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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...

Women, sports take center stage at Oakland film festival

Women, sports take center stage at Oakland film festival

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

The Women Sports Film Festival will make its return today, running through Oct. 1, at Oakland’s New Parkway Theater on 24th St. The festival screens documentary films by and about female athletes and storytellers. This year there will be seven feature films, sixteen short documentaries; 18 different...

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

When I walked into Jupiter Pizza in Berkeley, it looked like a small, underwhelming restaurant. However, inside was a spacious venue and a large outdoor section accompanied by a stage for live music. The rustic setting was accompanied by the sounds of the West Grand Brass Band. With half of its members h...

Promoting music shows a learning process for student

Promoting music shows a learning process for student

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

It is 1 a.m. on a Saturday, the fans are gone, and I am cleaning up as quickly as possible so that I can distribute the earnings and get the bands back on the road. After a month and a half of hard work, the show was a success. It may not be evident to everybody, but there is a lot of work involved i...

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

On August 5, the Bay Area said farewell to their production of Hamilton, a Broadway play about the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, which enjoyed a five month Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. On July 22, I decided to attend a showing of the musical. A ticket cost $200, which ...

Dance, dance, and viva la revolution

Dance, dance, and viva la revolution

Mitch Scorza,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Study Abroad: Cuba

On the weekends, we were set loose and cut free to explore the city as liberated tourists. We put our school material on hold for a couple of days, as we worked so hard throughout the week. It was time to celebrate, as far as we were concerned. There was only one place to go and that place i...

My switch to a vegan lifestyle

My switch to a vegan lifestyle

Celeste Marie O’Connell,
Contributor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

I’ve recently bought into the healthy hype surrounding veganism. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use any animal products whatsoever. I’ve learned that the path to veganism is filled with many obstacles, such as breaking out of my old eating habits to learning new ones, exercising more, and...

Wine walk takes participants through downtown

Wine walk takes participants through downtown

Kedar Dutt,
Photo Editor

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Participants, volunteers and merchants fill the downtown Hayward City Hall rotunda on Saturday at the 2017 Passeio do Vinho Wine Walk. Participants received a map of downtown Hayward where local businesses provided tasting rooms for them to experience local and international alcoholic and non-alcoh...

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