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Author of controversial book visits East Bay

Author of controversial book visits East Bay

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
March 2
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Mass incarceration in urban cities is far too familiar for the Bay Area. In 2014 the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released a report that showed there were 134,339 total inmates in the CDC. Of those 134,339 inmates, 55,250 were Latino or Hispanic and 38,777 were Black. They ...

First type of art exhibition all about weed

First type of art exhibition all about weed

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
March 2
Filed under Arts & Life

A weed exhibition in an art museum seems like an idea someone had after they hit a blunt, but marijuana in museums have had a long overdue debut. Oakland Museum of California’s exhibit, “Altered State: Marijuana in California,” is the first of it’s kind and opens April 16 — just in time for 4...

Art a lifestyle for CSUEB students

Art a lifestyle for CSUEB students

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor
February 11
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

  The university’s Bachelor of Fine Arts is hosting its annual art exhibit. Two of the artists featured share their passion and the deeper meaning behind their work. Art is not just a school project for them, but a way to communicate important and challenging messages. The gallery is open Mon...

Bay Area Queens: a different kind of drag

Bay Area Queens: a different kind of drag

Carlos Gomez,
Contributor
February 4
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

  Scarlett Letters stood in her lingerie and adjusted her fake breast as music from the opening act, GAYmous played from the main stage in the background. Next to her, Laundra Tyme made her final fixings and put on her large blonde wig, while Johnny Rockitt tried on a Stormtrooper helmet for her sultry strip tease number. In the whirlwind of makeup, hairspray and chatter, the pe...

Alumna reporter talks about ‘the hustle’

Alumna reporter talks about ‘the hustle’

Taylor Pagan,
Contributor
February 4
Filed under Arts & Life

Getting where you want to go in your career is a hustle, said Emmy-Award winning NBC Bay Area news reporter Cheryl Hurd, a California State University East Bay alumna that has been in the news reporting business for 30 years. “Nobody is going to hand it to you,” Hurd told a group of CSUEB students...

What a drag

What a drag

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
January 27
Filed under Arts & Life

The fourth annual Cal State East Bay Drag Show on the Hayward campus will be held at the CSUEB University Theater today from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is an annual event put on by the Diversity and Inclusion Student Center. According to Jessika Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Student Center coordinator, the...

Meet Lucy, where chaos becomes clarity

Meet Lucy, where chaos becomes clarity

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
January 21
Filed under Arts & Life

It begins in a dorm at University Village; walls covered with posters and artwork, string lights hanging above us like stars and a tiny acid tab slowly dissolving under our tongues, leaving a metallic taste. Thirty to 90 minutes is usually how long it takes for LSD to kick in. My friend and I find ourselves as...

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
January 14
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The New York Times lists the East Bay as a top place to visit in 2016 and rightly so because living here is the bee’s knees. I first moved to the Bay when I started my freshman year at Cal State East Bay and having lived in the Los Angeles and Orange County area my whole life, the distinction between...

Up, up, and away: Drones, a high commodity this holiday season

Up, up, and away: Drones, a high commodity this holiday season

Kevin Vera,
Contributor
December 10
Filed under Arts & Life

Hundreds of hobbyists and spectators gathered a few weeks ago at Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park to witness what is quickly becoming an aerial trend among civilians: drones. Pilots of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) — drones — wore custom-built virtual reality headsets that looked like goggles which...

Historic martial arts revived in East Bay

Historic martial arts revived in East Bay

Fernando J Ramírez,
Contributor
December 2
Filed under Arts & Life

Deep in the hills of the East Bay city, Walnut Creek, old world combat styles have gained popularity, which are combined into a contact sport based on techniques used through the 14th to 19th centuries. “The primary weapon we focus on using is the longsword, but skills are practiced and build up using a whol...

Ready, Set, Rumble: Cubers click at Hayward City Hall

Ready, Set, Rumble: Cubers click at Hayward City Hall

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
November 11
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Hayward became the most recent location for speed-cubing: the Hayward Rubik’s Rumble at City Hall in Hayward welcomed national and international champions to the event. Nearly 100 competitors gathered in Hayward to display their Rubik’s Cube skills and possibly capture a win thanks to some fast hands. Many...

Oakland’s Drink and Draw: Art with booze

Oakland’s Drink and Draw: Art with booze

Brian White,
Contributor
October 30
Filed under Arts & Life

When visitors arrive at Oakland Drink and Draw inside the Parkway Theater in West Oakland, they pick out supplies from a bookshelf stacked full of various paper and drawing utensils. They take a seat next to people already drawing, or maybe a couple having their first date. The smell of popcorn hits y...

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