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Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Despite urges from Hillary Clinton for Bernie Sanders to concede the Democratic Party Presidential nomination over the weekend, the 74-year-old pledged to his supporters he would not take that path. Why would he? Sanders has won several states like Washington, Idaho and Alaska in March and even if Clinton sweeps the remaining prima...

Dear Colleagues and Students

Dear Colleagues and Students

Dr. Nicholas L. Baham III,
Professor of Ethnic Studies and CSUEB CFA Chapter President

May 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Op-ed, Opinion, Showcase

On behalf of your CSU East Bay chapter of the California Faculty Association (CFA) and Students for Quality Education (SQE), I want to thank you for your support and love in the recent Faculty Fight for Five! As many of you now know, we were able to avert a strike after a last minute agreement with Chance...

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

In the wake of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Barack Obama nominated D.C. Circuit, Court of Appeals justice Merrick Garland on March 16, 2016, as the next member of the Supreme Court. However, the Republican Party has sworn to deny any nominee that President Obama endorse...

Bernie Sanders right fit for President

Bernie Sanders right fit for President

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Selecting the presidential candidate who is right for you can be a difficult decision. A president’s background, ethnicity, religion and name recognition should not matter. A president must have solid policy on the most important issues to the American public such as healthcare for all and the incre...

Students should support faculty strikes

Students should support faculty strikes

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Op-ed, Opinion

Broke college students in California aren’t the only ones living off ramen and frozen dinners; our CSU professors are also feeling the pinch. After more than a year of grim negotiations, over 25,000 faculty across the CSU’s 23 campuses poised to strike for higher wages on April 13-15 and 18-19....

Trump dominates the GOP in a racist America

Trump dominates the GOP in a racist America

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Showcase

Good morning America. It was sunshine and warm weather in Hawaii and Mississippi when Donald Trump won three more states, and their delegates along with them, during the presidential primaries. However, in California, Vermont and Oregon, the weather remains cold, rainy and drab: the liberal states ap...

Dread the overflow lot: Rocky road to student parking

Dread the overflow lot: Rocky road to student parking

Ian-James Vitaga,
Contributor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, Op-ed, Opinion

Driving down the entrance to the overflow parking on the corner of Harder and Loop roads is smooth, until your car physically enters the lot. As soon as your tires touch the rocky road, a pothole greets you. If you washed your car recently, prepare for the dust clouds that are kicked up all day long...

I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must

I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must

Nicholas L. Baham III, Ph.D. Professor of Ethnic Studies CSUEB CFA Chapter President

March 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Op-ed, Opinion

Dear Colleagues, Staff, and Students of the CSUEB Community, You have all certainly heard by now that 26,000 California State University faculty will strike across the entire 23 campus CSU system on April 13-15 and April 18 and 19 unless CSU Chancellor Tim White agrees to a 5% pay raise for all faculty....

Ten weeks is not enough time

Ten weeks is not enough time

By Alfonso Galindo,
Contributor

August 26, 2015


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Fourteen pages to write a week, for 10 weeks, along with 150 pages of reading assigned each week for 10 weeks. That adds up to 140 pages of writing, maybe more, and 1500 pages of reading all in 10 weeks. Mom said college wasn’t going to be easy but she said it was going to be worth it. Say goodbye...

Eighteen weeks is way too slow

Alex Boucher,
Contributor

August 26, 2015


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Cal State East Bay is one of the few California State University schools that runs on a quarter system rather than a semester system, but unfortunately that is going to change in 2018. All but two University of California schools currently run on a quarter system and even though a majority of the...

Smoking policy needs to be enforced

James Willoughby,
Contributor

July 18, 2014


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

For some time now, many California State University, East Bay students have been breaking campus rules by smoking cigarettes in unpermitted areas. Unfortunately, campus authorities have yet to address the issue. This is an important issue because death can arise from the toxins in cigarettes for...

A political solution to Iraq’s crisis

A political solution to Iraq’s crisis

Shuaib Amiri,
Contributor

July 7, 2014


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Showcase

The lightning offensive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has accomplished in northern Iraq since early June has stunned the world. ISIS, which is a successor to Al-Qaeda in Iraq and an extremist organization, wants to establish a regional caliphate and Islamic state encompassing the sovereign nations...

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