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Golden State Warriors Should Relocate to San Francisco

Radhika Jit Contributor

April 26, 2012

The Golden State Warriors have called Oakland their home since 1971, but with a new ownership group that took over in 2010, those days may soon be numbered. The Warriors current lease at the Oracle Arena expires after the 2016-2017 season and a potential move to San Francisco is becoming more of a possibility as Warriors’ principle owne...

CSUEB Athletes Should Be Paid

Radhika Jit
Contributor

April 19, 2012

Thousands of college athletes remain unpaid across the country for their efforts while universities earn millions from their work. Athletes are representatives of the university and their work influences revenue from games, increases followings and sponsorships and produces substantial revenue for the school...

Last Republican Standing Must Develop Better Policies

Alaric Foreman Jr.
Staff Writer

April 19, 2012

Unfortunately for conservatives, the Republican nominee for President of the United States may finally be settled; it’s unfortunate because it is very unlikely any of the remaining candidates is explicit, enchanting or adept enough to challenge President Barack Obama this upcoming November. As of l...

Lottery Tickets Won’t Solve Problems in Education

Matthew Mattson
Contributor

April 12, 2012

The last Mega Millions lottery drawing broke the record for participation and jackpot size, a whopping $656 million. Hopeful Americans in 42 states waited on March 30 to see if their investment would allow them to retire early. Many thought ticket purchases would go toward shrinking state and school budgets. The Mega Millions official website says that 35 percent of all reve...

Why You Should Care About Obama Care

Alaric Foreman Jr.
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Contributor

April 12, 2012

President Barack Obama’s universal health care initiative, affectionately identified as “Obama Care,” stalled at the foot of the United States Supreme Court as judicial officials battle over constitutional inconsistencies within the tentative law’s individual mandate. The opposing argument against the constituti...

Create Your Own Magic with Books

Hari Rai Khalsa
Contributor

March 22, 2012

What do “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games,” “Walking Dead” and “The Da Vinci Code” all have in common? They’ve all spent time near or at the top of the bestseller list, for starters. And they don’t turn up very often in the classroom. Reading is magic, advocates of the book love...

Sleep Among College Students is an Endangered Species

Hari Rai Khalsa
Contributor

March 15, 2012

There are four fundamental survival needs that every person on the planet shares. America is trying to do away with one of them. In order of importance these are: air, water, sleep and food. Yes, sleep is on that list, and it’s becoming an endangered species. A person can survive about six minutes of...

Internships Should Be Mandatory to Graduate at CSUEB

Kenneth Robinson
Staff Writer

March 15, 2012

[grandflv id=9165 w=520 h=304 autoplay=true] With the school year coming to an end in less than four months, many students are going to enter a workforce with high unemployment rates and go into competition with other recent college graduates. Not only are these students going to have to compete with other recent college graduates, but they a...

Students Need to Understand the Importance of Voting

Kenneth Robinson
Staff Writer and Kenneth Robinson
Staff Writer

March 8, 2012

With continuous budget cuts to higher education and high unemployment rates, one would assume that college students would be motivated to vote. Unfortunately, many aren’t and California in particular faces this issue. According to a 2011 Public Policy Institute of California fact sheet of likely voters, more than 42 percent of likely voters in California are 55 and olde...

CSUEB Restrooms Give University a Stinky Reputation

Kenneth Robinson
Staff Writer

March 1, 2012

Restrooms say a lot about an institution, but at CSU East Bay the message portrayed by the mayority of bathrooms tends to be negative. It is becoming too common to see toilet paper and seat covers on the floor, urine-soaked toilets and even holes in some of the bathroom stalls in the restrooms. This gives the appe...

CSUEB: Where Only 40 “Possibilities Come Into View”

Kenneth Robinson
Staff Writer

February 23, 2012

With the unemployment rate in California relatively high at 11.1 percent as of December 2011, it should be a given that universities must focus on job fairs during the school year to really contribute to their students’ success. However, some students at CSU East Bay are not fully benefiting from ...

Thank a Vegetarian, Keep Our Planet Fat-Free

Rishi Khalsa
Editorial Editor

February 16, 2012

As each moment passes and we inexorably march on to the unknown, the voracious American appetite for flesh continues to drive us faster into the abyss as a nation. That at least seems to be the view People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) takes in regards to the consumption of meat. PETA has a flair for the melodramatic when it comes to defe...

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