By: Donna Robles
Four ladies sat in front of a large crowd of students at the pyramid at Cal State Long Beach on March 8. A question was presented, one at a time, and all four of them had the chance to answer the question based on their perspectives.
Story By: Madison McCann and Meghan Sweeney
Photos By: Giovanni Cardenas
If you happen to walk past them on campus, you would likely stare in awe at twin sisters Shalee and Shyann Reynolds. Standing at 5-foot-9, their physical presence catches the eye. Chiseled from years competing in track and field, they look like machines. Many might even feel a twinge of envy, wondering, “Why can’t I be like those girls?”
By: Eddie Infante
“Love, Simon” is a coming of age movie based on Becky Albertalli’s novel “Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.” It features Nick Robinson’s character, “Simon”, who has to learn how to be confident with himself and comfortable enough with others so that he can come out as gay
By: Caitlyn Mendoza
One of the biggest campus-based fashion shows on the West Coast, Campus Couture will stage its 30th annual show at CSULB on May 11.
By: DIG MAGAZINE
Check out the video games that some of our staff members are currently playing.
By: Sarah Duenas
Paint nights have become so popular these days, with the appeal of having a few drinks, learning to paint and spending a fun night with your friends. But when tickets cost up to $50, not including drinks, the whole thing can get a little pricey.
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.
By: Seth Paterson
We live in beautiful Southern California, and we are fortunate to live next to several beaches. Here's some beach spots for you to enjoy.
By: Amy Maramba
In my first show for interACT, I played the role of the girlfriend who had been sexually assaulted. As I recited my last few words, “I just don’t know,” I immediately felt the mood of the classroom shift. The audience fell silent. And in that moment, I realized that I was there to serve a bigger purpose than my own.
By: Donna Robles
Picture this: A 15-year-old high school student who just moved to the U.S. from the Philippines is having a conversation with one of her teachers. He asks her what she wants to do in the future, and when she says she wants to be a writer, his response is this:
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.
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...