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Spring break travel guide: Puerto Peñasco

Melitza Beltran, Contributing Writer
March 26, 2015
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Spring break doesn't have to be all about binge drinking and passing out. Why not let the warm sun of a small Mexican beach town melt away the midterm stress? I recently took a girls-trip down to a remote beach. We bonded and detoxed as I explored and documented my travels. I found that the beauty... Read more »

Spring break: underrated leisure in So Cal’s locale, Long Beach and Los Angeles

Daily 49er Staff
March 26, 2015
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SPRING BREAK When you’ve exhausted Netflix and are ready to retire the plaid pajamas, check out some staff picks for those planning to make the best of a So-Cal staycation. Grab your friends for a makeshift micro-road trip to these spots just 30 to 45 minutes out of California State,... Read more »

DreamWorks casting of Scarlett Johansson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’ stirs up backlash from manga fans

DreamWorks casting of Scarlett Johansson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’ stirs up backlash from manga fans

Michael Mendoza, Contributing Writer
March 25, 2015
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LBSU coaches share the same track

Michelle Vaquez, Contributing Writer
March 24, 2015
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Although men are predominant in commanding from the sideline, women are advancing in the coaching world as well. According to a national 2012 study by Vivian Acosta and Linda Carpenter, two former physical education professors at Brooklyn College, men coach 57 percent of female teams, and women coach... Read more »

Surging changes arise in Schwentke’s ‘Insurgent’

Surging changes arise in Schwentke’s ‘Insurgent’

Elexis DeLeon-Bryant, Contributing Writer
March 24, 2015
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Fiction fans can rush to theaters and cringe, yet again, as they accept and embrace unexpected additions to the film adaptation of “Insurgent.” Director Robert Schwentke adapted the second installment of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy, “Insurgent.” Although Schwentke’s interpretation... Read more »

Sleeping With Sirens embraces the ‘Madness’ of pop punk

Sleeping With Sirens embraces the ‘Madness’ of pop punk

Nicca Panggat, Contributing Writer
March 24, 2015
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With the release of a fourth album, post-hardcore giants Sleeping With Sirens took another step away from their roots and toward the catchy, crowd-pleasing sounds of pop punk and radio rock. “Madness” consequently sounds like a mix of every possible related genre. The first single “Kick Me”... Read more »

Zine Fest to come to Long Beach

Stephanie Thai, Contributing Writer
March 23, 2015
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Photocopied and bound in packing tape are the modestly circulated, polysemous booklets known as zines. At the corner of Loma and Pine Ave, the second of several pre-events took place on Saturday to promote Zine Fest, a festival held in lieu of the ragged yet individualized publications of all things... Read more »

CSULB students bend gender norms in high-heels

Kevin Flores, Assistant Video Producer
March 23, 2015
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About a year ago, Ethan Alvis had to rush to a meeting across Long Beach. He planned to skate there. He was also dead set on wearing a pair of black leather caged stilettos. So he strapped on his heels and hopped on his board, surprising himself with how he was able to hack it. “It’s definitely... Read more »