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CSUEB welcomes comedy contortionist

CSUEB welcomes comedy contortionist

Paz Sandoval,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

Most Cal State East Bay students can relate to the thoughts of what their life and career will look like after they graduate. This is something comedian Jonathan Burns also had to face after he received an Art Education degree from Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2004. “I know wh...

Campus organization to host STEM fair

Campus organization to host STEM fair

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus

There is no doubt that the acronym STEM has become ingrained in most students brains in today’s era. STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, has been an emphasis of most schools, especially here at Cal State East Bay where funding has recently gone into new programs and facilities ded...

Potential CSU tuition increase ignites protest

Potential CSU tuition increase ignites protest

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

“Free the CSU” was a popular chant on April 4 in Sacramento at the State Capitol building. With a potential Cal State University tuition hike looming, the CSU Student for Quality Education organization and the California Faculty Association organized a demonstration to voice their discontent with t...

CSUEB club sends letters to students of the Parkland shooting

CSUEB club sends letters to students of the Parkland shooting

Alexis Figuera,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

On Feb. 14, a former student gunned down Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen people were killed and the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was arrested. The event has left students, parents and teachers emotionally devastated and struggling to return to school. Two days later, in response...

East Bay Action Congress makes moves

East Bay Action Congress makes moves

Ana Cortez,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

Feb. 24 marked the first annual event for a new campus organization at Cal State East Bay: East Bay Action Congress (EBAC). This new organization, run by students, was initiated this quarter by way of the approval of Associated Students Inc. (ASI). Seven students, all lead directors of the organization,...

‘CORE’ building will be replacing the library

‘CORE’ building will be replacing the library

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

As of 2016, the CSUEB library is still number five on the CSU Seismic Priority List, a list of buildings that are to be seismically retrofit. The university has plans to replace the building with the Collaborative Opportunities in Research and Engagement (CORE). The university was given a budget of $82...

CSUEB prepares to end contract with Aramark

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

The Philadelphia-based corporation, Aramark, took over the university food services on July 1, 2006. This contract with Aramark came with an expiration date, June 30, 2018. Just a little over four months left, the question of who will be the next food service provider that will take over the univers...

‘She Loves Me’ makes way to Cal State East Bay’s stage

‘She Loves Me’ makes way to Cal State East Bay’s stage

Tanaya Landry,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The cast of “She Loves Me” gathered together on stage for their warm-up, stretching their vocal chords and bodies in preparation for their rehearsal of their new upcoming musical. The pace of the music increased with intensity as it became faster and faster and their voices grew louder as one. Then...

Oakland Athletics celebrates 50 years at CSUEB

Oakland Athletics celebrates 50 years at CSUEB

Miguel Almodovar-Weinstein,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

Excited Cal State East Bay students enrolled in the History of Baseball class poured into the Old University Union with other Pioneer baseball fanatics as a discussion panel unfolded this past Monday. The panel discussion was organized and moderated by CSUEB’s Benjamin Klein, a lecturer in the histor...

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...

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