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President Conoley confirms retirement of Prospector Pete

President Conoley confirms retirement of Prospector Pete

Sahara Barba and Karla Lopez

September 21, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Today

President Jane Close Conoley sent out an email to the campus announcing the official “retirement” of the 51-year-old Prospector Pete mascot Thursday afternoon. “Inclusive excellence is a core...

A Daily 49er conversation with President Jane Close Conoley

A Daily 49er conversation with President Jane Close Conoley

James Chow, News Editor

September 12, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Today

The Daily 49er sat down with President Jane Close Conoley Wednesday, Sept. 5 to ask her about her ambitions for the new semester and her hopes for the future of the campus. Conoley touched on new housing ...

LBSU opts to move Prospector Pete statue and get a new mascot

LBSU opts to move Prospector Pete statue and get a new mascot

September 11, 2018

After months of deliberation, the campus community has finally decided to move an iconic statue that students have walked past at Long Beach State for 51 years, in response to a growing argument that Pros...

The American Indian Student Council speaks out against Prospector Pete

The American Indian Student Council speaks out against Prospector Pete

February 28, 2018

    Silence fell over the Associated Students Senate Wednesday as a member of the American Indian Student Council spoke up against mascot Prospector Pete. Miztlayolxochitl Aguilera, a so...

Senators wish to say goodbye to Prospector Pete to disassociate from the Gold Rush era

Senators wish to say goodbye to Prospector Pete to disassociate from the Gold Rush era

February 21, 2018

The Prospector Pete mascot was the topic of debate at this week’s Associated Students Inc. Senate meeting Wednesday. According to ASI senators, indigenous students have been fighting for the school to...

Raising awareness of Native American history

Raising awareness of Native American history

November 5, 2017

Outside Liberal Arts 5, the Prospector Pete statue will be blindfolded this week as part of Native American Heritage Month. The public visual display dubbed "Blind to History" will be put on by the Americ...

CSULB Huddle adds to the discussion surrounding Prospector Pete controversy

CSULB Huddle adds to the discussion surrounding Prospector Pete controversy

October 22, 2017

A total of 13 women filled the couches of the Women’s and Gender Equity Center on Thursday in order to discuss mascot Prospector Pete, what he embodied during the gold rush era and how to contextualize his presence on campus. The discussion was hosted by campus organizatio...

CSUF student goes to ASI meeting asking student government for help against hate speech

CSUF student goes to ASI meeting asking student government for help against hate speech

September 27, 2017

Hate Speech To combat hate speech within California State Universities and protest alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’ roundup of campus visits, a Cal State Fullerton student came to the Asso...