‘Breathe’ campaign: A catalyst for tobacco-free transformation

Seth Perlstein, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016

Filed under Campus, CSU, Features, News

The unmistakable smell of e-cigarette vapor wafted from around the corner of the Vivian Engineering Center at California State University, Long Beach. The invisible, nanoparticle- and carcinogen-infused exhalation flowed freely down the narrow corridor, past the glass-encased Mars rover exhibit, and into the semi-enclosed quad along Deukmejian Way. At the inception point of the gaseous trail sat Hernan Lozada, a CSULB ci... Read more »

CSULB president talks yearly plans

Daily 49er Staff

September 3, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features, News, Today

California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley jumped right into 2015 with a convocation speech that detailed several changes for students and faculty. The Daily 49er spoke with Conoley before the start of this semester about her goals for the year, making campus smoke-free and upcoming faculty negotiations. You mentioned in your speechbeing a smoke-free campus within a year from right now – Aug... Read more »

Exchange students struggle to get full-time status

Collin James, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features, News

Before Marco Heid left Germany, the emails welcoming him to study abroad in California warned him that his first week would not be an easy one. But instead of struggling to crash a class or two, the Open University program only allowed Heid to enroll in classes on the first day of school, forcing him to crash every single course he wanted to take this semester. “When they sent emails to us before we came here, nine... Read more »

CSULB shark expert to star in three-part PBS documentary.

CSULB shark expert to star in three-part PBS documentary.

Jordan Daniels, Staff Writer

August 31, 2015

Filed under Campus, Features, News, Today

A three-day special between BBC and PBS titled “Big Blue Live” will dive right into the choppy waters of shark research with Chris Lowe, director of California State University, Long Beach’s Shark... Read more »

50 years after Watts riots, residents say neighborhood is improving

50 years after Watts riots, residents say neighborhood is improving

August 17, 2015

Even after 50 years, witnesses to the Watts riots can vividly recall the violence and chaos. “It was a war zone,” said Lee Brown, a reporter who covered the riots. “The first night we were there... Read more »

Graduation and retention rates among Latino students in California examined

Madison Moore, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2015

Filed under Campus, CSU, Features, News

As the first family member to attend college, Berenice Contreras had to learn everything on her own. From financial management to preparing to move to Long Beach, attaining a higher education was unfamiliar territory. The CSULB Graduation and Retention Rate report from 2014 found that 43 percent of Latinos who enrolled in fall 2009 graduated in five years, compared to 61 percent whites and 49 percent Asian Americans. Contreras,... Read more »

A look inside a Nobel mind: Biologist Dr. Randy Schekman delivers the 36th Nobel Laureate Lecture at CSULB

A look inside a Nobel mind: Biologist Dr. Randy Schekman delivers the 36th Nobel Laureate Lecture at CSULB

April 12, 2015

Although scientists don’t always begin their careers expecting to win a Nobel Prize, it certainly doesn’t hurt having their name etched into the history of the honorary gold coin. Biologist Dr.... Read more »

Nutty for comics

Nutty for comics

Joann Row, Opinions Editor

May 11, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Comics serve to entertain the reader through light-hearted banter with inspired character development, but it is easy to forget the artist behind the ink. Richard Cardenas, a senior illustration and... Read more »