Friday, October 19, 2018
LBCC needs to familiarize their first year students with both LAC and PCC to make the transition easier from high school to a city college. The college  has a mandatory online orientation for first year students applying to LBCC in which they also take an assessment test and a planned workshop where they meet with a counselor and plan...
The 50-48 vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on Saturday has left some people discouraged, excited, and even energized. To those who do feel disappointed about Kavanaugh’s confirmation, this is not a time to feel like your voice will not be heard but rather a time to step up and do more...
Correction: Sept 25, 2018 1:46 p.m. A paragraph was omitted due to incorrect reporting. As a full time student that spends a majority of their time at LAC throughout the week it has become difficult to feed my appetite especially since the cafeteria isn't the first option that comes to mind.   I’m in class from 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m....
Long Beach City College’s bus shuttles are not perfect. Even though they are a great benefit to students who have classes on both campuses throughout the day, the shuttle program has its areas where improvement is needed. There are only two buses to accommodate a campus of more than 24,000 students and on top of that students have to...
The defining characteristic of any academic institution is its students. How important is it to keep the students in the loop?  Should the students be informed of any incidents on the campus that may affect their learning experience on campus, or their lives off campus? First, we have the financial aid situation. If you were on campus at the...
As a first year student at Long Beach City College I was generally curious about this new mysterious environment. Walking around the school made me notice multiple things: one, I have no idea where anything is and two, the school seems a little behind for the times. The printer around the Assessment & Orientation office was broken, the desk in...
When computers shut down, students overheat. Since April 3rd, LBCC has been experiencing technical difficulties in its systems. We could not sign up for classes, access Financial Aid, professors can’t access their work or grades, causing them to cancel class and put a hold on work as well. When students found out about the technical issues, the college was experiencing, questions...
The outage of several of important student systems at LBCC has left students with many questions, but the college seems reluctant to give any answers Staff and faculty of LBCC were notified of the outage as early as Monday. Many professors notified their students of the downed systems, but students weren’t officially notified until Wednesday morning via the school’s...
For 17 minutes on the morning of Wednesday, March 14, schools across the nation participated in the National School Walkout to support the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida, shooting and demand STRONGER better gun laws. Hundreds of students and staff employees and parents marched to give attention to legislators about gun-control issues, on how the number of lives have been because of gun violence.  The fear of...
When Mother Nature calls with her monthly gift, women unfortunately don’t have the option to send it straight to voicemail. Thankfully, there are aisles of products that are easily accessible for us women to purchase when that uncomfortable times come. But what about those moments when Mother Nature calls a little too early and you’re in the middle of...