Students host fundraising event for Puerto Rican hurricane relief

Students filled the University Student Union lounge Thursday afternoon to play games and dance in an area transformed with lights, decorations and a single Puerto Rico flag adorning the corner of the room. A group of nine communication 337 students organized a hurricane relief fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. at the USU pool and lounge where they raised almost $300. The event, “A Caribbean Night” was organized in partnership with the CSULB Salsa Club and Beach Pride events. Hunter Lee | Daily 49er Students raised almost $300 for hurricane relief. Attendees were charged an $8 entrance fee for students and a $10 fee for non-students. Guests were given the option to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a $50 gift card or a gift basket of Cal State Long Beach gear. All of the proceeds for the night went to non profit organization Global Giving for hurricane relief for the Caribbean countries such as Puerto Rico, Cuba and Barbados. “We decided to go with the hurricane relief fund, because even though it was not in the news anymore and no one is really talking about the islands anymore, their country is still devastated,” said communication

‘Baby Driver’ and Stephen King’s reboot of ‘It’ make their way to Movies on the House

For students wanting to experience blockbuster movies without spending an arm and a leg on expensive theater tickets, Associated Students Inc.’s free Movies on the House event returns for another semester bringing some of the summer’s hottest film releases with it. Last week marked the beginning of Movies on the House with a two-day screening of DC Comic’s summer hit, “Wonder Woman,” at the University Student Union’s Beach Auditorium. Students who weren’t able to make it out for “Wonder Woman” last week can look forward to other blockbuster films such as “Baby Driver,” “Girls Trip,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Dunkirk” and the reboot of Stephen King’s “It.” Each film will offer a Wednesday and Thursday screening with showtimes at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Beach Pride Events, ASI’s event and entertainment branch, Movies on the House organizers purchase popular films through international film distributor Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. By licensing the content, Swank is able to distribute films that are still in theaters to non-theatrical markets such as college campuses. “[Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. doesn’t] benefit from this,” said Beach Pride Event’s program assistant Latifah Edobor. “We just pay the fee for the movies and we don’t have

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration speakers urge college students to engage in human rights activism

In conjunction with Associated Students Inc. and Beach Pride, black faculty and staff members at California State University, Long Beach hosted a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday.   “If you think to yourself ‘my vote doesn’t really count for anything,’ shame on you,” President of the Africana Studies Student Association Amethyst Jefferson-Roberts said.   According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 2,592,800 African-American students enrolled in undergraduate education in 2012. This amounted to 15 percent of America’s student population. 369,300 African-American students enrolled in graduate programs, which totaled 14.3 percent of the student population.   Since 2000, there has been a 60 percent increase in African-American student enrollment in undergraduate programs and a 49 percent increase in graduate programs.   In Spring 2014, the number of African-American undergraduate students at CSULB decreased by 19 to 1,214 students, with nine less African American graduate students than in fall 2014, totaling 258 students, according to the university website.   Tuesday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration focused on the Selma-Montgomery marches, in which students played a vital role, according to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University. The marches began in Jan. 1965

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