Poor shooting plagues Long Beach in loss to CSUN

Size inside was the clear advantage for the Matadors of Cal State Northridge (10-10) Saturday as Long Beach State was unable to get shots to fall in the paint, ultimately falling 51-37 in the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers started the game off shooting well, with two big catch-and-shoot three pointers from grad transfer guard Sydney Bordonaro along with sophomore forward Naomi Hunt getting in on the action from deep as well. Unfortunately for Long Beach (5-13, 2-3 Big West), it was unable to keep the rhythm Northridge (10-10, 4-2 Big West) set throughout the game. “One thing we’ve been struggling with is momentum in games,” head coach Jeff Cammon said. “We hit a little rough patch. We don’t compete as hard, we’re not as focused, so it takes a maturity to play through adversity.” In the second and third quarters, the 49ers only connected on 4-of-29 shots, due to the stifling defense from the Matadors’ twin-tower centers: junior Lauren Shymkewicz and senior Channon Fluker. “Northridge does a good job with their big line up of forcing you to take perimeter shots and we have to be more comfortable and aggressive attacking the basket,” Cammon said. “You can’t take … three

By | 2019-01-26T20:53:44+00:00 Jan 26, 2019 | 8:52 pm|Categories: Showcase, Sports, Today, Women's Basketball, Women's Sports|Tags: , , , |

Beach Weekly: Episode 5

News Editor Emma DiMaggio and Assistant News Editor James Chow give a roundup of this week's notable news stories: California State University Board of Trustees meetings, Associated Students Inc. homelessness panel and the Imagine Beach 2030 initiative. Board of Trustees: 0:32 ASI homeless awareness panel: 8:11 Beach 2030: 10:10 https://soundcloud.com/daily49er/beach-weekly-episode-5 Music used: Lee Rosevere - Wireless Bensound - The Jazz Piano  

CSUN fight to keep Ethnic Studies

Correction: Executive Order 1110 and 1100R will not eliminate the need for students to take courses in Ethnic Studies.  California State University, Northridge and Long Beach State joined forces on Thursday to discuss their grievances on the Executive Order 1100R and 1110. The meeting was held in the multicultural building on campus and consisted of a short video explaining the executive orders and CSUN students’ testimonies, followed by a Q & A. EO 1100R and 1110 are statewide mandates that have changed the requirements for students’ upper division and general education classes at California State Universities. For CSUN, EO 1100R means Section F, comparative culture studies, will no longer be a requirement for students. According to the CSUN website,  however, Section F will not see any major changes and will still require 6 units to be taken by students. Due to the EO 1100R, Section F might have a change in student enrollments but so will the other sections. Students who have transferred to CSUN that have already fulfilled their GE requirements are exempted from Section F. Instead, nine more units will be required and dispersed among sections B, C and D, which correspond with science, arts and humanities, and

By | 2018-11-14T20:39:47+00:00 Nov 13, 2018 | 11:47 pm|Categories: Campus, CSU, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Protesters defend ethnic and gender studies during Board of Trustees meeting

Correction: Executive Order 1110 and 1100R will not eliminate the need for students to take courses in Ethnic Studies.  A circle of concerned students and professors from Long Beach State and California State University, Northridge, among other campuses, gathered near the entrance of the CSU Chancellor's office Tuesday, chanting slogans such as “hey hey! Ho ho! Chancellor White has got to go.” The group gathered to protest at the Board of Trustees meeting on the implementation of Executive Orders 1100 and 1110-R and voiced their complaints at the meeting as well. EO 1110 states that students are to be enrolled into General Education courses rather than remedial math and English. 1100-R establishes a new GE curriculum. Some at CSUN are worried that 1100-R would phase out Area F of the CSUN GE requirements. Area F outlines six units of ethnic, gender and sexuality studies courses. Rocio Rivera-Murillo, a CSUN sociology and Chicano studies major, led the call and response through a megaphone. “When Ethnic Studies is under attack, what the f*** do we do?” Rivera-Murillo said. The group responded: “Stand up! Fight back!” In August 2017, Executive Orders 1110 and 1100-R were placed into effect by Chancellor Timothy P. White. The chancellor voiced

CSULB hosts 13th annual Greater Los Angeles MFA

Artists from all over Southern California will come together at Cal State Long Beach in one of the biggest visual art installations on campus. Greater Los Angeles MFA will return this January for its 13th annual exhibit, featuring 23 artists from various colleges in the LA area. The exhibition was created in 2005 by Long Beach students, and is organized by the Fine Arts Roundtable, an artist collective made up of students in the Masters of Arts programs. The show invites aspiring artists from Southern California graduate programs to showcase their photography, sculpture, painting, installation or videos. The exhibition acts as a way to introduce students to fellow artists outside of Long Beach. Beginning in spring, the art is curated by MFA students who survey studios to pick pieces they feel work best for their upcoming galleries, as well as gather entries from students. Each year, the works are curated then thematically written about in a concise curatorial text. This year’s was “Liminal Subjects, Queer Objects: Questioning as a Statement” by alumna Rhiannon Aarons, which encouraged students to consider various perspectives on similar issues. Cintia Segovia, a third year fine arts student and co-president of the show, said the art

LBSU women’s volleyball wins one, drops one

Long Beach State’s volleyball team closed the first week of Big West conference play with a loss to Cal State Northridge on Saturday. The 49ers endured a 15-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-20 defeat. Junior outside hitter Megan Kruidhof led the team with 17 kills and four digs. Senior setter Alexis Patterson had a double-double with 33 assists and 12 digs. The 49ers (4-11) came out with energy, starting off the first set with an impressive .522 hitting percentage. LBSU was dominant on defense, keeping CSUN at a .000 hitting percentage. Though 49ers had momentum the team eased off of the gas while heading into their next three sets. “We didn't start the rest of the sets with the same intensity and ‘go getter’ attitude that we did the first set,” Patterson said. “Our major fallbacks were our confidence and mental toughness, which are both things we can control outside of skills.” The offense from earlier sets was gone as the 49ers began to hit in the negative. LBSU showed frustration after multiple attack errors stopped the team from rallying back to end the second set. The Matadors took full advantage of LBSU’s offensive struggle by never looking back and comfortably tying

Matadors flex muscle: CSUN halts softball team’s momentum

A weekend series loss to Cal State Northridge at the 49er Softball Complex snapped the Long Beach State softball team’s four game-winning streak. CSUN (39-11, 14-1) opened up a five-game lead over the second place 49ers (22-24, 9-6) with just six games remaining in the season. “LBSU is a great team,” CSUN’s head coach Tairia Flowers said. “We knew we were going to have to come in and play good softball in order to pick up some wins.” The Matadors got off to a fast start in game one when freshman infielder Savannah Horvath hit an RBI double in the first inning to give CSUN a 1-0 lead. Sophomores Katie Hooper and Taylor Glover each had two RBI in the second inning to open up a 5-0 lead that LBSU never recovered from. The Matadors’ trio of top hitters did the most damage. Glover, Hooper and Horvath reached base safely 10 out of 12 times and drove in six runs. CSUN right-hander Brianna Elder had seven strikeouts in a complete game in the 6-2 win. “We let [CSUN’s] momentum affect us,” LBSU head coach Kim Sowder said. “It took us a little while to shake that off.” The 49ers’ offense

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