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Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

I’ve only had one dog in my life, so it is safe to say that I am not the most experienced person when it comes to canines. The dog lived at my grandfather’s house, and despite my frequent visits, it wasn't truly my dog. I live in a house and for some time now I wanted to get a dog so ...

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Janice Domingo,
Contributor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Music today has been fused together with so many different sounds it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish its genre. One such evolving genre is reggae. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960’s and now represents a confluence of pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and metal. This genr...

Blog from Cuba: Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Blog from Cuba: Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

Experience overshadows bank account

Experience overshadows bank account

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
July 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

There are some things in life you just can't get out of. Coming from a queen of catting off, I'm really good at flaking on people. But when it came to my best friend’s birthday, I couldn't bring myself to do it this time, even though I had a legitimate reason. I'm broke. Her birthday fell on a Friday...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

This was an intense weekend. People do not understand the behind-the-scenes work that goes into executing a professional basketball game. It’s much more than just the on-the-court contests. On Sunday, the WNBA team I am interning with, the Los Angeles Sparks, played the Washington Mystics in ...

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad

Just two months shy of my 24th birthday, I had never traveled outside of the United States. That changed on Friday when Havana, Cuba became my home for the next two weeks. Approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students will experience two weeks with limited phone service, wifi or contact with the...

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Mat Weber,
Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The 17th annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts festival took place in Oakland on Saturday, filling San Antonio Park with music, spoken word, local artists, community activists, and a variety of other events. The free festival was originally started in 2000 by the East Side Arts Alliance, a nonprofit community cultural ...

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