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E-Sports college scholarships on the rise

E-Sports college scholarships on the rise

By Vina Nguyen, CONTRIBUTOR

October 17, 2019

Video games haven't always been viewed as a positive thing. Over the years, video gaming has become very popular and many people play competitively as a career and make loads of money from it. High school students who are avid video gamers and are passionate about it are able to obtain an esports ...

CSUEB students impacted by PG&E public safety power shut off

By Kelsey Marasigan, CONTRIBUTOR

October 17, 2019

Students of California State University, East Bay felt the impact of the PG&E mandated Public Safety Power Shut Off making it difficult for commuters to get to campus. PG&E is a privately owned electric company with control over the entire Bay Area’s power supply. The company was blamed for the fir...

No Hate at Cal State

No Hate at Cal State

By Naomi McKinnie, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

When California State University, East Bay experiences hate speech, the students and staff will never stay idle with their voices silenced. Some of the students felt the need to join in on the organized rally on campus last week during University Hour. They made sure their voices rang out loud and ...

African filmmakers take center stage at 10th SVAFF

African filmmakers take center stage at 10th SVAFF

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

Every country on this planet is a land rich with culture. The stories that we pass down to the younger generation aren’t just stories, they connect us to a part of ourselves we tend to forget is there. As time moves on, and as cultures blend, we begin to lose that connection that we held dear for s...

Beginning of the Greeks

Beginning of the Greeks

By Natalie Garcia, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

The evolution and contribution Greek Life has had on scholars. The conversation around Greek life has always been polarizing. Through films like “Neighbors” and “Animal House”, the public opinion of Greek organizations hasn’t changed. To outsiders, Greek life has only consisted of binge dr...

The life of a LGBTQ college athlete

The life of a LGBTQ college athlete

By William Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

In the Bay Area, while more liberal than other places in the United States, there are still issues when it comes to accepting certain groups of people. People of color still experience police brutality, income inequality separates the various communities, and the LGBTQ community are constantly being b...

The Know Your Rights Campaign

By Jessica Irrera, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

October 3, 2019

Take Back the Night, Selma to Montgomery, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Throughout history, protests have defined the younger generation. Displeased with the current political climate, fighting for what we believe in can seem rebellious to some but righteous to others. Within the California Sta...

CSUEB student resources and programs

CSUEB student resources and programs

By Kelsey Marasigan, CONTRIBUTOR

October 3, 2019

Are You Taking Advantage of the Health & Counseling Services on Campus? The conversation of mental health has never been an easy one to have. With a plethora of stigmas surrounding mental health, and by association, therapy, having that talk with friends and family can be awkward to say the least. Ho...

How therapy dogs help students

How therapy dogs help students

By Jovil Pagay, CONTRIBUTOR

September 12, 2019

We are now diving into week four of the semester and California State University, East Bay, and students are starting to feel the pressure and stress of school. Students dealing with the burden of school-related work intertwine with students struggling with mental health. It has been reported that 80 p...

Freshman of the Year more than a Soccer player

Freshman of the Year more than a Soccer player

By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR

September 12, 2019

For California State University, East Bay’s star soccer goalkeeper Briana Vasquez-Ortiz, the road to becoming a Freshman of the Year was not an easy one. Like many student-athletes, Vasquez-Ortiz and her family were forced to make sacrifices and work hard to get her to where she is today. When Vas...

Students let loose at Al Fresco

Students let loose at Al Fresco

By Naomi McKinnie, CONTRIBUTOR

September 5, 2019

Almost Owen Brought High Energy to CSUEB Guest performers Almost Owen brought in a crowd of students to let loose during their live set on the campus of California State University, East Bay. Al Fresco, CSUEB’s annual fall welcome festival, got students grooving to the rhythm and beat of live musi...

CSUEB Interfaith room celebrates diversity

CSUEB Interfaith room celebrates diversity

By Madeline Ramirez, CONTRIBUTOR

September 5, 2019

California State University, East Bay is touted as the most diverse university in the CSU system, but questions are consistently raised about what comes with diversity. With different backgrounds, comes different religions. Many religions are based on a praising action or worship to someone of auth...

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