Rumors of Prospector Pete’s death are greatly exaggerated

Rumors of Prospector Pete’s death are greatly exaggerated

Paige Pelonis, Editor in Chief
July 21, 2014
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Despite the implications of recent local headlines, Cal State Long Beach will hold onto its iconic mascot, and its historic nickname of Prospector Pete and the 49ers'. The recent media buzz, which indicated that the mascot and the nickname might be "on the chopping block," as the Long beach Press... Read more »

Students express mixed outlook on minimum wage increase

Priscella Vega, Print Director
July 17, 2014
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When Cal State Long Beach senior kinesiology major Mabelle Denuna first heard about the California minimum wage increase to $9 per hour, she said her first thought was, “It’s about time.” Denuna, who is a full-time student, and works as a lifeguard at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center,... Read more »

Newly-Elected Mayor Robert Garcia of Long Beach comes to campus

Newly-Elected Mayor Robert Garcia of Long Beach comes to campus

Paige Pelonis, Editor in Chief
July 17, 2014
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Robert Garcia, the new mayor of Long Beach, will visit Cal State Long Beach on Friday to launch his first term in office, emphasizing a firm connection between Long Beach’s educational institutions and economy. Garcia, who was inaugurated as mayor on Tuesday, will be on campus to discuss his policy... Read more »

Robert Garcia inaugurated as first Latino mayor

Ruben Diaz, Staff Writer
July 17, 2014
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Newly-elected mayor Robert Garcia and eight other council members were inaugurated Tuesday during a city council meeting at Long Beach’s Terrace Theatre. The eight inaugurated councilmembers include City Attorney Charles Parkin, City Auditor Laura L. Doud, City Prosecutor Doug Haubert, 1st district... Read more »

SB 1022 aims to track post-graduation stats for undergraduates

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
July 10, 2014
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A new bill approaching the governor’s desk may soon grant students more accessibility to post-graduation statistics — a tool that aims to help students find jobs and stimulate the recovering economy. Senate Bill 1022, authored by Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), would... Read more »

Conoley earns Women of Achievement Award, mentored by nuns

Conoley earns Women of Achievement Award, mentored by nuns

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
July 10, 2014
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Arriving to Cal State Long Beach as the first permanent campus female president in 65 years, incoming CSULB President Jane Close Conoley said that she had many female role models in her career that shaped her into the leader she is today. “I’d... Read more »

Long Beach city officials say goodbye at weekly city council meeting

Ruben Diaz, Staff Writer
July 9, 2014
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Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and four city council members reflected and celebrated their time in office through a recognition ceremony last Tuesday, at the weekly city council meeting. The members leaving office include 3rd district Councilman Gary DeLong, 5th district Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske,... Read more »

Long Beach ranks as one of the most patriotic cities

Long Beach ranks as one of the most patriotic cities

Donn Gruta, Social Media Editor
July 9, 2014
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As the dust settled from everyone’s Fourth of July festivities, a social media website called MyLife has ranked the city of Long Beach as the seventh most patriotic city in the U.S. MyLife’s analysis based its rankings on four data categories: percentage of population in the armed forces, total... Read more »