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Swimming in Plastic

Earth Day has come and gone, but beach and ocean pollution is still an issue. Plastic, plastic and more plastic can be found washed ashore on beaches or floating amongst the tide. According to National Geographic, there are an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, and about eight million metric tons enter the ocean from land every year.

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Quick Questions with Professor Jose Moreno

By: Camila Leon

Jose Moreno is a Professor and chair of the department of Chicano and Latino Studies at CSULB. He was born in Mexico but raised in Oxnard, California. Moreno later studied at UCI and got his Masters and PhD from Harvard University. Most recently, Moreno has been elected as a Councilman for the City of Anaheim and honored as a New American Hero for the work he does promoting successful individuals from immigrant backgrounds.

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"This is what democracy looks like." March for Our Lives in Long Beach

By Tanner Hewitt, Photos by Grester Celis-Acosta

On a placid Saturday morning, a few dozen feet from the Pacific Ocean at Bixby Park in Long Beach, thousands gathered in protest. Through sister rallies around the country, the March For Our Lives became one of the largest organized protests in United States history - a fact made more remarkable because, overwhelmingly, teenagers organized these events.

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Undocumented. Unafraid.

By: Ashley Park

Life for undocumented immigrants has revolved around uncertainty and uneasiness for many years. The constant worry of getting legal jobs to the unspeakable fear of being deported are some of the harsh realities for undocumented immigrants. So, when former President Barack Obama introduced DACA, otherwise known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, it created an overwhelming sense of liberation for undocumented young adults who entered the United States illegally as minors. The program promised the safety for these undocumented students and young adults to attend school and work legally as long as they met certain standards. This small step in the right direction was considered a huge win for immigrants.

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Embracing Cambodia Town

By: Elizabeth Ortiz

For the past 40 years, Cambodian emigrants have been coming to America and specifically to southern California and Long Beach. They have endured a difficult and long journey from their homeland’s “Killing Fields.”This strong culture is determined to grow roots.

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Campus Cruisin’

By: Kristopher Carrasco

Everybody knows that walking to class is for squares! Nowadays, all the cool kids are getting across campus on wheels. It’s no wonder why many CSULB students are cruising through campus on all sorts of coasting devices ranging from scooters to skateboards to even Heelys.

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Best Places to Park On Campus

By: Elissa Saldana

One of the first things you will hear fellow classmates complain about is how difficult it is to find a parking space on campus. In fact, that was one of the first things I was warned about during my new student orientation. So, when my first day of classes arrived I was ready to spend a good 15 to 30 minutes looking for parking. But to my surprise I found a space pretty much immediately.

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Choosing Education Over Incarceration

By: Emily Ayers

It used to be his home. It used to be the place he escaped to when he was hungry or tired or worn down. The alleyway on Long Beach Boulevard was where Dale Lendrum spent nights sleeping on the cold ground or rummaging through the dumpsters looking for his next meal.

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Ennovy Bowman: The Woman Who Gets It Done

By: Jahnelle Washington

Marketing manager. Events manager. Program director. Full-time student.These are just some of the jobs Ennovy Bowman holds down at the college radio station, KBeach Radio. Aside from bringing the student body an eclectic and diverse music selection, she is also an assistant manager at the Body Shop, a beauty supply store.

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Behind the Doors of Room 301

By: Diane Vay

When you walk past the wooden patio tables with blue umbrellas or flights of stairs leading to the second floor of the University Student Union (USU), you’ll find the office of Multicultural Affairs in room 301. Once you step in, you might get a chance to meet Christian Lozano-Cuellar, 26, and Jonathan Higgins, 31 — both of them assistant directors.

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