Current and former Long Beach State students took to social media after news broke that the university’s statue of the once-esteemed mascot had been removed from its post in the middle of campus.
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CSULB’s Prospector Pete statue was removed from the LA5 plaza earlier than originally planned “in light of the renewed national conversation about anti-racism” according to President Jane Close Conoley.
Previously, the alumni center was scheduled to begin construction in 2018, but due to complications, like the recent earthquakes, it was pushed back to fall 2020.
On Wednesday night President Conoley tweeted, “Actually we are not the Sharks…”
After a student referendum and over 10,000 votes from the campus and Long Beach community, the 49ers and Prospector Pete have officially been replaced.
For a special 10th edition in the news roundup, this podcast delves into all things related to the Long Beach State mascot, or lack thereof. Beach Weekly host James Chow interviews reporters Perry Continente, Rachel Barnes and Paula Kiley, who helped cover and contribute to the new mascot conversation. While Continente[Read More…]
The conversation over which woodland creature or campus landmark best represents us is a fun and ultimately harmless diversion from the stress of a new term, but it’s still distracting from a larger issue. We, as a campus community, are failing to address the fact that the retirement of Pete[Read More…]
In this week’s regularly scheduled podcast, Assistant News Editor James Chow goes over the new alumni center and talks to Daily 49er reporters who covered this week’s ASI and Pregnant and Parenting Students Club’s meetings. Alumni Center: 0:26 ASI Senate Meeting: 1:04 Pregnant and Parenting Students Club 7:01
Students will soon be seeing a lot less of Prospector Pete in the 49er Shops Bookstore after President Jane Close Conoley announced that the 51-year-old statue is officially retired, Sept. 20. According to Kierstin Stickney, director of marketing and communications at 49er Shops, the merchandise for the mascot has never[Read More…]