Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events on campus and around Long Beach.

FDA allows ‘morning-after pill’ over counter

The Food and Drug Administration officially approved the morning-after pill, Thursday to be sold over the counter. Women over the age of 18 can now purchase the drug without a prescription, a victory for women’s advocacy groups. The morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, is a high-dose combination of[Read More…]

ASI Senate hears SAAC presentation

Associated Student Inc.’s meeting began Wednesday afternoon with the introduction of the newly-appointed student to the board of trustees, Andrew LaFlamme, by Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander. Alexander introduced LaFlamme as another example of a student who works for the student interest. LaFlamme was appointed by Gov.[Read More…]

Nursing department raises money, expands

The nursing department at Cal State Long Beach is beginning to raise money to expand from its current two classrooms to six or seven. The department admitted 140 students into the program this year, which is four times the amount admitted in 2004. The department is continuously growing in population[Read More…]

First day brings stress, long lines

Among the chaotic labyrinth of cars waiting at the light on Bellflower Boulevard emerges a single rider car on his way through the intersection. Arriving in the parking lot, the car pulls into the structure but encounters the obvious: traffic. After the student parks, he makes his way to the[Read More…]

Attendance beneficial to learning

There are plenty of fun things to do in Long Beach, and for many students, going to class is at the bottom of the list. “They really don’t want to go to class because we live right by the beach,” said Laura Kintz, a senior kinesiology major. Whether or not[Read More…]

Alexander addresses 2006 Convocation

Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander told a crowd of about a 1,000 that the university should raise more money, significantly enhance the living, learning and teaching environments of the campus, and provide affordable housing options for staff and faculty at the 2006 Annual Convocation Friday. Alexander also[Read More…]

New company offers textbook options

As the fall semester approaches, the usual talk about the high price of textbooks is a common conversation among many college students. A new approach for combating the problem of paying for expensive books is being offered by a new startup company, Freeload Press. The small St. Paul, Minn. publisher[Read More…]

High textbook prices still a major problem

With the rising cost of tuition, many college students are finding ways to cut down on expenses. One common gripe among students is the cost of textbooks, the backbones of most courses. Some students look for used books or previous editions of a newly-revised text. Others swap with friends, but[Read More…]

‘Doing dishes, laundry’ is part of off-campus living

Many students do not realize living alone for the first time comes with a long list of responsibilities. Students do not have to worry about paying for the Internet, cable and groceries while living in the dorms or at home with parents, Stan Olin, director of Housing and Residential Life,[Read More…]

AAC assist students for graduation

The Academic Advising Center (AAC), located next to the University Library, has moved to the Steve and Nini Horn Center due to library construction. It will continue to provide services to Cal State Long Beach students. While students are aware of the center, only a few can identify all of[Read More…]

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