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International Students Speaking up

Felicitas Hackmann

October 14, 2010

The Fall quarter has begun at CSUEB and students are settling into their new courses, getting used to class after the summer break. Some of us are, anyway. Others are new here and find the daily life in Hayward anything but normal. International students see with different eyes as their understanding...

Warren Hall Occupants Increasingly Worried

Stephanie Spearman

October 14, 2010

More than 10 years after Warren Hall was in need of a seismic standard update, the building is still standing, operating and occupied with staff and students afraid for their safety. “All I want is for this building to be safe,” said Vijay Patel, an operating system analyst who works in Warren Hall....

Give It Up: Your Time Or Your Money

Cheyann Elmore

October 7, 2010

With decreasing wages and rare job opportunities, the recent recession has hit students hard. Along with these struggles, the public education system has similar problems. Financial aid is becoming harder to get, classes are diminishing and wait lists are steadily growing. Along with tuition increases...

AC Transit To Cut Student Services

Richard Duboc

October 7, 2010

The Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit District (AC Transit) has announced that it will suspend all discounted monthly passes to K-12 students who currently rely on the bus lines to get to school. Youths 18 years of age and younger will now have to pay about $40 a month for transit, which used to cost...

Speaking Partners Helps International Students

Stephanie Spearmen

October 7, 2010

While moving to a new country and speaking a language that one is not entirely comfortable with can be scary, East Bay international students find support and practice with the Speaking Partners program here on campus. At CSU East Bay, classes from the American Language Program (ALP) are available for ...

Al Fresco Event Pulls Campus Community Together

Beatriz Moreno and Stephanie Spearmen

October 7, 2010

Clubs recruit and students learn about programs to assist them with their education The flurry of activity on campus, paired with good weather and eager faces, can only mean one thing: another fall quarter has started and students are ready for the first big event. Al Fresco, taking place Wednesda...

Fire Sweeps Through Cityview Apartments

Will Thomson

October 6, 2010

Students and motorists heading down Mission Boulevard to Carlos Bee Boulevard may have noticed dark plumes of smoke billowing from an apartment fire at Cityview Apartments around noon on Tuesday. Hayward Fire Department responded to the 11:53 a.m. call to find an unoccupied apartment ablaze and heavy smoke spewing from the buil...

Mandatory Meal Plans: Still A Foe?

Stephaine Spearmen

October 6, 2010

After a controlled outburst against mandatory meal plans for all Pioneer Heights residents, are campus dwellers still up in arms or are they starting fresh by accepting the change? As returning residents were signing up for another year in the dorms they learned that a mandatory mini-meal plan would be added to their expenses, even thoug...

CSU’s Hurting In Absence Of California Budget

September 2, 2010

On Aug. 27, the heads of the three public university systems pleaded their case to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce about their financial problems. With no budget passed before the summer recess for three years in a row, California State University, California Community Colleges, and the University...

Roads Near Csueb Campus Soon To Be Improved

Richard Duboc

August 27, 2010

Those cracks and potholes littering Carlos Bee Boulevard may soon be fixed. The city began road construction on August 19 which is expected to continue until February 2011. Hayward City Engineer Morad Fakhrai states that the main focus of the Carlos Bee Blvd. project in addition to general upkeep is...

Younus: Islamic Democracy for An Islamic Nation

Richard duboc

August 19, 2010

Last month, Cal State East Bay lecturer Dr. Farid Younos presented a new strategy for demilitarization and stability in Afghanistan to The United States House of Representatives to present a new outlook on the conundrum some are calling America’s new Vietnam. The plan, “A Roadmap to Peace in Afghanistan:...

Ramadan Underway For Students

Richard Duboc

August 19, 2010

On August 10th the sight of the crescent moon in the evening sky signaled the beginning of Ramadan, an important time of contemplation, fasting, and celebration in the Islamic faith. Around the world over 1.5 billion Muslims are fasting from sun up to sun down atoning for their sins and professing their...

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