Construction for a new student drop off will continue despite potential noise

Omar Marchand, Staff Writer

January 17, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Today

The number one priority during construction for the new drop off zone on West Campus Drive is the students. According to Mark Zakhour, senior construction manager of Design and Construction Services, the $1.4 million West Campus Drop Off Project was designed to be constructed in two phases. “The contractors are required to finish all the loud demolition of the concrete by [Jan.] 18 before school starts,” Zakhour... Read more »

Governor Brown provides ‘modest restoration’ to the CSU budget

Ariana Sawyer, News Editor

January 17, 2016

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

The California State University system will have a little more money to spend in the 2016-17 academic year with Governor Jerry Brown’s $151.8 million increase of the general fund allocation on Jan. 7. But CSU faculty, students and administrators said they were hoping for more. “While CSSA appreciates Governor Brown’s modest restoration to previous funding cuts, as well as additional one-time funding for deferred... Read more »

Long Beach mayor delivers reflective State of the City address

Miranda Andrade-Ceja, Arts and Life Editor

January 14, 2016

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Optimism and promise for a prosperous but sustainable future captivated an audience as Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia delivered his State of the City Address on Wednesday at the Terrace Theater. It was the second address in his incumbency. Garcia lauded the accomplishments of 2015 while ushering in goals for the new year. He also praised the education system in Long Beach, elaborating on new efforts and funding as a... Read more »

President Jane Close Conoley announces CSULB’s pick for provost

President Jane Close Conoley announces CSULB’s pick for provost

Ariana Sawyer, News Editor

January 4, 2016

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Out of nearly 100 candidates, President Jane Close Conoley selected Brian Jersky as Cal State Long Beach’s new provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. Jersky, originally from South Africa, is cur... Read more »

A not so merry Black Xmas

Ariana Sawyer, News Editor

January 4, 2016

Filed under Events, News, Today

A Black Lives Matter holiday boycott ended Jan. 3, following a recent uptick in protests.  Black Lives Matter, a political project seeking to revive the black liberation movement, declared Dec. 23 Black Xmas in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In Los Angeles, protesters blocked the southbound 405 freeway, and in San Francisco, they blocked CA-101, delaying access ... Read more »

Public Policy Poll: U.S. voters in favor of bombing ‘Agrabah’

Public Policy Poll: U.S. voters in favor of bombing ‘Agrabah’

December 22, 2015

In a recent poll of American political opinion, there was a trick question that may have revealed a bias against cities with Arabic-sounding names. The survey by Public Policy Polling revealed Dec. 18 that 30 per... Read more »

ASI focuses on updating executive pay policy

Valerie Osier, Assistant News Editor

December 10, 2015

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Earlier this semester, it was revealed that the president of the Associated Students, Inc., Jose Salazar, was unable to legally get paid for his job as president because he is undocumented, causing uproar from campus cultural organizations, students and faculty. Salazar was unable to get paid because he had not yet completed his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals paperwork, or DACA, that would have allowed him to ... Read more »

Where are all the black students?

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

Filed under Columns, News, Today

Remnants of institutional segregation are generally not thought of as an issue in our western, golden state. After all this is California, a largely democratic blue-state, where seemingly habitual sunshine and coastal beaches attract all types of people. Our institutions are hailed as some of the most diverse. Including California State University, Long Beach, which was ranked 12th in the nation for awarding baccalaureate ... Read more »