Robert Garcia visits campus to share Long Beach Promise progress, wants responsible budget

Robert Garcia visits campus to share Long Beach Promise progress, wants responsible  budget

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
July 23, 2014
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Newly elected Mayor Robert Garcia returned to his alma matter Friday to address how Cal State Long Beach and other Long Beach educational institutions made him the “product” of the Long Beach College Promise. Garcia publicly discussed his new policies for the first time as Long Beach’s new mayor... Read more »

Conoley prioritizes student success

Conoley prioritizes student success

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
July 23, 2014
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She tugs on her blouse, tousles her hair and takes off her glasses for a photo. She banters at situations in which most would remain frustrated, like getting chauffeured by a man in a golf cart who can’t find his way around construction on campus. He almost drove around in circles. “Well, you... Read more »

BOT discusses $2.7 billion spending plan, increasing enrollment for next fiscal year

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
July 23, 2014
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The California State University Board of Trustees discussed the budget expenditure plan that will receive a $142.2 million increase from the California General Fund — totaling a budget of $2.7 billion in CSU state funding. On Tuesday, the Board reviewed the 2014-15 proposed budget and how it will... 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 »

UAM director Christopher Scoates resigns

UAM director Christopher Scoates resigns

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
July 6, 2014
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University Art Museum director Christopher Scoates left Cal State Long Beach to lead as the first alumnus director at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Museum — one of the most prestigious visual arts graduate schools in the nation. Scoates, who declined to comment, served his last day at the UAM Tuesday... Read more »

‘Affirmative consent’ bill may change sexual assault response policies, protocols

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
June 18, 2014
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In efforts to prevent sexual assault against students, colleges and universities across California may soon see new sexual assault response policies and protocols that tailor toward sexual assault victims. Senate Bill 967, which passed in the California Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, would... Read more »

CSU to spend $20 million on more sustainable food

CSU to spend $20 million on more sustainable food

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
June 12, 2014
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The California State University Board of Trustees approved a new food policy that would require the CSU system to spend over $20 million on more sustainable food products. The food policy, which was voted on May 21, will follow Real Food Challenge guidelines, a national organization partly founded... Read more »

CSULB selects new vice president for student services

CSULB selects new vice president for student services

Crystal Niebla, News Editor
June 5, 2014
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Cal State Long Beach officials announced the selection of Carmen Tillery Taylor as the new vice president for student services. The position has been open since August. Currently, Taylor serves Indiana State University as vice president for student affairs and dean of students, according to a campus... Read more »

Leaving behind a legacy

Leaving behind a legacy

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
April 23, 2014
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Interim President Donald Para choked back tears as he gave his final thanks and a farewell to the Cal State Long Beach community Wednesday in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. “I know that my heart is full of love and full of pride,” he said. Roughly 100 faculty, family and friends attended... Read more »

CSULB’s diverse demographic

CSULB’s diverse demographic

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
April 22, 2014
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While nearly 50 percent of students at Cal State Long Beach may be from Los Angeles County — the remaining half come from a number of places around the globe, including New York, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. In fall 2013, the most recent data available, CSULB students... Read more »

OLLI explores longevity in Blue Zones

OLLI explores longevity in Blue Zones

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
April 7, 2014
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Living to 100 years old may depend not on genes but more on one’s culture, lifestyle and where one lives. The Osher Life Learning Institute explored “Blue Zones,” geographic locations scattered around the world where researchers like gerontologist Maria Claver have found that greater numbers... Read more »

Students get their game on

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
April 6, 2014
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Students interested in behind-the-scenes creation of video games should consider joining the new Video Game Development Association on campus. The VGDA, which saw more than 80 students at its first meeting in March, aims to simulate a real-life video game development group comprised of students who... Read more »

ASI candidates mingle with students at Meet and Greet

ASI candidates mingle with students at Meet and Greet

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
March 19, 2014
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Associated Students Inc. candidates campaigned for the second day of their Meet and Greet open forum near the Friendship Walk, offering free voter guides, pens and pizza. ASI presidential, vice presidential, treasurer, and senatorial candidates spoke to a handful of friends and students, who were... Read more »

Long Beach regulates e-cigs with tobacco products

Long Beach regulates e-cigs with tobacco products

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
March 16, 2014
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The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to categorize electronic cigarettes with tobacco products, thereby restricting the use of e-cigarettes to designated smoking areas. On March 4, the council declared that use of e-cigarettes and any other vaping devices are prohibited in restaurants, workplaces... Read more »

VITA offers free tax return services to students

VITA offers free tax return services to students

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
February 19, 2014
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Those who have not filed their taxes can pay a visit to the College of Business Administration, where accounting students are processing tax returns for free. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is a program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service that allows volunteers to provide income tax assistance... Read more »

Professor studies evolution of mammal defenses [VIDEO]

