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U-Pass extended for a year

U-Pass extended for a year

September 24, 2008

Cal State Long Beach will continue the U-PASS program for a year, allowing students, faculty and staff to continue to ride Long Beach Transit for free, university officials announced today.  The U-PASS pr...

University Police upgrade

University Police upgrade

Jeff Laban, Staff writer

September 24, 2008

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 While walking on your way to class, you may have crossed paths with a University Police officer on the department's new T3 "personal mobility vehicle."  "Our Chief nicknamed it R2D2," University P...

Recycling center helps LB go green

Ronnette Work, Staff writer

September 24, 2008

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Associated Students, Inc.'s Recycling Center has accomplished significant carbon dioxide emission reductions by providing recycling services for the CSULB and Long Beach communities. Over a year span, the center recycled 1.7 million pounds of material. Center coordinator Lee Johnson compared the center's green house gas reductions to a year-long removal of 449 passenger vehicles from the road. The impact of recycled...

Schwarzenegger signs California budget

Benjamin Zitney, News Editor

September 23, 2008

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the California budget Tuesday, 85 days after the beginning of the fiscal year.The Associated Press reported the signing of the $145-billion budget was delayed by "three months of debate over tax increases" and disagreements over how to close California's $15.2 billion deficit. The final budget allocates $2.97 billion to the Cal State University system, according to Teresa Ruiz, public ...

Forum to discuss U.S. international military involvement

Shahani Salcedo, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2008

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Student and teacher peace activists anticipate discussions on international warfare at a peace rally to be  held in the University Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct 1.The rally's theme, "War Is Expensive, Peace is Priceless" sparked involvement from different on-campus organizations such as Campus Progressives, Peace Studies Program, Women's Studies Student Association (WSSA) and Feminist Organization Reclaiming...

A new memorial pays tribute to America’s M.I.As and P.O.W.s

A new memorial pays tribute to America’s M.I.As and P.O.W.s

September 21, 2008

Cal State Long Beach held a short ceremony in front of the Veteran's Flag at the South Campus Quad Friday for National P.O.W/M.I.A Recognition Day.The ceremony opened up with Troy Johnson, the president's a...

On-campus associations prepare for Palin appearance

On-campus associations  prepare for Palin appearance

Aarika Carter, Staff writer

September 21, 2008

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Several groups on campus plan to protest at Sarah Palin's upcoming GOP fundraiser and rally appearances in Orange County."Our goal is to bring awareness to women about Sarah Palin," said Yvonne Moore, a co...

ASI names new USU at-large representative

September 19, 2008

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The Associate Students, Inc. Senate confirmed Vince Marin as the new at-large representative for the University Student Union board of trustees at the senate meeting Wednesday.ASI voted 8-2 in favor of the appointment, despite voiced concern regarding Marin's current employment as building manager for the University Student Union.  Some senate members were concerned with potential conflicts of interest because ...