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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...

What the Oscars meant

What the Oscars meant

February 22, 2009

It seems like every year the Oscars become a greater source of frustration and confusion for its audience. This may be the single greatest catalyst in making experts out of casual viewers. Somehow, ev...

Bruce Berg, 54, graduate adviser and professor, dies

Bruce Berg, 54, graduate adviser and professor, dies

February 22, 2009

Bruce Lawrence Berg, a Cal State Long Beach criminal justice graduate adviser and professor, died of a heart attack on Friday in Santa Ana. He was 54.Berg was born on Oct. 7, 1954, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He studie...

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...

‘Bring Back 49er Football’ faces many blockers

‘Bring Back 49er Football’ faces many blockers

February 22, 2009

Cal State Long Beach might be one of the few CSU campuses to have a football team as early as 2012, at least that's the mission of the "Bring Back 49er Football" organization.Jason Aula, a senior finan...