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The Ins and Outs of Long Beach State

Posted by Evelyn

At every college, there are certain tricks and secrets that only those students who attend the school know about. After 3 years attending Long Beach, here are just a few of them that I’ve come to learn over the years:


– Use campus escort services! They will pick you up on campus and drive you to your dorms or right to your car. You may think you are being a trouble onto them by calling them up when in fact you’re helping them keep their jobs.


– You can rearrange the couches in the Horn Center. Just rearrange them back after you’re done if you don’t want workers to give you mean stares.


– During Finals week, Starbucks provides free coffee after midnight for students in the Library.


– There is a Lost and Found Center on campus; it is located near the art buildings.


– The campus was built on Indian Burial grounds and so there are rumors that certain places are “haunted”.


– There is a student who always sits on the field and paints in between the art and LA buildings. He gives free face painting if you ask.


Dorm Life

Posted by Jade

One of the most fun and best learning experiences I had in college was moving out and living on my own in the dorms. At most colleges or universities, freshmen are required to live on campus at least their first year. Now that I work in higher education with college students I see the importance more so than I did back when I was in college.


Living in the residence halls allows you to meet new people and become more independent. Your parents and teachers aren’t there to wake you up for class or make you do your homework. It’s all on you now. There is a great sense of pride and responsibility when you experience it. I would definitely urge anyone going off to college to live on campus at least their first year. I’d also encourage you to live near or around your campus as well if you can because it makes your college experience all the more worthwhile! Don’t be afraid, you’ll love it! I guarantee it!


Some Things Take a Couple of Years to Learn

Posted by Evelyn

As a freshman, going into college is new and exciting. You are bound to get lost on a campus as huge as CSULB, you buy all your textbooks before the first day of class, and you pay attention to all your teachers. I have learned a lot since then and here are some of them:


  1. Wait until after the first week to buy your textbooks. Your teachers don’t expect you to have it anyways and some teachers don’t even require that you have one.
  2. Get to explore your campus because then you learn shortcuts on getting to your classes.
  3. Make at least one friend in your classes; you never know when you’ll need their notes.
  4. Get advising done at least once a year to make sure you are on track!
  5. Don’t ever lose the passion and excitement for school. College will be one of the greatest times of your life!



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