Possession of marijuana at Long Beach State remains illegal, but multiple universities across the U.S. have begun offering courses and degrees in marijuana sales and growth. University of California, Los Angeles currently offers a research program in cannabis. According to its website, The UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative is one of the first academic programs in the world dedicated to the study of cannabis.
The 49ers defeated the Bruins in straight sets Saturday in a national championship rematch. Video by: German Rodriguez Edited by: German Rodriguez & Paula Kiley
Long Beach State’s Annual Campus Security Report, released Oct. 1, showed that some felonies have decreased in the past two years, namely liquor and drug law arrests. The report is a mandatory annual release in conjunction with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, which requires all federally-funded universities to release a report of crime statistics by Oct. 1. The act is named after a 19-year-old Pennsylvania college student who was raped and murdered in her campus residence. Her parents called for a legislative reform after digging into the campus’ history and discovering a major lack of reporting in on-campus crime statistics. “It allows the parents of prospective students when they’re looking at a university to send their kids to what kind of crime stats that campus has so they know what they’re getting into more than just, ‘Hey this is a nice campus,’ because there’s more to it than that,” University Police Department Lt. Richard Goodwin said. “With that, they’re able to make an educated decision on what to do.” Sarah Vehrs | Daily 49erFrom 2016 to 2017, Long Beach State, University of Southern California and San Diego State all decreased in
With Long Beach State down two points in the fourth set, freshman outside hitter Kashauna Williams blocked the Bruins kill, making it hit the ground into a cluster of UCLA players and onto the sidelines. Long Beach fans cheered, but seconds later a career-high performance from Williams was spoiled, and the Walter Pyramid was filled with booing fans. The referees called the ball out on Long Beach, causing the team to drop the match in a controversial call. The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team (6-5) put up a fight in their Walter Pyramid return against No. 16 UCLA (5-2), pushing the team to nearly five sets, but ultimately falling 25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23. The deciding point for the team came late in the fourth set following a 3-0 run from Long Beach. Both teams went up for a block and thought the other touched the ball last. “Being two points away from a ranked opponent is a very good opportunity for us and our program,” junior outside hitter Hailey Harward said. “So I take that so personally and I take that to heart that we’re really trying to build something amazing here and we have chances and we’re right
Tensions were high for the Long Beach State Dirtbags as the team held a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth against No.11 UCLA. The Bruins managed to score a run to get on the board, following it up with a bases loaded situation and zero outs. Head coach Troy Buckley quickly made a pitching change by plugging in sophomore Dylan Spacke, who went on to strike out three straight UCLA batters for the last midweek game of the season for Long Beach. Spacke earned his third save of the season as Long Beach upset No. 11 UCLA, 5-1, in a nonconference game Tuesday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. This is the second time this season that the Dirtbags have defeated the Bruins. Long Beach (22-26, 7-8 Big West) junior outfielder Brooks Stotler started the rally by hitting a single up the middle. Following Stotler at bat, junior second baseman Jarren Duran forced UCLA pitcher Jack Ralston to walk while the Dirtbags had runners on first and second base with no outs. Long Beach took advantage as freshman Leonard Jones laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Stotler and Duran in scoring positions. Two-way player Jacob Hughey singled
Long Beach State junior Clayton Andrews, a talent on both the mound and as a position player, has won Big West Conference player and pitcher of the week for the Dirtbags this season. On Tuesday against No. 17 UCLA, fellow junior Jacob Hughey got in on the “two-way” action after throwing six innings and driving in three to lead the Dirtbags to a 5-2 victory at Blair Field. “I’m just trying to play like Clayton Andrews,” Hughey said after the impressive performance. Hughey has mostly served as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Dirtbags lately, but took to the mound because of how thin the pitching staff has been spread this season. “It helped the team out as far as saving arms,” Hughey said. “It saves some of our guys for a conference series this weekend and I was just happy I could help the team.” LBSU (13-20) was quick to forget its recent offensive struggles after jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Junior Brooks Stotler worked a 1-out walk against Bruins’ starter Jack Ralston and was driven in on a triple by Jarren Duran in the next at bat. Duran used
LOS ANGELES — The two best volleyball teams in the country squared off for the second time in five days Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team edged out No. 2 UCLA in a nail biting four set match. LBSU (14-0) came into the match just five days after taking down UCLA (14-3) in a similar four set fashion in front of a record-setting crowd at home. The 49ers were able to overcome a second set loss and defeat the Bruins 25-21, 23-25 25-19, 25-21. Long Beach silenced the crowd early on by easily taking the first set 25-21. The teams would trade five point runs in the second set, forcing both teams to use all of its timeouts before either team reached 20 points. Momentum was on the Bruins’ side, and a late run from senior outside hitter JT Hatch ended the second set to even the match. In typical Long Beach fashion, the core three juniors stepped in. Outside hitter TJ DeFalco, opposite hitter Kyle Ensing and setter Josh Tuaniga took over and brought Long Beach to victory in the final two sets. “[Long Beach State] challenges you to figure out where you
In a time where the existence of climate change has become a heated debate, students are being given the opportunity to learn about the issue at Cal State Long Beach. On Oct. 26, a nationwide university screening of former Vice President Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” (2017) will take place in the University Theater from 1:45 to 4:45 p.m. Over 100 schools will be participating in the screening, including UCLA and Stanford University. Gore’s first film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” centered around the present and future dangers associated with global warming at the turn of the century. Gore’s follow-up film tackles contemporary threats to the environment, the world and the changes to come with an up-and-coming “energy revolution.” The two people leading the event on campus are honors program interim director Deborah Thien and resilience commitment coordinator Lily House-Peters, who have yet to see the sequel but have seen Gore’s first documentary. Reviews have been mixed since the sequel’s release in July. Rotten Tomatoes gave it an overall positive rating at 78 percent, while IMDb gave it a mere 5.6 out of 10. “An Inconvenient Sequel” follows Gore as he travels the world in an effort to