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Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

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...

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Just two months shy of my 24th birthday, I had never traveled outside of the United States. That changed on Friday when Havana, Cuba became my home for the next two weeks. Approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students will experience two weeks with limited phone service, wifi or contact with the...

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
June 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Having just finished my sophomore year of college at Cal State East Bay, I’ve had a little time to reflect on the person have become over the past two years as a college student. Last year I wrote an article about my freshman year of college titled ‘Home Away from Home’ in which I spoke abou...

Parking on service roads may cause problems

Parking on service roads may cause problems

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor
June 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Metro

Students are leaving their cars out in front of the service road in between Residence Halls Diablo, Calaveras, and Shasta at Cal State East Bay for extended periods of time. This road is located after a right turn when leaving lot C. Whether it be to drop off or pick someone or something up,...

Does CSU East Bay have questionable water quality?

Does CSU East Bay have questionable water quality?

Cody Davis and Daniel McGuire,
Contributors
June 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Metro

On several occasions, Reza Khorasani, finance vice-president for Associated Students Inc., complained to university officials at Cal State East Bay about the drinking water on campus. Since February, in meetings with student government officials and university President Leroy Morishita, Khorasani said he ...

A new “CORE” for East Bay

A new “CORE” for East Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Just four years after Warren Hall, Cal State East Bay’s former largest building, was imploded due to seismic vulnerability, the campus is preparing to replace another relic in 2020 due to similar safety concerns. The Hayward campus library building, which was constructed in 1971 and is number f...

May is month to honor Asian Pacific Islanders

May is month to honor Asian Pacific Islanders

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

Earlier this month, when our family celebrated Mother’s Day, my mother chose a Korean BBQ place to have our family dinner. She would never pick Korean BBQ on her own, but chose it to please my brother, sister and I because eating at a fancy Korean BBQ place is the in-thing to do in my generation. My moth...

Cal State Cuba: Students make trek from Hayward to Havana this summer

Cal State Cuba: Students make trek from Hayward to Havana this summer

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Students Abroad

On June 30, approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students — including myself — will fly from Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba, where we will take classes in documentary film and photojournalism, and produce our own films, long-form articles and photo essays as part of a new study abroad program create...

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