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The ripple effect of gentrification

The ripple effect of gentrification

Janice Sobrepena Domingo,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of new, high-end apartments being proposed in San Lorenzo, the word “gentrification” has been thrown around frequently in the East Bay. However, not many people have a firm grasp on what exactly it means. The term itself was coined in 1964 by British Sociologist Ruth Glass ...

Commitment is key for veganism

Commitment is key for veganism

Celeste Marie O'Connell,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My vegan journey has been in full swing for a month and I feel great. The transition to veganism requires a commitment to regularly consuming plant based foods and exercising daily.  Surrounding myself with people who are also vegan and maintain a routine have been essential to strengthening my reserve. In...

Coming back to my home, Madrid

Coming back to my home, Madrid

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

About six months ago, my cousins, my younger sister and I decided to buy tickets to Europe. A round trip cost us around $400—a surprisingly good deal—so we took the plunge. This isn’t my first time in Europe; in fact, it's my fourth time coming back and my third time coming to Madrid. The sc...

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

On August 5, the Bay Area said farewell to their production of Hamilton, a Broadway play about the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, which enjoyed a five month Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. On July 22, I decided to attend a showing of the musical. A ticket cost $200, which ...

Pushing through temptations as a new vegan

Pushing through temptations as a new vegan

Celeste Marie O’Connell,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A newly converted vegan experiences temptations that distract from required daily tasks. Three weeks ago, I became a vegan and it feels great. My successful transformation is owed in part to with familiarizing myself with veganism and exploring the various food options. I did not expec...

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 ...

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