BY CHRISTIAN GONZALES
Lauren MacLeod didn’t start her softball career as a catcher – or in any particular position at all, really. After all, she was 5 years old. But now, as the senior starting catcher for the Long Beach State softball team, she’s exactly where she’s supposed to be.
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: Mark Hyde
With new traffic regulations and strict speed limiters, it's hard to imagine there is a world for people like us. Yes, there is a reason these laws exist, but then it begs the question as to why companies still decide to build cars that are meant to exceed speed limits.
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: Matthew Teel
What used to be a primitive method to gathering food – spearfishing – is now a means of entertainment for anyone with access to a body of water. What is it that drives this sport the ability to flourish around the world and throughout the existence of humanity?
By: Monica Gallardo
Hot pink crutches, red lipstick and Spina Bifida. Misty Diaz has used these three unlikely characteristics to establish her name in the world of fitness. The 32-year-old Long Beach resident travels the world, participating in obstacle course races and marathons while motivating others to test their limits.
By: Zachary Juarez
Reminisce for a moment being back on the old stomping grounds at your elementary school. Not having any bills to pay – or not even knowing what bills are for that matter. Your only concern is being the first up for a game of kickball.
By: Yasmin Cortez
Hundreds of screaming fans can be heard cheering for the man they call “Gifted,” with only a gate separating the crowd from the action.
By: Selena Gonzalez
The Dodgers look to deliver another trophy to the city of Los Angeles and legendary broadcaster Vin Scully after almost 30 years.
By: Anh Nguyen
Not into running? You can still participate in the 31st Annual Long Beach Marathon this Sunday by spectating and cheering the runners on.