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CLARK: What San Diego State’s return to the Mountain West means for LBSU and the Big West

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

January 16, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Long Beach State fans can breathe a sigh of relief - the 49ers will continue to win conference titles. San Diego State, which fields teams ranked nationally across multiple sports, will reportedly rejoin the Mountain West Conference after briefly being set to break off and join the Big East Conference in football and the Big West Conference in all other sports this summer. In the short term, this failed conference realignm...

TURNER: Angels will benefit from Vargas’ homecoming

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

December 22, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Sports

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim entered the offseason with multiple holes to fill. They presumably made their final move Monday, acquiring former Long Beach State pitcher Jason Vargas from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for 1B/DH Kendrys Morales. Vargas joins Angels' ace Jered Weaver as the second Dirtbag to play in front of the hometown faithful in Anaheim. He seals the void in the Halos rotation left by the departures o...

CLARK: LBSU close to becoming elite mid-major

Jason Clark and Jason Clark

November 20, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

On Friday night, when the Long Beach State men's basketball team took on No. 11 North Carolina, the record for attendance at the Walter Pyramid was shattered. Nearly 7,000 people showed up for the game, which broke the previous record by more than 1,000. Those numbers look good on their own, but when comparing them to the average attendance of schools that LBSU hopes to compete against, they really aren't that impressive. ...

CLARK: LBSU fans will be saying UNC-le

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

November 14, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Long Beach State fans who are hoping to see a competitive game between the 49ers and No. 11 North Carolina on Friday should keep their expectations low. They may be about to see the ugliest LBSU game of their lives. Hype is at an all-time high and tickets are selling quickly for a game that will likely be a blowout in favor of the Tar Heels. The game is already being called the biggest in the history of the Walter Pyramid...

NBC will regret firing “Community” showrunner Dan Harmon

Matt Grippi

May 19, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinions

We are currently in the middle of a television renaissance period. For a long time, the small screen was seen as a source of low budget, inferior entertainment. Now with most homes equipped with giant big-screen high definition televisions, the "small screen" is being populated with more and more high quality entertainment. Networks like AMC, IFC and FX have begun to show high quality dramas with incredible attention to ...

Washington Nationals pitcher needs to pitch the rest of season

Jason Clark

May 19, 2012

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  Washington Nationals phenom, Stephen Strasburg, may be one of the best pitchers in baseball. He may also be the only one to finish the season early, and not because of injury or poor performance.    Strasburg, a former No. 1 pick out of San Diego State, is in the middle of his first full big league season. After a rapid ascension through the Nationals' minor league system, he wowed spectators with a dominant MLB deb...

Death penalty laws should treat mental illness cases differently

Rebecca Ruiz

May 19, 2012

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  The death penalty is one of the many issues that currently divides Americans.    Whether it be for political, religious or moral reasons, a majority of people seem to have firm stance on the issue.    However, as much as we want to see this issue as either black or white, it has a massive gray area that people tend to want to ignore, but we can't help but face the elephant in the room now.   Texas has recently co...

Music serves as a stress reliever during finals

Music serves as a stress reliever during finals

Haley Pearson

December 8, 2010

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I received a care package this week from my family back home. I suppose it's the kind the school has been pushing on them, the ‘finals survival guide.' It's got your typical low-grade candy — th...