Hands off your phone!

Hands off your phone!

Amy Patton and Rudy Cardoso-Peraza
November 11, 2014
Filed under Daily 49er TV, News

Nervous and tense, digging through your pockets, you finally manage to get your phone out. You frantically swipe the lock screen and check your messages. What do you see? “LOL.” The “Get Off Challenge” promoted on Cal State University Long Beach campus encourages students to reduce the usage... Read more »

Celebrating servicemen

Celebrating servicemen

Amy Patton, Staff Writer
November 11, 2014
Filed under News

Garbed in his original World War II uniform and helmet, 90-year-old veteran Refugio Gomez couldn’t walk five feet without being stopped for photos and handshakes at The Veteran’s Administration hospital welcome home celebration on Tuesday. The VA hospital celebrated Veteran’s day with a festival... Read more »

Renovating the USU fee

Rachel Keeney, Contributing Writer
November 10, 2014
Filed under News

Limited seating, study space and a lack of centralized resource centers are all issues that the University Student Union hopes to address with a fee increase of $165 per semester, according to the USU referendum website. The USU Board of Trustees, with the endorsement of the Associated Students Inc.... Read more »

The Grid “pwns” the Pyramid

Scott Bosco, News Anchor
November 10, 2014
Filed under News

Over 200 gamers competed in “The Grid,” a video game competition that spawned from a PC game event called Beachcon, at The Pointe in Walter Pyramid Friday night. The main event of the evening was the Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament. "We found out that [Super Smash Bros. Brawl] would be one... Read more »

Open Sesame

Open Sesame

Pumi K. Phipathanananth, Contributing Writer
November 10, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

Sesame, a free app created by Dr. Mehrdad Aliasgari’s Security Lab in the computer engineering and science department, was due to come out in November and has yet to be released. Aliasgari said the app, intended for the android and IOS counterparts, is like a digital vault for passwords; he said... Read more »

Community garden blossoms

Community garden blossoms

Danielle Carson, Design Director
November 5, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

After two years of incubation, the Grow Beach! community garden will hold an unofficial opening at 1 p.m. Friday on the developing land on Atherton Street and Earl Warren Drive. “This is the first semester we’re actually breaking ground and building the garden itself,” said Natalie Baugh, the... Read more »

Compostable Campus

Amy Patton, Assistant News Editor
November 5, 2014
Filed under News

Dressed as a banana, Melissa Ramero taught students how to compost in order to promote efficiency and sustainability on campus at Wednesday’s farmer’s market, located on the Friendship Walk. Ramero, the ASI sustainability assistant and a senior environmental science and policy student, and Abraham... Read more »

CSULB stops selling SeaWorld tickets

CSULB stops selling SeaWorld tickets

Michelle Siebert, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

As the Cease Animal Torture club members began to protest in an effort to stop the sales of Sea World tickets at the Speaker’s Platform on Wednesday, they received a notification. Then, things took an unexpected turn. Cassandra Garcia, a 20-year-old member of the CAT club, said the club’s members... Read more »