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Student-built micro plane takes second place prize in international competition

Frances Vega

May 11, 2008

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Three Cal State Long Beach engineering students took second place in this year's Society of Automotive Engineers International Aero Design East Competition with their self-designed and built micro plane. The team, which consisted of senior David Algarin, graduate student Dan Dougherty and junior Adam Vore, had a winning design that bested competitors from Yale University, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and the Warsaw...

Campus Couture shows pieces inspired by well-known designers

Ericka Franklin

May 11, 2008

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An audience full of fashionistas, press, family and friends gathered in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center Wednesday to immerse themselves in a flood of fashion for the 20th annual Campus Couture Fashion Show. Fierce cat-walkers treaded a bright stage while selections from DJ Marlon Fuentes entertained the audience. The night featured designs from both senior and junior students from Cal State Long Beach's Fashion Department....

AS Judiciary dismisses suit against Chavez

Andrew Smith

May 7, 2008

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The AS Judiciary dismissed a libel suit against the newly elected Associated Students, Inc. Vice President Christopher Chavez late Tuesday afternoon. Vice presidential election runner-up Jason Aula, who is also president of the Conservative Student Union, filed a lawsuit last Thursday in response to comments made by a Chavez campaign worker on April 25. The worker, former ASI Sen. Guido D'Onofrio, posted on a MySpace...

Campus Couture shows off new student designs

Ericka Franklin and Kyla Broderick

May 6, 2008

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Los Angeles Fashion Week isn't the only time to see the latest trends in California; Cal State Long Beach's Campus Couture Fashion Show has its share of glamour, too, and will be putting on its 20th annual fashion show today in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Though once confined to a small space in the University Student Union, Campus Couture has become one of the largest student-run fashion shows in California....

Skipworth named CSULB police chief

Bradley Zint

May 6, 2008

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Stan Skipworth has been chosen to be the new chief of police for Cal State Long Beach's University Police, a campuswide e-mail announced Tuesday afternoon. Skipworth has been with University Police for eight years, serving as a lieutenant, captain and the interim chief. Prior to serving more than 17 years for police forces on college campuses, Skipworth was also in municipal police forces for eight years. Skipworth was...

Sociology dept. expecting approval for new program

Karla Casillas and Karla Casillas

May 6, 2008

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Pending approval from the Chancellor's Office, the sociology department will offer a new master's program in applied sociology beginning fall 2009. "We have one more step before we are officially approved," said Betsy McEneaney, an associate professor in the sociology department and chairwoman of the master's program planning committee. The committee went through a number of steps before getting its proposal to the Chancello...

Jewish writer Anna Baltzer speaks in USU on Palestinian experiences

Jewish writer Anna Baltzer speaks in USU on Palestinian experiences

May 6, 2008

Author Anna Baltzer criticized the mainstream media for its lack of information on the current occupation in Palestine in a speaking event Tuesday in the Beach Auditorium. As part of Palestinian Awareness...

CSULB students present their reports to the public

May 6, 2008

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Students and professors in California State Universities presented the findings of their research reports at the 32nd Annual Student Research Conference held Saturday in the University Student Union. The Social Science Research and Instructional Council's conference included presentations by undergraduates, graduate students and professors. The topics of the presentations ranged from a sociology study on the male virgins...