Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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...
Columbine High School. 15 lives lost. Red Lake Senior High School, 10 lives lost. Virginia Tech, 33 lives lost. Sandy Hook Elementary School, 28 lives lost. Umpqua Community College, 10 lives lost. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 17 lives lost. School shootings have become an all too common of an occurrence nowadays. Each shooting seems to follow a similar...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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 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...

Opinion: Campus safety

Long Beach City College students should brief themselves on campus safety statistics to become more aware of campus crime. Both campuses have the resources to inform students, and that benefits the school and students as a whole. According to the LBCC annual security report both the LAC and the PCC still have occurrences when it comes to robbery, vehicle thefts,...
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...