Professor studies evolution of mammal defenses [VIDEO]

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
February 17, 2014
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Assistant professor of biological science Theodore Stankowich said he plans to continue studying mammal defense tactics through several methods, including robotic skunks. “I’ll be probably working on skunks in the field — trapping them and their behavior, observing how they respond to predator... Read more »

Long Beach homeless man arrested during a bike theft at Parkside College

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
February 3, 2014
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A local homeless man was arrested for allegedly stealing a bicycle from the Parkside College bicycle racks on Jan. 15, according to a University Police press release. Steven Eric Davis, 32, was already suspected in connection with a theft that occurred in May, University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin... Read more »

Telling secrets

Telling secrets

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
January 22, 2014
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Cal State Long Beach students revealed their deepest secrets in public this week. The campus organization Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (ICF) set up several booths throughout campus Wednesday, where students could write their secrets on flash cards and hang them on clotheslines around campus. Junior... Read more »

Students take refuge at library during extended hours

Students take refuge at library during extended hours

Crystal Niebla, Contributing Reporter
December 17, 2013
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Over the last week, CSULB's library kept its doors open all day and night for students studying for their final exams. During these late night cram sessions, students were seen camping out in sleeping backs, the ground littered with empty soda bottles and snack packaging.

Drunk Beachside resident reported “throwing things” at RA, hitting a car while fleeing

Drunk Beachside resident reported “throwing things” at RA, hitting a car while fleeing

Crystal Niebla, Staff Writer
December 4, 2013
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University Police received a report at 11:40 p.m. on Nov. 23 that a Beachside College resident was drunk, yelling and “throwing things” at a Resident Assistant, University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin said. The resident, along with a friend, fled in a car before crashing into another parked car... Read more »

Presidential search committees to meet on campus Friday

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
December 3, 2013
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The committees searching for Cal State Long Beach’s next president will meet Friday in the Barrett Athletic Administration Center to narrow the candidate pool. Members of the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President (TCSP) and the Advisory Committee to the TCSP will hold the closed... Read more »

Blotter: Man asks women for their numbers, harasses them

Blotter: Man asks women for their numbers, harasses them

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
November 20, 2013
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University Police responded to a report at 9:56 p.m. on Nov. 13 of a man bothering women with phone calls at the University Student Union, University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin said. The man, known as Alex, repeatedly asked women for their phone numbers and then harassed them by repeatedly calling... Read more »

Guest speaks about First Amendment rights on college campuses.

Guest speaks about First Amendment rights on college campuses.

Crystal Niebla , Assistant News Editor
November 20, 2013
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President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Greg Lukianoff highlighted the increasing issues surrounding free speech limitations on college campuses nationwide during a presentation Wednesday. “Anybody who has ever been a student journalist knows that people are incredibly good... Read more »

Blotter: Man arrested for assault at the Social Sciences and Public Affairs building

Blotter: Man arrested for assault at the Social Sciences and Public Affairs building

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
November 13, 2013
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Alyami Raed Saeed was arrested for assaulting a man at the Social Sciences and Public Affairs building at 10:48 a.m. on Friday, University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin said. Saeed, 24, was placed under citizen’s arrest by the victim after Saeed grabbed him to fight, Goodwin said. University Police... Read more »

BOT talks meeting needs of Affordable Care Act

BOT talks meeting needs of Affordable Care Act

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
November 6, 2013
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The Affordable Care Act has prompted the Cal State University to recruit more nurses. At Tuesday’s CSU Board of Trustees meeting, the Board discussed the CSU’s need to alleviate impacted nursing programs and accommodate the new demands created by the Affordable Care Act. The Board discussed... Read more »

Blotter: Hit-and-run at West Campus Drive and Seventh Street

Blotter: Hit-and-run at West Campus Drive and Seventh Street

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
November 6, 2013
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University Police responded to a hit-and-run on the corner of West Campus Drive and Seventh Street at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin said. According to University Police Officer Rodney Dickerson, the driver damaged a Long Beach Transit bus and fled northbound on... Read more »

Blotter: Man cited for screaming at woman, damaged her car

Blotter: Man cited for screaming at woman, damaged her car

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
October 30, 2013
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Officers responded to a man who was screaming at a woman and hitting her car in Parking Lot 16 on Friday at 12:13 p.m., Goodwin said. According to Goodwin, the man slapped the roof of her green, four-door car and kicked and dented her front wheel fender. When officers spoke with the woman, she... Read more »

Students advocate against cancer-causing chemicals in “Pink” products

Students advocate against cancer-causing chemicals in “Pink” products

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
October 29, 2013
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Nail polish and other consumer products can lead to cancer, according to a student-run organization that wants better regulation on consumer products. Choice U.S.A., the organization, set up a table in front of the Liberal Arts building 5 on Tuesday to gather signatures for a petition aimed to update... Read more »

