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Keeping school spirit and rivalry for the Big Game tasteful

Author: | November 22nd, 2013 | Category : California

On Nov. 23, Stanford and Cal will square off in the 116th annual Big Game at Stanford Stadium, an event that has been a Bay Area tradition. Our two universities share a strong football and academic heritage as well as a spirited and storied rivalry. It is important that the traditional goal of the Big Game be reinforced this year:  a spirited competition on the field and an enjoyable experience … Read more »

Shared strike responsibility

Author: | November 22nd, 2013 | Category : California

Much like middle-class jobs, affordable college tuition and Polaroid pictures, seeing a workers’ strike often feels like a relic of days past. Perhaps this is why when our campus’s graduate students took to the picket line Wednesday to stand with the university’s striking service workers, much of the student body looked on in mild confusion. The strike, at its core, was a display of solidarity with UC medical-care workers who … Read more »

University of California’s volatile tuition rates are unfair to students

Author: | November 22nd, 2013 | Category : California

During her presidential remarks at the November meeting of the UC Board of Regents, UC President Janet Napolitano announced her proposal to freeze tuition for the 2014-15 academic year. The proposal follows years of volatile and exponential fee increases. Since 2008-09, the UC system has raised its residential undergraduate tuition from $6,202 to $11,160, a whopping 80 percent increase in four short years. Tuition increases have major ramifications as well; … Read more »

In defense of the IDF

Author: | November 22nd, 2013 | Category : California

On Tuesday, Yehuda Shaul, co-founder and head of the organization Breaking the Silence (BtS), spoke on campus. BtS claims it “exposes” the actions of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the occupied territories by accumulating the testimonies of soldiers about various prevention tactics exercised by the IDF. BtS casts itself as a nonpartisan and apolitical group that aims only to make public the confessions of IDF soldiers. This characterization, however, … Read more »

Reflecting on a Coward’s brave email

Author: | November 22nd, 2013 | Category : California

I was studying on one of Dwinelle’s uncomfortable benches on Wednesday when I heard a faded song from afar get louder and louder. Then Dwinelle’s doors were flung open, bringing in the soft sound of the pouring rain mingled with the protesters’ song, their own version of “This Land Is Your Land.” Graduate students and UC service workers streamed in, making a loop around Dwinelle’s halls, their song’s echo trailing … Read more »

High winds and spirits mark Freeman Park’s grand reopening in Woodland

Author: | November 21st, 2013 | Category : California

Balloons bobbed in the wind Thursday as a small group of local leaders and residents gathered to celebrate the reopening of Freeman Park. The $461,000 project included new turf, a new irrigation system, a basketball half-court and better tables, benches, paths and lighting. A chain-link fence that encircled the park since August was taken down Wednesday. “This is the first of many reopenings” on tap for Woodland, said Christine Engel, … Read more »

Woodland City Council agrees on new district voting map

Author: | November 21st, 2013 | Category : California

Feeling forced into an unneeded and unwanted decision, Woodland’s City Council nonetheless has taken steps to divide the city into five voting districts. But the details of how to select a mayor, vice mayor, and even what dates councilmembers should be selected in the future was put off for at least another two weeks while further options are considered. Tuesday night’s action to schedule a June 2014 vote by Woodland … Read more »

Davis police searching for suspect in attempted sexual assault

Author: | November 21st, 2013 | Category : California

Yolo County law enforcement officials are looking for a suspect in an attempted sexual assault in South Davis. Davis police reported the incident on Wednesday afternoon. It allegedly occurred around 9:40 p.m., Tuesday, near the intersection of Mace Boulevard and El Macero Drive. According to police, a man grabbed a woman around her waist with one arm, covered the victim’s mouth with his other hand, and then attempted to drag … Read more »

Search widens for killer of Winters woman

Author: | November 21st, 2013 | Category : California

Sacramento Valley law enforcement is continuing its hunt for the killer of a Winters woman, with the U.S. Marshall Service joining the search efforts Wednesday. William Carl Gardner III, a 30-year-old Sacramento resident, is wanted for allegedly gunning down 32-year-old Leslie Pinkston on Monday morning as she sat in her car on Railroad Avenue in downtown Winters. “We are still in the search for Mr. Gardner, our suspect, and we … Read more »

