The Grunion

Two of Long Beach State’s student-run publications — the Daily Forty-Niner and Dig Mag — collected 17 awards from the California College Media Association awards ceremony held virtually last Saturday, March 20.

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Long Beach Unified School District will bring students in grades five and below back to campuses on March 29, delaying the return to in-person learning from the initial March 1 target, in an effort to ensure all staff members get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, officials said this week.

This past Sunday was evaluation day for Los Altos Youth Baseball, the league in El Dorado Park where my son will play Single-A ball this year. It was a brisk, sunny morning at the park. My daughter and I sat on a picnic blanket reading comic books while we watched my son go through his paces…

A new food pantry location at Cesar Chavez Elementary School (730 W. Third St.) has opened its doors thanks to Help Me Help You (HMHY), a nonprofit that provides food, shelter and assistance to low income residents in Long Beach.

Emily Dickinson wrote that “Hope is the thing with feathers/that perches in the soul/And sings the tune without the words/And never stops at all.” On this cold, blustery day in Long Beach, I’ve got a fluttering in my chest that I haven’t felt in a while.

“Shikata ga nai.” It’s a well-known phrase in Japanese, usually translated as “Nothing can be done.” It’s used to encourage stoic perseverance and honor, especially in the face of tragedy or injustice, which is why it’s especially tied to the Japanese-American community’s experience in the U…

It’s the last week of 2020, and this seemingly endless year is finally coming to a close. Although this is usually the season for retrospection and reflection, it’s honestly hard to even put myself back into my January mindset. Looking at photos from the first few months of this year seem to…

Earlier this week, LBUSD announced that we will continue with distance learning until at least March 1, postponing our previous re-opening date of Jan. 28. I heard the news during my 5th period class on Monday, and I shared it with my students.

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