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Protesters target Ringling Bros.

Elephant trainer holds a bullhook which are used to goad the elephants into performing tricks.

Tyler Dragoni,
Politics Editor

August 21, 2014

Every other year, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus take center stage at the Oakland Arena amid protests. This year’s was no different. Many families hurried their children past disturbing images and videos of elephants being abused while protesters handed out pamphlets informing circus...

Bay Area Halal Fest

Local restaurants and bakeries had tents in order to draw more business to their stores. This certain tent had a lot of pies and baked goods to sell.

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor

August 14, 2014

California’s Halal Festival was hosted in Newark at the Newpark Mall. The daylong event was hosted to share all foods halal from across the bay. Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible.” As the Jewish community has foods that are kosher, halal foods follow the diet of Muslims.   ...

Oakland Art and Soul Festival

The Kinetic Arts Center held multiple showings of athleticism and fitness through their gymnastics routines.

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor

August 7, 2014

Covered in the story by Brianna Leahy, the festival was full of activities and entertainment. Crowds were gathered around stages with music and acrobatics while the hungry gathered around grills and food tents. Lasting two days, the event had multiple streets blocked off in Downtown Oakland. ...

Great Bull Run stampedes Into the Bay

Bulls upwards of 1,000 pounds ran the track at incredible speeds. Getting close was nerve-wracking and an extreme adrenaline boost.

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor

July 31, 2014

The Alameda County Fairgrounds hosted The Great Bull run last weekend, an event that has been all over the country this summer. Traditionally set in Spain, bull runs pit 1,500 pound animals up against brave participants. At the end of the run, there was a large food fight with tomatoes, creating...

Weekend adventures in San Francisco

When the sun goes down and the temperature drops, there are still people out. Going to the city with friends also helps if you want to have a good time.

Chris Valentine,
Photo Editor

July 18, 2014

Staying Safe on 4th of July

From above Greek Hill on campus, there was a full view of the bay’s multiple firework displays.

July 10, 2014

Staying safe on the 4th of July Fire departments throughout the Bay Area were on alert in order to prevent fires andaccidents caused by fireworks and large crowds. There were still celebrations in almost every city with very few incidents. Photos by Chris Valentine...

Buffalo Bills Brings Team USA to Hayward

Buffalo Bills Brings  Team USA to Hayward

July 8, 2014

In their last chance to remain in the World Cup, USA played Belgium. Buffalo Bills Brewery housed many fans that were determined to see a victory. However, Belgium won by one goal in the extra time. Photos by Chris Valentine ...

Oakland says farewell to the captain

Families came together to eat and watch the last series that Jeter would play in Oakland.

June 26, 2014

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter played one of his last games before his planned retirement against the Oakland A's at the Coliseum on Friday, June 13. Photos by Chris Valentine

San Francisco’s Flask Mob

San Francisco’s Flask Mob

June 5, 2014

Flask Mob, a street photography and drinking crew, was originally created by a group of individuals from all over the Bay Area as a venue for photographers, artists, and other attendees to make connections and shoot street photography. Bringing a flask or bottle of alcohol is encouraged, though mo...

San Mateo’s 8th annual Maker Faire

Girl spins her own yarn with fibers brought by the Spinning Mermaid Fibers organization.

May 22, 2014

San Mateo’s 8th annual Maker Faire is a family friendly, art, science, and innovation faire centered around the celebration of makers. Every year Maker Faire gives exposure to innovators and mediates connection for a growing community of tech savvy students, businesses, and artists all over the co...

Creating New Worlds

Creating New Worlds

Sam High

May 10, 2014

As an award-winning Hollywood production designer, Scott Chambliss has been responsible for crafting and creating new worlds for television and cinema.  Over the course of his professional career, he has worked on numerous projects, including the hit TV show Alias, and the feature films Mission Impossible...

Holy Sepulchre Cemetary

Flowers left by loved ones from Easter.

May 9, 2014

Going back as far as the 1800s, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery has been the final resting place for many Catholic families in the Hayward area. This cemetery is one of many in the area but has an additional chapel and cremation center. The cemetery hosts a number of events during holidays to keep the commun...

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