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California suffering from teacher shortage

California suffering from teacher shortage

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

California has experienced a teacher shortage for the better part of a decade, as schools struggle to lure new talent into a profession that isn’t viewed as lucrative, and as cost of living continues to rise statewide. Since 2013, California has the highest student-teacher ratio in the nation at 24:1...

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Jillian Sanchez,
Contributor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

In the heart of Hayward lies a small event that takes place every Saturday. Farmers from all over California come to set up their stalls, pack their tables with colorful produce and await shoppers. Not only does produce get sold, but a deeper connection that farmers and people share is highlighted: Fo...

Father’s highlighted on first day of school

Father’s highlighted on first day of school

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31, 2016
Filed under Metro

Fathers took center stage on the first day of school throughout the Hayward Unified School District last Thursday. In collaboration with the Black Star Project, HUSD teamed up to encourage fathers and men to participate in the 2016 version of the “Million Father March,” with a special event a...

Stanford reforms campus party culture

Stanford reforms campus party culture

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 31, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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