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New Google gaming service is a joke

New Google gaming service is a joke

By Jonathan Friedenberg, CONTRIBUTOR

August 1, 2019

Many people here in the East Bay and around the world play video games, some more than others, but everyone generally seems to know what they are about at least. This is a big market and naturally, some big names would want to get in on this market, including Google. That is why they are creating the G...

Catholic church helps the community

Catholic church helps the community

By Pablo Villasenor, CONTRIBUTOR

August 1, 2019

With a mountainous number of misleading media stories and societal pressures, the Catholic Church has become known as the dogmatist, hypocritical, judgemental, forcefully indoctrinating organization that people shy away from supporting or getting themselves involved with. Yet many people don’t kno...

Eric Swalwell ends presidential bid

Eric Swalwell ends presidential bid

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

July 18, 2019

California East Bay Representative Eric Swalwell became the first major Democratic Presidential Candidate to drop out of the race. In a press conference at his campaign headquarters in Dublin, California, he announced that he will be focusing on his congressional re-election campaign. “Today ends our President...

Fresh start: From jail to law school

By Thania Arce, CONTRIBUTOR

July 18, 2019

“Check the box if you have ever been convicted of a felony” is a sentence far too familiar to Antonio Reza. Whether he was applying for a job, college, housing or FAFSA, he dreaded this step in the application process. It’s a shadow that follows Reza ever since he spent time in jail on armed r...

Corporate media and portrayals of ethnic groups

By Nyla Roberts, S EDITOR

July 18, 2019

Imagine reading or hearing about your loved one that was a victim of crime in the news. Now imagine, seeing the news document your loved one’s criminal past and personal characteristics that have no connection to the crime. Ultimately, this the reality for black families that are portrayed in the m...

Female candidates misrepresented in media

By Jessica Avila, CONTRIBUTOR

July 18, 2019

Aggressive, attractive, and indecisive – journalists use these words in their headlines and articles about the Oakland-native, California State Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Strong, intelligent, and promising – these words are used to write about her male counterpa...

The summer job going extinct

The summer job going extinct

By Courtney Dye, CONTRIBUTOR

July 11, 2019

The part-time summer job is becoming extinct. In the early 2000’s, it was fairly common for high schoolers and college students to work a part-time job over the summer break. This trend has slowly decreased over the last decade. Since the recession hit in 2007, less than thirty-five percent of young a...

Today’s teachers face uncertain financial situations

Today’s teachers face uncertain financial situations

By Allison Pelland, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

From as early as four years old, children embark on their educational journey. They learn how to read, write, learn, socialize, and most importantly, they learn who they are. Without the help of teachers, children would not be able to receive a quality education, allowing them to follow their dreams and p...

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

By Samantha King, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is an event that started back on Easter Sunday in 1979. Sisters from around the world have devoted themselves to the community, advocating for human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. This year marks their 40th anniversary and a significant ...

Wrestling used for positive propaganda

Wrestling used for positive propaganda

By Jonathan Friedenberg, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

Saudi Arabia is a country that has long been mired in controversy. Recently, the Saudi Arabian government has received criticism about its human rights, or rather lack of. They have long been criticized for their lack of human rights, treatment towards women, corruption and the royal families dealings....

Metal straws are the new trend

Metal straws are the new trend

By Alesi Gonzales, CONTRIBUTOR

June 27, 2019

In a trendy attempt at saving our planet there has been a huge influx in the purchase of metal straws in the name of saving the turtles. I too am a part of this trending change; I have a total of three collapsible metal straws that attach to my keys. Have I made a difference yet? Probably not. Th...

Pet adoptions throughout the Bay Area

Pet adoptions throughout the Bay Area

June 20, 2019

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