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Organization fights HIV, drug abuse

Organization fights HIV, drug abuse

September 18, 2006

More than 2.8 million people died from AIDS in 2005 worldwide, 38.6 million people living with AIDS worldwide and the numbers are rising, according to avert.org. But Project Choice is a program on ca...

Students protest against use of sweatshop labor

Danielle Sindlinger

September 18, 2006

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Several Cal State Long Beach students are working alongside the Campus Progressives and the Sociology Students Association to form a campaign against the use of sweatshops. One focus of the campaign will be targeted toward the 49er Shops, as well as any vendor that CSULB permits to sell items on campus. "We are not necessarily making the claim that the 49er stores and any vendors on campus sell products from sweatshops, but ...

Students pay respects at memorial

Ted Goslin

September 17, 2006

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Several students and faculty gathered at the Vietnam memorial on South Campus at Cal State Long Beach to commemorate National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) day on Friday. Troy Johnson, the president's adviser on veteran affairs, discussed the importance of remembering those who were lost in war. "This is an important day to remember those who gave their lives for this country," he said. Johnson introduced President F....

CSULB prepares for future earthquakes

Kevin Ferguson

September 11, 2006

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When senior biology major Joel Rago was asked if he would feel safe at Cal State Long Beach during a large earthquake, his reply was simple: "I feel rather safe, the walls seems pretty strong and big." Rago admits not knowing about what kind of a shape the campus is in. Similarly, junior classics major Micah Lewis also admitted that he wouldn't feel in danger in the event of an earthquake because, "I know nothing about in...

Parking Structure 2 has new safety features

Chris Gonzales

September 11, 2006

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The new parking structure is designed with safety in mind by utilizing both new and old techniques to help protect students and their vehicles. Parking Structure 2, located in Lot 11, was built with safety features that were planned in the design of the new structure. "We start with the basics. That is the lighting level," said Thomas Bass, senior director of Parking, Transportation and Event Services. "That's been designed so...

Meningitis not typical problem for dorms

Catherine Chen

September 11, 2006

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The residence halls at Cal State Long Beach house more than 1,900 students, most rooms with double occupancy. Prior to moving into the dorms, students were informed of meningococcal disease (meningitis), a contagious and rapidly progressive illness that can be contracted when living in close quarters and treated with a vaccination. Because of this, meningitis is a major concern for CSULB residents.The campus does not have ...

Projections, reports show more women in business positions

Projections, reports show more women in business positions

Allison Baldwin

September 11, 2006

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The number of women joining the workforce and taking preparations to lead businesses is on the rise.A report from the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau listing hot jobs for the 21st century projected...

CSULB online courses prove difficult for many

Jena Diwan

September 9, 2006

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Many students wish there were a way to minimize class time. With the busy lives most college students lead it is hard to find time to go to class, commit to out-of-class activities and meet with professors during office hours. At times it can be very overwhelming, and many often wonder how they are going to get anything done in the small amount of time given each day. Online courses could be the solution. They can potenti...