travel & leisure
By: Melody Congote
There are so many things to do in California, which is why California is a wonderful place to explore and to plan trips. If you ever want to escape, want to have a change of scenery or want a getaway weekend then these stops can be just what you’re looking for.
By: Melody Congote
Festivals highlight various aspects in society, by creating an atmosphere that celebrates culture, food, music, community and unity. The ambience at festivals spark, a monster of energy within’ the crowd and Long Beach has a few festivals in store, within the next few months.
There’s no better way to escape your life than taking a trip to a beautiful country. You’re starting a whole new chapter of your life, so go all in and kick it off with a few new adventures. Since most new graduates aren’t laying around in a few thousand dollars here are a few affordable trips.
BY CRIS RIVERA
Big crowds, burned rubber and loud engines—all signs that it’s time for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This year, the three-day event will be held on...
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: 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...
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: 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: 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: Jay Bamba
Spring break is drawing near for us Cal State Long Beach students and it really, really can’t come soon enough. With many finishing up their midterms, students are anxious for the break and some are meticulously planning out their vacation to spend it meaningfully.
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.
By: DIG Staff
Halloween may soon leave as quickly as it arrived, but it’s still not too late to hit up some of these local attractions and get your freak on-- especially on the day of! Here is a look at three SoCal theme parks and their Halloween-themed festivities.
By: Selena Gonzalez
With the fall semester nearing the halfway point, many CSULB students head to the University Student Union (USU) for breaks of fun and excitement throughout the day. Others utilize the USU as a place for studying and catching up on homework during their free time.