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Klapper sentenced for college exam cheating

Klapper sentenced for college exam cheating

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 17, 2019

A Menlo Park jewelry business co-owner was sentenced in federal court in Boston on Wednesday to three weeks in prison for paying $15,000 for cheating on a college entrance exam for her son. Marjorie Klapper, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani, who also ordered her to pay a fine ...

Democratic debate shows divide in Democratic party

Democratic debate shows divide in Democratic party

By Nyla Roberts, COPY EDITOR

September 19, 2019

The 2020 presidential race is underway and if you are not paying attention, you are missing out. The upcoming election is one of the biggest and most critical election in history based solely on the fact that President Donald Trump has an opportunity to get re-elected. The third Democratic Presidential Debat...

“Last Chance U” comes to Laney College

“Last Chance U” comes to Laney College

By Arttrell Rankin, CONTRIBUTOR

September 19, 2019

In today’s era, student-athletes that attend a Division I University after high school are placed at the top of the athletic hierarchy, while student-athletes that attend a Junior College tend to be at the bottom of the ladder. While some people are aware of the benefits that are available at a Jun...

JUUL will ‘cooperate fully’ with FDA requests

JUUL will ‘cooperate fully’ with FDA requests

By Julia Cheever, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

September 12, 2019

San Francisco-based JUUL Labs Inc. said Tuesday it will "fully cooperate" with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letter that alleges the company is making advertising claims for its e-cigarettes without FDA authorization. The FDA letter issued Monday gives the company 15 working days to re...

Student homelessness on the rise

By Alvin Jackson, CONTRIBUTOR

September 5, 2019

Hayward, Calif. is known as the heart of the Bay Area. With its exceptional educational institutions and proximity to the greater Bay Area, Hayward is not exempt from dealing with the homeless epidemic that plagues the region. The city has had its fair share of housing woes and can not neglect the ch...

CSUEB alumni at risk for deportation

CSUEB alumni at risk for deportation

By Ethan Alonzo, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

September 5, 2019

For the past three years as President of the United States, Donald Trump has attempted to enact multiple policies on the basis of falsehoods. The protection of our national parks has ended. Transgender men and women are no longer allowed to serve in the Armed Forces. One of his first policies, the trav...

Splatoon 2 still a great option for online gaming

Splatoon 2 still a great option for online gaming

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

August 29, 2019

Online multiplayer games have been popular for years, with many of them having their own fan bases. One multiplayer franchise that continues to be overshadowed by several video game fans and media is a simple, yet great “inkling” of a game known as Splatoon. Developed and published by Nintendo, this ...

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...

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