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.
Close to 250 people gathered at Harvey Milk Park July 6, and marched to the Long Beach Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to protest the agency’s presence in the city.
It’s noisy outside. Megaphones, safety vests and posters of all colors litter the crowd of marchers. Hundreds of voices chant the same phrases in unison, walking down the unevenly paved streets of Long Beach as traffic is jammed. Some honk in annoyance, others in solidarity. To longtime residents of the[Read More…]
Students gathered at the Central Quad Monday as evangelists shouted phrases such as “Christians who lie, cheat and steal are not the real thing” and “You’ll go to hell like Hillary Clinton.” George Edward “Jed” Smock, Jr., better known as Brother Jed, and other preachers arrived at Long Beach State[Read More…]
The Long Beach City Council was marred by a group of impassioned residents who pleaded to the board to make changes to the Long Beach animal adoption policy during Tuesday’s meeting. Advocates for the Long Beach Animal Care Services lined up one-by-one to vent their frustrations with the council, holding[Read More…]
Student coalition releases statement in response to university’s handling of Turning Point USA event
#WeAreCSULB, a coalition of student groups, published a statement Oct. 25 claiming that Long Beach State provides no protection or support for marginalized groups on campus. The statement was posted to the La Raza Student Association Instagram, following Turning Point USA’s event, Campus Clash Oct. 23. #WeAreCSULB is comprised of[Read More…]
Crowds of protesters chanted, “Go home fascist” and held signs that read phrases such as, “Unite to fight patriarchy and bigotry,” among other slogans on the bottom steps of the Long Beach State University Student Union Tuesday night. This protest was in response to Campus Clash, a talk hosted by[Read More…]
Dozens of Long Beach residents lined their surfboards along the shore Saturday morning in protest of the breakwater at the ninth annual Paddle Out in Memory of the Waves ceremony. Led by the Long Beach chapter of the non-profit environmental organization Surfrider Foundation and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, men, women and[Read More…]
A new movement may soon disrupt school days all over the nation as students, staff and faculty around the country plan to walk out of classes in the middle of the day to take a stand against gun violence. Women’s March Youth Empower began promoting a National School Walkout day[Read More…]
The disruptive activities surrounding a Long Beach hotel were the subject of contention on Saturday, after community members in the Zaferia neighborhood rallied on 11th Street and Obispo Avenue Saturday to protest the Grace Hotel. The Grace Hotel primarily houses residents who are unable to afford the average rental price[Read More…]