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Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


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SOBxRBE’s feature is important for local music “Black Panther” is one of the most anticipated, critically acclaimed movies of the year. High anticipation for the film was evident in its $240 million-plus opening weekend sales, according to Forbes Magazine. The movie takes place in Africa, but there...

Beer enthusiasts gather in East Bay

Beer enthusiasts gather in East Bay

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


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Drake’s hosts annual ‘Hopocalypse Day’ in San Leandro The sun was out, kegs were tapped, food trucks were cooking and music was blaring from within the industrial maze near Downtown San Leandro. It was like a farmers’ market, but with beer instead of fresh produce. Drake’s Brewing Company he...

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


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Bay area native makes a local stop on her Circa91 tour On Jan. 19, Ruby Ibarra took the stage in Oakland at The New Parish as her first hometown stop on her Crica91 tour. She was wearing a yellow long-sleeved shirt that fit loose on her petite 5 foot frame and a pair of black and white Nikes that r...

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


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On Jan. 27, two Oakland-based collectives, DopeOnly and Regulars Only, hosted a backyard house party that featured legendary hip-hop duo, Kid ‘n Play. Kid ‘n Play, a hip-hop duo from New York, rose to fame in the late 1980s and became best known for their “House Party” movie franchise, tha...

Babe.net: An alternative outlet for women by women

Babe.net: An alternative outlet for women by women

Joshua Akintomide,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

“I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life,” read the headline of the latest news article written by Katie Way of Babe.net. She is among the growing list of women sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment. The nature of this headline may not come as ...

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features

It was difficult to tell the difference between stage smoke and cannabis smoke this weekend in Long Beach. But the pungent smell made it obvious that festival goers were getting high. Joints were passed, blunts were rolled, pens hit and pipes ripped. One Love Cali Reggae Fest was two days filled with live music, d...

Golden State Warriors look to dominate video gaming

Golden State Warriors look to dominate video gaming

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


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Esports — professional online video game competition between multiple players — has been growing into a worldwide phenomenon in the past decade or more. Fans like to watch professional gamers compete, which they can do for free. Viewership has grown incrementally as the sport has grown in pop...

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is deeply rooted in the Bay Area

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is deeply rooted in the Bay Area

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features

The highly anticipated film, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” is currently the sixth most anticipated film by comic book readers, according to ComicBook.com. It is also reported by Variety to be surpassing all superhero movies in advance ticket sales. With the film set to released on Friday, Feb. 16,...

Justin Timberlake makes his return

Justin Timberlake makes his return

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features

And he's off to a busy start this year. On Jan. 31, he celebrated his 37th birthday. On Feb. 2, he dropped his fifth album, “Man of the Woods.” To end the week on Sunday, Feb. 4, he performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Timberlake has received criticism for both the Sunday night performanc...

Grammy Awards dismiss hip-hop

Grammy Awards dismiss hip-hop

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features

On Jan. 28, Madison Square Garden in New York hosted the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. In the home of the New York Knicks, hip-hop artists took control of the major categories with an abundance of nominations. But once again, hip-hop was neglected when it came time to determine a winner for awards like ...

Video: Woodhams Lounge

Video: Woodhams Lounge

Yellie Torres,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features

Pete Munoz is a Bay Area comedian, who does stand up every Monday at the Woodhams Lounge in San Jose. With support from the lounge, Pete takes the tips he makes, as well as specific donations from the crowd, to buy sleeping bags for homeless people out on the streets....

CSUEB’s Sixth Annual Drag Show dismantles social norms

CSUEB’s Sixth Annual Drag Show dismantles social norms

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Once the doors opened, the theatre was immediately packed. Lights went off, the spotlight directed to the stage and the audience welcomed the performers with cheers. Last Thursday evening, the Diversity and Inclusion Center, known as DISC, hosted their sixth annual drag show in the University Theatre...

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