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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...

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...

Luke Skywalker comes to Cal State Long Beach

Luke Skywalker comes to Cal State Long Beach

Matthew Wilkinson, Staff writer

December 3, 2008

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The force will be with Cal State Long Beach on Thursday when film actor Mark Hamill, known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, visits campus.Hamill will be speaking to st...

Students are feeling the crunch

Rina Magsombol, Staff writer

December 3, 2008

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At Cal State Long Beach's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the volume of students seeking counseling has been increasing as finals week approaches -- a time when many students feel stressed and may be developing unhealthy habits -- according to campus counseling officials."Around finals and midterms we typically have a lot more people calling in," said Carolyn O'Keefe, a CAPS psychologist.Recently, CAPS has seen ...

Obama continues to assemble Cabinet

Reema Abboud, Staff writer

December 3, 2008

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President-elect Barack Obama continues to nominate officials to cabinet positions, most recently nominating the Democratic governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, as secretary of commerce on Wednesday.Some Cal State Long Beach professors agree with Obama's choices so far, applauding what they call "his centrist demeanor," but some Obama supporters are having second thoughts about his picks for Cabinet."I don't understand why ...

Rallying against budget cuts

Jacqueline Aguirre

December 3, 2008

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Cal State Long Beach will hold a rally in opposition of the budget cuts Monday in hopes of persuading Assemblyman Jim Silva to vote no on the funding for the CSU system and educate students on the budget cuts.Silva is a member of the committee on budget for the California State Assembly and has not yet voted to fully fund the CSU. He is the assemblyman for the 67th District, which includes Huntington Beach and Westminster an...