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CSULB fees lowest in California

Tatiana Rivera, Staff Writer

February 9, 2009

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CSULB has the lowest fees of any four-year university in California and the lowest fees among the 23 California State University campuses.The cost of attending a four-year public university in the U.S. for the 2008-2009 academic year averaged $6,585, private institutions averaged $25,143, University of California averaged $8,007 and CSU averaged $3,849, according to a press release. The average cost of attending CSULB was $3,3...

Financial problems push back soundstage construction

Marisol Aguilar, Staff Writer

February 9, 2009

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Film students at Cal State Long Beach will have to wait a little longer to use the promised soundstage from the upcoming Long Beach Studios due to lack of financial funds.The escrow to sell the Boeing 717 facility and make it into a state-of-the-art studio has recently been extended but will continue.The extension of escrow was mainly due to financial problems that were caused by the nationwide economic downturn. Loans are not as...

Senate passes stimulus bill

Benjamin Zitney, Staff writer

February 9, 2009

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The Senate passed the $838 billion stimulus bill crafted to curb widespread recessionary pressures through tax cuts and government spending on Tuesday morning with a 61-37 vote.As the final decision on the bill approached, Cal State Long Beach students either said they hoped the bill passes or that they were uninformed as to the specifics of the stimulus bill. "I think we've already spent so much money on wars and bailing ...

Cinematography honorable mention for ‘Heritage Award’

Chelsea Robertson, Staff writer

February 8, 2009

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What began as a childhood interest in photography has led Golnar Fakhrai, a Cal State Long Beach senior, to an honor from the American Society of Cinematographers.Fakhrai's role as cinematographer in the award-winning student film "Half" has earned her runner-up for the ASC Burton Stone Heritage Award."I was overwhelmed. I was incredibly excited," said Fakhrai, a film and video production major. "I was not expecting them ...

Research finds devastating effects on the life of a sex worker

Research finds devastating effects on the life of a sex worker

Declan Murphy, Staff writer

February 8, 2009

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Rather than pry into the gory details of the acts performed by a female sex worker in Tijuana, Shonali Choudhury, a Ph.D. candidate and guest lecturer from the UCLA School of Public Health's Department of...

The 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Lina Houze, Staff writer

February 7, 2009

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On the heels of the election of President Barack Obama, the 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration had even more meaning. Obama was compared by some to Dr. King as a way to show the similarities in how they promote peace and unity.Thursday's commemorative program packed California State University, Long Beach USU Ballrooms with about 200 faculty, university and high school students.It's good to see a good turnout...

Forum commemorates lost immigrant lives

Angela Rivera, Staff writer

February 7, 2009

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Crosses adorned the room in honor of unidentified immigrants who have died crossing the border, at Wednesday's Marcha Migrante forum and candlelight vigil.Marcha Migrante volunteers, faculty, staff and students gathered to address immigration reform, and to provide a place where students could express their own experiences in being undocumented immigrants."It is always good to enter a venue with a good energy. You feel it...

CSULB enrollment crunches with economy

Antoinette Luzano, Staff Writer

February 4, 2009

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Approximately 2,000 fewer prospective first-time and transfer students may be admitted to Cal State Long Beach for the fall 2009 semester compared to last fall.The enrollment changes were planned to offset taking more students in previous years than the university can fund."We're kind of victims of being the 'nice guy,'" CSULB Vice Provost David Dowell said.There were approximately 50,000 CSULB freshman applicants and 1,000 tr...