Daily 49er

The Beach is the place to prosper

CSULB President F. King Alexander

August 19, 2008

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 As summer comes to a close and we kick off a new academic year, I would like to welcome all our students back to The Beach. I also want to extend our warmest greetings to our new students from throughout California and many out-of-state locations, including Florida, Michigan, China and France. These students are among the most academically talented, diverse, and socially engaged in the 59-year history of our great universi...

New ASI Pres rings in fall semester

Erin Swetland

August 19, 2008

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Hello students, and welcome to The Beach! As your student body president I would like to welcome you to a great semester at Cal State Long Beach and encourage you to make the most of your time on campus.I remember feeling nervous, overwhelmed and lost in the crowd my first week at the university. It's normal to feel that way, and that's why I would like to share some resources with you that might make for an easier transi...

Use good and/or bad experiences to build character

Colleen Donnelly

August 19, 2008

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I've always wondered when you grow up. When do you reach that time in your life when you stop being an impressionable young mind and become the one making impressions? When do you finally reach the point where no one can tell you you're too young anymore? And — most importantly to me for reasons to be disclosed later — when do you stop building character?If I learn one thing from college it won't be anything I'...

Dive into books because it’s required fun in college

Barbara Navarro

August 19, 2008

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If you're going to read this, don't bother. Go away. Get out while you're still in one piece. Save yourself. There has to be something better on television. What happens here is, first, going to piss you off. After that, it just gets worse and worse.Don't you realize what you signed up to do? Four years of endless reading. Don't trust the newspapers. Don't stand in line for your textbooks. Don't go searching in the librar...

Music and journalism help ease high school transition

Ann Austria

August 19, 2008

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The change from high school senior to college freshman is definitely a big one. At least it was for me. It took me a few weeks to adjust to the bigger campus, the lecture halls and the longer class periods. But, as I begin my sophomore year, these things have become second nature and I no longer need a map to find my way around campus. The biggest thing I learned from my freshman year was to get involved in activities that s...

Government should not regulate trimming trans fat

July 30, 2008

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Our health pumped governor made California the first state to ban trans fat in retail food.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger passed legislation on Friday requiring restaurants to serve less than half a gram of trans fat by 2010.Many food depots, like McDonald's and Spago Beverly Hills, are already making healthier changes due to consumer demands, according to the Los Angeles Times. Why is the government wasting time on legislat...

Women’s group decries frat party

Marina Wood, Erin Hale

July 30, 2008

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Imagine you are a 17-year-old woman and it is your first day in the dorms at Cal State Long Beach.You exit your room and cannot help but notice a cute guy plastering fliers on the bulletin boards in the common room that read "CHERRY BUST 2008: Friday, September 5th: SAE House."The guy turns around and you notice his shirt reads, "We're not pulling out until the Cherry Busts! Fall 2008 Sigma Alpha Epsilon.""Hey," he says and smiles. "Yo...

Resisting skeptics prompts belief ETs exist

Simon Barta, Assistant Opinions Editor

July 30, 2008

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Just in time for the new X-Files movie "I Want to Believe," former United States astronaut Edgar Mitchell announced during an interview that aliens do exist and the world's government have been keeping this news quiet for more than 60 years.Mitchell, who worked on the Apollo 10 and 14 missions, claims that high ranking military sources and scientists who have worked for the government have informed him that extraterrestrials do, in fa...