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Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women’s basketball games are more fun than men’s basketball games. When a statement like that is made, the majority of people, especially men, would disagree. But there's a clear explanation that has plenty of validity to it. Before working with a WNBA team, I would have said an NBA game ...

Donald Trump should unfollow Twitter

Donald Trump should unfollow Twitter

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Social media is a blessing and a curse. Sure, it’s great to stay in touch with family and friends, but it can also be an overload of information. Personally, I don’t need an update of your life every minute of the day, but it does help people be transparent, somewhat. The President of t...

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

New year, new experiences: No sophomore slump for me

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion

Having just finished my sophomore year of college at Cal State East Bay, I’ve had a little time to reflect on the person have become over the past two years as a college student. Last year I wrote an article about my freshman year of college titled ‘Home Away from Home’ in which I spoke abou...

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Last Thursday’s NBA Draft proved once again that owner Joe Lacob wasn’t far off when he declared that the Warriors front office was lightyears ahead of everyone else in the NBA. As arrogant as that may have sounded, the Warriors continue to make very smart, strategic moves. Last year, they bough...

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Admit it, you’ve thought about moving out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Chances are if you live here, you have. There’s no shame in that. Many of us even have our minds set on leaving this seemingly forsaken metropolis. In fact, a recent survey by the Bay Area Council revealed that 4...

My summer internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My summer internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

A few weeks ago I received the opportunity to intern with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks in the game operations and entertainment field. On my first day, I felt grateful and proud to be introduced deeper into the sports world, a field I hope to find a career in someday. Walking into the iconi...

Ramadan challenges, rewards

Ramadan challenges, rewards

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor

June 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a Muslim American, I was taught from a young age the importance of celebrating the Holy month of Ramadan. In Islam, we are taught to fulfill the five pillars: Faith, Prayer, Charity, Fasting, and pilgrimage to Mecca. Ramadan, during which we are not supposed to eat for the majority of the day, is...

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Summer is practically here and with it will come three months of blockbuster movies. Unfortunately, most of these films will not be original ideas: they will be attached to a pre-existing franchise. Hollywood is taking it too far by pumping out films within established franchises. The franch...

Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The moment that sports fans and probably the whole Bay Area have been waiting for has finally arrived: the NBA Finals. Bay Area fans are ready to see their home squad, the Golden State Warriors, redeem themselves from last year's finals loss and bring another championship back to Oakland. The War...

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Bouncing babies to balance the checkbooks

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I used to have baby fever, until I started babysitting. I’m not talking about a once-in-awhile babysitting gig for date nights. No, I mean eight-hour shifts, multiple days a week for three different families. Sometimes for two families in one day, all consisting of children six months to four yea...

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors annihilated the San Antonio Spurs Monday in the fourth and final game of the Western Conference finals, and are now the only team in playoff history to go into the NBA finals at 12-0. Stephen Curry, with an astounding 36 points in the final game, led the Warriors to another clean sweep....

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

I’m in the middle of work, and I get a phone call. Usually, I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t know, but this was different. It was an area code from my hometown Los Angeles, so I was under the impression a family member was giving me a call, so I answered. The caller on the other en...

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