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Queerfest Celebrates LGBTQ Community

Stephanie Spearman

February 17, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Festival educates students on sexual health and LGBTQ issues The sixth annual Queerfest is back in action this week to celebrate diversity and tolerance on campus. “Queerfest is a unique issue to CSU East Bay, as we are the only university in the Bay Area that dedicates an entire week to L...

Sleep Deprivation Hurting Student Performance

Cheyann Elmore

February 17, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

With such hectic and fast-paced lifestyles, students can be careless about their sleep, and on campus it’s the second highest predictor of academic problems, experts say. “We need sleep to recharge our systems,” said Elysse Grossi, Outreach Coordinator and founder of CSU East Bay Sleep Education...

Students More Depressed Today Than 10 Years Ago

Nicole Anderson

February 17, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

College students are displaying more severe mental illnesses, including depression than from a decade ago, according to a study presented at the 118th annual convention of the American Psychological Association. “When I become stressed out my depression has a tendency of flaring up, so in school when I am...

San Jose’s ‘Feathers of Fury’

February 17, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

San Francisco isn’t the only city that has a pillow fight in honor of Valentine’s Day. A flashmob of nearly 100 people started a massive pillow fight in downtown San Jose at high noon on the day before the day of love. The pillow fight, dubbed “Feathers of Fury.” was organized on Facebook...

Big, Spirited Showing at Homecoming

Amanda Zepeda

February 10, 2011


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The Red and Black Attack was out in full force during last week’s CSU East Bay Homecoming week. Homecoming Week 2011 saw everything from East Bay’s first ever pep rally, to a festive campus-wide parade. The events were put on by the Pioneer Athletics team, expanded over a seven-day period with men’s basketball, women’s ba...

STEM Town Hall Meetings Leave Questions Unanswered

Stephanie Spearman

February 10, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

CSU East Bay President Mo Qayoumi held a series of town hall meetings so the campus community could voice concerns regarding the proposed transition to a STEM-centered university last week. CSUEB is preparing to center the campus and curriculum around science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) m...

Social Work Students Seek Jobs at Fair

Cheyann Elmore

February 10, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

For the sixth year in a row, students came out dressed to impress the 78 agencies seeking interns and future employees at the CSU East Bay Department of Social Work’s Annual Field Fair. The event took place Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the New Union. “This is a great netwo...

A Romantic Italian Restaurant Tucked Away in Downtown

Ashley Matusza

February 10, 2011


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Buon Appetito, located on A Street in the heart of Hayward’s downtown area, is a romantic Italian restaurant that offers high quality food in an upscale atmosphere. The restaurant has an intimate, cozy setting with soft décor and tables spaced far enough apart so that you can hear yourself and your t...

Gentlemen, Step Your Game Up for Valentine’s Day

Cheyann Elmore

February 10, 2011


Filed under Features, Opinion

Valentine’s Day can provide men the perfect opportunity to sweep their woman (or man) off their feet. For those men who don’t have their act together, this could be a day that easily lands them a permanent spot in the doghouse. That being said, let us take this time to go over some things men may want ...

A New Location For Lavish Laines Winery

Ashley Matuszak

February 3, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Lavish Laines Winery celebrated their grand opening last weekend in their new Buena Vista location in south Livermore. The turnout seemed reasonably high for the small winery, especially when visitors crowded the tasting room during the light, sporadic afternoon rainfall. Located in the most desirable section of Livermore's wine tasting district, Lavish Lai...

Walkway Renovations Improve CSUEB Campus Image

Stephanie Spearman

February 3, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

University management is tearing up the asphalt on campus, particularly in front of Meiklejohn Hall, and replacing it with concrete to improve the school’s image. “People would trip on that asphalt,” said Jim Zavagno, CSU East Bay’s University Planner. “It was hard for wheelchairs to navigate. Really, what it had was some gene...

Interim Executive Director for ASI Fired

Stephanie Spearman

February 3, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

After the firing of Dr. Robert Lara, the interim Executive Director for ASI, board members and professional staff are working to carry on in spite of their loss. The termination, which took place on Friday, Jan. 21, was not the decision of the ASI student board, but instead the decision of CSU East ...

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