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Stanford reforms campus party culture

Stanford reforms campus party culture

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 31
Filed under Metro

In the wake of a high profile sexual assault case, Stanford University revised its student alcohol policy to limit hard alcohol consumption on campus, an Aug. 22 report from Stanford News campus announced. The changes are effective immediately and prohibit “high-volume distilled liquor conta...

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

Cam Inman,
East Bay Times
August 31
Filed under Metro, Sports

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has made him a lightning rod for criticism, but that doesn’t have him fearing his safety when the 49ers visit the San Diego Chargers for Thursday’s exhibition-season finale. “No, because if something happened, you’d be proving my point,” Kaepernick sa...

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Homeless population occupies Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Metro, Showcase

When the City of Hayward opened the new downtown loop in 2014, this is not what officials had in mind. Just a block away from the $105 million renovation project labeled as a traffic solution lies two of the biggest eyesores in the entire city: The old Hayward Centennial Hall and the bankrup...

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

California bill ‘promises’ college degrees

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 25
Filed under Metro

Earning a college degree has typically been thought of as a four-year endeavor, but that’s become more myth than truth in recent years: A six-year education is more of a reality. On Tuesday, the California Assembly approved a bill known as the “California Promise,” an initiative that aims to...

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Gang bust with possible freeway shooting ties

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Crime pays, but only if you don’t get caught. Twenty four alleged Norteño gang members found that out the hard way earlier this month. On Aug. 10 the Concord Police Department, in collaboration with several neighboring local law enforcement agencies and the FBI, announced the culmination of operation...

Oakland Pride to close out the summer

Oakland Pride to close out the summer

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
August 24
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Every six months, Oakland’s Queer Gym staff hosts a queer sensitivity program, in which local community members and personal trainers have the opportunity to ask awkward or uncomfortable questions about the gender spectrum. This is the only queer-focused gym in the East Bay and every workout begins...

Oaklandish rewards good grades

Oaklandish rewards good grades

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 24
Filed under Metro

Since they opened over five years ago, the fashion like and retail clothing store brand Oaklandish has been a huge staple in Oakland. Its T-shirts, hoodies and accessories aim to promote civic pride by showcasing common symbols of Oakland. More than 100 students from the Oakland Unified Schoo...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 18
Filed under Metro

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a 20th birthday party where at least two shooters opened fire, according to the Oakland Police Departmen...

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 18
Filed under Metro

Another UC Berkeley faculty member just called it quits. On Tuesday, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced that he will step down from his position sometime next year, once a replacement is found. “Over the summer I have come to the personal decision that the time is right for me to step a...

Old Bay Bridge nearly gone for good

Old Bay Bridge nearly gone for good

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 17
Filed under Metro, Showcase

The new Bay Bridge will finally be out of the shadow of its predecessor. On Aug. 10 Caltrans crews removed the fifth and final metal piece of the old Bay Bridge called a truss. The project took two days to complete, however, the process is far from over. According to a statement ...

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 17
Filed under Metro

At least seven major wildfires are currently burning throughout California at different degrees of containment, and local organizations are ramping up safety efforts to prevent blazes from reaching the Bay Area. Yesterday, the East Bay Regional Parks District released a list of “very high” fire...

Apple to ‘disarm’ iPhones

Apple to ‘disarm’ iPhones

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 17
Filed under Metro, Showcase

In a few months, iPhone users will be able to illustrate a text with rainbow flags, female athletes, professionals and single-parent families, but not guns. This fall, the pistol emoji will be removed from iPads, iPhones and be replaced with a lime-green water gun in the iOS 10 software u...

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