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Perspective is always half of the battle

Perspective is always half of the battle

Alexandra Archuleta,
Contributor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Study Abroad: Cuba

As I spend increasingly more time walking the streets and conversing with the people of Havana, I slowly begin to discover that the overall impression someone develops on a topic is almost entirely reliant on perspective, and only a very small part relies on the actual circumstance itself.  The concept...

My switch to a vegan lifestyle

My switch to a vegan lifestyle

Celeste Marie O’Connell,
Contributor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

I’ve recently bought into the healthy hype surrounding veganism. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use any animal products whatsoever. I’ve learned that the path to veganism is filled with many obstacles, such as breaking out of my old eating habits to learning new ones, exercising more, and...

Colin Kaepernick: remain yourself

Colin Kaepernick: remain yourself

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
August 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Another day has passed, totaling 165 since quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent. On top of that, the Baltimore Ravens just signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Thad Lewis, whose last football impression was being placed on the 49ers’ injured reserved list at the end...

Paradise in a dark alley

Paradise in a dark alley

Juana Davila,
Contributor
August 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Study Abroad: Cuba

Old Havana is beautiful during the night; it’s like a never ending fiesta. Parents are out with their children, young couples are taking a stroll while street musicians work their magic, and others are huddled together in the wifi hotspot in front of the public library. As a foreigner, the restaura...

Friendliness of Cuban people

Friendliness of Cuban people

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
August 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Study Abroad: Cuba

Since coming to Cuba, I have noticed the difference in how the Cuban people interact with others. In particular, in the way that they interact with strangers on the streets. My observations have brought me to the conclusion that Cuba is what we would call a “high context’ society. This is a definition f...

Parking is bad, but it could be worse

Parking is bad, but it could be worse

Janice Sobrepena Domingo,
Contributor
August 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

With fall quarter coming up and a new batch of freshmen coming in, the hunt for parking spots may resemble a scene out of “Game of Thrones;’” Cutthroat, suspenseful, and full of drama. Most students who drive to campus have been guilty of one of these two things at some point: attempting to sh...

The power of networking through internship

The power of networking through internship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If there is one thing my internship with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks has taught me, it’s the power of networking. I have the opportunity to work at the Staples Center in an industry filled with professionals and successful individuals who hold positions I envision myself filling one ...

Cuban lifestyle makes big impact

Cuban lifestyle makes big impact

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Two weeks ago, I was a travel enthusiast and a student who wanted to accumulate as many credits as possible in order to graduate next spring. The study abroad program in Cuba seemed like the perfect opportunity, especially for my communication major and because the program was journalism specific. I ...

Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Summer quarter beats all other seasons

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

Summer quarter is the best. The halls are empty and the parking spots are plentiful. When I was young, from elementary school to college, I hated summer school. How cruel it was to be locked in a classroom all day, while the sun peered through the window calling my name. I used to be afraid of miss...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

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

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process of halftime entertainment, camera cues for broadcasts, game day operations and so much more. But rec...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

Kedar Dutt,
Photo Editor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

If you could ask Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita one question, what would it be? ...

Cuban neighborhood has familiar feel for me

Cuban neighborhood has familiar feel for me

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My tour guide decided to take me to an area that had a bit more “poverty” or more poor houses, also known as “the projects.” The first thing I noticed was the graffiti, which was very similar to back home. I admired the kids from the block playing together. That’s what I used to ...

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