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Higher education comes at too high a cost for many lower class Americans, and it’s only getting worse

Higher education comes at too high a cost for many lower class Americans, and it’s only getting worse

February 18, 2018

Growing up underprivileged in today’s society is hard — just ask any of the 12.7 percent of individuals that live below the poverty line in America as of 2017. But what’s even more taxing and seemingly ...

My life as a pastry pariah

My life as a pastry pariah

February 14, 2018

I have a confession to make. It’s not one I make to be contrarian or different. I have felt this way for years and I seem to be the only person I know who feels this way. I hate Girl Scout coo...

Ready or Not, here comes Valentine’s Day!

Ready or Not, here comes Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2018

  Attention everyone, prepare your eyes to be overwhelmed with Instagram posts of couples “in love” and floral arrangements; it’s Valentine’s Day. As everyone around you prepares a special g...

Letter to the Editor: Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley responds

Jane Close Conoley

February 12, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Last week the Daily 49er wrote an article about the 2018 commencement changes. A quote from me stating that ‘we were the class of 2018 and it (commencement) was a disaster’ was an unfortunate attempt at humor. This phrase, especially when taken out of context, did not in any way reflect my true thoughts and feelings about this year’s ceremonies. For this inaccuracy, I sincerely apologize to students, faculty and staff....

Letter to the Editor: Response to President Conoley

Diane Stumpp

February 11, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I was perplexed and perturbed after reading the article in the Feb. 6th issue in the Daily 49er, written by Lauren Martinez, titled "CSULB Academic Senate Discusses Proposed Budget Cuts" which announced that there are no funds for live music for the Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremonies at CSULB.   These are the questions that come to mind, as a proud parent of a Class of 2018 CSULB student:   1) How ...

Letter to the Editor: President Jane Close Conoley Needs to Reinstate the Tradition that is Graduation

Jonathan Garza, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Life at Cal State Long Beach is pretty good; or at least it was until President Jane Close Conoley announced drastic changes to the commencement ceremonies. Among the changes are plans to move the ceremonies from the Quad to George Allen Field. Conoley told Academic Senate members that budget cuts caused these changes and the school would be saving $100,000. “We have to save money on something and we don’t want...

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...

Did Justin Timberlake go wrong with his Prince tribute at the Super Bowl?

Did Justin Timberlake go wrong with his Prince tribute at the Super Bowl?

February 7, 2018

The Super Bowl halftime show is often more talked about than the game itself, whether it be a controversy as scandalous as a wardrobe malfunction, or a powerful performance given by an acclaimed artist. J...