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Shortened academic year too risky

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has lacked the leadership California has needed for more than five years. When the “Governator” entered office in 2003, he inherited enormous debt. His efforts to minimize this debt proved futile when overspending skyrocketed California into a whopping $42 billion debt. While Cal State Long Beach students[Read More…]

Texting modernizes ad potentiality

Remember all those Friday morning classes during your freshmen year? You’d walk through discarded party flyers filled with colorful pictures and half naked bodies promoting bars, clubs and social events. Well, times have changed. Text messaging and social media have become the new trend in advertising all over America. Many[Read More…]

Gaza peace not in near future

By now you’ve heard plenty about the ceased Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip that resulted in many civilian casualties. What you didn’t hear, however, is just as startling. The silence of protesters was deafening when Hamas was firing rockets on a regular basis into southern Israel, making life[Read More…]

Archaeology unearths scientific secrets of often mysterious Bible

PBS recently aired an outstanding documentary on the current state of archaeology related to the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible. Entitled “The Bible’s Buried Secrets,” the documentary shows that archaeological findings often contradict biblical texts. For example, there is no archaeological evidence for the Exodus from Egypt, nor for the[Read More…]

CSULB parking always a bad dream

I know the Cal State Long Beach parking nightmare has been talked about, written about, maligned and criticized, but I must have one final word to vent my frustrations. Who knows, incoming students may learn a thing or two about how to deal with this mess. To start with, a[Read More…]

Senior shares short-timer ‘tude

Here we go again; another semester at sunny Cal State Long Beach. With the start of every semester, sunny or not, we all endure no parking, long lines and high book prices. This is the last semester I will have to endure such hardships. After eight years of college my[Read More…]

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