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Has Fidel Castro’s death changed anything in the country?

Has Fidel Castro’s death changed anything in the country?

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Blog, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

On Nov. 25, 2016, Cubans celebrated with pots and pans in the streets of Miami, joyful of what they thought would be a turning point for their homeland, Cuba. In the United States, we received the news right away and stopped transmitting other programs to talk about the death of Fidel Cas...

Blog from Cuba: Small business, big surprise

Blog from Cuba: Small business, big surprise

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Blog, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Havana is a mix between grey and white. I say grey because, unfortunately for some and a blessing for others, even the best parts of Havana aren’t what you would see in the United States. Many of the hotels are built in the middle of run-down buildings in which people still live. Some b...

The Book Shops says goodbye

The Book Shops says goodbye

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Blog

Its an end of an era for The Book Shop on B St. in Hayward. No longer will the familiar greeting of Renee Rettig welcome customers into the store or the shelves of books in the back that covered subjects from young adults to Native American Studies. After 25 years on B street, the BookShop closed its doors for go...

We Are Only Human

We Are Only Human

DeAlaundria Gardner,
Contributor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Blog

DeAlaundria Gardner is a Cal State East Bay student who wrote this poem from the perspective of a Syrian refugee addressing the recent immigration crisis in America and Syria. From the perspective of a Syrian refugee: Are we not one? A single soul, You and I, We in control? We are onl...

Diversity in the Academy

Diversity in the Academy

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer

February 27, 2016


Filed under Blog

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received backlash for the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees via the creation of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. The hashtag resurfaced, again, alongside outrage over this year’s nominations which prompted a swift response from the Academy. This y...

New X-Files, Old Perspectives

Casey Peuser,
Contributor

February 15, 2016


Filed under Blog

When I heard that Shangela Laquifa Wadley, of Rupaul’s Drag Race fame, was set to guest star on the newest reboot of The X-Files, needless to say, I was excited. Shangela is like the little sister of drag queens: she’s annoying, and she never seems to go away, but you love her anyway. That said, her ...

Being a mean girl doesn’t make you a feminist

Being a mean girl doesn’t make you a feminist

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Blog

If you were partaking in Twitter After Dark you probably noticed the hashtag #WasteHerTime2016 nestled amongst the trending topics. Tweets using the hashtag described things you could do to girls to waste their time. The hashtag was probably started by some sweaty dude eating chimichangas in his grandma...

#BlackOnCampus unveils racism on campus nationwide

#BlackOnCampus unveils racism on campus nationwide

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Blog

A new hashtag is rising, spreading throughout the U.S., that students are using to describe their experience. #BlackonCampus, now a trending topic, serves as a platform for students to share stories of overt and covert racism during their time in college. The hashtag came on the heels of the president...

Kehlani’s laptop stolen during the Mayhem

Kehlani’s laptop stolen during the Mayhem

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor

May 31, 2015


Filed under Blog

East Bay native and R&B singer Kehlani had her backpack stolen from her dressing room yesterday at ASI’s end of the year concert event #SpringMayhem. While there were several personal items in the bag including her medication and laptop, her biggest loss is the 2 years worth of music on her laptop...

East Bay SPCA’s new video encourages pet adoption

East Bay SPCA’s new video encourages pet adoption

Shannon Stroud, Metro Editor

April 27, 2015


Filed under Blog

The East Bay SPCA released a purr-fectly fun new YouTube video on April 21 to encourage the adoption of furry friends and getting pets spayed and neutered in the Bay Area. The parody video “Oaktown Pup” featured employees of the East Bay SPCA lip-syncing and dancing a long to a new version of Bruno...

CSUEB goes green

CSUEB goes green

Tishauna Carrell,
Blogger

April 20, 2015


Filed under Blog

In honor of Earth Day, Associated Student Incorporation Sustainability affairs committee board will be hosting “Earth Week” at CSUEB. This week will consist of multiple activities throughout the week related to sustainability and eco friendly options. The Residential Hall Association will be hosting...

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