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Collector’s Wares On Display in Anthropology Museum

Natalia Aldana

April 8, 2011

The Anthropology Department’s new exhibit reminds society of what it values as a culture, as well as what future generations will remember it by. “Lamps & Stamps, Toys & Tins: The Things We Collect & Why We Collect Them” is the current exhibition for the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthro...

Saffold New ASI Director

Stephanie Spearman

April 8, 2011

New Executive Director for ASI Randy Saffold is excited by the challenge to improve existing programs and create new projects to better serve students. “I am incredibly excited to work with this AS board and really put students first,” said Saffold. Saffold, who worked as the Associate Execu...

Religion Conference Attracts CSU East Bay Students

Mark Laluan

April 4, 2011

The members of CSU EastBay’s Catholic Club joined over 40,000 in attendance at this year’s Los Angles Religious Education Congress (LA Congress). From March 18 to 20, 308 workshops and 250 exhibitors organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angles covered a wide variety of topics ranging from leadership development to trends affect...

Local Teacher Of The Year Honored at Concord Campus

Richard Duboc

April 4, 2011

Pinole Valley High School teacher  Michele Lamons uses everything from the Bible to Tupac Shakur to inspire her students Despite inclement weather, there was a large turnout for Saturday’s “Day of the Teacher” held on the CSU East Bay Concord Campus. The motto of the day was “touc...

Alumni to Open a Colorado-Based Arts Academy

Lauren Lola

April 4, 2011

Situated in the city of Loveland, Colo., an arts academy founded by CSUEB alumni will soon be open to art lovers of all kinds. The Harrington Arts Academy was an idea dreamt up by Lauren Harrington, a kindergarten teacher at Niles Elementary School in Fremont, and Brandon Harrington, a freshman English...

Students’ Caffeine Habits Can Be Extremely Unhealthy

Cheyann Elmore

April 4, 2011

Caffeine-laden beverages are quickly rising in popularity and studies indicate that “caffeine is the world’s most common psychoactive substance, used by approximately 90 percent of North Americans every day.” Colleges students, especially, consume lots of caffeine when studying, working, or attending classes. Nursing major Anai Rojas, 18...

ASI Names New Director

Stephanie Spearman

April 4, 2011

After going the better part of six months without an executive director, ASI has finally found a match in Randy K. Saffold. Saffold was officially named the new executive director on March 18 and will start on April 1. With experience as the Associate Executive Director for San Jose State University...

Success For The RAW Center

Cherie Vargas

April 4, 2011

The Recreation and Wellness Center Gets 90 Percent Approval Rate. California State University East Bay's Recreation and Wellness (RAW) Center was said to be a success in its first quarter of operation, attracting over 3,600 student members, staff reported. “I've never witnessed so many CSUEB students participating in something the campus has to offer,” said RAW m...

Indie Music Festival A Riot

Amanda Zepeda

March 17, 2011

A raucous concert with an assortment of music, all of it underground, took place in the Old Union Multipurpose Room last Saturday. The Pukka Indie Arts Festival featured the Oakland hip-hop duo Zion-I and the headliner band Matt & Kim, an indie rock duo from Brooklyn, each putting on ele...

“Naughty Gras” Raises Money for Katrina Victims

Stephanie Spearman

March 10, 2011

Over five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, students in a Recreation senior seminar class organized a Mardi Gras-themed event to raise money for victims of the natural disaster. Mardi Gras is a Fat Tuesday party day designated for splurging on sinful activities in prep...

Man wrongfully accused of murder speaks at CSUEB

Richard Duboc

March 10, 2011

It’s a nightmare scenario taken straight out of a movie—being convicted of a murder that you did not commit. Bruce Lisker lived that nightmare for 26 years until he was finally released from prison two years ago. What is worse is that Lisker had to live with the charge of murdering hi...

New Interim Dean Looks to Increase Enrollment

Kelsey Borgeson and Kelsey Borgeson

March 10, 2011

Kathleen Rountree, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) interim dean, faces a legacy of failed predecessors and an initiative that could potentially devastate funding for CLASS, and yet, she is perfectly happy and pleasant about her status. Rountree came to CSU East Bay in July 2010 from Ithaca College in New York, wh...

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