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Beach Weekly: Episode 4

Beach Weekly: Episode 4

James Chow, Assistant News Editor

November 9, 2018

Filed under Multimedia, News, Podcasts, Today

In this week's regularly scheduled podcast, Assistant News Editor James Chow goes over the new alumni center and talks to Daily 49er reporters who covered this week's ASI and Pregnant and Parenting Students...

LBSU limits Prospector Pete merch after retirement announcement

LBSU limits Prospector Pete merch after retirement announcement

James Chow, News Editor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Today

Students will soon be seeing a lot less of Prospector Pete in the 49er Shops Bookstore after President Jane Close Conoley announced that the 51-year-old statue is officially retired, Sept. 20. Acc...

Join us for a luncheon celebrating Prospector Pete on the occasion of his retirement

Join us for a luncheon celebrating Prospector Pete on the occasion of his retirement

October 10, 2018

With three words – A New Era – LBSU’s beloved-by-alumni and despised-by-activists mascot Prospector Pete, who would have turned 52 next year, was forced into an early retirement by campus President ...

Our View: The staff discusses Prospector Pete

Our View: The staff discusses Prospector Pete

October 3, 2018

After decades of back and forth deliberation on what to do about Prospector Pete, Long Beach State President Jane Close Conoley announced Sept. 21 that the university would finally retire the 51-year-old mascot from his perch between Liberal Arts 4 and 5. The re...

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...