The student referendum ended last week. Some of the common interests in picking a mascot along CSULB’s committee are a stingray, pelican, shark, kraken, giraffe, or no mascot at all.

Last September, California State University, Long Beach retired their mascot in exchange for a new one due to it previously being offensive to an endemic group of people. Despite Elbee’s debut, CSULB students will not be known as “the sharks,” and the campus will maintain its identity as the Beach. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism.

She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones. Video Emerges Of Joe Biden Calling U.S. CSULB’s president Jane Close Conoley ratified the results of the student’s vote on Friday, according to a release from the university.

0. The university will also be steering away from the 49ers nickname and changing it to “The Beach,” or the Dirtbags, which is currently what their baseball team is called. Officially its Cal State Long Beach, but they're working on the change as Fresno State and San Diego State have) officially remove Prospector Pete as the athletics/university mascot after years of criticism that he was offensive to indigenous peoples of the area, which Long Beach State actually has a great relationship with. It’s not yet clear what the campus organizations that still use the term will do, including the student newspaper the Daily 49er, ’49er Foundation and the ’49er Shops. California Ballot Initiatives: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and the Ugliest. CSULB was founded in 1949, hence the nickname the 49ers, which gave the theme of the Gold Rush that took place 100 years prior. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Now, the university is asking for a student vote on which will be the next character to represent the university, as well in relation to the city of Long Beach.

#getcountedlongbeach Cal State Long Beach is soliciting votes for its new mascot, with six candidates for the spot of the ousted Prospector Pete. “I am grateful to all the university’s stakeholders for their participation.”.

Biden Campaign Responds. “The choice of ‘sharks’ aligns with the campus’ renowned Shark Lab and its proximity to the beach,” the release said. 4 nationally for its global and ethnic makeup. Postal Zip code: 90840. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Long Beach State had Prospector Pete for many years as its mascot. read more.

Beach Voices. Now the university will go into a year-long process with a steering committee—appointed by Conoley— that will decide the look, characteristics and uniform design of the shark. There is less than 2 weeks l, @longbeachfire responds to sheared hydrant at Atla, COVID-19 City Update - 9.25 By the Numbers, Tracki, Less than 1 week left to get Counted Long Beach. “We got a lot of people involved.”. Long Beach State’s new mascot, Elbee the shark, made their debut on Aug. 17, 2020. Credit: Cal State Long Beach. CSULB’s more official contest and community poll  in April yielded similar results. Raising awareness. The shark is the singular campus mascot, not the campus identity as a whole. It even has its own U.S. “We have benefited from a thoughtful, thorough, and inclusive process by our students,” Conoley said. “There’s been a lot of work going on behind the scenes and we’re happy that we were able to get it done in a year,” Leen Almahdi, ASI vice president said. Out of the options of sharks, stingrays and no mascot, sharks won 53% of the vote.

The term “’49er” will still be yet another informal nickname for those affiliated to the university, although Conoley has previously noted that the numbers refer to the year 1949, when the university was founded, not 1849. The community ballot ended on the 24th, but last day for students to vote is May 8 and the final decision will be on May 9.

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The student leaders also acknowledge that Conoley could’ve rejected the student’s choice when the referendum hit her desk and were happy that she accepted it instead, Genesis Jara, ASI president said. Valerie Osier.

Graduate relates the importance of finding your place and 'tribe' at The Beach. Subscribe to the Long Beach Post's daily eALERT and get the best local news in the city delivered to your inbox. Prospector Pete, the university’s previous mascot, was retired last spring after students and others protested the association to the Gold Rush era and related atrocities to Native Americans. The name recognized the campus’s first president, President “Pete” Peterson. Connect with us: - ADVERTISEMENT - May 10 2019 5:55 pm .