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Hip-Hop Chess Federation practices Jiu-Jitsu at Zaytuna College

Hip-Hop Chess Federation practices Jiu-Jitsu at Zaytuna College

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

Thursday evening atop the hill at Zaytuna College in Berkeley: The sun had set and the lights of cars, traffic and surrounding Bay Area cities had begun to push back the night. It was a tranquil moment before the group of students began jiu-jitsu training. Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) was founded...

Harley-Davidson recalls 175,000 motorcycles due to brake failure

Harley-Davidson recalls 175,000 motorcycles due to brake failure

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

Harley-Davidson has recalled 175,000 motorcycles in the U.S and 250,000 worldwide to fix an issue that can potentially cause brakes to fail suddenly. It will cost the company $29.4 million according to USA Today. “This condition is associated with delayed or neglected brake fluid maintenance as...

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

On Feb. 13, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for marijuana. Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin tweeted that night, “We have become what may be the first city in the country to declare ourselves a sanctuary city for cannabis.” This means that any Berkeley city department...

Girl Scout Cookies production divided by two bakeries

Girl Scout Cookies production divided by two bakeries

Thamina Shah,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Now I’m sure you are all familiar with the little girls in green vests with badges, some more than others, approaching you with their sales pitch. For those living under a rock, I’m talking about a Girl Scout. The Girl Scouts organization is known for empowering girls and equipping them with life...

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

Racist graffiti prompts closure A lockdown was issued yesterday at San Leandro High School around 11 a.m. after graffiti was discovered in a boys bathroom stall that read, “I’m shooting the School tomorrow at 1 I’m sick of this shit Better not come Fuck this place,” according to the San Leand...

Being an A’s fan is pure agony

Being an A’s fan is pure agony

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

Athletics dysfunction right on schedule Baseball season is about to start and it’s time to cheer on the Oakland A’s. We love Oakland, which means we love being the underdog team with not a lot of money and we feel great when they succeed. Oakland is not a glitz and glamour team like Los Angeles, Bo...

Powerlifting memberships growing in California

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

At powerlifting competitions, the environment is contagious. Despite all the nerves, jitters and adrenaline floating around, lifters fire each other up with back slaps and shouting. The crowd yells, “UP! UP!” Everyone gets into their zone and it’s fun to watch coaches and athletes share in the excit...

What it means to live alone in the Bay Area

What it means to live alone in the Bay Area

Jayvonna Corley,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The trials and tribulations of adulting When I first walked into my yard, everything seemed normal. It wasn't until I got to the front gate that leads to my front door that I noticed something was off. The door was cracked, although I was certain I locked it shut. “I could have sworn I locked this,...

World’s most powerful rocket launches

World’s most powerful rocket launches

Michael Souza,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

SpaceX launches the Falcon Heavy, delivers a Tesla car to space On Feb. 6, SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket in the world into outer space. The rocket was carrying a sports car that will now orbit the sun for millions of years. SpaceX is a private spaceflight company headed by Elon Musk, the f...

Heart of the Bay is under a housing crisis

Heart of the Bay is under a housing crisis

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Being able to only speak Spanish, Hayward resident Maria Osegura walked to the podium with an English translator, and complained to Hayward City Council members. “The manager said that I had to pay that entire amount which was over $2,000, and if I didn’t then they would bring a lawyer and woul...

Alameda County, first county to adopt new technology to text 911

Alameda County, first county to adopt new technology to text 911

Jamie DaSilva,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro

Texting has become the norm of communication in recent years, so much that most people would choose texting over calling easily. It was only a matter time before government agencies hopped on the texting train too. On Feb. 5, Alameda County became the second county in California to debut their newest te...

Bay Area non-profit’s plans to teach local students sustainable cooking skills

Bay Area non-profit’s plans to teach local students sustainable cooking skills

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Metro

Daniel Patterson is now a Michelin star chef based in San Francisco, but he got his start doing non-profit work through Larkin St. Youth Services, an organization that helps homeless youth get back on their feet. When Patterson first met Sasha Bernstein, she was hosting cooking classes for childre...

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