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Warren Hall Occupants Increasingly Worried

Stephanie Spearman

October 14, 2010


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More than 10 years after Warren Hall was in need of a seismic standard update, the building is still standing, operating and occupied with staff and students afraid for their safety. “All I want is for this building to be safe,” said Vijay Patel, an operating system analyst who works in Warren Hall....

Street Living-A local man shares his story about how he went from being a musician on the road to living in a van.

Kemal T.Stewart

August 19, 2010


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West MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland has been riddled with crime for many years, but many do not know the story of the individuals that call the street home. “Fred the Mechanic,” has been living on West MacArthur in his van for over 20 years. He has no permanent place of residence and makes his...

California’s Whooping Cough

Rayna Fields

August 19, 2010


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Whooping cough (pertussis), a highly contagious respiratory tract infection, is now an epidemic in California. The state has reported the highest number of cases within 50 years. As of July of this year, California has had 1,500 new cases of the contagious disease. That’s five times as many th...

Returning Veterans Find A Home at Cal State East Bay

Richard Duboc

August 19, 2010


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It can often be hard for veterans to transition back to civilian life after serving in the Armed Forces. The new generation of men and women returning from deployment oversees has not been immune from this struggle. Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, many still in there early to mid-twenties,...

If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit

Carole Reynolds

August 19, 2010


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With more people in this throw-away culture wearing sneakers and rubbery flip-flops both summer and winter in our California climate, it may seem as though the kindly neighborhood cobbler of yesterday might be a prime candidate for the endangered species list. Don’t tell that to Rudy Grasseschi, who owns ...

De Young Museum Exhibits the Birth Of Impression

Brianna Headsten

August 12, 2010


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The de Young Museum is currently offering “Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,” the first of two consecutive exhibitions on Impressionism that will be offered exclusively at the popular San Francisco museum. “Birth of Impressionism” offers a journey through the creat...

Essential Reading About race Issues An Intellectual Thrill

Carole Reynolds

August 12, 2010


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Race & Liberty In America: The Essential Reader” has the endorsement of many prominent intellectuals. With four pages of good reviews at the beginning of the text, the reader can feel confident that he or she is reading work that is approved of by all political spectrums: the conservative Shelb...

Fitted Baseball Caps A Way To Show Gang Status

Kemal Stewart

August 12, 2010


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Fitted baseball hats have been a popular trend amongst teenagers and young adults for a long time, but many of these hats have a hidden, negative message. In the Bay Area, gang culture is not as prevalent as it is in Los Angeles and different parts of southern California, but it does exist. A...

Afghani Languages Now At Csueb

Carole reynolds

August 12, 2010


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The Fall quarter at CSUEB will dish up a taste of diversity with two previously unavailable language classes. Elementary courses will be offered for enrolled and community students in Pashto and Dari, the two dominant, official languages of Afghanistan. The university website describes these four...

Solar Eruption May be Visible To Bay Area Residents

Leeseha Howard

August 12, 2010


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Depending on where you live, the 2010 solar Tsunami may be visible to you. Since the Bay Area’s weather sporadically changes and has the tendency to fog up at night, this light show may not be visible if the night sky isn’t clear. The solar tsunami will only be visible to those who are in more rural ...

The Florist Through The Trees

Brennan Frisco

August 11, 2010


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Marijuana, a cash crop synonymous with California, has become one of the largest growth industries in the state. With the passing of Prop 215, medical marijuana dispensaries sprang up all over California, creating a legal avenue for the sale, possession and use of the product. The bulk of the cann...

One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure

Ashley Matsuzak

August 11, 2010


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ou have heard of vegetarians, pescetarians and vegans. But have you ever heard of a freegan? Freeganism is one of the newest food movements to sweep the United States, and it isn’t just about scoring free food. Freeganism is a committed lifestyle dedicated to rejecting consumerism and materialism. Freegans...

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