The new issue of City Magazine dropped 5/12/11. What is City Magazine? It is the collaborated effort of three classes, two semesters, and hundreds of hours of hard work. Long Beach City College has a small but prominent journalism program that allows students from all skill levels to report on issues they think are news worthy. The Viking, LBCC's newspaper, produces a new issue every two weeks and unfortunately City Magazine cannot come near being printed so often.
This magazine had gotten tons of recognition in the JACC which is a state wide competition for community college magazines. City Mag is also where a familiar character that goes by The Man had his work published on the previous issue which got overall excellence in the competition.
This issue features many talented young journalists... and yours truly.
With Long Beach being one of the most diverse cities in the country, City Mag did its best to tackle a bread range of topics.
What’s Love Got to do With it?- This piece talks about casual sex in today’s College students life. We talked to two college students and two industry professionals.
Hipster Redefined is a photo essay that includes quotes from students that might be considered "hipsters."
Is a Bitch Still a Bitch goes deep into the evolution of "bitch" and how pop culture has had an influence on it.
Have you Rated Your Professor Today?- Have you ever heard of the popular website named Rate My Professor? Well this piece goes into the validity of it and how reliable those ratings really are.
The Woman in the Mirror talks about a transgender lesbian. Basically, Daniel Chavez is an anatomical male that is biologically a female who is attracted to women(read the article).
What's Your Secret?- This popular website has thousands of people mailing in secrets anonymously, and they post them online.
Haunted Long Beach is a story about what was experienced when a couple LBCC students visited some of Long Beaches well known haunted hotspots.
Prom Dreams Come True is about how a non-profit organization helps high school girls realize their dream of attending prom even if they are on a budget.
True Life of a Bisexual introduces Danielle Darrow and her unorthodox love life. She was on MTV because she had both a boyfriend and a girlfriend.
Are you Down with the Underground?- As you all know, Long Beach has a number of underground artist, this article is about just a few students at LBCC that are aspiring musicians.
Love and Betrayal talks about what infidelity is, why people might do it, and gives six signs of a cheating partner.
What topics jump out at you as interesting? Did you know LBCC had a magazine? What topics do you think the magazine should have covered that they didn't?
562CityLife is in part funded by a Long Beach Community Foundation Connected Corridor grant supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Transformation Initiative.