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ASI Senate hears SAAC presentation

Nancy Peraza

August 29, 2006

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Associated Student Inc.'s meeting began Wednesday afternoon with the introduction of the newly-appointed student to the board of trustees, Andrew LaFlamme, by Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander. Alexander introduced LaFlamme as another example of a student who works for the student interest. LaFlamme was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger after being chosen from amongst three final candidates that...

FDA allows ‘morning-after pill’ over counter

Amber Parker

August 30, 2006

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The Food and Drug Administration officially approved the morning-after pill, Thursday to be sold over the counter. Women over the age of 18 can now purchase the drug without a prescription, a victory for women's advocacy groups. The morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, is a high-dose combination of estrogen and progestin. It basically "prevents pregnancy," says Doug Ta, pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy in Long Beach. It is a "high-dose ...

Nursing department raises money, expands

Jean Augustin

August 28, 2006

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The nursing department at Cal State Long Beach is beginning to raise money to expand from its current two classrooms to six or seven. The department admitted 140 students into the program this year, which is four times the amount admitted in 2004. The department is continuously growing in population and now needs their facilities to grow with it. "California has the most severe nursing shortage," said Dr. Lucy Huckabay,...

First day brings stress, long lines

Ted Goslin

August 28, 2006

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Among the chaotic labyrinth of cars waiting at the light on Bellflower Boulevard emerges a single rider car on his way through the intersection. Arriving in the parking lot, the car pulls into the structure but encounters the obvious: traffic. After the student parks, he makes his way to the University Bookstore to encounter more lines yet again and more people to prevent his on-time arrival to his first class. This image...

Attendance beneficial to learning

Jean Augustin

August 29, 2006

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There are plenty of fun things to do in Long Beach, and for many students, going to class is at the bottom of the list. "They really don't want to go to class because we live right by the beach," said Laura Kintz, a senior kinesiology major. Whether or not the beach is to blame, some professors try to keep students in class, while others do not look past the third row. "It's tough. It takes a lot of interaction, like li...

Alexander addresses 2006 Convocation

Alexander addresses 2006 Convocation

Bradley Zint

August 27, 2006

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Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander told a crowd of about a 1,000 that the university should raise more money, significantly enhance the living, learning and teaching environments of the campus,...

New company offers textbook options

Vince Scott

August 27, 2006

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As the fall semester approaches, the usual talk about the high price of textbooks is a common conversation among many college students. A new approach for combating the problem of paying for expensive books is being offered by a new startup company, Freeload Press. The small St. Paul, Minn. publisher offers free textbook downloads, mostly math and business books, with one catch-the e-books contain advertisements for businesses...

High textbook prices still a major problem

Allison Baldwin

August 20, 2006

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With the rising cost of tuition, many college students are finding ways to cut down on expenses. One common gripe among students is the cost of textbooks, the backbones of most courses. Some students look for used books or previous editions of a newly-revised text. Others swap with friends, but many use the University Bookstore to obtain all their materials. "I haven't considered anything [besides the bookstore]," said...