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CS “You” Ferguson returns to campus

CS “You” Ferguson returns to campus

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

How East Bay’s Theater Department is starting an open discussion When George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the Black Lives Matter movement was born. It has since become a chapter-based, global activist movement aimed at reducing violence against Black communities. Here at Cal S...

Pause for Paws aims to make exam season less “ruff”

Pause for Paws aims to make exam season less “ruff”

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Therapy dogs can relieve student stress and promote mental health On Oct. 18, volunteers from the Valley Humane Society brought their certified therapy dogs to the Library courtyard on Hayward’s Cal State East Bay campus, where they spent a few hours just hanging out. During this “Pause for Paws...

Solange at the Greek

Solange at the Greek

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

I had first seen Solange perform live at a country fair in 2009. This is around the time people solely knew her as “Beyonce’s sister.” While the vocals seemed to be there, she had an unbridled sense of awkwardness on stage that she just could not shake throughout the entire performance. 6/10 at...

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Independent growers at risk Richard Colorado’s thumbs and forefingers have permanent calluses from bending the stems of his marijuana plants in such a way that they get better access to light, which increases his yields. His small, 15-light setup is enough to keep him working 50 or more hours a week a...

Xbox One X the “World’s Most Powerful Console” finally released

Xbox One X the “World’s Most Powerful Console” finally released

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Microsoft finally released its latest and most powerful iteration of its Xbox One gaming console, the Xbox One X, on Nov. 7. Microsoft claims it's a “true 4K gaming” machine and “the world's most powerful console.” Initially teased under the name “Project Scorpio,” at Microsoft’s conference...

Protest posters from 1960s to present exhibited at SFMOMA

Protest posters from 1960s to present exhibited at SFMOMA

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Social justice political posters from the 1960s to present day, including those relating to the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter, are on display at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). "I really like the juxtaposition of the old and the new posters," stated Yagna Madala, a Los Angeles...

Afro-Cuban culture visits East Bay

Afro-Cuban culture visits East Bay

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Playing music as a form of resistance Drumming resonated throughout CSU East Bay’s Recital Hall on the Hayward campus on Monday afternoon. Dr. Peter Marsh from the Music Department brought in Afro-Cuban musician, dancer and teacher Roberto Borrell to introduce traditional African and Cuban rhythms ...

Selena Day carries on legacy

Selena Day carries on legacy

Joana Arambula,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Selena Quintanilla, also known as the “Queen of Tejano Music” has inspired me and many other women. Growing up Quintanilla died two years before I was born, and I didn’t know much about her till the age of ten. I never knew why people made such a big deal about her, or why my sister was sad...

Hashtag breaks the silence: #MeToo

Hashtag breaks the silence: #MeToo

Yellie Torres,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

On the evening of October 15th, actress Alyssa Milano of the “Charmed” television series quoted an anonymous friend on Twitter saying: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “me too” as a status we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” Milano...

The process of becoming an independent

The process of becoming an independent

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Acquiring healthcare as a high-risk patient At the age of 12 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. During three days in the hospital, I learned how to calculate insulin dosages, give myself shots and check my blood sugar: all of which had now become necessary for me to live. Given how painful they are...

The black market for cosmetics

The black market for cosmetics

Teresa Iglesias Robles,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Buying cheap makeup has an ugly side. Samantha Serrano was recently on the Sephora cosmetic webpage shopping for lipsticks, but she quickly realized she couldn’t afford the $20 Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in the color Catnip — soft plum — that she wanted. She then came across a...

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