Long Beach to test early earthquake warning system

Long Beach to test early earthquake warning system

Shane Newell and Paula Esparza, Staff Writers
May 6, 2014
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The City of Long Beach might know when the next big earthquake will strike Southern California before anyone else. Last month, Long Beach was chosen by the California Institute of Technology and the United States Geological Survey to serve as a beta site for an early earthquake warning system, according... Read more »

ASI executives could see 33 percent salary increase in 2014-15

Justine dela Rosa, Assistant City Editor
May 5, 2014
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Two months after students approved a $16 Associated Students Inc. fee increase, the ASI Senate approved a 2014-15 operating budget  Wednesday that would increase executive’s salaries by 33 percent, according to ASI Executive Director Richard Haller. Haller said the current elected executives, which... Read more »

24-Hour Study Center to open in the fall

24-Hour Study Center to open in the fall

Raul Cabral, Staff Writer
May 5, 2014
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After a prolonged effort to bring a 24-hour study center to CSULB, the dream is finally becoming reality, albeit on a trial basis. Associated Student Inc. voted Friday to open the new 24-hour study center in the west wing of the University Student Union beginning this fall. The proposal passed with... Read more »

Spanish actor shows students how to battle stage fright

Spanish actor shows students how to battle stage fright

Raul Cabral, Staff Writer
May 5, 2014
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Public speaking instills fear in many people, but award-winning actor and humanitarian Jose Yenque offered a solution to students Monday to dispel this fear. Yenque hosted an introductory acting workshop with approximately 85 Cal State Long Beach students at the Beach Auditorium Monday. He taught... Read more »

Magic Johnson shares his story, inspires students

Magic Johnson shares his story, inspires students

Shane Newell, City Editor
May 5, 2014
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Before former Laker Earvin “Magic” Johnson opened his first movie theater in Southern California in the mid-1990s, he sat down for breakfast with members from the Bloods and Crips street gangs and gave them an ultimatum. In exchange for not bringing gang violence into his theater or wearing their... Read more »

Students rally for DREAM Resource Center

Students rally for DREAM Resource Center

Raul Cabral, Staff Writer
May 4, 2014
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Supporters of a DREAM Resource Center on campus for undocumented students staged a rally at the Maxson Plaza Thursday afternoon, imploring university officials to act and help them receive the support they say they need to successfully navigate college life. Approximately 65 people came out to the... Read more »

Student group performs in honor of CSULB student who died

Student group performs in honor of CSULB student who died

Jasmine Windsor, Staff Writer
May 4, 2014
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Cal State Long Beach students from Grupo Folklorico Mexica banded together Saturday night in the University Theatre to dedicate their “Música de mi Tierra” performance to former member Genesis Espericueta, who died on April 20 after a five-year battle with lupus. There were roughly 80 people... Read more »

Guest speaker discusses language anxiety

Guest speaker discusses language anxiety

Raul Cabral, Staff Writer
May 4, 2014
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Learning a foreign language can be challenging, but many times those challenges are a direct result of anxiety that can have adverse effects on the student’s ability to learn. Taghreed M. Al-Saraj, a post doctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley who specializes in foreign language anxiety,... Read more »