• Ceramics Professor Molds his Story
  • Recycle, Please
  • Hey Siri
  • EOPS and Financial Aid provide services to disadvantaged students
  • The Life of an Internet Surfer
  • From Hiding Behind a Mask to Creating Masks
  • The Beauty in Chaos
  • Chargers and panels: LBCC campus receives an eco-friendly reboot
  • Former journalism professor shares insights with high school students
  • Community College: what are you paying for?
  • Ceramics Professor Molds his Story

    Ceramics Professor Molds his Story

    By Dina Bollweg, Jennifer Escoab, and Rodrigo Macias

    It wasn't molding clay into beautiful pieces of art that led assistant professor of ceramics Gerardo Monterrubio to develop his passion—it was his students. Nor was it an art form he's loved since day one. “[Ceramics] grew into this love/hate relationship,”  Monterrubio said. “Once I developed...

    Ceramics instructor Gerardo Monterrubio works with a student in one of his classes at Long Beach City College. (Rodrigo Macias)

  • Recycle, Please

    Recycle, Please

    By Matthew Magill, Alexa Cervantes, Elliott Nerenberg, and Katherine Quezada

    It provokes curiosity. Where are the recycling bins? Do I just toss my plastics and other recyclables into the trash? With days reaching up to 90 degrees in early August, Long Beach City College has no recycling containers for the countless empty water bottles students drink from. “I don’t ...

    WHERE ARE THE BLUE BINS? In November, 2016, LBCC removed the special receptacles for recycling when its waste service moved to a mixed-waste processing.

  • Hey Siri

    Hey Siri

    By Annie Choi, Halah Biviji, Ryan Golden, and Kasandra Tapia

    Siri, how is the weather today? Siri is an intelligent personal assistant, part of Apple Inc.'s iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS operating systems. This virtual helper  translates people’s personal requests into binary commands. However, at Long Beach City College, Siri Connor, one of the two Interim...

    Siri Connor is one of two ASL Interpreters for LBCC.

    Annie Choi

  • EOPS and Financial Aid provide services to disadvantaged students

    EOPS and Financial Aid provide services to disadvantaged students

    By Julie Yoo, Michael Toyos, Trevor Klein, and Riley Collins

    Long Beach City College students file out the door of the admissions office to apply for financial aid programs that will help them fulfill their college dreams. With the fall semester approaching on Aug. 2, LBCC junior Steve Navarro stood outside the Admissions office at LBCC in a navy-blue shirt...

    Steve Navarro (junior), Outreach Coordinator of the EOPS (Extended Opportunities Programs and Services) program, informs students about the organization in front of the LBCC (Long Beach City College) Scholarship Outreach Building. EOPS is an assistance program that benefits students who are socially, economically, or educationally incapable of supporting themselves. For more than 40 years, around 250,000 disadvantaged students throughout California have been offered financial and educational opportunities through this program. “We are a state funded program that makes student educational plans [with] assistance.org to get the classes they need [for their future] career,” Outreach Coordinator of the EOPS program Steve Navarro said. Additionally, Navarro, currently a junior enrolled in LBCC, mentions that around 75%-80% of the student body is linked to this program.

    Photo by: Julie Yoo

  • The Life of an Internet Surfer

    The Life of an Internet Surfer

    By Hannnah Woodworth, Alex Reyes, Gabriela Limon, and Berenice Cortez

    The spinning wheel of death pops up. The internet surfer is frustrated and loses interest by the second. Mo Wright, a web designer at Long Beach City College, believes in the benefits of the internet and that no one should be intimidated by technology. Wright began his career in web design after working...

    Web designer Mo Wright is creating a new website for Long Beach City College.

    Berenice Cortez

  • From Hiding Behind a Mask to Creating Masks

    From Hiding Behind a Mask to Creating Masks

    By Lindsay Chong, Braeden Bailey, Ashwin Chona, and Paul Yoo

    As Danielle Crowder, 24, sets down her mask and undoes her purple ponytail on a Wednesday afternoon, a resilient and aspiring woman appears. Having been disguised as a drug addict for seven years, Crowder shows her true self— a young woman who loves art and law. Before drugs crippled her career,...

