police to develop a parking plan to combat the school’s overcrowded lots and appease frustrated students. The parking plan consists of several...

Exchange students struggle to get full-time status

Collin James, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features, News

Before Marco Heid left Germany, the emails welcoming him to study abroad in California warned him that his first week would not be an easy one. But instead of struggling to crash a class or two, the Open University program only allowed Heid to enroll in classes on the first day of school, forcing him to crash every single course he wanted to take this semester. “When they sent emails to us before we came here, nine...