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DHS silences the undocu-movement

DHS silences the undocu-movement

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features

In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Privacy Act update, Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education (RISE), an immigrant student group at UC Berkeley, organized a “Cyber and Security Culture Workshop” on Oct. 23. The air felt stuffy as more students trickled into the event....

DACA doesn’t define CSUEB student

DACA doesn’t define CSUEB student

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine you are seven years old, alone and about to enter the country illegally with a false identity. This was the reality for Cal State East Bay fourth-year student Evangelina Sanchez when she came to the United States from Mexico 13 years ago. “We all got separated and passed through the border...

The strangest of shows makes its return

The strangest of shows makes its return

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

If you’re a fan of supernatural sci-fi and 1980s nostalgia, then the hit series “Stranger Things” is one to watch. Halloween is quickly approaching, and along with it comes the Oct. 27 return of Netflix’s original popular series. The first trailer, backed by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” dro...

Campus club to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Campus club to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

On Nov. 2, an on-campus club, Students United in Solidarity, will host a Dia de Los Muertos Community Altar event in front of the Old Union and New Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In effort to educate students on the holiday while also discussing issues of cultural appropriation, Students Unite...

Escaping Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Escaping Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

Upon his initial arrival to Puerto Rico, CSUEB student Juan Palencia was ready to experience life as an exchange student on the paradise-like island. However, instead of enjoying bright blue bioluminescent pools, finding hidden beaches with new friends, and embracing local culture, Palencia faced down a ...

Chuy Gomez: Iconic voice of the Bay

Chuy Gomez: Iconic voice of the Bay

Oscar Torres,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features

Longtime Bay Area radio host Jesus “Chuy” Gomez works the hardest on Sundays. He hosts a show called Sunday Night Oldies, which focuses mainly on Motown classics, cruising classics, oldies but goodies and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. He pitched the idea to his bosses at HOT 105.7 FM in the summer of 2016 t...

Speaker explains ‘traveling blackness’

Speaker explains ‘traveling blackness’

Veronica Hall,
Head Layout Designer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

Sounds of Celia Cruz and The Fugees carried through the atmosphere as students and faculty filed into the Biella Room of CSU East Bay’s library on Monday. The music was catchy but held a deeper meaning to guest speaker Dr. Manoucheka Celeste. Her presentation titled “Constructing & Crossing ...

Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland

Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features

When you arrive to the Ganja Yoga studio in Oakland, you’re welcomed by Jess Dugan, the instructor for the class. Candles are lit, refreshments are offered, and so is a tray of complimentary cannabis products. For $25 Ganja Yoga offers students a 30 minute social before and after an hour-long ...

Touring, not what we imagined

Touring, not what we imagined

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

To the average spectator it may seem like traveling bands appear to music venues at a magical flick of a wrist or even through a secret portal hidden behind the curtains. The truth is usually a lot messier than that. Getting from one show to another usually consists of cramming, eating out of cooler...

Women Sports Film Festival gives an unexpected platform

Women Sports Film Festival gives an unexpected platform

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

If someone asked me a year ago what I’d be doing now, my answer definitely wouldn’t be speaking on panels. On Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 the Women Sports Film Festival took place in Oakland and I had the opportunity to attend as not only a staff member, but also a speaker on two separate panels....

Remembering Charles Bradley, 1948-2017

Remembering Charles Bradley, 1948-2017

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

I remember the first Charles Bradley song I ever heard. “Victim of Love”, one of his best selling songs and albums, immediately struck me with its genuine sound and even more authentic lyrics. His raspy voice coupled with that old-timey Motown sound fit together like two peas in a pod. I was instan...

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