Daily 49er

CSU hit with $31.3 million budget cut

Benjamin Zitney, News Editor

October 27, 2008

Filed under News

Cal State Long Beach will soon see its state funds cut by $2.4 million as part of an overall budget tightening in the face of California's slumping economy.The CSU system will be hit with a $31.3 million reduction in state funds, and the chancellor's office has advised campuses to institute hiring-freezes, delay travel for faculty and curtail spending.The cuts come as a result of a $390-million hole in the state bud...

Students advised to get laughy

Kiva Hewett, Staff writer

October 27, 2008

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In the face of an ailing economy and midterms, some students turn to laughter to help cope with stress.Steady news coverage about the financial state of the country has held students' attention since the beginning of the semester. The credit market and financial issues affect students directly as student loans and jobs are becoming increasingly hard to fnd. Anxiety is growing at Cal State Long Beach as students try to...

Setting out to combat the notion of the “quick fix”

Cristina Cortez, Staff writer

October 26, 2008

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Quick fix and "magical" dietary supplement manufacturers have claimed to contribute to a healthy lifestyle, but two Cal State Long Beach marketing department faculty members are researching whether consumers use the supplements in healthy ways. The Association of Consumer Research has awarded a $1,500 grant to Ingrid Martin and Sayantani Mukherjee to research the quick-fix behavior associated with dietary supplements....

Police tour

Brian Cuaron, Assistant City Editor

October 26, 2008

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During a tour of their station, University Police said on Thursday they're looking into recruiting more patrol officers and a lieutenant, and toward impounding less vehicles on campus.The tour was part of the police's community outreach efforts, Captain Fernando Solorzano said. Earlier in the day, Stan Skipworth, chief of the University Police, greeted Cal State Long Beach students at the west turn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Cal States go solar

Cal States go solar

October 26, 2008

SunEdison's City Tour for Solar arrived in Long Beach on Oct. 24, days after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a public-private partnership between the state and SunEdison that will establish a ...

Japanese garden showcases mums

Christine Choo, Staff writer

October 26, 2008

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To learn about different cultures and explore foreign aesthetics, students and spectators experienced Japanese horticulture through the array of chrysanthemums, called mums, displayed in varieties of bloom at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden Saturday."Chrysanthemum is a special flower because it was a symbol of the emperor in Japan," said Jeanette Schelin, director of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at C...

Homeless for a night

Homeless for a night

October 26, 2008

 While many students left for their comfortable homes as the sun set last Thursday, a group of students was just arriving to spend the night on the Commencement Lawn in impromptu cardboard shelter...

‘Shipwrecked’ ghosts haunt Queen Mary decks

Colleen Donnelly, Editor in Chief

October 22, 2008

Filed under Events

With its own haunted history, the Queen Mary is the best place to have a fright fest that will keep people screaming.     Shipwreck features six mazes, three on the ship and three outside. While all the mazes give chills in their own way, the ones inside had the advantage of a naturally creepy setting.    There's something unnerving about seeing an empty pool on an old ship. I couldn't tell you exact...