Long Beach State’s new mascot was finally named after the removal of controversial mascot, Prospector Pete.
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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.
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.
The debate over the mascot of Long Beach State has been grounded in the racial tensions surrounding the contentious legacy of prospectors in California for decades. “The American Indian Community at LBSU has been protesting the 49er Days [events] and Prospector Pete for the past 50 years,” said Craig Stone,[Read More…]
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