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Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

I lost my mind when my cat left

I lost my mind when my cat left

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Our indoor family cat Simba, a Tabby mix, had been with us for 13 years when he went missing on March 10. We noticed he was missing in the morning and assumed he escaped from the balcony of our Union City townhouse — where his litter box is — because there were two cats that always meowed to him...

Pepsi responds to criticism, pulls commercial

Pepsi responds to criticism, pulls commercial

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under
Opinion, Showcase

Supermodel and reality star Kendall Jenner recently partnered with Pepsi to expand on the company's campaign “Live for now,” which encourages consumers to capture the excitement of the moment. The new commercial aired April 4 and depicted Jenner offering a can of Pepsi as a peace offering during a p...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Tamar Sarkissian,
Corporate Relations, PG&E
April 19, 2017
Filed under Letter to Editor

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns its customers to protect themselves, their families and businesses by increasing their awareness of potential online and in-person scams. An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making th...

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

42 triple doubles, 82 games, one player: Russell Westbrook. The Los Angeles native made NBA history with those numbers, and did it with ease. Westbrook averaged a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game for the 2016-2017 NBA season. He is only the second person in N...

New York awakens student spirit

New York awakens student spirit

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With just two quarters to go before I graduate, I am starting to hit a wall. Some people call it ‘senioritis;’ I call it fatigue. In addition to working nights, I also go to school full time and run this student newspaper. It’s safe to say, my time is stretched thin. I felt a lack of interes...

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

It’s 8:00 a.m. on a Monday and I’m sitting in class when one of those unique headaches starts to set in. It feels like someone is pressing a needle into the back of my eye — sometimes both of my eyes — and now I feel the urge to use the restroom again even though I did so ten minutes before cla...

Campus sports culture eludes students

Campus sports culture eludes students

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

Every year I watch the NCAA men’s basketball tournament commonly known as ‘March Madness.’ This consists of 68 NCAA Division I basketball teams competing in a winner-take-all; one loss and you are out tournament to determine a national champion. My eyes always drift towards the fans during the game. Teenag...

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Students define their own ‘college experience’

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion

On September 16, 2012, I became the first person in my family to go to college. When I moved away from my hometown in Long Beach, it was a dream come true. The 17-year-old me wanted to experience life without having parental guidance 24 hours a day, seven days per week and wanted to have a real “college...

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For baseball fans, April is the best month of the year. The MLB season just started and every team has a chance to be a champion, as least for a little while. However, not all fans are so lucky. An Oakland A’s fan since I was four-years-old, I am one of the unlucky fans who know we have no chance ...

‘Trumpcare’ failure buys Planned Parenthood more time

‘Trumpcare’ failure buys Planned Parenthood more time

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On March 24, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a photo of 30 white, middle-aged men considering a bill that would affect the future of healthcare in America, including women’s reproductive rights. The photo, which was upsetting due to the lack of female representation, depicted members of the Hous...

Local arcades give gamers taste of nostalgia

Local arcades give gamers taste of nostalgia

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

I started playing video games when I was around nine years old. My first gaming system was the grey, rectangular Gameboy by Nintendo. As I got older I played with more portable systems, specifically the Gameboy Advance SP, the Nintendo DS Lite and lastly the Nintendo DSi. Those kept me busy until one day in my mid-t...

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