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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...

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

At first glance, comedian Kathleen Madigan’s life looks just like anybody else’s. She spent the Labor Day holiday with her family in Missouri boating on the lake—one of her favorite activities when she isn’t performing stand-up in 1,500 seat arenas—and after a show she enjoys a glass of red...

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In 2015, Ronald Gacayan Jr., aka JR traveled with Blackalicious as an assistant tour manager and stage director in support of their latest album, “Imani Volume 1.” The music producer, sound engineer, and mix engineer from San Francisco is now the head recording engineer for the group’s next...

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When North Bay freelance journalist Scott Keneally pitched an experiential humor story about a self-proclaimed “wimpy” guy taking on the extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder to the North Bay Bohemian and Outside newspapers in 2012, he expected a challenge. The Healdsburg resident didn...

Black female divinity transcends art

Black female divinity transcends art

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Throughout history, Black women’s contributions to society have essentially been disregarded. The artists of “The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code” felt the importance of extreme self-love was a matter significant enough to explore through artistic medium and show the world how much...

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

April G. Ancheta,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

John Leguizamo’s new solo performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theater on July 22 was a 90-minute show with no intermission. In “Latin History for Morons,” the 52-year-old award-winning actor, comedian and playwright provided present-day commentary with contrasting scenes of historical Latino mom...

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Youth Radio makes waves in Oakland

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

As an avid wanderer of the city of Oakland, many times I have walked past a swanky-looking structure on Broadway that reminded me of the San Francisco offices on Market Street. The “Youth Radio” sign that hung over the entrance never proved enticing enough for me to inquire more because, like the...

Pokemon app endangers players, explodes nationwide

Pokemon app endangers players, explodes nationwide

Jessica Van Sack,
Boston Herald
July 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived -- in the form of a ridiculous mobile app that has transformed millions of people into mindless stumbling bots. Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that launched last week on Android and iOS in the biggest app debut of all time. And it’s causing real-life mayhem. ...

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

Chabot College welcomes LGBTQ

June 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The 22nd annual Gay Prom was held at Chabot College in Hayward on Saturday night. Attendees were encouraged to wear attire that went with the beach theme created by organizers. Project Eden’s Lamda Youth Project provides services to young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender....

Marvel versus DC: Did Civil War truly crush Dawn of Justice?

AJ Luna,
Contributor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Superhero movies are cranked out faster than you can watch them. Fox, Warner Bros and Marvel predictably release them every year. On March 25, Warner Bros released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel followed with Captain America: Civil War on May 6. They are both based on popular comic boo...

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