State Water Project may deliver only 5 percent to contractors

Author: | November 21st, 2013 | Category : California

SACRAMENTO — The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Wednesday an initial allocation of 5 percent of requested deliveries to State Water Project (SWP) contractors in calendar year 2014, a DWR news release states. The initial allocation is a conservative estimate of what DWR expects it can deliver as a percentage of the total amount requested by the public water agencies that contract for SWP deliveries. “We hope things improve … Read more »

KCSN News Update: An increasing number of drivers are using their smart phones to search the Internet in what is becoming a dangerous trend

Author: | November 19th, 2013 | Category : California

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN: The latest poll shows potential 2016 Presidential candidates Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Chris Christie would be in a very close race. An increasing number of drivers are using their smart phones to search the Internet in what is becoming a dangerous trend. The federal government unveils long awaited regulations that will make treatment for mental health and substance abuse more widely … Read more »

Geek culture is a safe space for diversity

Author: | November 19th, 2013 | Category : California

Illustration by: Celina Sarmiento / Contributor Nerd, geek, weirdo, fanboy. If you had called me those names 15 years ago, I probably would have been a little offended, but not so anymore. Nowadays, mainstream culture has welcomed and even celebrated “the geek.” Terms like “geek squad” and “geek chic” are commonplace. One only needs to look at the current slate of TV shows and movies for further proof – a … Read more »

Remedial classes may not be the right answer for college students

Author: | November 19th, 2013 | Category : California

Illustration by: Jasmine Mochizuki / Visual Editor Robert Gomez, 19, sophomore business major at CSUN, feels discouraged by the remedial, also known as supplemental instruction, work required for him. “I feel like quitting a lot of the time because I’m taking my second math class and I’m still not at what’s considered college-level yet,” said Gomez. Gomez said if he passes his remedial math course this semester, he will then … Read more »

Students ‘Beat the Blues’ on inflated obstacle course

Author: | November 19th, 2013 | Category : California

Two at a time, students raced in the inflatable obstacle course that was set up by the Blues Project. The obstacle course was designed to help release stress in a healthy way. Photo credit: Won Choi / Daily Sundial The Blues Project recruited more than 40 students to compete in a quick obstacle course Monday. The colorful bounce house, which served as the course, was 20-feet-long, complete with a wall … Read more »

LGBTQA students learn teamwork skills at retreat

Author: | November 19th, 2013 | Category : California

Students spoke about many different topics from bullying to their current classes. 32 of CSUN’s LGBTQA club members attended the camping retreat which began on Friday and ended on Sunday. Photo credit: John Saringo-Rodriguez / Photo Editor As a diverse group of CSUN students made an abrupt stop beside Lake Webb, the rush of wind caused ripples in the water to take shape. It is tradition for CSUN’s Lesbian, Gay, … Read more »

Caffey scores 23, but key mistakes in final seconds lead LBSU loss

Author: | November 16th, 2013 | Category : California

All it took was six seconds. That how long Loyola Marymount needed to erase a three-point Long Beach State lead and come back to defeat the 49ers 74-73 Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid. After going back and forth for most of the first half, the 49ers (1-2) led the Lions (3-0) all the way up until the final minute of the second half. Ahead 73-70 with 45 seconds to … Read more »

‘Niners to go back up north this weekend

Author: | November 16th, 2013 | Category : California

After a season opener last Friday that brought the Long Beach State women’s basketball team up to No. 9 California, the 49ers are set to make that trip three times in two weeks, flying to “The Biggest Little City” on Friday to face Nevada in Reno and then visiting “The City” 48 hours later to take on San Francisco. Despite the lopsided 70-51 loss to Cal at Haas Pavilion, there … Read more »

49ers to host LMU before road trip

Author: | November 16th, 2013 | Category : California

The Puerto Rico Tip-Off is little more than a week away for the Long Beach State men’s basketball team, but the flights for that trip will begin later this weekend. Following a home game against Loyola Marymount on Thursday, the 49ers (1-1) will fly to the Sunflower State for a game against Kansas State that will count toward the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Before the ‘Niners board any flights, though, they … Read more »

‘Niners to face LMU for fourth time this season

Author: | November 16th, 2013 | Category : California

The No. 8 Long Beach State men’s water polo team will be seeking a much-needed win as it heads to the Burns Aquatic Center for a match against Loyola Marymount on Thursday. “It’s a tough place to play,” head coach Gavin Arroyo said. “LMU is a young team, a talented team, and is similar to us in that they’re a little bit up and down.” The 49ers (18-10, 1-5 MPSF) … Read more »