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Different sides of ‘Me’

Different sides of ‘Me’

November 3, 2015

Love, happiness, sadness, anger—these are not only the stages of a break-up but also some of the expressions intricately portrayed in the figurines playfully arrayed throughout the “So Many Me’s”...

A practical guide to carving a jack-o-lantern

Amy Patton, Print Managing Editor

October 29, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Today

Greetings, boos and ghouls! Yes, I went there. Brace yourself for spook-tacular word play and realistic guidelines on carving yourself a gourdeous jack-o-lantern in preparation for Halloween.   Step number fun: Acquire a pumpkin. I don’t care how you do it. Buy it, pick it from a patch, or bribe your co-worker with a how-to story for one. Whatever. Just don’t steal someone else’s jack-o-lantern. Although, if you...

The culture corner

Kevin Flores, Arts & Life Editor

September 29, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Today

Welcome to the culture corner, a recurring series focused on the homesickness, culture collision and assimilation that California State University, Long Beach’s international students experience. It’s a chance to learn about another culture and see your own through a different pair of eyes. Meet Ngozi Kalu, a matriculated student on an F1 visa from Lagos, Nigeria. She’s two years into a nursing degree at the Beach....

A golden artiversary

A golden artiversary

September 16, 2015

In 1965, artists from around the world changed the landscape of California State University, Long Beach. This fall marks the anniversary of the international Art Symposium in the United States, resulting in the original nine monumental sculptures on campus. The U...

Slayer slays on “Repentless”

Slayer slays on “Repentless”

Michael Mendoza, Opinions Assistant Editor

September 15, 2015

Filed under Features, Music, Uncategorized

Name: Slayer, Album: “Repentless”, Label: Nuclear Blast, Release Date: September 11, Rating: 4/5 stars After 32 years, Slayer has continued to push the limits of thrash metal while staying true...

Comic Con invades Long Beach

Comic Con invades Long Beach

September 14, 2015

The scenes were surreal: John Snow eating a burrito on the floor, a “Jurassic Park” tour vehicle driving down the freeway and a women's restroom filled with “Justice League characters.” Fiction...

#LBTVirgin rides hard: ride along with Charlie

Paige Pelonis, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Features

In the moments that hang along 1st Street just before the bus pulls up, Charlie sits head down blowing smoke into the face of the thick black woman yelling at him for puffing on his cigarette too close to the curb. Charlie takes orders from no man — and certainly no woman. Longhaired and stubborn, he waits for the bus and smiles into the face of a 22-year-old LBT virgin—or so she might seem. In fact, her first ride...

Long Beach coffee shops open late at night

Madison D'Ornellas, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Events, Features

Night owls, insomniacs and graveyard shifters of Long Beach, it’s no secret that you’re shut out of many popular establishments because of the hours you keep. Now, just because you prefer the moon to the sun, fellow nocturnals, shouldn’t mean you’re not able to grab a tasty cup of coffee or a hot meal. But fear not, night people, for here is a list of places that keep their doors open into the wee hours, if not until...