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Parking fees help facilitate alternative transportation

Parking fees help facilitate alternative transportation

December 8, 2008

Neal Schermesser had no idea other students' parking tickets were paying for him to get to campus.Schermesser, a sophomore civil engineering major, takes the shuttle to school because he does not have ...

Speaking out on cuts’ consequences

Jacqueline Aguirre, Staff writer

December 8, 2008

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More than 100 faculty, students and residents of Long Beach turned out for the "CSU is the Solution" rally against the Cal State University budget cuts at the Speaker's Platform yesterday afternoon.Audience members held "Fully Fund CSU" signs while listening to faculty and alumni speak out on the benefits the CSU system affords the state and the potential impacts of further budget cuts."It's all about getting the message ...

Gilchrist forum makes another false start

Bianca Palos, Staff writer

December 8, 2008

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A Conservative Student Union forum involving Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist set to take place Monday in the Beach Auditorium was cancelled after the student organization failed to pay facility fees, Cal State Long Beach officials said.This has been the second time that the event has been cancelled because of failure to pay University Student Union (USU) fees. The forum, set to discuss the topic of "La Raza and Racis...

UAW to strike Wednesday

Antoinette Luzano

December 8, 2008

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More than 6,000 academic student employees, including about 550 Cal State Long Beach students, began striking against the California State University system today after failing to reach a compromise on their upcoming union contract.UAW 4123 of the United Autoworkers, which represents CSU teaching associates, graduate assistants and instructional student assistants, will strike due to CSU's "unlawful bargaining." This includes,...

Hamill greeted with large student turnout at on-campus talk

Angie C. Diaz

December 6, 2008

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Actor Mark Hamill spoke to students at Cal State Long Beach on Thursday evening about his experience in the film industry and the challenges one encounters. "You might have your own plans," Hamill said. "But there are twists and turns along the road."Hamill used his graphic novel, "The Black Pearl," as an example of how projects can change directions. Written with screenwriter Eric Johnson, this story of a masked vigilant...

KJAZZ jumps in public radio ratings

Sandra Siagian, Staff writer

December 6, 2008

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People are tuning in to find out what all the jazz is about.Radio station KKJZ 88.1 FM, which calls Cal State Long Beach its home, has been ranked as the fifth most-listened-to public radio station in the country in 2008 by Arbitron, a media research and marketing firm.In addition, Arbitron's data shows KKJZ is America's No.1 most listened-to public jazz station, with a weekly audience of over 455,000 listeners.Stephanie Levine...

Low wage Long Beach

Katrina Kobzeff, Staff writer

December 6, 2008

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Cal State Long Beach student Jonathan Coop is not afraid to go to his boss at the steel mill and demand a raise when he believes it's well deserved.Unlike many of his co-workers who are illegal immigrants, Coop said he will attempt to negotiate his wages and working conditions. He has an advantage, considering that he speaks English, is educated and knows his rights as a citizen.Experts on wages and labor discussed the ec...

Fine dining to return to lower campus

Fine dining to return to lower campus

December 6, 2008

The $5.5-million renovation of the Outpost restaurant on lower campus is approaching completion after months of delays, and officials say it is set to open its doors Jan. 19, a week before spring 2009 cl...