In 1957, Dr. Ludwig Spolyar and Bill Lockyer founded Beach Crew as a fun way to bring their friends together. Beach Crew, now known as Long Beach State Rowing, has grown into a distinguished program on campus.
In celebration of Long Beach State’s 70th anniversary, the Daily Forty-Niner takes you back to 1992, when the university hired architect Donald Gibbs to design a gymnasium that would later become a university icon- the Walter Pyramid.
In 1965, Long Beach State hosted the California International Art Symposium where eight of the world’s best-known outdoor artists gathered at the university to create public art pieces to be dispersed throughout the campus. One of these pieces was the Carlson/Bloc Tower by André Bloc.
President Conoley celebrates Long Beach State’s 70th anniversary with the Daily Forty-Niner.
CSULB’s women’s, gender and sexuality studies department fought an uphill battle to get to where they are today.
The fox squirrel, native to the Eastern U.S. that most students interact with, took years to eventually migrate to CSULB. Now, they are abundant on campus and have become symbolic to students.
Long Beach State football was once a prominent piece in the sports community, but after sanctions and down years piled up the team was disbanded in 1991.
CSULB is a diverse school, but its past is characterized by racist policies, people and events. Its transformation into a progressive institution is a work in progress, but it has come a long way.
From the simple beginning of parking in a dirt lot to 14,090 paved spots, “Parking has always been a problem.”
Protests have drastically changed at Long Beach State from the 1960s to now. In celebration of the university’s 70th anniversary, the Daily Forty-Niner takes a look at the history of student-led demonstrations at CSULB.