Recent grad becomes first Rhodes Scholar from CSULB

Stephanie Bryson, a 2011 graduate of California State University, Long Beach, has been named a Rhodes Scholar, and she is the first graduate of the university to receive the internationally renowned award. The Rhodes Trust named a total of 80 recipients worldwide, 32 from the United States, in this year’s class of Rhodes Scholars who…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Neena Strichart Publisher Nearly every homosapien on this planet is aware that today is “Black Friday.” For those non-shopper types who may be reading this, the definition of “Black Friday,” according to blackfridayandcybermonday.com, is “the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, [and] is historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year.”…

Commentary: Less is more this holiday season

By Tawra Kellam After laying down my last women’s magazine telling me how to be less stressed during the holidays, I’m even more confused and stressed than ever. On one page I’m told to take time for myself and indulge in a lovely spa bath. As I turn the page, I’m told to give all…

California Academy of Mathematics and Science again honored as National Blue Ribbon school

The California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) has again won the country’s top honor for public and private schools. CAMS is among 304 National Blue Ribbon schools announced recently by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “America’s long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depend on our children receiving a world-class education,” Duncan said. “National…

Local artist utilizes new technology to create illustrations

Athena Mekis Staff Writer Local illustrator Charles Clatterbuck, 76, embraced computer programming to modernize his artistic capabilities and was able to publish a children’s book, A Leprechaun Named Big Hat, in the process. Clatterbuck attended Walden School of Multimedia (Walden) in Anaheim for graphic art and earned a degree at 65. At Walden, Clatterbuck learned…