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Recreation and Wellness Center Creates Student Jobs

Cherie Vargas

January 20, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

CSU East Bay created more than 100 new jobs for students when it opened the new Recreation and Wellness Center on the Hayward campus. The doors to the brand new, state-of-the-art fitness center, officially opened Jan. 11, 2011 at 1:11 p.m. with 750 members already pre-registered. The $42 million, 55,000 square foot facility is f...

Improper Lighting Concerns Students

Cheyann Elmore

January 20, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

As winter quarter begins, students deal with rainy weather, heavy fog and earlier sunsets—all factors that become greater issues when the campus isn’t properly lit at night, according to CSU East Bay students. For those who take night classes, study late at the library and those who live in the do...

Travel Agencies Struggle To Stay Afloat In Internet Age

Hazeleen Carpio

January 20, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

Online companies like Expedia, Priceline and Orbitz have for the most part taken over the travel industry, but two Fremont travel agencies are still in business and they are fighting back. “Travel agencies compete equally and often better than online prices,” said All Seasons Travel owner Bill Simons...

Akaihana: Great Place For Sushi in Hayward

Ashley Matuszak

January 20, 2011


Filed under Features, Metro

Hayward has its fair share of Japanese restaurants, and high quality sushi for a reasonable price can be difficult to find. Akaihana, on Foothill Boulevard and B Street, offers good quality sushi and sashimi, available for those on a budget. Akaihana is a very small restaurant with limited seating s...

Alameda Vodka Distillery Produces Quality Alcohol

Stephanie Spearman

January 20, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Nestled on the waters at the west end of Alameda and overlooking the San Francisco skyline is the Hangar One vodka distillery and tasting bar. Hangar One is an all-in-one vodka distillery, bottling facility, tasting bar and distributor based out of the old military structure on Alameda’s now-defunct...

UrbanDaddy app offers nightlife suggestions for those on the go

Felicitas Hackmann

January 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Being new to the area, a friend recommended I apply for the UrbanDaddy newsletter to stay updated when it comes to new places to eat, drink and hang out. The editors of UrbanDaddy check out all kinds of places before they open, and publish information and pictures online. Every new post consideri...

Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity Gives Back to Community

Amanda Zepeda

January 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

Chivalry above self. The Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity put their respective motto to demonstration in their annual “Tres Reyes Magos Toy Giveaway.” The event was held on Jan. 6 in the lower level of the Student Union, where more than 80 parents and children were treated to a reenactment of the history of the Latino holiday and were given gifts donate...

ASI Excited For New Quarter

Stephanie Spearman

January 13, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

Fresh from their winter retreat, the Associated Students, Inc. board is eager to get the new quarter underway and jumpstart their upcoming events. “Now that we’ve had a quarter to work together,” said Chris Caldwell, Director of the Concord Campus for ASI, “we’re working closer together to start ...

Italian-American History, Coast to Coast

Ashley Matuszak

January 13, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

San Francisco and New York City are two of the busiest, culturally diverse and visited cities in the United States. Even though these places are over 3,000 miles apart, they have more in common than at first glance. One of the more notable similarities is they key role these places played in the assimilation and integration of Italian immigrants ...

California’s Ex-Prisoners Still Feel Trapped Behind Bars

Cheyann Elmore

January 13, 2011


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

Ex-prisoner Quiano Smith, 31, says he can’t find a job because California’s employers have a “once a convict, always a convict” attitude. Times are tough, and the majority of the population has to deal with obstacles like foreclosure, unemployment and the high cost of living. These f...

University Police Offer Internships For Students

Allison Armour

January 8, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

Students interested in working on-campus while gaining experience in the field of criminal justice can look no further than the University Police Department. Like any police department, CSU East Bay’s police department lets the campus community know when rules are being broken. While these officers ...

The Concord Campus Update

Vanessa Anderson

January 8, 2011


Filed under Campus, Features

CSU East Bay has three locations: the main campus in Hayward, the Oakland Professional Development and Conference Center, and the less populated CSUEB in Concord. “The Hayward campus is made up of 11,000 to 12,000 students, while the Concord campus has 2,000 students,” said Rafae Khan, Executive...

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