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COLUMN: Nine solutions to Long Beach State’s identity crisis

COLUMN: Nine solutions to Long Beach State’s identity crisis

Kevin Colindres, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

We all know that Long Beach State has an identity problem, but it’s time for us to embrace it. Prospector Pete is gone after a number of protests, mascots have become extinct at games and the school...

COLUMN: New year, new logo, same problems

COLUMN: New year, new logo, same problems

August 26, 2018

The 2018-2019 school year kicks off with yet another appearance of the GO BE𝝠CH logo at Long Beach State. Slowly unveiled beginning last school year, the athletics department has gone full “BE𝝠CH” mo...

The Los Angeles Lakers are back

The Los Angeles Lakers are back

July 5, 2018

Eight years ago I was 13 years old and sitting on the couch with my father celebrating as the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th NBA championship against the Boston Celtics. Now, I am a 21-year-old man who...

The past, present and future of the three-pointer

The past, present and future of the three-pointer

Kevin Colindres, Sports Editor

June 6, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Today

Sunday night saw Stephen Curry break another NBA record by hitting 9 three-pointers in game two of the NBA Finals. He surpassed Ray Allen, who held the previous record of eight three-pointers in game two of the 2010 NBA ...

Looking back on a season of highs and lows at LBSU

Looking back on a season of highs and lows at LBSU

May 19, 2018

No one will ever forget the year that ended the 20-year drought of winning a National Championship. The men’s volleyball team found redemption after losing in the semifinals last season by winning a nation...

Dirtbags season drops in the dirt

Dirtbags season drops in the dirt

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2018

Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports, Today

At least it’s almost over. It’s been hard to watch most of the year. I came into this season ready for another playoff berth after the Dirtbags made an appearance in the NCAA Super Regional. The ...

A new dynasty has arrived

A new dynasty has arrived

May 6, 2018

From the very first day of practice this year, the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s philosophy was to get one to two percent better every day. I’d say the team still isn’t at its best after win...

Beach volleyball gets snubbed from NCAA Championship

Samantha Diaz, Arts and Life Editor

May 1, 2018

Filed under Beach Volleyball, Commentary, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

Rachel Nieto wiped her tears and Emma Kirst composed herself before the pair went back out onto the court to face Hawaii. They had to finish their game with the news that the team would not move on to the NCAA Championship. Hawaii celebrated on the other side, as Long Beach’s beach volleyball team’s season came to an end. For a team that never dropped below the seventh spot in the nation, it was baffling that the team di...