Opinion: Student Voices for the Viking

By Lashica Johnson

It’s a brand semester at Long Beach City College meaning classes are in session, students are on campus and the Viking is back is business. The Viking is LBCC’s very own news outlet providing readers with all things Long Beach related. This semester the students have spoken and want the Viking to know what they want to see this semester. The Viking covers everything from school news, sports, entertainment, clubs and more.

Students have many opinions “I’d like to see more club information such as when and where events are happening and what resources we have on campus,” said Shoup Shoup, 26 Geology major. The Viking is always looking for new ideas and stories to cover at all times which means including more club information is a quick fix. Information on club meetings, where they will be taking place and any updated news will be a good addition to the Viking.

The Viking is where students and staff are able to keep up with everything happening at the PCC and LAC campuses so to keep readers intrigued it is crucial to keep up with the times and take notes on all things LBCC related. Paying attention to the thoughts and views of the school’s students and staff is a large part of the Viking because the Viking is made for its readers.

“I’d like to see more entertainment news, or maybe something along the lines of a lifestyle section. I would be interested in seeing food reviews, movie reviews or information on upcoming shows, said Jasmine Backer, 22, undecided major. Readers will be able to keep track of what the best new restaurant in town is, or what movie theater in surrounding areas has discounted movie days. Most theaters give students a discount if they have a student ID with them. Long Beach typically has many art shows or concerts going on so it would be beneficial for students to know where they can go to enjoy themselves, on or off campus.

“I’d like to see more information about off and on campus Long Beach art events and opportunities,” said Jessi Knox, 24, History Major.

The voices of the students and staff are what makes the Viking what it is because it is the outlet that is available for everyone here at LBCC. Not only is it a community but it’s also a place that allows readers to find out important information, check out new club details, learn more about what’s happening on campus and in surrounding areas and so much more. The Viking is always looking for more topics to cover and encourages the student body to interact and let the staff know what they want to see covered.