Beach Weekly: Episode 6

Assistant News Editors Hannah Getahun and James Chow discuss this past week's notable news topics: LBSU mourns the death of two professors, the San Ysidro border closure and a flooded animation lab. 0:38 LBSU mourns the death of two professors 0:41 Math professor Kent Merryfield 1:20 Linguistics professor Alexandra "Misty" Jaffe 3:59 San Ysidro border closure 6:20 Flooded animation lab

La Raza hosts migrant advocacy group

La Raza Student Association members and students supporting migration rights met Tuesday in the La Raza Center to listen to speakers from Thoughty Organizer, a movement advocating immigrant rights in the United States. Speakers Nancy Meza and Ana Karen Aloccer, as well as members of the California Immigrant Youth Justice Association, recently supported efforts to assist a migrant caravan at the San Ysidro border checkpoint seeking asylum Sunday. “For today, our goal was to connect with the students here at Cal State Long Beach about the efforts we’re taking at both the institutional level, CIYJA and also on our own at Thoughty Organizer to really support the on the ground efforts happening right now with immigrants, the caravana and anti-deportation efforts,” Meza said. Meza and Aloccer encouraged students to be creative and take advantage of resources at Long Beach State and in their community to support migrants and caravans crossing the border. “As a student, you do have access to a lot of resources like a lab to edit videos, or like to record sound,” said Meza, who creates advocacy media for her organizations. However, they believe the best way for students to get involved in advocacy work is to

By | 2018-11-27T22:11:58-07:00 Nov 27, 2018 | 9:49 pm|Categories: Campus, Events, News, Today|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tijuana border closes after migrant demonstrations

SAN YSIDRO — Cars inched forward toward the 805 North Freeway at the San Ysidro border after its six-hour closure Sunday. The San Ysidro port of entry, which sits between San Diego and Tijuana, was closed around 11:20 a.m and didn’t fully open again until 5:11 p.m. Central American migrants have been gathering in Tijuana for weeks to seek asylum in the United States, according to an article by the Los Angeles Times. According to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Control, additional personnel were sent to the San Ysidro port of entry in preparation for multiple planned demonstrations on both sides of the border. Authorities from the Metropolitan Transit System and the San Diego Police Department met last Tuesday to create a contingency plan in case tensions rose on the border, Metropolitan Transit System transportation supervisor John Tarantino said. At 11:19 a.m., San Diego U.S. Customs & Border Protection tweeted that both northbound and southbound lanes leading to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry were closed. An order by the federal government ordered trains from the San Diego Trolley to turn back one stop before San Ysidro, Tarantino said. Alison Chang, 25, and her mother

By | 2018-11-26T19:38:32-07:00 Nov 25, 2018 | 10:53 pm|Categories: News, Showcase, Today|Tags: , , , , , , |