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A personal perspective on the New Zealand attacks

A personal perspective on the New Zealand attacks

March 20, 2019

Growing up a Muslim-American, my family has always emphasized the importance of “Salaat Jummah,” which translates into Friday prayer. This is a ritualistic congregational prayer that Muslims hold every ...

Together we stand, divided we fall

Together we stand, divided we fall

March 18, 2019

When the word ‘tragedy’ is mentioned, people’s initial reaction is to think ethnocentrically. In reality, tragedy has been no stranger to any culture, nor has it been selective.   That being sai...

Our View: The staff discusses Prospector Pete

Our View: The staff discusses Prospector Pete

October 3, 2018

After decades of back and forth deliberation on what to do about Prospector Pete, Long Beach State President Jane Close Conoley announced Sept. 21 that the university would finally retire the 51-year-old mascot from his perch between Liberal Arts 4 and 5. The re...

Tips and Tricks for back to school

Tips and Tricks for back to school

August 26, 2018

Ready or not, here we are — the start of a new school year. For freshman and new transfers at Long Beach State, the first week can be a little jarring. You may struggle to find a parking spot, afford...

Arming teachers misses the mark

Arming teachers misses the mark

March 14, 2018

Since the Feb. 14 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, both sides of the aisle have dug into their respective corners, calling for legislative changes. The nat...

Pick a name — any name

Pick a name — any name

February 22, 2018

Walking into the University Bookstore, one may expect to find a simple, school spirited garment. Instead they find a head-splitting multitude of clashing logos, mascots, school names and designs. Looki...

Commencement Conundrum: Lack of communication leaves students confused

Commencement Conundrum: Lack of communication leaves students confused

February 11, 2018

Less than four months away from 2018 graduation, thousands of Cal State Long Beach seniors were shocked to have the rug pulled out from under them after learning that live music would be cut from the cer...