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East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
January 6
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

As the lights dimmed and the music died down at a Dec. 9 performance of “CSU Ferguson” at Cal State East Bay, the performers made it clear that the title of this performance was meant to bring the world of police brutality to our campus frontlines, because we as college students of color are very real...

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Distinguished alumni award winner thrives in Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Every year Cal State East Bay gives out awards to alumni who are deemed distinguished by a committee of faculty and staff as well as the president of the university. The most recent recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards were given out in October at the Hayward campus to Atul Dhablania clas...

Online classes saving grace for working students

Online classes saving grace for working students

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 5
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

I’m a graduating senior this year and miraculously I’ve managed to commute to Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus no more than two days a week for the past two years. As a student who works two jobs when I’m not in school, if I hadn’t taken half of my classes online, this balance would neve...

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12
Filed under Campus, Opinion

I became homeless the night of June 30 this year. Most of what I own is in a 5x5 storage unit and I’m living in my car for now. I had been renting a room in a house for $570 a month. But then I fell short of the rent, my financial aid and loans were late and the owners decided they wanted to remodel...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
December 12
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at people coming and going, as if in a trance. Every morning this week, the routine has been the same....

East Bay receives first women’s empowerment club

East Bay receives first women’s empowerment club

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Campus

Last January, six Cal State East Bay women decided to start a club that would bring a larger Latin culture presence onto the Hayward campus. Drawing inspiration from their single mothers, they also wanted to include women empowerment in the mix. On Dec. 2, The Wall Street Journal ranked...

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

CSUEB lawsuit keeps campus housing on hold

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
November 30
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Rising rents in the Bay Area can make it difficult for students to afford off-campus housing, so many of Cal State East Bay’s students seek on-campus housing when they start school here. There’s one big problem, though: The student population on the Hayward campus continues to grow, but housin...

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30
Filed under Campus, Sports

In their search for a replacement for outgoing athletic director Joan McDermott, a Cal State East Bay search committee has selected five finalists. Three of those finalists visited campus this week and the fourth will be here today to participate in an open forum to give the campus, community and unive...

Bay Area responds to election

Bay Area responds to election

Denika Williams,
Contributor
November 28
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Chaos broke loose in various cities across the nation the moment Donald J. Trump became President Elect of the Unites States, including the Bay Area. Like most Americans, I watched on Tuesday November 8th to see the results of the 45th Presidential Election. It was past midnight when the news broke t...

Grad student opens first stuttering support group on campus

Grad student opens first stuttering support group on campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 17
Filed under Campus, Features

First-year Cal State East Bay graduate student Matthew Maxion began stuttering at the age of five. For 16 years, Maxion, now 25, attempted to hide his disfluency, the impairment of smooth fluid speech, from parents, friends and teachers by practicing “covert stuttering,” a concealment strategy where the spea...

New shuttle aims to connect campus to housing

New shuttle aims to connect campus to housing

Michele Dennis,
Contributor
November 16
Filed under Campus

Fall transfer student Rohit Reddy uses a new university loop shuttle up to five times a day. He travels back and forth from his classes at the science building to his dorm at University Village, and then back up to the Dining Commons for meals. The walk between his dorm and campus takes up to 30 minu...

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

East Bay students hold peaceful protest

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 16
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Screaming, yelling and chanting could be heard all across the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus last Wednesday. The news circulated primarily through social media and urged students, faculty and staff to gather in protest of the election of Donald Trump as the successor to current President of the Un...

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