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Great American Smokeout a Great Success

Stephanie Spearman

November 18, 2010

Students looking for help to quit smoking found support on Wednesday as the Student Health Advisory Committee celebrated the Great American Smokeout on Wednesday. Each year, the American Cancer Society observes a day called the Great American Smokeout to offer support and education for those who are ...

CSU Increases Tuition for Next Term

Richard Duboc

November 12, 2010

On Tuesday, the California State University Board of Trustees Committee on Finance voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase that will go into effect at the start of the 2011 Winter quarter. In only a month, resident undergraduate students taking a full course load will be required to pay an a...

“Xtigone” Premieres This Weekend

Ashley Matuszak

November 12, 2010

The African American Shakespeare company and CSU East Bay have come together to create a relatable and rhythmic version of a classic. “Xtigone,” a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone,” is set to premiere at CSUEB’s University Theater this Friday night. “Xtigone” is di...

Starbucks Soon to be On Campus

Ra Sheta Dulan

November 12, 2010

The Library’s Learning Commons will be remodeled into a Starbucks, including an outdoor patio area, with a projected launch date at the beginning of the Winter quarter. “Between the numerous requests from the library and students, Aramark was convinced to build the Starbucks,” said Associate...

Homecoming Welcomes Veterans Back

Dominic McBride

November 12, 2010

Frontline combatants in Iraq are scheduled to come home by the end of 2011 and the Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing for their return with a program called Operation Welcome Home. “I like being at this school and this organization, because we are part of a greater good,” said Nicole...

SCAA Programs To Reach More Students

Stephanie Spearman

November 12, 2010

Two new programs offered by the Student Center for Academic Achievement have on-campus tutors excited to help students get ahead in classes. SCAA has been offering help for students needing a little extra help in statistics, English and a few other subjects for years. “Tutors help students pass ...

CSUEB Gets On Board The Social Networking Train

Dana Jones

November 12, 2010

The first ever social media role was set up by CSU East Bay, which led the way for the rest of the CSU system, according to Kimberly Legocki, Director of Social Media Relations at CSUEB. “Social media bring us one step closer to a virtual campus that is not limited by physical space or class size,...

Meet Your ASI Representatives

Vanessa Anderson

November 12, 2010

At CSU East Bay, there are student leaders who are at the forefront for change, voicing student opinions, and meeting the needs and demands for campus life—this group is the Associated Students Incorporated (ASI). Not every student knows how events are brought to campus, or who provides the entertainment,...

There’s No More Money For Child Care Services

Richard Duboc

November 12, 2010

Obtaining a college degree can be a daunting task for any student, especially those who are raising children. This week, the challenges facing CSU East Bay students and parents may become even greater. On October 8, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a $256 million budget appropriation for CalWO...

East Bay Reachers Half Of Its Voter Goal

Stephanie Spearman

November 12, 2010

Given the importance of the recent midterm election, student governments from every California State University campus pledged to register and educate students. Each school was given a number of students to register in relation to the size of the campus. CSU East Bay’s Associated Students Inc....

Jon Stewart’s Rally To Restore Sanity: A CSUEB Student’s Account

Christopher Prado

November 12, 2010

In the wake of a potential House-changing midterm election, two brave souls rose above the political rhetoric. Two pundits turned politicians? Or was it two pundits seizing the opportunity to poke fun at the conservative fringe of our country? Despite where your political ideologies may align...

Vigil Held In Memory of Gay Suicides

Vigil Held In Memory of Gay Suicides

Stephanie Spearman,
Contributor

October 28, 2010

Recent suicides in the gay community have prompted Cal State East Bay’s Queer Straight Alliance to raise awareness and stop intolerance by staging a die-in and candlelight vigil last Wednesday. “We, as a queer community, are a part of every community you can think of,” said Christine Rodriguez,...

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