    Danielle Crowder, 24, is ready to go home after her ceramics class on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. She shows off a mask she made outside the art department building at Long Beach City College.

    Emily Nagamoto

  • The Beauty in Chaos

    The Beauty in Chaos

    By Alexis Rodriguez-Mejia, Elizabeth Alvarado, Neitan Mayorga, and Polina Mogilevsky

    Art is often thought of as a mere hobby for the creatively inclined. Vivadine Delfs, a freshman at Long Beach City College, has decided that art will be her profession. A lifelong artist, Delfs has created her art through several techniques. An avid doodler, she carries a sketchbook that showcases...

  • Chargers and panels: LBCC campus receives an eco-friendly reboot

    Chargers and panels: LBCC campus receives an eco-friendly reboot

    By Brianna Rubio, Ricardo Garcia, Evie Der Manouel, and Caitlin Henderson

    As part of a renovation process, Long Beach City College recently placed five charging stations around campus to encourage cleaner commutes to class. “The solar charging station is used to charge your cars and some students started using them over the summer,” Andrew Kellog, student aide, said....

  • Former journalism professor shares insights with high school students

    Former journalism professor shares insights with high school students

    By Paul Yoo, Alexis Rodriguez Mejia, Evie DerManouel, and Kasandra Tapia

    [View the story "LBCC Trustee Vivian Williams Malauulu speaks to student journalists" on Storify]...

  • Community College: what are you paying for?

    Community College: what are you paying for?

    By Maya Chari - Newbury Park High School, Kavita Rai - Newbury park High School, Kate Wasson - Mater Dei High School, Graham Metzker - Long Beach Poly High School, and Connor Schwengel - Woodbridge High School

    The three things an incoming college freshman frets about are eating right, sleeping right, and paying right— paying right being the number one concern for most students, especially at Long Beach City College. “I chose LBCC because it’s close to home. And it’s cheaper,” said Dylan Roberts,...

Chargers and panels: LBCC campus receives an eco-friendly reboot

Chargers and panels: LBCC campus receives an eco-friendly reboot

By Brianna Rubio, Ricardo Garcia, Evie Der Manouel, and Caitlin Henderson

August 3, 2017No Comments

As part of a renovation process, Long Beach City College recently placed five charging stations around campus to encourage cleaner commutes to class. “The solar charging...

Former journalism professor shares insights with high school students

Former journalism professor shares insights with high school students

By Paul Yoo, Alexis Rodriguez Mejia, Evie DerManouel, and Kasandra Tapia

August 2, 2017No Comments

[View the story "LBCC Trustee Vivian Williams Malauulu speaks to student journalists" on Storify]...

Professor gives opinion on citizens’ perspectives on cops

Professor gives opinion on citizens’ perspectives on cops

August 2, 2016No Comments

Due to the increasing hostility between the police and citizens, along with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Professor of Administration at Long Beach  City College, Grant...

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The Common Denominator is Art

The Common Denominator is Art

By Patrick Monreal, James Pratt, Jacqueline Pompa, and Emily Nagamoto

August 5, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, students at Long Beach City College had the opportunity to hear freshman Vi...

The Game That Never Dies

The Game That Never Dies

By Presley Allen, Lokesh Bhardwaj, Phillip Leung, and Ruby Martinez

August 5, 2017

Entering college as a freshman may seem daunting, but what’s a better way to meet new people who share a common interest than playing Pokémon GO? Pokémon GO is a mass...

Summer at Long Beach City College

Summer at Long Beach City College

By Zarina Yunis, Alyssa Boedigheimer, Emily Manton, and Jacob Gibbs

August 5, 2017

Hard work does not stop when the temperature rises at Long Beach City College. On a summer day around...

  • EOPS and Financial Aid provide services to disadvantaged students
  • From Hiding Behind a Mask to Creating Masks
  • Community College: what are you paying for?
Summer Journalism Workshop