Luk-Mattew Phanbandith is the first in his family to graduate and has worked hard for his graduation to be an achievement he can call his own.
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With CSULB’s commencement ceremony less than six weeks away, many students have begun to lose hope in the 2023 graduating class’ fight for a traditional ceremony due to the unwavering administration.
Students gathered outside Brotman Hall to protest their spring commencement after another graduating class was denied a traditional ceremony for the third year in a row.
Located on Fourth Street, local plant store Plantiitas provides Long Beach community members with workshops to prioritize holistic health while celebrating marginalized people within the safe space of their shop.
A modern spin on Sophocles’ “Electra” will be performed until Oct. 8.
Being the first person to attend college in my family, let alone on the journey to graduate, can bring a lot of pressure. Along with being very proud of myself for doing so, I’ve struggled a lot.
While I’m the eldest daughter and the first in my family to pursue a bachelor’s degree, it can become overwhelming at times because my parents escaped from poverty to leave everything behind.
To be educated is a privilege that first-generation students worked relentlessly for.
Navigating college is hard enough, but these three students are the first in their family to do so. They hope to be an inspiration to their family members and others who come from a similar background.
The road through college isn’t always an easy one, but there is hope at the end of the tunnel.