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What does the end of net neutrality mean?

What does the end of net neutrality mean?

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The internet as we know it in the United States is deregulated and subject to monopolization. On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to roll back Obama era regulations that prevented corporations from charging users to access certain websites such as Netflix and Facebook. ...

Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league

Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars is one of the most talked about quarterbacks this season. No, it’s not because he is a powerhouse like Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers before his injury. If you asked Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, it’s because Bortles is “trash.” Seattle Seaha...

Holiday season not so jolly for retail employees

Holiday season not so jolly for retail employees

Saul Perales,
Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Melisa Salas is a full-time CSU East Bay student and retail employee. She’s been working at NewPark Mall for three years now. She believes that companies only care about their profit and benefit from employees like her that need the work. The only special thing she gets for holiday work is the option ...

Beginning fall 2018, CSUEB parking permits could reach nearly $200

Beginning fall 2018, CSUEB parking permits could reach nearly $200

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As we enter the last official academic winter quarter in CSUEB history, I have begun to wonder more intensely about what the semester conversion will look like and how it will affect students as we edge closer to fall 2018. Upon researching on how the semester conversion will affect my academics, I als...

Tinder: Hangout or hookup?

Tinder: Hangout or hookup?

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Popular dating app under fire for perpetuating “hookup culture” amongst millennials Millennials are having less sex. Less sex than we have seen in any other generation. However, in an unparalleled coincidence, the number of sexually transmitted disease outbreaks has seen a sharp incline. As a res...

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

Teresa Iglesias Robles,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The end of college football season is fast approaching. Many students are getting ready to either cheer on their team in the playoffs or watch the last game of the bowl season. Here at CSU East Bay, neither is happening because we haven’t had a football team since 1993. The program was dropped because...

For the culture of Black love

For the culture of Black love

Selena DeSanto,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The definition of “black love” is not a simple one because it has a multitude of meanings according to many different people.  To some it could mean a loving relationship between a black woman and black man.  To others it can mean the love shared within the black community through African American...

Gentrification: A real thing in the Bay Area

Gentrification: A real thing in the Bay Area

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When we’re young we all have this idea of what our lives are going to be like when we get older. Your elementary grade teacher asks the class to think about what they want to be when they grow up and what they want their lives to be like. You remember discussing it with your classmates, who are so...

Transgender, transracial?

Transgender, transracial?

Selena DeSanto,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Transgender and transracial. What is different about someone claiming to be an alternative gender and someone claiming an alternative race? Why do we accept one, but not the other? Many people argue that gender is not a biological trait that is passed down from your parents. It is basically a random...

Thanksgiving as we know it should change

Thanksgiving as we know it should change

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Get your turkeys, taters and cranberry sauce and round up your family for dinner. Or not. The fourth Thursday of every November has always been Thanksgiving, but the holiday has issues. It is squished between America’s two most popular holidays: Halloween and Christmas. And its problematic racial back...

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What comes to mind when you hear the term whistleblower? Patriot, hero, role-model? Or do you associate that term with words like criminal, or even anarchist? I, personally, see these people as heroes, and as beacons of light in this dark, cruel and unjust world. And as long as these actions are carried...

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With its official release, many people in the gaming community are already complaining about Electronic Arts (EA) pay-to-win tactics established in the game “Star Wars Battlefront II”. “Star Wars Battlefront II” is a multiplayer, first-person shooter that takes you further into the Star Wars...

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