The Role of Students
In April, the Associated Students Lobby Corps had the opportunity to lobby alongside equal rights advocates and co-sponsors of SB 493 to a staffer of Assemblymember Robert Rivas asking for his support. The hard work of students, professors and activists across the state paid off as Governor Gavin Newsom finally approved the bill on September 29
Climate change is the greatest threat to the world as we know it. According to NASA scientists, the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is currently up 414 parts per million, the highest rate of carbon dioxide seen in over 650,000 years. NASA also released information stating that Earth has lost 12.85% of its Arctic ice every decade since 1981 and 427 gigatons of Arctic ice sheet every year. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), over the next several decades, droughts in the United States will worsen to catastrophic levels, posing a serious threat to our agriculture, energy systems, water supply and fire management capacities.
The world remains virtual, but that doesn't mean your real-life fun has to stay on pause. Fall is a time for new beginnings, different courses and fresh ideas. As a city known for its trends and innovation, Long Beach is adjusting and evolving to bring you fall as it's never been seen before. With social distancing protocols and mask-wearing, you can still be active in the community.
This year there are two propositions on California’s ballot meant to target voter inequity. Proposition 17, which guarantees the right to vote for people on parole for felony convictions, and Proposition 19, which allows 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they will be 18 by the time of the general election.
Not everything we do in a day has to be productive. I find the greatest joy when I put down my planner, close my to-do list app, push my iPhone aside and sit down on the couch next to a pile of magazines. My mind gets lost in the articles and ventures to unknown places without a worry in the world.