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Should professors ban laptops?

Should professors ban laptops?

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

For years, college students have been using their laptops in class during lectures and class discussions. Laptops aid in note taking, assignments, projects and getting a headstart on the workload. Ultimately, laptops should be banned in college classrooms. What happens to the students who don’t uti...

CSU proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-2019 school year

CSU proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-2019 school year

Erika Martinez,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Last year, tuition for the 2017-18 school year increased by five percent. The decision was made during a board of trustees meeting at California State University, Long Beach as CSU students were protesting outside. On Jan. 29, the CSU Board of Trustees announced a proposal for another tuition inc...

CSU Ferguson goes to Washington

CSU Ferguson goes to Washington

Isabel De Honor,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

“CSU Ferguson,” Cal State East Bay’s own original production which tackles the oppression of marginalized people, will be performing a rehearsal on Feb. 17 at the University Theatre on Hayward campus. The “CSU Ferguson” cast is preparing for their week-long trip to the Kennedy Center American...

Berkeley earthquake rattles Bay Area: Is CSU East Bay seismically safe?

Berkeley earthquake rattles Bay Area: Is CSU East Bay seismically safe?

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

At 2:39 a.m. on Jan. 4, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred in Berkeley that shook most of the Bay Area. On Tuesday night, two back-to-back earthquakes struck the Bay Area again. As a student in my fifth year at California State University, East Bay, the earthquake was a reminder that the Hayward c...

Campus Safety 101: Walking around CSUEB at night

Campus Safety 101: Walking around CSUEB at night

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Winter time on Cal State East Bay’s campus can get cold and especially dark since daylight savings time ends in November. The dark evenings will continue until daylight savings returns in early March. For anyone on campus studying or taking night classes, this means having to cross parts of campus...

Did you know CSUEB offers massage therapy?

Did you know CSUEB offers massage therapy?

Jocelyn Jensen,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Finals week perfect time to destress I filled out a questionnaire, checked in for my Nov. 6 massage appointment, entered a brightly-lit room and disrobed. I put on the open back gown and laid under a sheet on top of a massage table. As instrumental music played in the background, certified massage therap...

New chapter and new beginnings for East Bay Chapter of PRSSA

New chapter and new beginnings for East Bay Chapter of PRSSA

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Campus

In 2002, nine communications majors created the Public Relations Student Society at Cal State East Bay to help each other pursue careers in the public relations industry. The organization started out strong numbers-wise, but over time they struggled to keep club enrollment up above the minimum of 10...

DeStress-Fest relieves CSUEB students’ tension over the holidays

DeStress-Fest relieves CSUEB students’ tension over the holidays

Sean McVannel,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Campus

  The holiday season often marks the beginning of a stress-filled marathon that lasts until the new year. Overeating, gift giving, and extended stays with the in-laws drum up those familiar feelings that can leave both your wallet and your mental gas tank empty. The Recreation and Wellness Center on the Ca...

What to do if there is an active shooter on campus

What to do if there is an active shooter on campus

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Campus

On March 14 at approximately 5:20 p.m., Fremont police fired upon a vehicle after the driver rammed into them, injuring the two officers. During this time, the University Village, located at 25400 Carlos Bee Blvd., was issued a shelter-in-place warning that was lifted later that night, according to the...

Blackboard’s online blackouts

Blackboard’s online blackouts

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Update isn’t clicking with everyone It was week five of our 11-week quarter and midterms were in full swing. After finishing my essay and going through a round of proofreading, I check the clock. Only twenty minutes left to submit before the 11:59 p.m. deadline, so I opened my browser and clicked ...

The Diversity Inclusion Student Center considered a safe enough space

The Diversity Inclusion Student Center considered a safe enough space

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus

Stylishly imprinted on the amber-colored wall past the entrance counter, the word "Diversity" is inescapable inside the room. It is followed by a quote from Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world." More than a dozen students and supporting...

Service dogs allowed on East Bay campus

Service dogs allowed on East Bay campus

Taylor Fedorenko,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus

Demand for emotional support and service dogs on the rise Emily Wood, a graduate student working towards her master in social work at Cal State East Bay, brings her dog, Wisdom, with her to school everyday. Wood is visually impaired and Wisdom helps her get around campus. Emily’s eyesight is comparable...

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