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“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

Denika Williams,
Contributor
October 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

“The Birth of a Nation” is actor Nate Parker’s first film as a director, but his film is very different from the original. In this dramatization based on a true story, Nate Parker portrays an enslaved African-American man named Nat Turner who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. I saw th...

Game Con now free for East Bay students

Game Con now free for East Bay students

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Gamers from all over the Bay Area can finally meet in one place — East Bay Game Con. The two-day convention will take place on Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Old Union, and Oct. 29 from noon to 2 a.m. The Old Union and New Union will offer a variety of games, such as Dance Dance Revolution,...

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

San Leandro to open new Tech Campus

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Media, Metro, Showcase, Videos

A crowd of nearly 900 people gathered to watch the inaugural lighting of a 55-foot tall polished steel skin female sculpture known as “Truth is Beauty” in celebration of the grand opening of the San Leandro Technology Campus on Oct. 18. Hundreds of people held candles as the statue’s 2,500 LED li...

Staff and faculty art featured in campus exhibition

Staff and faculty art featured in campus exhibition

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Art is on full display on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus The 2016 annual faculty and staff exhibition kicked off on Oct. 11 with an opening reception that introduced attendees to the pieces. The exhibition is located in the University Art Gallery in the main lobby of the Art & Education ...

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

 Amoeba Music, known for trading, buying and selling all forms of new and used music will begin to sell a new product soon: marijuana. According to Amoeba Music employee Debby Goldsberry, the Berkeley location applied for and received a permit to sell marijuana last month. The music store, which o...

Danville Brewing Company gives East Bay beer fans a new destination

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The growing demand for craft beer has swept across California. Luckily for local hop and malt-heads, a new brewpub has popped up in the East Bay. A line of beer enthusiasts wrapped around the block on Sept. 20 at the grand opening of the Danville Brewing Company, a new craft brewpub that brews its o...

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When I stepped into Mernie Buchanan’s booth at the 14th annual Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz and Wine Festival last weekend it felt like I had entered a French museum. Gold lettering identified the make-shift gallery “The Faux Louvre,” and elaborate paintings and ornate frames, painted to...

Al Fresco shakes up campus

Al Fresco shakes up campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
September 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

For the 28th time in Cal State East Bay history, the annual fall festival al Fresco took over the Hayward campus yesterday. More than 100 booths and tables lined the Arts and Education walkway to showcase clubs, organizations, departments, students services and other campus resources, which aimed t...

Expectations rise for wedding

Expectations rise for wedding

Clinton Louie,
Contributor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

The greatest moment of my life — so far — is the day that my fiancé accepted my wedding proposal. I met her ten years ago in a band we both played in; she was the bass player and I was the drummer. I had planned the proposal for the better part of a month, and felt extremely accomplished...

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When the sun sets over the Hayward Hills, the majority of people head home from work, cook dinner and settle in for the night, but not artist Andrew Kong Knight. At nightfall, the Hayward native can often be found dressed in his painting “uniform,” consisting of a sun visor, headphones and paint-spattered...

East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Nothing says welcome to a new school year at Cal State East Bay like a free concert. The university will continue its tradition of ringing in fall term with its 28th annual al Fresco, a festival hosted by the Student Life and Leadership department. This year’s celebration will feature li...

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Jillian Sanchez,
Contributor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

In the heart of Hayward lies a small event that takes place every Saturday. Farmers from all over California come to set up their stalls, pack their tables with colorful produce and await shoppers. Not only does produce get sold, but a deeper connection that farmers and people share is highlighted: Fo...

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