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Restaurant review: Backyard Bayou

Restaurant review: Backyard Bayou

Selena DeSanto,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Seafood boil-style restaurants have become increasingly popular around the United States. Instead of the traditional dining experience, a seafood boil restaurant involves your waiter bringing your choice of seafood straight from a pot into a bag. The bag is filled with not only the seafood, but also...

Star Wars collecting: A labor of love

Star Wars collecting: A labor of love

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Arturo Chavez, a senior computer science major at CSU East Bay, reflected on his memories of collecting Star Wars memorabilia. He had to stop collecting when adulthood came knocking, and said, “Time for college.” “I couldn’t just lug [my collection] around. Also, I had to start saving money...

Off-White releases The Ten collection

Off-White releases The Ten collection

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Before Draymond Green wore a pair of the Off-White x Nike REACT Hyperdunk shoes on opening night of the 2017 NBA season, Off-White had already been a luxury fashion brand on the rise. Founded by Virgil Abloh in 2013, Off-White, the street/luxury label’s mission statement is defining the grey area between...

California cannabis to be lab tested

California cannabis to be lab tested

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

New regulations will set standards for marijuana Lab testing cannabis products is not currently required, it’s voluntary. Even if a product is found to be contaminated, it can still make it’s way into dispensaries to be sold, bought and consumed. This has been a problem in California because ...

Supreme New York: Counterculture conglomerate

Supreme New York: Counterculture conglomerate

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Supreme. To some it’s a word meaning superior, the best or highest. To others it’s a cultural phenomenon and a pioneer in street fashion. Supreme is a streetwear brand based out of New York, with only eleven locations worldwide, one wholesale account with Dover Street Market and a webstore. On Oct....

Hella Hayward Art: Taking Back November event led by local organization

Hella Hayward Art: Taking Back November event led by local organization

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

In November 2016, hundreds of high school students in Hayward walked out of their classes and on toward Hayward City Hall in protest of the President Donald Trump election. These protests led to some locals creating The Hayward Collective Organization. According to the organization, “The Hayward...

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...

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