Blotter: Feces found on a wall at McIntosh Humanities building stairwell

Blotter: Feces found on a wall at McIntosh Humanities building stairwell

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
October 23, 2013
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University Police responded to a report at 2:22 p.m. on Monday that there were feces on the walls and windows between the third and fifth floors of the McIntosh Humanities building, according to University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin. From the look of the mess, someone seemed to have soiled him or... Read more »

Bill signed to assist out-of-state veterans

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
October 21, 2013
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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 290 to cover some Cal State University and University of California fees for out-of-state veterans. SB 290, authored by Sen. Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley), will allow out-of-state veterans to pay the same tuition price as in-state students for two years of... Read more »

Blotter: Woman harassed for not accepting friend request

Crystal Niebla, Assistant News Editor
October 16, 2013
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A woman reported on Monday at 1:15 p.m. that a man had been sending her harassing Facebook messages for a week, according to University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin. Goodwin said the man began harassing her after she denied his friend request on Facebook. No official police report was filed, Goodwin... Read more »

Blotter: Stolen car recovered the next day

Blotter: Stolen car recovered the next day

Crystal Niebla, Staff Writer
October 9, 2013
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A 2003 silver Acura RSX Hatchback was reported stolen from Parking Structure 1 at 8:28 p.m. on Oct. 3, according to University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin. The car was recovered the following day around 8:30 p.m. by the Los Angeles Police Department, along with help from the city’s Department of... Read more »

Two cars stolen from campus recovered

Two cars stolen from campus recovered

Crystal Niebla, Staff Writer
October 7, 2013
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Two cars that were stolen on the first day of fall semester have since been recovered by the Los Angeles Police Department, according to University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin. The cars, a black 1998 Honda Civic and a black 2000 Honda Civic, were both found “partially stripped,” with the interior... Read more »

Man arrested for public intoxication at CBA

Crystal Niebla, Staff Writer
October 2, 2013
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A man was arrested for public intoxication in the lawn north of the College of Business Administration on Sept. 26 around 6:40 p.m., according to University Police Lt. Richard Goodwin. Michael Morales, 22, was transported by University Police to the Long Beach City Jail, Goodwin said. Jeane Caveness,... Read more »

Blotter: $1,000 bike stolen

Blotter:  $1,000 bike stolen

Crystal Niebla, Staff Writer
September 26, 2013
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Blotter:  $1,000 bike stolen A student reported that his yellow Cannondale bike was stolen from the South Bike Racks at the Horn Center on Sept. 18 between 5:30 and 6 p.m., according to University Police Capt. Christopher Schivley.  The bike was secured with a cable lock and the student estimated... Read more »

Blotter: Small dog left alone in car

Crystal Niebla, Staff Writer
September 18, 2013
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A small dog was left in a car in Parking Structure 3 at 2 p. m. on Sept. 12, according to University Police Capt. Christopher Schivley. The dog was located in a Pontiac Grand Prix with no water but was not in danger, Schivley said.  Officers found and advised the owner of the car not to leave animals... Read more »

CSULB pays most in wages throughout the CSU

Crystal Niebla, Staff Writer
September 15, 2013
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Cal State Long Beach paid the most in total employee wages of all Cal State University campuses last year, according to data on the State Controller’s Office website. CSULB paid more than $203 million in employee wages in 2012-13, yet it had the third highest number of employees in the entire 23-campus... Read more »

11 bikes stolen on campus since fall semester began

11 bikes stolen on campus since fall semester began

Crystal Niebla, Contributing Writer
September 11, 2013
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Eleven bicycles were stolen on campus during the first three weeks of fall semester, according to University Police. Most of the thefts took place on upper campus during the morning and early afternoon, according to the University Police activity log. University Police Capt. Christopher Schivley... Read more »

CSULB credential program earns ACHE distinguished program award

Crystal Niebla, Contributing Writer
September 3, 2013
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A Cal State Long Beach credential program has gained international recognition for its work on enabling laid-off teachers to find employment again. CSULB’s Foundational Level Math and Science General Credential program has earned the distinguished program award from the Association of Continuing... Read more »

Two cars stolen from campus

Two cars stolen from campus

Crystal Niebla, Contributing Writer
August 28, 2013
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Two cars were stolen from the parking structures on the first day of fall semester, according to University Police. Campus police also said someone attempted to steal another car the same day. Suspects seem to have targeted cars such as the Honda Civic and Nissan 300 between the years of 1998... Read more »

CSULB lecturer honored at the White House

CSULB lecturer honored at the White House

Crystal Niebla, Contributing Writer
August 7, 2013
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Long Beach City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Gerrie Schipske has been honored by the White House for her initiatives to open up the city. Schipske, a part-time lecturer at Cal State Long Beach in the health care and administration department, was honored alongside 14 others at the White House... Read more »