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The Holidays Are Here: It’s Time To Volunteer

Cheyann Elmore

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

The holidays are rapidly approaching. As we start making plans for spending time and having fun with our families, we should also keep in mind those who are less fortunate. One in six people living in Contra Costa and Solano counties struggle with hunger, and 28 percent of the people receiving emergency fo...

The Best Cafe Food and Drinks in San Lorenzo

Shane Bond

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Crepes, sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, pasta, and fruit are just cornerstones of the selection of selection that Frodo Joe’s offers. The café has been around since 1999 and first started as a community gathering for animals and owners alike. The café is named after the original owner’s dog,...

Los Gatos Really Knows Halloween

Ashley Matuszak

November 12, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Halloween isn’t just a “kid’s holiday” in Los Gatos. The downtown area was crowded with thousands of people on Halloween night. The Halloween party had just as many adults as children in attendance, and many people brought their dogs dressed up as well. From sunset until sunrise, people st...

Vigil Held In Memory of Gay Suicides

Vigil Held In Memory of Gay Suicides

Stephanie Spearman,
Contributor

October 28, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Recent suicides in the gay community have prompted Cal State East Bay’s Queer Straight Alliance to raise awareness and stop intolerance by staging a die-in and candlelight vigil last Wednesday. “We, as a queer community, are a part of every community you can think of,” said Christine Rodriguez,...

World Series Fever Abounds on Campus

Amanda Zepeda

October 28, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

You hear it when you’re waiting for your morning class to start. You hear it when you’re walking through the University Union and you hear it when you’re grabbing lunch at the Bistro. There is definitely something on the minds and in the conversations of the Cal State East Bay students: The San Fra...

CSUEB Veteran Students in Need

Dominic McBride

October 28, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

Cal State East Bay hosts dozens of veterans that are assisted by many organizations on-and-off. campus. The transition from the military to life as a college student can be difficult, according to Deborah Dorffi Hansana, Veterans Affairs Coordinator. “I came to CSUEB and first met Deborah and...

Going Textbook-Free

Rasheta Dulan

October 28, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

The ASI Textbook Free Committee is assigned to replace a percentage of textbooks with online digital textbooks within a five-year plan starting Fall Quarter 2011. Cal State East Bay President Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi came up with the initial idea to make alternative course material choices to help the cam...

Recession Still Hurting Students

Cheyann Elmore

October 28, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features

The worst U.S. recession since the Great Depression has hurt more than half of the American population—especially young people, minorities and those with only a high school education or less. Everyday, millions continue to suffer from unemployment, foreclosures, reduced paychecks and diminished...

Halloween Hot Spots

Maya Agnew

October 28, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.” It’s that time of year to pick out the costumes and party it up. Halloween is here, and being in the Bay Area makes it even better. With Halloween club parties throughout the Bay Area scene,...

Tricks, Treats and a Healthful Halloween

Stephanie Spearman

October 28, 2010


Filed under Campus, Features, Layout

Costumes, tricks and treats were in full swing at the annual Open Haunted House at the Student Health Center on campus this Wednesday. “We’re doing games and informing students about services, STD’s and other health topics,” said Delia Ibarra, a Peer Advocate for Wellness (PAW) intern for the...

Recipes: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

Ashley Matuszak

October 28, 2010


Filed under Features, Metro

Good peanut butter cookies are hard to come by in stores. Because of the high oil content, peanut butter cookies have a shorter shelf life than most cookies, causing them to go stale or bitter tasting quickly. The good news is they couldn’t be easier to make. Requiring no leavening whatsoever, and...

Going Deutsch at Suppenküche

Felicitas Hackmann

October 28, 2010


Filed under Features, Layout, Metro

After enjoying the California sun and American culture for over six weeks now, I suddenly started to miss Germany, my home country, a little bit. A German friend from San Francisco tried to give me as much “home” as he could, by taking me to “Suppenküche,” a German restaurant on Laguna Street in the city. ...

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