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.
With the announcement of a new shark mascot, the 49er Shops will be unveiling a collection of new shark merchandise within the next year, according to school officials.
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 final round of votes in early May will determine the university’s new identity.
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 on-campus Shark Lab has been recognized worldwide for its research on “the physiological and behavioral ecology of marine animals.” Directed by Christopher Lowe, professor of marine biology, the lab depends on the contributions of student researchers such as research technician Arthur Barraza and biology graduate students Echelle Burns and[Read More…]
A bill intended to create a White Shark Population Monitoring and Beach Safety Program in California passed the state assembly floor Thursday. Formally called Assembly Bill 2191, the program would grant funding to organizations involved in research on white sharks and the promotion of public safety in the state’s beaches.[Read More…]
Professor and shark guru Chris Lowe was on the edge of his seat Tuesday when the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee unanimously approved his shark funding bill. Assembly Bill 2191 would allocate funding to the development of a White Shark Population Monitoring and Beach Safety Program. The bill would[Read More…]
Members of the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab are eager to test the waters in the newest addition to their collection of aquatic vessels. The Shark Lab, headed by Director of the CSULB Shark Lab Chris Lowe, recently received donations from two local shark enthusiasts which were used[Read More…]