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Producer Juan A. Espinosa revives ‘Barrio Expressions’ TV show

Producer Juan A. Espinosa revives ‘Barrio Expressions’ TV show

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Imagine yourself in Hayward during the 1970s. How would it be different or similar than today? Guest speaker Juan A. Espinosa takes us back in time and depicts the life of a young Chicano growing up in the city of Hayward. Chicano is an ever-evolving term that identifies a person of Mexican descent b...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the way for hip-hop to become the phenomenon it is today. In response to this, the Oakland Museum of C...

Rapper YG censored at Spring Mayhem

Rapper YG censored at Spring Mayhem

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

A spring tradition at Cal State East Bay made its return on Saturday as students and guests flooded the amphitheater for Spring Mayhem, formerly referred to as Spring Fest. The event featured student acts, a band performance and was headlined by Bay Area rapper P-Lo and Compton rapper YG. During...

California Roots will host ninth annual music and art festival

California Roots will host ninth annual music and art festival

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Music and art are set to collide in Monterey next month. California Roots better known as Cali Roots will hold its ninth annual music and art festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds from May 25-27 that offers festival goers three days filled with music, arts, food and camping. Jeff Monser,...

Justin Timberlake performs at SAP center

Justin Timberlake performs at SAP center

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Justin Timberlake performed in Downtown San Jose at the SAP Center this Tuesday. It was his first of two back-to-back shows at the arena. The Man of the Woods Tour is the pop singer’s sixth world tour. At 9:15 pm the house lights went dark and the stage lights came up. Timberlake’s band, backup...

CSUEB welcomes comedy contortionist

CSUEB welcomes comedy contortionist

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

Most Cal State East Bay students can relate to the thoughts of what their life and career will look like after they graduate. This is something comedian Jonathan Burns also had to face after he received an Art Education degree from Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2004. “I know wh...

The shimmery world of ‘Annihilation’

The shimmery world of ‘Annihilation’

Yasmine Castaneda,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

If you are planning on watching the new science fiction film, “Annihilation,” be prepared for a weird, intriguing and unsettling world. The film examines our self-destructive nature and looks at how emotions such as depression, grief and sadness push people to their limits. “Annihilation” i...

A farewell to a downtown Hayward classic

A farewell to a downtown Hayward classic

Juan Diaz,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

2525 Vintage & Modern, a local thrift store, closed on March 31. Store owner Paige Christodoulou said she closed the store for personal reasons rather than financial. The store itself was located on 22600 Foothill Way in Hayward. It was beautifully decorated with bright pastel colors by a variety...

Speedrunning comes to the Bay Area

Speedrunning comes to the Bay Area

Michael Souza,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Some of the fastest runners will come together in San Francisco to showcase their skills. These are not runners or athletes in the typical sense. These are video game speedrunners meeting up for Calithon which is a four-day Twitch.tv live stream marathon from April 12 to 15 that showcases video speedrunners...

Trees at the core of Hayward photography exhibit

Trees at the core of Hayward photography exhibit

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Artist Glenn Hemanes likes going to Navarro Beach for the bonfire leftovers which he calls “rescue wood.” He turns what some may see as leftover debris into pieces of artwork that he can sell. He specializes in vessels, wooden hand-made hollow containers, that look similar to bowls. Hemanes recently...

Is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day considered appropriation or appreciation?

Is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day considered appropriation or appreciation?

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

My mother’s entire family has Irish ancestry. So when the smell of corn beef hash fills our home, it is one of many indicators that it is indeed Saint Patrick’s Day. Although corn beef hash is not your regular meal in Ireland, it is a recognizable staple. It’s what the Irish immigrants could afford...

There’s still some magic left to the Academy Awards

There’s still some magic left to the Academy Awards

Juan Diaz,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

On March 4, the red carpet was rolled out once again for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. The luxurious dresses and tailored tuxedos made their appearance at Hollywood's most famous cinema ceremony. However, the Oscars made a record for the worst viewership ratings. The 2017 Academy Award show had...

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