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Lakewood Raising Funds For Weight Room Upgrades

Photo courtesy Lakewood Athletics. The Lancers are raising money to update their weight room, with plans to install a new floor, as shown. The athletic facilities at Lakewood High were already set to undergo a major overhaul in the coming months, but school administrators and coaches are hoping to take those improvements a step further. […]

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Long Beach Poly Students Win Model UN Competition

Photo courtesy Long Beach Poly Model UN Club. The group is pictured on a field trip to New York in March, just days before schools were shut down. For decades, Poly’s magnet programs have drawn national acclaim for the success of their students in the classroom. Even in a virtual world, that success continued earlier […]

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St. Anthony Campus Ministry Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive

On an 80-degree Sunday in November, it may not have felt like the holiday season, but the spirit of giving was in the air at Clark Field last weekend. St. Anthony High School’s Campus Ministry hosted a “Socks & Supper” drive with assistance from the Long Beach Rescue Mission (LBRM), collecting donations of socks and […]

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Obituary: Long Beach State Mourns Loss of Longtime Scoreboard Operator, Jim Farrell

For the last 15 years, the scoreboard inside Walter Pyramid has been at the trusted fingertips of Jim Farrell. The Long Beach State alumnus was a loyal supporter of Beach athletics and a mainstay on the scorer’s table. On the morning of November 8, Farrell died at the age of 69 due to complications from […]

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Long Beach State Track Athletes Aim to Make A Difference in Legal Field

When the COVD-19 pandemic abruptly canceled the 2020 sports season, it forced athletes away from their sports and gave them an opportunity to reflect. Not just on what was happening in the world around them, but to focus on their aspirations beyond athletics. At Long Beach State, a pair of track & field athletes are […]

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NVA Hosts Men’s Volleyball Showcase Brimming With Local Talent

For the past few years, the men’s volleyball world has centered around Long Beach. Alan Knipe’s program at Long Beach State won back-to-back NCAA championships in 2018 and 2019, hosting their most recent national title match inside Walter Pyramid. With the COVID-19 pandemic cutting the 2020 NCAA men’s volleyball season short, Long Beach and the […]

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FEATURE: Dr. Kevin Sverduk Teaches Mental Side of Golf

Famed golf instructor Jim Flick was quoted as saying, “Golf is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is mental too.” The sport has a unique way of challenging its competitors between the ears, testing one’s mental fortitude as much as their physical abilities. Dr. Kevin Sverduk has made a career of teaching the […]

COVID-19

Salons, Stylists Navigate Changing Regulations During Shutdown

Innovation has been key to survival for small businesses in 2020. The coronavirus has caused sweeping changes to business practices, while bringing phrases like “contactless” or “socially distanced” into everyday vernacular. But for hair stylists at salons and barbershops, there is no way to provide their service in a virtual world. From the onset of […]

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COVID-19 Underscores Importance of Athletic Trainers on High School Campuses

Once high school athletics is able to safely resume competition, it will undoubtedly be accompanied by a slew of modifications, new requirements, and unique challenges. Now more than ever, the health and safety of students has been at the forefront, but there remains a sizable hole in that effort on many high school campuses across […]