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Third Candidate Joins Hayward’s Mayoral Race

Kerry Chan
Campus Editor

October 3
Filed under Op-ed

Three-term Councilmember Barbara Halliday is the third candidate to announce her plans to run for mayor of Hayward last Tuesday. The statewide primary election is on June 3, 2014 and Halliday will join Councilmembers Francisco Zermeno and Mark Salinas in the mayoral race after Mayor Michael Sweeney’s second term end...

Graffiti: Street Art and Public Menace

Douglas Mahoney
Contributor

September 26
Filed under Op-ed

Any trip spent outside the tunnels on BART and you will be guaranteed to see graffiti on every twist and turn. Highway overpasses are filled to the brim with vibrant looping characters and huge cartoon faces. Graffiti lies directly on the line between art and crime, bringing down the value of a place...

Bay Bridge Trees Likely to Fail

Marina Swanson
Visual Editor

September 5
Filed under Op-ed

In an attempt to beautify the newly opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge, CalTrans will plant roughly 90 Canary Island Date Palm trees in an effort to give it a more “California atmosphere.” “There’s nothing like them, these trees are old and beautiful and set the atmosphere,” said Dave McDaniels, purch...

Proponents of Outdoor Smoking Ban Blowing Smoke

Daniel O’Neil
Contributor

May 9
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Let’s all attempt to be amiable. As a former smoker, I find cigarettes viscerally disgusting, but I also know that smokers need to smoke. And I don’t believe that our administration has the right to coerce students into behavior that it feels are in their best interests. Traditionally, in this count...

What’s Missing in Youth Soccer in America

What’s Missing in Youth Soccer in America

Paul Dewhurst,
Contributor
May 2
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

A pocket of ocean separated Nick Lusson from his Bay Area home. Being thousands of miles away from his own doorstep, he was at peace. Lusson is one of the many spectators observing the youth academy of FC Barcelona, a club argued to be the best in the world. The facilities provided for these young...

Boston Tragedy Reminds Us to ‘Love Our Fellow Man’

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Politics Editor
April 18
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

I would like to begin by expressing the absolute deepest condolences to the victims of the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon this past Monday. I do think it’s important to keep in mind that the victims of this horrible attack are not just the three people who were killed. Reports from...

Can You Imagine Yourself in My Shoes?

Taejung Ma
Contributor

April 18
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

The BBC estimates that about 7,000 languages exist around the world. When we walk around campus, we can hear a mixture of languages besides English, but not limited to; Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean. According to administrators, international students occupy about 10 percent of the...

There is Not Enough Space for You at Graduation

Alexandria Leavenworth
Arts and Life Editor

March 7
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

In early February, a mass email was sent out to all graduate students regarding undergraduate commencement students of all departments. As eager students opened the e-mail and began to read the content, many were taken back and enraged as they read the following line: “To ensure there is a seat...

Students Given Reason to Distrust Current Faculty

Gilbert C. Anton
Copy Editor

February 28
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

A simple signature is all it took to finalize a nearly six-month process that has cut half the number of student representatives in the Academic Senate. President Leroy Morishita recently signed off on a faculty referendum, passed by a two-thirds majority of CSU East Bay faculty, to cut the number...

It’s CSU East Bay: Get Over It

Chase Thomas
Editor In Chief

February 7
Filed under Op-ed

Pretty soon Hayward will be getting some new signs downtown as part of efforts to revitalize the city center. These signs are intended to point drivers to “Key Hayward Destinations,” such as the post office, the Hayward Plunge, Farmers Market, Museum, and BART. Also on the list of key destinations...

Sunnyvale Lockdown Hoax is Part of a Larger Problem

Chase Thomas
Editor-In-Chief

January 31
Filed under Op-ed

A student reports that there is a man with a gun on the campus of Cupertino Middle School. Police are informed and the school immediately goes “code red,” a mandatory lockdown of all students, faculty and staff on the campus. Police respond in full force, blockading access around the school...

Find Your Path into the Student News Room: Consider Writing for the Newspaper

Keely Wong,
Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 10
Filed under Op-ed

It is no secret that extra curricular activities can improve on academic performance. And if you enjoy reading and writing, are un-athletic and sororities and fraternities are unappealing, consider joining your school newspaper. The life of a student journalist can entail restless nights, hard deadlines...

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