• Hyperlink: RBG and the Supreme Court with Jireh Deng


     22 West gets familiar with the baddest lady on the court and our “dysfunctional, but strong” court system.

  • Invasion of the Fluff at Huntington Beach


    Corgis Storm the Beaches of Huntington

  • Keep Calm and Power On


    Resources for a resourceful mind.

  • Lockdown Holidays


    A very Merry Crisis.

  • Long Beach’s Most Beautiful Bulldog


    Drooling models take to the runway. 

  • Market Rebirth


    Student investment during COVID-19.

  • Mother’s Day Gifts for a Changing World


     Ideas for every quarantined occasion. 

  • Our holiday stories


    Tales from your favorite campus media compay. 

  • Pawties for Furiends


     Getting to know Instagram’s fluffiest influencers.

  • Popular Games Provide Escapism


    Which we may all need a bit of right now.

  • Princesses in Action


    From Brothers Grimm to Disney damsels, classic stories have changed with the times. 

  • Respecting your elders vs. respecting yourself


     Eating disorders and the culture clash

  • Safer in the Kitchen


    Cooking in the time of corona.

  • Seder for One


    Obsurving Passover during Covid-19 

  • Should We Wear Face Masks Post-Pandemic?


    A college student's opinion on what's to come after COVID.

  • The 21st Century in Retrospective


    An assessment of our modern-day progression and regression

  • The Future of Movie Theaters


    And the movie industry itself.

  • The Joys of Pokemon Go at Long Beach


    By Nicholas Kim

    Playing Pokemon Go on campus and parks at Long Beach State has been better due to the many changes Niantic has made for the game since COVID-19 forced most players to stay indoors. 

    Pokemon Go is an augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices in 2016. This game is for those who love Pokemon so much that they are willing to walk and drive around areas to find and catch Pokemon. In order to play the game, one must have a smartphone, a car, and most importantly, a mask.

    The most enjoyable experience for Long Beach players to do is find gyms where legendary Pokemon will appear. Players gather at a certain spot in the area and raid the gym together to defeat the legendary Pokemon. Once that is over, players will receive the opportunity to catch it. There is a special opportunity to catch many legendary Pokemon called Raid Hour. This event happens every Wednesday when players will have one hour from 6 PM to 7 PM to catch as many legendary Pokemon as possible at gyms in their area.

    At Long Beach State, the best places to find many Pokestops and gyms would be at the Engineering and Computer Science Building and the area around the Student Union. In order to keep up with the game, players use messaging apps like Discord or LINE to communicate with each other in order to meet up where a gym raid will take place or to catch certain Pokemon. 

    When COVID-19 hit the United States, most players were forced to be in quarantine and few players ever went outside. In order to help players embrace real-world gaming from home, Niantic made changes to the app. The most prominent of these changes are remote raid passes. Remote raid passes allow players to enter gyms and battle raid Pokemon from their homes, just as long as the gym is on the vicinity of their screens. For those who don’t have gyms in their vicinity, their only option is to drive to a nearby park or town that has lots of gyms, and raid from the inside of their cars.

    As COVID-19 restrictions ease and the economy slowly gets back on its feet, people can go outside as long as they wear masks and maintain social distance. The area of Long Beach is huge and the most gyms are usually located at colleges, parks, and cities making them hotspots for players to gather and have fun. 

    Pokemon Go players can go outside and catch Pokemon easily now thanks to the changes Niantic has made during COVID-19. Changes like raiding from home, in-game trades from anywhere, and competitive battles without any requirements made life better for players. 


  • The Quarantine Diaries


    The scattered experiences of 22 West Magazine.

  • The Route to Normalcy


    Or something almost like it.