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What we should take away from Charlottesville

What we should take away from Charlottesville

August 20, 2017

When the news of Heather Heyer’s death hit my newsfeed, all I could do was sigh. It was only a matter of time before someone died at one of these “alt-right,” rallies, and I knew they weren’t going...

Paying attention to your needs is a good thing after all.

Paying attention to your needs is a good thing after all.

August 20, 2017

Studious overachievers like myself are probably taking the week or months before classes at CSULB to prepare. This might include buying more notebooks and pens than necessary, having all of their textbooks m...

The plight of an overseas flight

The plight of an overseas flight

April 26, 2017

Cal State Long Beach has an international student body nearly a thousand strong, giving the campus a breadth of diversity, but studying abroad puts international students under pressure. Some of the str...

Long Beach Grand Prix: for the locals

Long Beach Grand Prix: for the locals

April 4, 2017

Roaring engines, screaming crowds, jam-packed traffic and blocked off boulevards — these are the perks of living or working within a two mile radius of the annual Toyota Grand Prix event in downtown Lo...

Lahren in the bed she made

Lahren in the bed she made

Micayla Vermeeren, Editor in Chief

March 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I never thought I’d actually be excited to talk about Tomi Lahren. I really, really didn’t. But here I am and here you are, because little miss Lahren’s last few days have been too much to not discu...

Column: Discrimination rises in ‘Trump’s America’

Column: Discrimination rises in ‘Trump’s America’

January 23, 2017

Donald Trump: the man who filled the hearts of middle America with fear and hate using bold rhetoric, and in some cases, flat-out lies; the man who demanded to see Barack Obama’s birth certificate; th...

Tips for a healthy finals week

Tips for a healthy finals week

Michael Garcia, Staff Writer

December 11, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s 3:29 a.m. — if I go to bed now, I’ll get exactly three hours of sleep, which will give me two complete REM cycles. I can wake up at 6:30 a.m., shower, get ready and have some breakfast while ...

The power of opinion

Jordan Daniels, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Opinions sections are the pinnacle of influence. But, while they are popular, journalistic opinion is often overlooked by readers. People may get the impression that opinions pages in newspapers don’t necessarily inform people but rather influence them. As an opinions editor myself, I sometimes feel like readers – and even fellow editors – may not realize the importance of journalistic opinion. They might assume op...