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The blinding light of white privilege

The blinding light of white privilege

March 20, 2020

By Alicia Aceves, CONTRIBUTOR Garret Dwello was born in San Jose, California, but spent his childhood and adulthood in Pleasanton, California, While San Jose may be filled with a diverse community, Pleasanton’s population is 51 percent white, according to Niche, a site that tracks demographics throughou...

Supreme Court approves Public Charge

Supreme Court approves Public Charge

March 5, 2020

By David Dube, CONTRIBUTOR The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of the so-called Public Charge law that will deny visas and green cards for legal immigrants who will be labeled as a "public charge," simply for collecting public assistance. More than 200 million people from around the world have applied to the Un...

It’s not Iowa but the Nevada Caucus was still a cluster

It’s not Iowa but the Nevada Caucus was still a cluster

February 27, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Every four years, our nation chooses sides and tensions rise. It isn’t war that the nation is preparing for, it is election season. In the lead up to the election, events pop up all over the country for candidates to garner support from everyday citizens, convincing ...

Policies for America’s work force

Policies for America’s work force

February 27, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Policies define election season. Everywhere you look, whether it’s watching television, reading newspapers, or Youtube commercials that advertise policies. With a goal in mind, hoping to garner support from voters. The policies that candidates use to advertise themsel...

Black History Month event brings attention to the importance of the vote

Black History Month event brings attention to the importance of the vote

February 20, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR Since 1976, every year the United States observes Black History Month in February to commemorate and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to American history. The month-long celebration allows Americans to remember and reflect on African American's struggle to ...

Xenophobia & Coronavirus: two things that should not go hand in hand

Xenophobia & Coronavirus: two things that should not go hand in hand

February 20, 2020

By Kajaal, CONTRIBUTOR Fear can make you do crazy things. It can drive you to abandon the ones who love you in fear of failing them. It can freeze you in your tracks and stop you from pursuing your dreams. Fear can affect your judgment of one’s character. Sadly, even today, fear is causing the world t...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

January 30, 2020

Just an editor, not yet a chief. By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF From the small farm town of Salinas to the bustling streets of Hayward, my life before coming to California State University, East Bay had been anything but interesting. Like most high school students, my aspirations were non-existent...

The quality and access of multicultural picture books for children

The quality and access of multicultural picture books for children

December 12, 2019

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR Driven by curiosity and the desire to explore new things, children naturally experience a learning cycle that helps them navigate their place in the world. They become curious about things like where skin color comes from and why are people are different, which can sometim...

Pit bulls: A man’s best friend or nightmare?

Pit bulls: A man’s best friend or nightmare?

December 5, 2019

By Roberto Brandt, CONTRIBUTOR A dog has been classified in many cultures as man's best friend, a loyal companion, or even as a licensed tool for therapy. Some dogs can find a forever home easier than others because of the stigma humans have attached to some breeds. One dog that has many negative ...

We are a republic, but can we keep it?

We are a republic, but can we keep it?

November 21, 2019

By Nyla Roberts, MANAGING EDITOR Since the momentous night of the 2016 election, many Americans have longed for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Throughout his campaign for president and now presidency, he has faced numerous allegations which is unbecoming of a president. Now, the country is ...

Homelessness, is there really a solution?

Homelessness, is there really a solution?

November 14, 2019

By Daniel Aziz, CONTRIBUTOR Homelessness is a constantly growing epidemic that has been spreading throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This issue is growing due to factors like increases in the cost of living and a lack of high paying jobs. The total population of homeless people is now over 28,...

Halloween isn’t an excuse to be racist

By Nyla Roberts, MANAGING EDITOR

October 31, 2019

My culture is not a costume. From oversized sombreros, to geisha ensembles, and Native American headdresses, Halloween has always been subject to offensive and insensitive costumes. Halloween is the one day of the year people of all ages can get dressed as anyone or anything they want to be. Howeve...

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