BY Maddy McCann
Gabe Levin, senior basketball player at Long Beach State, recently scored a career-high 45 points. This tied the game-high set by Ed Ratliff in 1971. To honor his accomplishment we sat down and shot 45 quick questions his way. Here’s his take on basketball, life, and everything in between.
BY: DUSTIN STRONG
Driving up the coast on a Thursday afternoon heading to Santa Barbara I pondered the class I was purposefully skipping the following day. What would I miss? Is this absence going to affect my grade? I couldn’t care less. It was 8 weeks into the semester and I had said fuck it to a few days of class so I could join some friends who were planning on camping at the beach over the weekend.
By: James Chow
The sneaker industry is not a simple shoe brand to Foot Locker. It’s more complex than that. The pair of soles one own goes beyond the feet — from the way it is produced to how it is obtained. What one may not know is that money and sneakers can be a quick transaction without a paper trail. Sometimes, that paper may be stained with blood.
By Samantha Neou
Take a class and split it down the middle. Everyone on the right side is going to be called Bob. Everyone on the left side is going to be called Jane. It doesn’t matter if that isn’t your name. Someone else determined that for you based on where you were in the room. This is who you are now. When you’re called on, you have to respond. You can’t say what your “real name” is because it doesn’t matter.
By Gioia McGuire
It is no secret or myth that women find themselves pigeonholed into feminist stereotypes. Society has recently grown tremendously in favor of strong and empowered women. However, in a post-election Trump nation, some find it difficult to balance empowerment with stigma. Women are finding strength within themselves and each other more than ever.
BY: Camila Leon
If you're looking for a fun, not too far away place to get away for spring break, look no further! Las Vegas is the perfect destination for you. Everyone knows Vegas for the casinos, the gambling, the shows and the partying but there’s still a version of Vegas beyond that to be seen and enjoyed...
By: Jody Johnson
The Grammy Awards are often considered music's best night. However, the Grammy's recently been criticized when it comes to awarding musical performers. With this year's awards, they have been even more scrutinized as ever.
By: Jody Johnson
Are you going to be single on Valentine's Day? Don't you know that Valentine's Day isn't just for couples, it's also a day for the single people. Dig Magazine gives you tips on how to enjoy Valentine's Day by embracing your singleness in style.
By: Ashley Olmedo
Relationships are hard, especially those long distance ones. How do people stay in them? Can it work? For Ashley and Rudy, yes they can. Read their story as they give you tips on how to make a long distance relationship work.
By: Priscilla Aguilera
Saving money on food while being a college student is hard. We have a tight schedule and it's hard to resist buying a fast meal on campus. Let's try helping you out to save money this semester by learning how to meal prep.
Story By: Giovanni Cardenas
Photo by: Trang Le
For some, drinking can be a social activity. For others, drinking can become an addiction. Here's one student's personal account about he overcome an addiction about drinking a lot, where he drinks less and is smart about it.
By Natalie Rodriguez
As cliché as it sounds, most college students are stuck living at home and that situation makes it hard or even impossible to find ways to be intimate with their partners. No need to spend money on expensive and decent hotels for a couple of hours, or face the last resort of intimacy in a cramped and confined space while having difficulties of what position to do so you can feel some kind of pleasure.
By Daniel Green
Oralia Urias always knew that she wanted to have a career in the theater. As a child, she would perform skits for her family. “I did sports, and I did everything (else), but I kind of quit things,” Urias said. “Theater was the one thing I kept going back to, and I knew it was going to be my career.”She got serious about theater in high school after seeing an improv group from Cerritos College perform at her school.
Story by: Ashley Olmedo
For all you dog lovers out there, Los Angeles has the perfect café: The Dog Café. It functions as both a café and dog shelter, and it’s also the first of its kind in the United States. The café’s sole purpose is to rescue dogs of all ages and breeds, then serve as a halfway house for these rescued dogs to help rehabilitate them and hopefully find them loving forever homes.
BY MICHELLE MENDEZ
Many dog owners would say that their dogs provide them with emotional support. Taking that comfor and companionship everywhere is helping some people cope with day-to-day life. Here's one student's story about how an emotional support dog saved her.
Story and photos by: Elizabeth Ortiz
Despite being known as snooty, Bixby Knolls, a business district close to the Cal State Long Beach campus, is worth visiting. It is fun and young and revitalizing itself constantly. The district’s people focus their pride on being one of the major business improvement districts since the post-war era.
By: Stephen Oduntan
A year ago, Colin Kaepernick was alone in his early protest, but now taking a knee has spread like a quenchless fire. In response, anthem-kneeling NFL players have sparked strong sentiments in homes across America. The echoing chorus often goes along these lines: