Crime blotter: student violence and trespassers apprehended

Selena Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

Filed under Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News

 Student Violence University Police received a call on Aug. 31 about two female students who had an altercation outside of Brotman Hall. The two had no prior relationship. The victim had her hair pulled by the suspect after words were exchanged between the two. The suspect left the area and the incident is currently under investigation. Another Trespasser Spotted on Campus A male wearing a gray hoodie and dark pant...

Long Beach man fatally shot by police

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, News Editor

September 6, 2016

Filed under Crime, Long Beach, News

An officer-involved shooting left one man dead Sunday night, according to a press release from the Long Beach Police Department. The shooting took place on the 1600 block of Obispo Avenue, between Pacific Coast Highway and Anaheim Street in central Long Beach. Authorities have not yet identified the suspect who was reported to be suicidal. He told police he wanted commit “suicide by cop.” He also told police that...

California Assembly Bill would dictate sentencing for sexual assault cases

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, News Editor

September 4, 2016

Filed under Crime, News

A bill recently passed by the California State Assembly would close a loophole in the mandatory sentencing time for people found guilty of sexual assault if signed into law. Currently, California state law treats sexual assault cases differently, depending on whether the victim was unconscious or not. In sexual assault cases, the use of force triggers a mandatory denial of probation. However, a victim who is unconscious o...

Sexual assault reported

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, News Editor

August 31, 2016

Filed under Crime, Long Beach, News

A sexual assault was reported to the Cal State Long Beach University Police Department Saturday, Aug. 27. CSULB’s Director of News and Digital Media Michael Uhlenkamp said in an email that the reported sexual assault took place last Thursday, Aug. 25. According to Uhlenkamp both the alleged victim, a female, and the person of interest, a male, are CSULB students. Although Uhlenkamp said he could not disclose th...

Convocation lays out new graduation plan and addresses the year’s achievements

Convocation lays out new graduation plan and addresses the year’s achievements

August 21, 2016

Faculty and staff across campus attended the annual Cal State Long Beach Convocation at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Friday to hear President Jane Close Conoley address recent achievements, ne...

Sterling supporters take to social media to express anger

Yasmin Cortez, Multimedia Managing Editor

July 7, 2016

Filed under Crime, Features, News, Showcase

A graphic video which showed the shooting of Alton Sterling went viral on social media early Tuesday morning, sparking another outcry against police brutality. Shortly after midnight officers responded to an anonymous disturbance call in Baton Rouge, LA. The caller said that a black man in a red shirt who was selling CDs had threatened the caller with a gun outside Triple S Food Mart, said the Baton Rouge Police Department. ...

Senate Rejects Gun Control Measures

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, News Editor

June 22, 2016

Filed under Crime, News

The U.S. Senate voted against four gun control measures Monday, prompting many to criticize the National Rifle Association’s influence in Congress. Two of the measures voted on were separate Democrat and Republican proposals regarding background checks for those who are trying to purchase firearms. The Democratic proposal would have created a universal background check system, including background checks for those ...

Tragedy in Orlando

Yasmin Cortez, Mutlimedia Managing Editor

June 15, 2016

Filed under Crime, News

Orlando is in mourning after a gunman stormed into Pulse, a gay nightclub where more than 300 people were in attendance, and opened fire. The shooting on Sunday ended after a three-hour standoff which resulted in 49 people dead and 53 injured. This the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History, according to a statement made by President Barack Obama on Sunday. The shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, arrive...