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Building respect for the vagina

Karla Sosa, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2009

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Women on campus will come together this weekend to perform a play about using the vagina as a symbol of female authority.The Women's Studies Student Association and the Women's Resource Center (WRC), located on campus, will be hosting "The Vagina Monologues" on Saturday."The Vagina Monologues," written by Eve Ensler, includes a variety of monologues on subjects relating to the vagina, including the anatomy of the vagina, m...

Online run-off election between Atkins and Chavez concludes

Online run-off election between Atkins and Chavez concludes

April 15, 2009

A run-off vote between Avis Atkins and Christopher Chavez began Tuesday and ended Thursday night in order to elect the next Cal State Long Beach Associated Students Inc. president, since none of the fo...

‘Union Vision’ panel discusses Africa’s next step

Charlene Caracas, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2009

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Bob Marley said it best - "Africa, unite! 'cause were moving out of Babylon…"After the liberation of many African colonies, leaders and political figures from across the continent found it in the collective interest to create an African Union to promote unity and prosperity throughout all the different countries and cultures of Africa.At Cal State Long Beach, the Africana studies department hosted an open forum th...

ASI backs state senate bill that may reduce textbook costs

Randi Johns and Benjamin Zitney, Staff Writers

April 15, 2009

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Associated Students Inc. senators unanimously approved a resolution in support of Senate Bill 386 concerning faculty submissions for new textbook editions."This is meant to discourage unnecessary new textbook editions," said ASI President Erin Swetland at the Wednesday's senate meeting.The resolution will mandate all faculty members to submit an analysis when requesting to adopt a new edition of a textbook if it has been i...

Creating LGBT awareness with silence

Creating LGBT awareness with silence

April 15, 2009

As the rainbow flags went up and the tables were piled with informational fliers, students began to gather around the LGBT Resource Walk at the Speaker's Platform.Wednesday's LGBT events began with the ...

Visiting scholar brings taste of Kyrgyzstan to CSULB

Visiting scholar brings taste of Kyrgyzstan to CSULB

Hanif Zarrabi and Hanif Zarrabi

April 15, 2009

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Cholpon Bakirova is a long way from home. But the visiting 28-year-old scholar from the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan would make you think otherwise.Her articulate delivery of English would not be ob...

Visiting writer says Zapatista movement leaves ‘shiny path’

Regine Tamba Richards, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2009

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Duncan Earle, the co-author of "Uprising of Hope: Sharing the Zapatisma Journey to Alternative Development" gave a lecture Wednesday on his research centered on the Zapatista movement as a form of alternative development.Earle, who specializes in working with indigenous people in Chiapas, Mexico, and Guatemala, has done field research and disaster relief in both areas for many years. He's written close to 40 articles on the su...

‘End the R-Word Day’ at CSULB

Cristina Canchola, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2009

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A Cal State Long Beach student is leading the charge to remove the mainstream usage of the word "retarded."In reality, the "r-word" is dehumanizing, according to Meera Gandhi, a junior biology major who is spearheading an event aimed at eliminating the use of the word.End the R-Word Day will be held today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the CSULB bookstore."There's so many people that just don't know how hurtful the 'r...