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Our View- Even political satire deserves free press protection

Our View- Even political satire deserves free press protection

February 25, 2009

You'd think we would get tired of tossing the First Amendment's old shoe at you, but we don't. There are just too many clauses in the wonderful doctrine to slam the gate at the Fourth Estate. The latest o...

Artists, writers get ‘Jewlicious’

Artists, writers get ‘Jewlicious’

February 25, 2009

The youth festival of Jewish culture called the Jewlicious Festival 5.0 is back for its fifth consecutive year at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach with a variety of entertainment and ac...

Alexander addresses ASI

Randi Johns, Staff writer

February 25, 2009

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President F. King Alexander said to Associated Students Inc. that the effects of the pending state budget on Cal State Long Beach are still unclear, at Wednesday's ASI Senate meeting. "It really is a house of cards," Alexander said, referring to the uncertainty of what cuts will be directed at the California State University system and in turn, what will go to construction projects that have been frozen in lieu of the messy s...

Blacking out a ‘racist’ CSU

Blacking out a ‘racist’ CSU

February 24, 2009

Cal State Long Beach students protested yesterday to spread awareness about the low number of black students on campus and demand an increase in those numbers.The protest, called "The Blackout," began at 12:30...

ASI, CFA host budget protest

ASI, CFA host budget protest

Kendra Ablaza, Staff writer

February 24, 2009

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More than 100 students shuffled by to sign forms resisting the recently passed state budget plan at a protest at the West Turnaround, but most did not seem to notice the table or understand what was ha...

Engineering team beat nine other West Coast teams to win state competition

Chelsea Robertson, Staff writer

February 24, 2009

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With a first place regional victory under their belt, Cal State Long Beach's "Construction Engineering Management Team" prepares to compete in the Associated General Contractors National Student Championships next week.The construction team won the "Design Build" category in the competition. They beat out nine other universities from California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii."When we heard our team called for first place it ...

Report makes case, arguments over hotel worker wages

Nori Kato, Staff writer

February 24, 2009

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For more than two decades, downtown Long Beach has continued to thrive, evident from its continually rising buildings and beautified historic landmarks, but closer studies of its tourism industry reveal some sectors may not be getting their piece of the lucrative pie.A recent study conducted by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy for the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community, suggests that $750 mill...

LGBT community questions future of gay rights

Kristina Southern, Staff Writer

February 22, 2009

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After the passage of Proposition 8 and Barack Obama's inaugural address in January, the main question for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community now is what happens next?"In the form of policies, that's hard to say, it's still early on," said Steven Pham, a student assistant at the Cal State Long Beach LGBT Resource Center. "I think [Obama is] working towards it, in the sense that he acknowledged us."Some stude...