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Alexander addresses 2006 Convocation

Alexander addresses 2006 Convocation

Bradley Zint

August 27, 2006

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Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander told a crowd of about a 1,000 that the university should raise more money, significantly enhance the living, learning and teaching environments of the campus,...

New company offers textbook options

Vince Scott

August 27, 2006

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As the fall semester approaches, the usual talk about the high price of textbooks is a common conversation among many college students. A new approach for combating the problem of paying for expensive books is being offered by a new startup company, Freeload Press. The small St. Paul, Minn. publisher offers free textbook downloads, mostly math and business books, with one catch-the e-books contain advertisements for businesses...

High textbook prices still a major problem

Allison Baldwin

August 20, 2006

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With the rising cost of tuition, many college students are finding ways to cut down on expenses. One common gripe among students is the cost of textbooks, the backbones of most courses. Some students look for used books or previous editions of a newly-revised text. Others swap with friends, but many use the University Bookstore to obtain all their materials. "I haven't considered anything [besides the bookstore]," said...

‘Doing dishes, laundry’ is part of off-campus living

Karla Casillas

August 20, 2006

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Many students do not realize living alone for the first time comes with a long list of responsibilities. Students do not have to worry about paying for the Internet, cable and groceries while living in the dorms or at home with parents, Stan Olin, director of Housing and Residential Life, said. Reality hits many students once they are on their own. Chris Karmiris, a senior business management student, moved out of the...

AAC assist students for graduation

Amber Parker

August 20, 2006

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The Academic Advising Center (AAC), located next to the University Library, has moved to the Steve and Nini Horn Center due to library construction. It will continue to provide services to Cal State Long Beach students. While students are aware of the center, only a few can identify all of the services it provides. The center assists students in planning their academic careers at CSULB and is also the home base for undeclared...

The Beach suffers power shortages

Bobby Chore

August 10, 2006

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Cal State Long Beach has recently endured two power outages, something that has not occurred for several years, according to Scott Charmack, Associate Vice-President for Physical Planning and Facilities Management at CSULB. He acknowledged that power outages can occur in a myriad of ways, but CSULB is quite prepared for them. "All of our buildings have automatic emergency lighting that signals off whenever something like...

Employers check MySpace profiles regularly

Gloria Keo

August 10, 2006

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It's not even noon yet, and Hillary McKenna a senior majoring in journalism, is not only trying to finish her reading and get ready for work, but she is checking her MySpace messages simultaneously on her Sidekick. "I'm on MySpace constantly," McKenna said. "It helps me plan out my day or tells me what's going on for the weekend just by reading what my friend's post. MySpace.com is the popular Website that offers users...

Male nursing students increase at CSULB

Karla Casillas

August 9, 2006

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Despite stereotypes of male nurses, male enrollment in the nursing program at Cal State Long Beach has increased. According to Loucine Huckabay, director and professor of the nursing program, the increase in enrollment is because of diminishing stereotypes and the opportunities offered by the nursing program. Huckabay said the stereotype against male nurses is a cultural thing and a cultural change that takes time to...