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 MAC WALBY
Where can you find good food and drink close to Cal State Long Beach? We discovered six spots walking distance from campus that are worth the trip.
BY DUSTIN STRONG
You probably don't think about bees every day, but humans depend on them for our survival. So why are we pushing them to the brink of extinction?
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:
By: Michelle Mendez
He made my life as a thirteen-year-old exciting and unpredictable, this dog taught me how to love, I did not feel alone anymore
By: Diego Gomez
Place yourself in the position of having to work two jobs and being a full-time student at Cal State Long Beach. It may seem chaotic for some, if not impossible for others.
By: Jody Johnson
The high-energy Coachella Festival and Stagecoach Festival are still several months away. But just because it's fall, that doesn’t mean you can’t let loose at a music festival. Here are some of the upcoming festivals where you can party till you drop while school is in session.
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.
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.
By: Priscilla Aguilera
Cheese, is a wide lens to which Alex Ourieff, Cheesemonger and owner of Vagabond Cheese Company views the world. I caught up with Vagabond Cheese at Mcleod’s (Mac-loud) Brewery in Van Nuys during one of their weekly events at the taproom. Ourieff served up a plate of gorgeous cheese that he already pre-paired with Mcleod’s tasty English style ales.
By: Nick McNamara
Religious expression outside of the values and expectations of the largely Christian over-culture in the United States have often been scoffed at, persecuted or outright ignored. But the April 2017 addition of multiple alternative religions by the Department of Defense to its list of recognized faith groups shows a changing perspective toward faith among Americans.
By: Tanner Hewitt
On a crisp and weightless Sunday afternoon this past spring I rounded a long pathway toward the east side of the Walter Pyramid. My mind was in a musical place and I heard a rhythm when every so often my footfalls aligned with the ringing of baseballs off bats from the fields to my right. I climbed the slight grassy slope to the Daniel Recital hall, a small theater adorned with interesting wooden architecture snuggled into the hillside there above some classrooms.
There’s something oddly serene about being alone. Suddenly you can sit back and watch the world go on around you without the pressure of commenting on someone’s hair or making polite conversation you don’t really care for. You can find a place to sit, somewhere quiet or somewhere in the middle of it all and just…be.
BY: DIEGO GOMEZ
With Hurricane Harvey being formed a month ago in Houston, just recently Hurricane Irma attacking Florida, La Tuna Fire damaging south Los Angeles County and even registered earthquakes in south Mexico with possible catastrophic aftermaths chaos is upon us.
By: Mark Hyde
There are a few things that come to mind when sushi is mentioned. Some people think of sushi as just raw fish, and for some that is an instant turnoff. Some people--including myself--think of price, and to some that is also an instant turnoff. I for one love sushi too much to be concerned with price, however I can understand when people would rather go for something much less pricey. But what if i told you (sushi lovers specifically) that you can get all the great quality sushi your heart desires for a reasonably set price?
By: Viridiana Ortiz
With graduation just around the corner, I realized I have not crossed off many of the things from my college bucket list. College is supposed to be the time where you venture off and explore both the inside and outside of a classroom.
By: Lauren Gandara
With only a few weeks left of school, what will you be doing this summer vacation? Some will go on their annual family vacation, others will do some traveling will friends, and some will spend summer with their noses in books, taking summer classes.
By: Michael Garcia
Everyone uses or has heard of Lyft or Uber. It’s not surprising that ridesharing has become common among college students due to the ease of use for both drivers and riders. According to a report conducted by Benenson Strategy Group, there were more than 160,000 Uber drivers across the country in 2014. Of course, not every ride is a smooth one. The following are horror stories from both sides of these bad rides.
By: Matt Teel
Have you ever considered the outside opinion of American politics? What do people from around the world think of president Donald Trump? To find out, we interviewed three international students at CSULB. Two out of the three subjects requested anonymity out of fear of not being able to obtain further legal documentation to stay in the U.S., and the third subject did not want to risk facing discrimination.
By: Nick McNamara
We sat together in the brisk winter wind outside her parents’ Santa Clarita home as I struggled to ask a question to which I already knew the answer – “Am I different?” My girlfriend of seven years, Lauren, paused a few moments as my question floated in the air.
By: Elissa Saldana
Our society has made it extremely difficult to be open about having a mental health problem. If you think about it, it’s quite ridiculous. I mean our mind and brain are just another part of our bodies. We should be able to openly discuss our struggles with a mental illness as we are with discussing our struggles with cancer.
By: Paola Fernandez
About 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles sits the Coachella Valley. Blue mountains surround the 10 desert cities, and thousands of palm trees sway in the hot, dry breeze. Among the cities is Palm Springs, a tourist destination known for its modernist architecture and LGBT resorts. Several miles to the east, the city of Indio hosts the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (or Coachella Fest).
By: Viridiana Ortiz
Did you know that “La La Land” was filmed in Long Beach? Here are seven of the several locations featured in “La La Land” that every fan should visit, starting off in downtown Long Beach.
By: Gustavo Ortega
Chloe Froment can’t remember a time when she wasn’t on the soccer field. Growing up in France, she watched from the sidelines as her dad and brother played on the pitch. By the time she was 6, she was on the field herself, playing for a French soccer club called FC Bourg Peronnas, where she was the only woman on the team.
By: Tanner Hewitt
The newspaper industry has been scrambling for answers for years now, the self-driving cars are nipping at our heels, and we're all still lamenting the loss of our Tamagotchis. Digitization has completely changed the landscape for some industries and wiped out others entirely.
By: Nick McNamara
After experiencing the road on two wheels – feeling the texture of the road, the rumble of the engine working beneath you, the alternating patches of warm and cool air rushing past – Jayme Dougherty knew she was hooked.